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Anyone have any idea how this can be done if you don't have them already and the work and cost involved.
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Anyone have any idea how this can be done if you don't have them already and the work and cost involved.
Do you mean oem or aftermarket lights?

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Do you mean oem or aftermarket lights?
What ever would be the easiest.
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Fog lamp kit LED accessories for Mazda CX-3 2015 - 2015
"Set of 2 pieces. Fog lamp relay and fog lamp switch required for installation." So maybe $300..400 installed.

IMO the tiny fog lights mounted as low as they are in CX-3 are completely useless.

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"Set of 2 pieces. Fog lamp relay and fog lamp switch required for installation." So maybe $300..400 installed.

IMO the tiny fog lights mounted as low as they are in CX-3 are completely useless.
+1 the fog lights are purely for looks (though they do look quite nice being LED) I have yet to own a car where the fog lights were practical in anyway.

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In the summer I am thinking of adding in a couple of mini LED light bars in behind the black fasica on the bottom of the front end of the CX-3. Figured it would look neat and be useful.
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Fog lights rarely give off a practically useful beam of light but they aren't meant to. They give off a very flat and low light to prevent glare coming back to the windscreen and in that respect they work perfectly.

It's also interesting to see that S G Petch have dropped the price of the armrest to half of what I paid my dealer. I go off that dealer more and more as time goes by.

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Fog lights rarely give off a practically useful beam of light but they aren't meant to. They give off a very flat and low light to prevent glare coming back to the windscreen and in that respect they work perfectly.
If the fog lights are aimed correctly (2% drop) with installation height of 300 mm you get only 15 m of range.

If reaction time is 1,5 s your brains can process things you see on area light by fog lights only up to 36 km/h (=10m/s). And still you don't have any time to react on what ever you see.

Projector headlights have very sharp cut off so they don't cause much glare.

If you didn't guess, I hate people who use fog lights because they look cool or think that they give any help when driving highway speeds.

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If the fog lights are aimed correctly (2% drop) with installation height of 300 mm you get only 15 m of range.

If reaction time is 1,5 s your brains can process things you see on area light by fog lights only up to 36 km/h (=10m/s). And still you don't have any time to react on what ever you see.

Projector headlights have very sharp cut off so they don't cause much glare.

If you didn't guess, I hate people who use fog lights because they look cool or think that they give any help when driving highway speeds.
but they do look cool guess we cant be friends

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but they do look cool guess we cant be friends

Hah hah.
Luckily we have Atlantic Ocean between us.

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