Aftermarket Fog/Driving Lights


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Aftermarket Fog/Driving Lights

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Hi folks,
I have a question about installing lights in the fairing of my 2008 GL18. There have never been any in there. As with some cars, I was wondering if the wiring might be there? If not. I found an aftermarket kit that appears would fit in the spaces. The kit also came with it's own switch and relay. Wondering if anyone has had any experience with this.

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if you remove the chin cowl you'll find the connectors with plastic plug covers in them. the switch will go in the left side cover next to the hazard switch
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I highly recommend paying more money and get the Hondaline fog lamps. Honda offers 2 types ... standard and LED. Of coarse the LED are nicer and more money. The Honda ones mount to the heads of the engine and not the lower center cowl. There are several reasons not to mount to the lower cowl ... most import is that the cowl is not made to support them, another is trying to keep them aligned, and the 3rd, is because it make it more difficult to work and do service on the Wing if the lower center cowl has lights mounted in it.

There are other brands, such as Show Chrome, who makes "look a like" fog lamps like the ones Honda makes. And they do look very similar. However, good luck trying to align them correctly. Usually add'l spacing is required to aim them correctly.

If you are using Hondaline OEM fog lamps, the wiring is already there.

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Take a look at Socalmotorgear.com and consider their LED fog lamps with the built in turn signals. Nice! And they bolt on plug in just like the stockers. I went with the rectangular style too give my 06 a bit of a face lift.

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Here's a link that shows the identical Honda LED light kit. They are Showchromes, but I believe they are the ones that made them for Honda. About half the price of the OEM ones.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... t/73/54515

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Thanks for the input! I guess I 'll look at some of these options.



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