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My Equinox is a 2012 LT1, which USA LT1 versions as we know, does not come with the fog light ...





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Old 03-22-2012, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY How to Install Fog lights on 2010-2012 Chevy Equinox with video

My Equinox is a 2012 LT1, which USA LT1 versions as we know, does not come with the fog light option. Only LT2 or LTZ. I really like the way the fog lights look on a Equinox and despise my ugly plastic filler piece. So I have seen a few how to threads regarding this subject but never a full detailed with step by step pics and a video as well. So I made one myself and hopefully this helps people that are interesting in doing this factory mod.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bubO...e_gdata_player

GM part numbers you will need:
Driver Side Chrome Fog Light Bezel: # 20847185 Retail Price $50.00 Online price$33-37
Passenger Side Chrome Fog Light Bezel: # 20847186 Retail Price $50.00 Online price$33-37
Fog Lamps 2 of them: #10335108 Retail Price $115.45each Online price:$74-$85each

Online prices vary depending on what site you go on, I recommend fastgmparts.com or oemparts123.com , many other members on this forum have their choice place to buy from online. Usually shipping on these Bezel’s is around $6-$10. I would stay away from GMpartsdirect insane shipping. I bought mine from a local Chevy dealer so I did not have to pay shipping, just asked if they could match fastgmparts.com total with shipping and a little less and they were able to do it. After some haggling and using other dealer price match, took a few phone calls, but it was worth it. One dealer even had in stock. That’s how I get most of my parts, if dealer just wants to be tough to work with I have ordered from Fastgmparts.com with no issues.

For the fog lights, you don’t have to get factory, the aftermarket ones which I have herd are just as good, and they have buy it now’s on ebay from $59-$65 max with free shipping for 2 of them. Plus some come with bulbs and sometimes even bulb harness. Just search the part number 10335108 or since there are many GM vehicles that use this same Fog, search 07-2010 Impala or 06-08 Malibu. Once again I lucked out on ebay and found 2 separate auctions and got em both for under $40 new factory ones. I didn’t care to much if they didn’t have a harness since I am not wiring these anyway. Just for looks remember lol.




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**Note I will prob get a lot of criticism for not putting a how to wire them up, since this install is going for strictly looks lol, but that might come later. I have run fogs on my other vehicles for years and prob use them 2% of the time so its not worth it to me to hook em up. If I ever do I promise I will post it on here with video and pics.
If someone else has done the wiring, please post a detailed how to with a schematic and maybe some pics, don?t just say hooked em up on a toggle and they work lol.
It would be nice to see what harness people used and exact process to hook em up with a external toggle switch since most people can accomplish that, instead of buying an entire signal light unit with harness and reprogramming a computer. Which if you go that method can cost around $500 or more total. Props to those who can afford that route.

So if you have done the wiring yourself post info to help others out!
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Awesome write up! Thanks for adding that to our site! I think it is worth it so no criticism here and if you get any they will seek the wrath of the ban hammer!

Looks so much better and I think gm should have retro fitted something that was for looks let alone something fictional...
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Awesome write up! Thanks for adding that to our site! I think it is worth it so no criticism here and if you get any they will seek the wrath of the ban hammer!

Looks so much better and I think gm should have retro fitted something that was for looks let alone something fictional...
Thanks man!! Yea agree GM could have come up with a better blank insert, guess maybe it was a friday project for that engineer lol
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They work really good and you will probably like them if you hooked them up.
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Originally Posted by Z_Ghost View Post
They work really good and you will probably like them if you hooked them up.
Yep

Our factory lighting is meh at best imo
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Yeah, I am also impressed with the lighting from these rides!
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Did you take the inner fender off to get that bolt in and I assume the bumper was still on the vehicle. Right? Thanks
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