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Old 6/13/14, 01:09 PM
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GT/CS Grille and Fog light mod

Hey everyone! This is my first thread and first major modification to my '14 GT. This was supposed to be a quick post, but it became kind of lengthy, so bear with me.

I picked up my Deep Impact Blue GT in April, and it was only a Base GT. I really liked the grilles and the fog light setup on the GT/CS, but didn't want to spend the extra money on the GT Premium or the CS package with a bunch of stuff I didn't want on my car. So I decided to get the grilles and fog light kit and install the setup myself.

While installing the new lower fogs I was curious as to why the directions say that you need to cut the existing fog connections off and that the install was for one fog per wire only. I thought that maybe the electrical circuit for the fogs couldn't support all four lights installed at the same time. I decided to test this theory, and figured the worst I would is blow a fuse. I tapped into the wires the way the directions instruct without cutting the connections off and plugged in both the lower fog and existing fog light. I turned the lights on and they both worked perfect.

Now I had to figure out how to mount the fog lights with the new GT/CS grille. The existing fog lights mounted through the grille in the openings on the outer edges of the grille. When you remove the stock grille and fog lights the fog light mounts remain with the outer grille piece. I decided to reuse the existing mounts with the old fogs, but I swapped the driver side with the passenger side to get the fogs where they would sit closer together in the center of the grille. I used the top mount only for each side, so the lights are currently only being held on by one of the existing mounts and screws. I need to figure out a way to add another mount and better secure the lights, but enough talk for now.

Here's a few pics of before and after. I like the way it turned out, and I think it gives it kind of an Eleanor-like look.
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Old 6/13/14, 03:11 PM
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Check ebay, I saw some relocation brackets that should work.
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As for both lights on the one wire, check the wire to see how hot it is getting, all auto manufacturers use the smallest wire they can get away with for the load to save money. It is very easy to burn up the wire and/or the switch and harness.
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Some states only allow 4 lights on at a time and will give you a ticket for running a setup with more than that i.e. with the headlights on. Some states prolly don't care.
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Ca you tell us What kit you used and how much you spend?

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Originally Posted by ochoa1801 View Post
Ca you tell us What kit you used and how much you spend?

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It's not really a kit, it's just the Premium GT California Special Package upper and lower grilles, and the lower fog lamp kit.

I bought the parts from Levit Town Ford online.

Part #'s and cost:
Upper Grille - DR3Z-8200-CC - $223.44
Lower Grille - DR3Z-8200-EA - $140.00
Fog Lamp Kit - DR3Z-15200-AA - $116.82

Shipping cost about $20 and if you live in NY state you'll pay tax as well.

You can find their website here:
http://www.levittownfordsupercenter.com/index.php

They seem to have the best prices of stock Ford prices online.

-Jose
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Nice look! In Pennsylvania, I think you might get a ticket for having the lights too close together (ask me how I know ).

I would really love to reposition those upper grille lights to the center of the lower opening, but- at least according to my measurements- they just wouldn't fit.

As it is, good job .
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