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I received my @Diode Dynamics fog lights last weekend but just barely had time to install them.

Install was a piece of cake and took me about 4 hours. The video instructions are exceptional.



HIGHLY recommend this upgrade for all Maverick owners. Light output is fantastic. It took a little creativity to get the light where I wanted it because I'm so low, but man does it light up my street!

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240331_184338


Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240331_202102

Definitely phone a friend to help you hold the bumper. I thought, "I'm a bad ass, I can do it." The bumper promptly got away from me and this lip tore. Auto body grade exopy to the rescue.

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240331_203703

My multi-tool worked GREAT for making straight cuts and tight corners.

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240331_201933

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240401_200623

Headlights and fogs lights on.

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240401_200424

Headlights on, fog lights off. Fogs have a neat ambient marker light built in when they're switched off.

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240401_200459


Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240401_200540


Fog lights "off" with ambient light.
Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! 20240401_200411
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You have to completely dismantle the front end to install fog lights
No thanks ain’t gonna do that to my baby
By the looks of my truck you may imagine removing my front bumper and grill is no big deal to me. 🤷‍♂️

It's 16 bolts, 6 screws and 25 minutes of your day. Putting it back on is about 15 minutes. I would think cutting holes in your baby's bumper would be a more daunting task.

This is probably one the easier things I've done to my Maverick, but well worth it.
 

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By the looks of my truck you may imagine removing my front bumper and grill is no big deal to me. 🤷‍♂️

It's 16 bolts, 6 screws and 25 minutes of your day. Putting it back on is about 15 minutes. I would think cutting holes in your baby's bumper would be a more daunting task.

This is probably one the easier things I've done to my Maverick, but well worth it.
Totally agree it’s worth it.

I did mine yesterday. The hardest part is running the wiring neatly and making it look clean in the engine bay.
 

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Totally agree it’s worth it.

I did mine yesterday. The hardest part is running the wiring neatly and making it look clean in the engine bay.
Post a pic here!
 

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Nice write-up! How low are you sitting and anything special you need to do for proper adjustment? I'm on the Eibach kit so might not have as much issue but would be good to know if extra steps are involved.

Edit: Kit came in last week and now I'm waiting on a day off (next Friday maybe?) to to do the install.
 

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I took advantage of the good weather to install the fog lights. Rain over the next few days but I can finish the wiring now that the major part is done. It really isn’t hard to do.

I’m doing the install similar to Antonio - @Vtec87pr1 using his idea to use the F150 fog light switch and powering from the BCM to the trigger wire.

I saw in Forscan that there is an option to have the fog lights for cornering so now I’m figuring out how to effectively wire for that option if possible.

Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! IMG_2037


Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! IMG_2036


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Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! IMG_2040

Backlight wiring done
Ford Maverick Diode Dynamics fog lights installed! IMG_2050
 
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Nice write-up! How low are you sitting and anything special you need to do for proper adjustment? I'm on the Eibach kit so might not have as much issue but would be good to know if extra steps are involved.

Edit: Kit came in last week and now I'm waiting on a day off (next Friday maybe?) to to do the install.
You need an 8" Phillips screwdriver. I've never measured how low I am but getting an 8" screwdriver under the front bumper isn't possible. You shouldn't have an issue with Eibach springs.

I put mine on my lift to get access, but as you can imagine alignment took several attempts on and off of the lift to get it dialed in.
 
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I took advantage of the good weather to install the fog lights. Rain over the next few days but I can finish the wiring now that the major part is done. It really isn’t hard to do.

I’m doing the install similar to Antonio - Vtec87pr1 using his idea to use the F150 fog light switch and powering from the BCM to the trigger wire.

I saw in Forscan that there is an option to have the fog lights for cornering so now I’m figuring out how to effectively wire for that option if possible.

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NICE! @Vtec87pr1has done some amazing things to his Mav!
 
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I installed my kit too.....I just wish there was a way to shut the fog lights off with the high beams on. In most states, mine included, it's actually illegal for your fog lights to be on with the high beams, otherwise a great kit. I did use a smaller 12 mm lighted switch, not the big one that DD sent in the kit.
 
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I installed my kit too.....I just wish there was a way to shut the fog lights off with the high beams on. In most states, mine included, it's actually illegal for your fog lights to be on with the high beams, otherwise a great kit. I did use a smaller 12 mm lighted switch, not the big one that DD sent in the kit.
I thought I had read that the kit was supposed to only work with low beams, but mine work with high and low. You could always build a quick relay to disable the brights... actually, that may be the red "disable" wire they indicated in the directions.
 

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Looks great. I’m looking forward to getting mines down over the summer.
 

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Hopefully I can figure out how to make the cornering function work.

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I'm not usually a fan of lowered trucks but I have to say, this looks fantastic! Great color choice by the way! The truck looks so much cleaner with everything body colored. The foglights are a nice touch. I wonder if Ford will eventually add them from the factory. Maybe for the 25 refresh or second generation at the end of the decade. Only time will tell but no biggie. I also like your two-tone 90s Yukon in the background (y)
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