How to: DRZ Off Road LED Fog light installation and overview
At first glance, the DRZ Off Road LED fog lights are almost identical to the factory halogen fog lights. Same shape, same size, even the same red, rubber, seal ring. But there is one large difference and that is the light output. The factory halogen lights are somewhere in between white and yellow and are also quite dull. While the DRZ Off Road LED Fog lights emit a super bright, super white, beam.
The DRZ Off Road LED Fog lights are made of heat-sinking aluminum, to make sure that the bulbs and your fog light housing stay cool. They feature 3 rows of 3 super bright 3030 LED chips creating a full 360 degrees of light coverage.
It should also be noted that although these LED lights are brighter than factory halogen bulbs, they aren't brighter by much. This is not by mistake. Fog lights are shaped to project light in a flood like fashion, similar to hi-beam lights and not like low beam lights. The DRZ Off Road LED Fog lights are bright, but not too bright as to blind oncoming traffic.
Difficulty - EasyTime Required - 30 Minutes
You will need:
A set of DRZ Off Road LED lights (https://drzoffroad.com/collections/lighting/products/2014-2019-toyota-4runner-led-fog-lights)
- Either a Philips head screwdriver OR a 10mm wrench/ratchet
- A plastic pry tool set (optional) a flat head screwdriver will also work
- Gloves (optional)
Turn your wheels away from the fog light you are swapping out. This allows for more room to push the wheel well lining back and access the fog lights.
Use the 10mm wrench/ratchet or the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the front part of the wheel well. Then remove the two closest screws to the wheel on the bottom of the front fender. Removing these 5 screws will detach the front part of the wheel well from the fender. Use plastic pry tools, or a flat head screwdriver, to help pop out the tabs holding the wheel well to the fender and push the plastic back behind the wheel.
You now have access to the fog light. Reach in and push the plastic tab on the fog light connector to release the connector from the bulb. Pull the connector off and tuck it up out of the way. Remove the fog light by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out. Now, take your new LED fog light set and insert it the same way the halogen bulb was removed in reverse. Start it at the 4 o'clock position and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Reconnect the connector and your new LED fog lights are installed!
Before putting the wheel well back in place, turn your 4Runner on and test the new fog light to make sure you have it connected all the way.
Then just put the wheel well liner back in place, insert the 5 screws that were originally removed, and BAM your in business.
Now your Toyota 4Runner will stand out among all the others with is bright white LED fog lights!