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Feliciadawn 04-11-2019 10:17 AM

base F56: aftermarket LED DRL/Fogs
 
Has anyone bought something like this: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-vinstar-.../v-130116~vin/

I have a new for me base 2016 justa Cooper. Came with LED headlights, but no fogs and no LED DRLs. I want to get matching LED DRLs that also have a viable fog function. I have visual issues and really need the extra light in inclement weather.

If I got these aftermarket lights -- how does one turn on the fog portion of the light? If I installed the switch/controller, would they work? I tried asking at ECSTuning, but apparently they have non-existent customer service.

ECSTuning 04-11-2019 11:18 AM

Hello Sorry to hear that, who did you talk to? We are here for you. :)

Those are very close to the same hue as the LED omega lights. They have a little more blue tint so they are very close. I have seen those and the factory LED fog kit and they are close to that.

On the turn on from the factory with no fog light, I can check on that and post back up. I believe it was you turn them off then on again. But let me check.

Feliciadawn 04-11-2019 12:18 PM

@ESTTuning: well I tried calling, asked to talk to sales, and waited on hold for 15 minutes without getting someone. Then I tried live chat, and someone finally came on after 10-15 minutes, but then never responded to my questions at all, (just a hello, and then they disappeared). But because I did live chat and gave my email address in for live chat, I got an email advertisement from EST saying what wonderful service I would get. In summary, there seemed to be no easy way to get my questions answered, plus now I am getting ads that I didn't ask for.

With regard to my question above -- the real issue is that I am not sure if I need new wires to activate the fogs on these headlamps. I have been told that I can't just buy the mini OEM LED fog lamps and install them, as they won't work on a non-fog equipped car (even if I do install the switch/controller, the wiring just isn't there). If that is the case, how is it that these work? Are we certain that they do actually work, or would the Fog component just never turn on?

ECSTuning 04-11-2019 12:23 PM

Ok, thanks yep they are super busy but we did have some live chat issues today due to volume. Sorry about that. I am always here as a backup and just a PM away.

Yep, wire is just not there on the OEM retrofit. I am checking on those as we just added the vinstar ones, i have seen them in person just never installed them myself. I reached out to them and will have more info and will update the description also.

**Updated only for cars with the original factory halogen bulb fog lamps.

Minnie.the.Moocher 04-11-2019 02:36 PM

If you need extra light, consider mounting a set of Rally driving and/or Fog lights. I have the halogen version (not a great color match to the LED headlights) of the MINI lights on my bumper and they sure do light up the road ahead. Need to be ready to flick them on and off if traffic is coming. The stock MINI built in fog lights are pretty useless compared to the LED headlights on my car.

Feliciadawn 04-15-2019 06:04 PM

Thanks for the responses -- I will consider my fog options.


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