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Those are not CRX foglights, unless they are USDM. First off the switch is the same one I have, which is not the same as the JDM one everyone has, and has ENGLISH writing on it ("FOG"). Also the lenses themselves are not the right shape, if you look at the SiR fogs they sort of bulge more on one side so they fit the bumper better.

I really like the OEM style yellow fogs, I've looked into this a lot. Back in the day my stepdad had a nice set of PIAAs on his CRX, big yellow rectangles, 150W. Then I found OEM fogs for both the civic and CRX looked like that, I've been keeping an eye out for a pair. It's hard to justify the price of these "JDM" OEM sets though when I could have a set of PIAAs that's much more functional for less money.
 

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If they are not Crx Fogs, they are def some sort of old school, Honda optional fogs.

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It's hard to justify the price of these "JDM" OEM sets though when I could have a set of PIAAs that's much more functional for less money.
I def agree with you there.
I have also been on the lookout for some cheaper, OEM-like fog or driving lights. You wouldn't think that finding a simple rectangle light would be soo much work.
 

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It's hard to justify the price of these "JDM" OEM sets though when I could have a set of PIAAs that's much more functional for less money.
If you think that's hard to justify. Try justifying a set of brand new USDM OEM foglights. It's practically the holy grail of CRX accessories.
 

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It's hard to justify the price of these "JDM" OEM sets though when I could have a set of PIAAs that's much more functional for less money.
If you think that's hard to justify. Try justifying a set of brand new USDM OEM foglights. It's practically the holy grail of CRX accessories.
I understand that I'm just saying, it's purely for saying you have all the rare options or something, not because the OEM ones are better.

And I thought the holy grail of CRX accessories was an uncracked climate control? :shock:
 

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If that's the case, then I have 4 Holy Grails. For some reason, we don't have the cracking climate control problem as much up here in Canada. Perhaps they changed the type of plastic they used part way through production?
 

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I have also been on the lookout for some cheaper, OEM-like fog or driving lights. You wouldn't think that finding a simple rectangle light would be soo much work.
I have posted about this before: I have a set of APCs that I got at Advance Auto. $20, and they look a lot like the actual CRX fogs. They are available in yellow (what I got) or clear, and you need to get the wiring kit sold separately. The lights say that they have all the wiring included, but unless you want to spend a ton of time and effort on making the lousy wiring stuff that they give you work, just buy the $10 kit. If you search on here you should find a pic I posted...there are a few threads if you search the archives at honda-tech too.
 

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Something ive always wondered..

What is the point of fog lights?
fog lights have a specific beam pattern (wide) and it doesn't matter what color they are. it has become practice that they are yellow oftentimes, but the color doesn't give you more penetration of the fog, only in theory. they are also mounted low on the vehicle. this is to try and get the light to pierce through the fog (minimize reflected light) to give you some sort of visibility in thick fog. ever notice that when you put on your high beams in fog you can't see sh*t?? that's why they are mounted low.

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I have a mint (and original to the car) climate control as well, I was just making a joke since I've never heard of people going nuts about the USDM fogs.

I don't know about the OEM setups, but I can say the PIAAs are amazing, you can run the car with foglights only at night and it's fine (not a good idea I know). My parents put a set on every car, they definitely help. I had a set of cheaper (~$50) foglights on my old rex that Jared still has kicking around, and they helped out a bit, the stock CRX low beams just suck. Jared has the APC style, he pulled them off a jeep at the junkyard:

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I like the placement there too, that's where my stepdad had the PIAAs.
 

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I have posted about this before: I have a set of APCs that I got at Advance Auto. $20, and they look a lot like the actual CRX fogs. They are available in yellow (what I got) or clear, and you need to get the wiring kit sold separately. The lights say that they have all the wiring included, but unless you want to spend a ton of time and effort on making the lousy wiring stuff that they give you work, just buy the $10 kit. If you search on here you should find a pic I posted...there are a few threads if you search the archives at honda-tech too.
Found that pic that you referred to
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They look decent, i would pick up a set if my local AA had them in stock.
All they have are the ricey, egg shaped, blue ones. :rolleyes1:
 

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They look decent, i would pick up a set if my local AA had them in stock.
All they have are the ricey, egg shaped, blue ones. :rolleyes1:
You can order them. 505010A is the APC part number. Google that part number and "APC" and you'll find them all over the web. They are described as 3"x5" rectangular lights.
 

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bought these off a good guy on Honda-tech got them in today looks like i might need to do some minor hacking to fit them perfect but should look sweet. I couldn't find oem ones cheap so i had to go for jdm knock offs should look sweet though now i just need to find the oem switch and i'll be sweet next on the rare item quest the power folding mirrors!!! i think the holy grail of oem rex stuff is the oem bra or the floor mats. i have an uncracked climat control and an arm rest i think i did good.
 
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