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Old 11-20-2003, 03:36 AM   #1
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EXT: Bumper "fog light" Conversion

thanks to cb7tuner member Melt for posting this DIY previously on another forum

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Here are a couple of diagrams based on the method to do it:

Single Filament Diagram


Fairly self explanitory ... lights will come on with headlights, and when you hit the blinker the appropriate one will blink, while the other stays solid.

Dual Filament Diagram


Also pretty easy, there were three wires coming off my dual socket, ground low beam high beam

low blinks, and the high comes on when the headlights are turned on. You can reverse the wires so low come on with lights and high comes on when you hit the blinker, but then they wouldnt really double as fogs now would they.

My moms 91 accord, which has the lows wired to the headlights.. and the highs through the blinker:

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Old 11-20-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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i tried splicing the bumper lense's bulb (with the original single filament socket) directly to the corner's always-on-with-the-headlights parking light (the one that turns on when u flick the switch just 1 place), and it made it so both the new bumper driving light AND the original corner parking light NOT light up. i undid the wiring and tried again, and the same thing happened... so it didnt work for me, but it seems to have worked for Melt...
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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i did it on my 92 by getting a 92-95 civic corner socket from a junk yard. It should have three wires on it. i cut my old socket of and matched the two wires up and then ran a wire from my corner light to the third wire that was left from the socket.
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Old 12-04-2003, 04:18 PM   #4
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did it with a 194 polarg superwhite bulb and harness in my buddy's 95 accord
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:01 PM   #5
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I melted a set of euro clears doing the foglight conversion. I guess having the bigger filament on all the time didn't cooperate with the cheap plastic. And having the smaller filament on full-time made it look ultra dim and cheap. I just couldn't win.
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:09 PM   #6
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w00t! did this the other day, and it looks dope at night
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Old 12-23-2003, 11:56 PM   #7
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wow i feel honored that my diy was reposted .... anyways heres what my civic looked like with the highs wired to a switch and low on the blinker ... i too ended up melting the housing. Oh well.



Another thing i found out about the single conversion is it WILL NOT work on 5th gen accords, or Canada Domestic Market 4th gen civics. Reason is the corner lenses dont blink at all on those, only bumper lenses.
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Old 12-24-2003, 11:47 PM   #8
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Melt your 100% rite.. i noticed that on my 5th gen the corners dont blink at all.. which means dual filament is absolute nessesary if u want bumpers to blink too.. after the mod
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*Update on bumper light conversion*

Hello guys and girls of the CB7tuner site...

Well I recently read the threads for the light conversion for the 92-93 Cb7s. Many of those owners wanted to make the bumper light work in conjunction with the corner lights.

I read how some of those people experimented with it and spliced wires together just to make them work...well now I have a better solution.

As 92AccordDX stated he used a civic socket to make it work, yes indeed you can and thats what I did but to make it easier also grab a harness from a CRX.

But in order to make it so you dont have to tap into any other wire, you can use a corner light socket from a CRX I also used a corner light harness from a 92-95 Civic basically free from the junkyard (I just walked out). I went to the yard this morning and pulled about 3 sets (in case I messed it up).

So heres a tip.

Make sure you have enough wiring when you cut the harness of a CRX you need to find a 88-91 model year for this to work.

Intstructions. (I am not responsible if you mess this up. This is a one time deal if you fuck up then god be with you...your CB7 is gonna hate you if you fuck up. )

1. On the corner light of the CB7s cut the corner light harness at the socket(the one thats closest to the headlights BE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH SLACK).

2. Shave the red and black wire from the corner light.

3. Connect the red and black wire from the CRX socket to the CB7 Harness. Leave the third wire alone for now.

4. If you were smart enough to use a 91 Harness (this is for all you 92-93 owners) then connect the third power wire to the CRX 3rd wire.

5. You know the deal...put everything back together. If you cant then you have some issues.

6.Stand back and admire if you did right...you car loves you.
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i don't think it will work for me...i already shorted out the passenger side corner light lol along with about 4+ other members on this board
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:01 PM   #11
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The Brake Light 1157 Socket from a 3rd gen Accord works and fits perfectly too...and the wire colors stay the same...
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ive had my bumper lights turned on with a 1156 bulb in them (same as a 1157,just single filament) and it started to melt the housings. might not happen with OEM housings tho.
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:33 PM   #13
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What's the purpose of this mod? I don't understand what you guys are doing? Are you tring to make the Bumper signal steady burn like a fog light yet still flash?
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:36 PM   #14
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:52 PM   #15
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Well man its worth a try and if it melts the aftermarket housing its cheap stuff...better off using stock housings
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So why not use Relays and get it over with, I've been doing these since 96, It's nothing new. Two relays one for each side and that's it, done.
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use civic bulb sockets. its keeps the bulbs on constantly when your lites are on but will blink with your turn signal.
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use civic bulb sockets. its keeps the bulbs on constantly when your lites are on but will blink with your turn signal.
lol why would you eve do that? You can use one relay per side and still keep the same bulb and it will flash and stay steady burn.
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use civic bulb sockets. its keeps the bulbs on constantly when your lites are on but will blink with your turn signal.
Thats what im doing for the lower lights..the corners are using CRX units
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I just used the 87 Accord Socket...since its designed for 1157's I've had no melting problems...I'm just not knowledgeable enough with relays to do any of that, and this was just signal to signal, red to corner and black to black...simple as can be...I just wanted to have the look of lower bumper lights that were still functional...just to look a little different than stock...although I'm probably gonna switch em back soon...worried about getting in trouble for 6 forward facing lights...
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