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I used to post DIY's on other sites and hope this will be helpful.

I have seen more than a few broken fogs on Ody's around town since they sit so low and are made of glass. XPEL I feel is the best protection for lights and I used them on my old Lexus and NSX. They offer thick and very high quality protection and after 8 years of owning each car never faded (though they did shrink a *tiny* amount on the Lexus).

The shape of the headlights and the fact they are so high up, made me think twice about slapping them on the factory headlights, but the fogs are a no brainer. Xpel does not make a fog-light only kit so I improvised using the old sealed halogen rectangle light protection kit which works perfectly.

The old sealed halogens are about 6"x8" and easily swallow the tiny fogs on the Ody. Purchase them here for $11.16 + free shipping for >$25 or if you are Prime member like me:
Amazon.com: XPEL H9901 Clear Headlamp Protection Kit: Automotive



Remove the Fogs. There is a single phillips/10mm metal screw holding the lights in. Once the screw is out, pull the light firmly out as there is a pop-pin type retention system. There is a single harness you need to release once you rotate out the fog, then its cake from there.

There are two silver screws on either end of the assembly. They hold the plastic shroud on. Remove both screws so you are working with just the light assembly.


You will note once removed, the shroud covers about 1/4" of the light all the way around, so you honestly don't have to be all that neat when cutting the excess Xpel away from your lights,... you will never see the edges once installed.

Clean lights throughly with rubbing alcohol and a lint free towel. Xpel instructs you to use a alcohol/water base solution on both surfaces. This is to aid in positioning.... but this is totally unnecessary since you don't have to position the Xpel at all on these lights.... you just slap them on and cut away the excess. Use the included Avery squeege and start from the center and work out to the edges to remove any bubbles.


Next take a very sharp razor and cut along the outside edge of the fog light to remove excess materal.


Reinstall shroud and reconnect all harnesses

You should have crystal clear fogs with no bubbles


Total time including removal / Xpel appliction / install. 20 min.

Hopefully this is helpful and has not previously been covered by others.

-Jeff
 

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Is the film rated to withstand the heat emitted by the foglights? These fogs are 55watts and generate a lot of heat.
 

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they have worked on other applications like this with no issues. I can report back if needed on my setup, but my setup was swapped to 35w HID's so not sure if that will skew results
 

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Is the film rated to withstand the heat emitted by the foglights? These fogs are 55watts and generate a lot of heat.
Also, to be clear, this film is the same as the one that Xpel sells as part of their Ody kit that includes fog-light protection.....
 

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I like it. If it withstands the heat It could be a life saver. I did have to change one of my fogs in my old van.. NOT CHEAP.

By the way, This should be in Performance Modifications..

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The heat from the lights should not effect the glue or the film. Here in the desert we used to install this on our customers cars at Lexus... on headlamps, hoods, bumpers and mirrors as a "clear Bra". It wouldn't discolor on any of the dark paint(black, dark blue, charcoal gray and maroons), so i don't see the lamp heat as being an issue. I have watched this stuff being removed after a couple years and it is still, for the most part, clear in color and just as flexible as day 1.

Most of these thick, 4+mil materials, are made by 3M and will withstand most of what mother nature can throw at them... thats why the product is pretty pricey for small amounts of it.
 

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The heat from the lights should not effect the glue or the film. Here in the desert we used to install this on our customers cars at Lexus... on headlamps, hoods, bumpers and mirrors as a "clear Bra". It wouldn't discolor on any of the dark paint(black, dark blue, charcoal gray and maroons), so i don't see the lamp heat as being an issue. I have watched this stuff being removed after a couple years and it is still, for the most part, clear in color and just as flexible as day 1.

Most of these thick, 4+mil materials, are made by 3M and will withstand most of what mother nature can throw at them... thats why the product is pretty pricey for small amounts of it.
Thanks for that, I went to the site and I'm thinking of custom ordering 2 4"x13" strips for my 2011 fog lights since it looks like none of the pre-cut kits (minus the $69.99 Ody kit) will work. Still under $20.00.
 

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I really think its an oxymoron to have a subforum for Performance Modifications on a Minivan site..... but I digress :p
I agree.. But i have seen some great looking modded vans.

I did get the full front 3m on my van to include my headlights. Did not do the fogs, though.

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I have a sample roll of the 3M clear bra and have used it on several applications, including spots on my Harley. The stuff is great and do recommend it for several applications. I guess it's time for me to do the fog lights on my 06' now.
 

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I have a sample roll of the 3M clear bra and have used it on several applications, including spots on my Harley. The stuff is great and do recommend it for several applications. I guess it's time for me to do the fog lights on my 06' now.
So, that's the same stuff that is used on the head/fog lights?
 

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Also, to be clear, this film is the same as the one that Xpel sells as part of their Ody kit that includes fog-light protection.....
Hi,
I would like to do this exact thing to my 2005 Ody fog lights. Just bought a replacement light and don't want to take any more chances.
Do you know if the kit you bought would fit older lights?
The size of my fogs are about the same as your entire foglight assembly, including black surround.
thanks in advance,
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Hi,
I would like to do this exact thing to my 2005 Ody fog lights. Just bought a replacement light and don't want to take any more chances.
Do you know if the kit you bought would fit older lights?
The size of my fogs are about the same as your entire foglight assembly, including black surround.
thanks in advance,
Max
To answer my own question, I found specs for the kit mentioned here and it will be too short for 2005-07 fogs.
I guess I will be buying H9905 19" by 8".

I measured my fog light and its roughly 10" by 4".
Max
 
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