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So this is part 1 of how to install foglights on your 6th. Gen. Accord which did not came with foglights from the factory.
You have to remove the front bumper which actually isn't that hard.
There is 1 10mm bolt on each side under the wheel arch.
And 4 10mm bolts under the bumper all very accessible .
And lastly 3 plastic "Bolts" under the front grill.
Now by pulling down and away from each side of the bumper it should come off.
Now where you have the bumper off the car, turn it so you can see the inside of the bumper.
Now you will see the first small problem.
To make your foglight fit, you have to cut out the plastic trim, so there is room for the foglight. We used a sharp knife to cut out the trim.
It should look like this after the cut.
now you can test if the foglight fits as it should. remember you have to install the foglight from the front of the bumper, not behind it.
Now we have to make the wiring that goes from the foglights and to custom connector just behind it.
you will need 4 "push on" crimp connectors.
these are used to connect to the foglights. on the foglight there is 2 flat blade connection points, where the push on crimp connectors will slide in and fit on nicely. You may have to clamp the connectors a bit to make them a tight fit, so they don't fall off. We used heatshrink on top of the connector area on the foglight to make them 100% waterproof.
on the other side of the wire you can use any connector you want, just make sure it is waterproof.
Now the hard part.
because my bumper didn't come with foglights from the factory you have to make your own bracket that can hold the foglight tightly in place.
A closer look.
I will make the pictures talk for them self, because i honestly don't know how to write this process down.
The bracket is made of some old meccano toys who just had the right side and strength.
But mostly these pictures are just so you can get inspiration yourself to make bracket that works just as or better than this.
The only problem with this, is that i have to take the bumper if i want change the bulb.
The finished product.
Part 2 will come soon. which mostly is going to be about the rest of the wiring which according to my mechanic friend is extremely easy.
If you have any questions feel free to comment below and i will answer them as well as i can.