C5 Fog Light Upgrade
The difference is night and day!
BY: Chris (Vettefinders.com)
You may have noticed that the fog lights on
C-5 do not seem to give much additional lighting over
the headlights alone.
There are two reasons for this. The first is that the
factory in Bowling
Green does not adjust the fog lights after installation.
The second reason
is that the lights are only 35 watt bulbs.
I suggest that you first adjust the
lights and then purchase
50 watt bulbs to really light up the road. All you will
need is a #15
torx driver. If you look at the fog lights, you will see
a small hole
to the upper and outside of each light. Put your torx
driver in there
and turn it clockwise about 5-6 turns, then check the
aim. You should
now have much better illumination of the road.
To achieve even better lighting,
purchase the 50 watt
bulbs from your local auto parts store. You will need
model 885 50 watt
bulbs. To install the new bulbs, raise the hood and
raise the headlights.
Look down between the rear of the headlights and you
should see the wires
that attach to the fog lights. Put you hand down in that
space and twist
the bulb mount. You should then be able to pull the
light out. If you
do not have extremely large hands, you should be able to
fit it down inside
there. Do not touch the glass of the new lights. Remove
the wires from
the old bulb and replace it with the new. Twist the new
bulb mount into
place and you are ready to go.
The improvement will literally be night
and day! Can
you tell which light is the 50 watt bulb? I bet you
For questions or comments about this
article, drop RHYS
a line at chrisg@VetteFinders.com
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