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89 Accord Se-I
07-22-2002, 10:12 AM
i was looking at my car and decided to buy some foglights. i also noticed there were removable covers below the bumper. when i went to install them, theres a nut holding the bumper and it restricts the fog light to angle right when i would mount it. it fits when it is of center to the left but i think it looks stupid like that.

i was looking at others cars and it looks like they hacked off theplastic to the below grill and fit the lights in there. but will i have to put in a metal mesh grill if i do that? will it look stupid?? any other suggestions would help

07-22-2002, 04:11 PM

07-22-2002, 04:41 PM
You can see where I mounted mine in my avatar. I took the removable covers off of the bumper and mounted in there. They look good. Almost like they came with the car.

07-22-2002, 04:54 PM
Steve-What brand of fog lights did you put in there? I need to replace mine and I'm looking for a pair that fit in the bumper recess.

07-22-2002, 05:35 PM


07-22-2002, 08:01 PM
I mounted mine on top of my bumper, to the right and left of the 'H' symbol.

89 Accord Se-I
07-22-2002, 08:58 PM
i have pilot foglights i think they are 9 inches across

07-23-2002, 07:23 AM
I wish that we could get flush mount foglights that will match the bumper perfectly...

07-23-2002, 02:02 PM
I got Wal-Mart specials on my car.

07-30-2002, 09:25 PM
I took the fog lights out .. they were drawing about 15-20 amps.... taking power away from my autotek 750.1 and making the.

08-03-2002, 09:01 AM
I think they look best on either side of the liscence plate, but they also look good in the holes already in the bumper. I think I will go with both. Fogs in the bumper, and driving lights by the liscence plate. What does cutting away the plasstic in the middle do to performance> I have heard that it creats down force but I think the guy was full of it.

04-03-2003, 07:56 PM
mine were mounted on the second bar of the grill almost to the ends of the plastic bar, just screwed right through it, they are holding up very well and look sweet...look for pics coming soon!

04-04-2003, 12:06 AM
I cut into my grille to put mine in. You can't even really tell.

04-04-2003, 03:05 PM
is that a lude in the first pic accordlx?

04-04-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by buzzbomber88lx
is that a lude in the first pic accordlx?

if u were talking about this one http://home.insight.rr.com/mccorvey1/Picture_2.jpg

the bra should give it away :rolleyes:

04-04-2003, 05:41 PM
Turfnsurf (Brad) has an SE-i with the factory fog light switch, but not the factory fog lights. BUT, his car does have a bracket that comes down from behind the turn signals and his fog lights were mounted to that. My guess is that this is the stock setup.

Hey Brad, maybe you could post some pics?

04-04-2003, 06:57 PM
I'll try to locate a few pic's i put grills in the old fog light openings for now...

04-05-2003, 09:50 AM
ryan<-----knocks himself in the head!!!that was pretty stupid of me. lol

04-05-2003, 11:20 PM
i would say put em on either side of the grille if they are the realy small round ones. but if they are more rectangle, put em in those places where the covers come off on the bumper. i think the horns are hiding up in there. and i think gettin that mesh stuff to put infront of them is a great idea. my friend broke his with a rock cuz they werent protected.

04-06-2003, 12:41 AM
i just mounted my fog lights today , i mounted them on the grille, i would of mounted them in the stock foglight cut outs but they didnt look right cuz there oval, but they look great!

04-06-2003, 10:16 AM
yeah, if they are rounded they look better placed in the grille by the liscense plate. when i get some for mine, i want to get the stock looking rectange ones. i would want them in the stock mount place if the are squarish.

04-06-2003, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by buzzbomber88lx
ryan<-----knocks himself in the head!!!that was pretty stupid of me. lol

lol dont feel bad i do stupid shit like that all the time :lol

04-07-2003, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by carotman
I wish that we could get flush mount foglights that will match the bumper perfectly...


You got me thinking there and you probably could make it look like that. This is just something that I though of but you could probably take some clear plexiglass and form it based on the stock hole cover and then secure it in the opening (superglue? clips?) in front of your foglights. I guess that would be as close to flush mounting as you can get. What do you think?

My $.02 for now. :tongue:

04-07-2003, 06:44 PM
i have mine in my lower grill with the mesh over it, it isn't angled right but everyone loves it

04-07-2003, 07:01 PM
mine are mounted to the plastic crossbar in the lower grille


04-28-2003, 08:38 PM
I want to cut out my grill to make it look better but don't want to put any mesh in. I really don't think any rocks will jump off the road and hit my radiator.

04-30-2003, 07:37 PM
Hey '89AccordLX, that's a pretty good idea. Should work out fine, you should try it sometime and see how it turns out.

04-30-2003, 07:40 PM
here's where mine are...