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Old 09-19-2013, 10:28 PM
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Question what do you use for fog lights

I need to replace the bulbs in my 2010 dakota. I went to 4 different parts stores and no one carries them. So i went to chrysler and they want $60 a bulb thats just not gonna happen. So i started thinking what if i just replace the hole set up. So what after market lights do you guys use for fog lights?
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I use Hella 500s but when I had my stock front bumper, I had to replace my fog light bulbs and I don't remember them being expensive or hard to find.
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I'll move this thread to the 3rd gen forum.
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Oooopps sorry I meant to put it there noticed after. Thanks
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I use Hella 500s but when I had my stock front bumper, I had to replace my fog light bulbs and I don't remember them being expensive or hard to find.
I don't know why it is. Mabe it was the places I went just didn't have them but there pretty weak anyway a d wouldn't mind changing them. But If it wont make a difference then mabe I could find the bulb s on line for cheap?
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It's a 9145 bulb, and they're not expensive at all, certainly not $60.
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It's a 9145 bulb, and they're not expensive at all, certainly not $60.
Well thats good news. Thanks
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i just replaced my bulbs i got mine for like 8 bucks a bulb
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I put HID's in my fogs. Plug and play. Less than $30 for the set. Light up the road like no other. Nevrr had people flash me either. They are set low enough that they don't blind oncoming drivers. But Dakotaff is correct, a standard 9145 bulb can be had cheap. Dealer will rip you off, just go to a parts storte, walmart, or get them off ebay.
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I just did both of mine - used Silverstars so a little more expensive - replaced both so that they matched and when one goes, the other follows!

Just glad they are not as difficult as the headlights on my wife's volvo.

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I put HID's in my fogs. Plug and play. Less than $30 for the set. Light up the road like no other. Nevrr had people flash me either. They are set low enough that they don't blind oncoming drivers. But Dakotaff is correct, a standard 9145 bulb can be had cheap. Dealer will rip you off, just go to a parts storte, walmart, or get them off ebay.
ya I try to stay out of there. If you don't mind me asking were would I find a set of these HID's

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I just did both of mine - used Silverstars so a little more expensive - replaced both so that they matched and when one goes, the other follows!

Just glad they are not as difficult as the headlights on my wife's volvo.

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ya didn't take long for the other one to go
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Ebay or any other online HID retailer. Just google 9145 HID. Plug and play. No relays or anything else needed. These are the ones I got, just specify 9145 bulb size and what color you want.

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Ebay or any other online HID retailer. Just google 9145 HID. Plug and play. No relays or anything else needed. These are the ones I got, just specify 9145 bulb size and what color you want.

HID Kit Xenon Headlight H1 H3 H4 H7 H11 9004 9006 9007 | eBay
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Actually, for a 2010, they are not a 9145 bulb.

In 2010 (and consequently for the 2011 model year as well), Chrysler changed them to a PSX24W. Its a proprietary bulb originally made by Philips, very similar to a H16 (9009) bulb. The only two I've ever seen actually make it so far are Philips and AC Delco. They just moved the tabs around and decreased the wattage. I believe H16s are usually around the 35w mark... PSX24W are 24w.

You can order PSX24W bulbs online from Amazon for about $11 per bulb, or modify a H16 to fit. However, I would not recommend a halogen H16 bulb, as the computers are supposedly sensitive to how much wattage is sent down there. I've seen on other forums some people have reported their PCMs being fried.

One alternative is to buy H16 LED bulbs. Very cool look. I have tried a few and can make recommendations if you like. I ended up not going that route, as I could not get HIDs to work in 2010 housings, and I want my fog light and headlight colors to match (I am picky like that).

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Actually, for a 2010, they are not a 9145 bulb.

In 2010 (and consequently for the 2011 model year as well), Chrysler changed them to a PSX24W. Its a proprietary bulb originally made by Philips, very similar to a H16 (9009) bulb. The only two I've ever seen actually make it so far are Philips and AC Delco. They just moved the tabs around and decreased the wattage. I believe H16s are usually around the 35w mark... PSX24W are 24w.

You can order PSX24W bulbs online from Amazon for about $11 per bulb, or modify a H16 to fit. However, I would not recommend a halogen H16 bulb, as the computers are supposedly sensitive to how much wattage is sent down there. I've seen on other forums some people have reported their PCMs being fried.

One alternative is to buy H16 LED bulbs. Very cool look. I have tried a few and can make recommendations if you like. I ended up not going that route, as I could not get HIDs to work in 2010 housings, and I want my fog light and headlight colors to match (I am picky like that).
oh ok good thing I haven't ordered the HID's yet was gonna do that later tonight.

Any recommendations would be great thanks
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Actually, for a 2010, they are not a 9145 bulb.

In 2010 (and consequently for the 2011 model year as well), Chrysler changed them to a PSX24W. Its a proprietary bulb originally made by Philips, very similar to a H16 (9009) bulb. The only two I've ever seen actually make it so far are Philips and AC Delco. They just moved the tabs around and decreased the wattage. I believe H16s are usually around the 35w mark... PSX24W are 24w.

You can order PSX24W bulbs online from Amazon for about $11 per bulb, or modify a H16 to fit. However, I would not recommend a halogen H16 bulb, as the computers are supposedly sensitive to how much wattage is sent down there. I've seen on other forums some people have reported their PCMs being fried.

One alternative is to buy H16 LED bulbs. Very cool look. I have tried a few and can make recommendations if you like. I ended up not going that route, as I could not get HIDs to work in 2010 housings, and I want my fog light and headlight colors to match (I am picky like that).
It's funny, I pulled the 9145 bulb out of a 2010 Dakota Owners Manual. They should get their info correct.

REPLACEMENT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS Interior Bulb No.
Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL2122
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Overhead Console Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Reading Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL2122
LIGHT BULBS Exterior Bulb No.
Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn/Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157NA
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
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Thats what I was thinking....
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It's funny, I pulled the 9145 bulb out of a 2010 Dakota Owners Manual. They should get their info correct.

REPLACEMENT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS Interior Bulb No.
Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL2122
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Overhead Console Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Reading Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WL2122
LIGHT BULBS Exterior Bulb No.
Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
Front Park/Turn/Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157NA
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
Ya that's weird. I kinda thought the bulbs I was looking up were a little weird looking at the socket. Someone should really change that at Chrysler.
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Pull a bulb and confirm for us please.
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Trust me, I was confused at first too. My manual states the same thing, 9145 fog bulbs. Those are the first bulbs I bought when I went to replace them. Ended up returning them.

I have pulled the bulbs out three times to try different LEDs. I even had to replace the passenger side wiring harness/socket initially because it was damaged and wouldn't disengage from the original factory bulb.

When I discovered this, I did a lot of research. Turns out Chrysler made some changes around that model year to save money. They switched a lot of different cars/SUVs to the PSX24W bulbs in 2008, 2009, and 2010. I believe I read about the Chargers having this change made, and some Jeeps. Its a cheaper bulb, but mostly because it doesn't generate the heat a 9145 bulb does due to its lower wattage. This in turn means the fog light housings don't have to be as strong, because they don't have to take as much heat. Weaker housings = cheaper housings.

Greatrack2012, go ahead and pull a bulb and show us. I am hoping I am wrong and you have the nicer 9145s, but I am pretty sure I am correct.

Here is an example of a PSX24W. These are exactly what I ended up buying on Amazon.
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And an example of a 9145.
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