Originally Posted by rajeshram
I bought a New Fortuner, in one of the information I read it was advisable to change the fog lamps from stock ones to 4300K HID, I need help in the following
1. Changing the bulbs, would it require tampering the wires and void warranty
2. Please suggest any sales outlet in Bangalore and also a reliable brand
3. Cost of the pair of bulbs
4. Does it require to be fitted by a Toyota service center or any mechanic could do the job
Thanks in advance for help
For fog lamps it is better if you'll go for 2300K or 3000K. These are yellow and much bright and will be able to penetrate the fog and other dusky conditions in a much comprehesive manner.
4300K is towards white and will not help you in fog.
No wiring cutting is required for installation of HID. Nowadays, there are couplers of various inserts which can be used on company inserts if they are not mathcing with each other.
Infact i would suggest you to not go for HID in Fog lamps, instead install Hella 500FF or 700 FF on front bull bar, and you can have three benefits:
1.) Macho Looks
2.) In regular drive they can be used as driving lamps and
3.) In Fog, hella provides yellow cover which can be put over those clear glass cover. So voila you have three benefits and the Hella costs you around 5-6K whereas HID will cost you around 8K (bulbs + Ballasts).