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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb 2020 Equinox Fog Light & Front Turn signal bulb swap for LED's

We have a new 2020 Equinox Premier. In the 2020's Chevy has done a good job of replacing almost all of the old style bulbs, inside & out, with LED's which is nice. However the front fog light and turn signal bulbs are still old filament or halogen bulbs. The headlights now look a very nice white white but the fog light bulbs look almost brownish compared to the headlights.

Has anyone swapped these bulbs yet with LED's? The fog lights are H8's and the turn signal bulbs are 7444NA's?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 05:39 PM
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The fog lights should be a straight swap with an LED bulb equivalent, but the turn signal may require an LED bulb with a resistor i.e. CanBus setup - not positive though.

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When I built my 2020 Terrain Denali on the GMC website I noticed an interesting option. LED Fog Lamps.
I donít like the way my standard fog lights look compared to the LED headlights. Interestingly, I built a Chevy Equinox on the website and the LED Fog Light option isnít shown.

At some point I am going to replace my fog lights with the OEM LED Fog Lights from GM. They are a $450 option and come as two complete units. Itís not a bulb swap. The backs of the LED Fog Lights have large heat sinks built in. I want to go OEM to keep from any issues that may occur from a LED bulb swap.

After searching I found the GM part number for these were 84142430. Any GM dealer can order these and the list price is $350 but I found a number of places that sell them for less than $300 for the pair. Now I suspect that these would be a direct swap to the Equinox as well but donít know that for sure.
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When I built my 2020 Terrain Denali on the GMC website I noticed an interesting option. LED Fog Lamps.
I don’t like the way my standard fog lights look compared to the LED headlights. Interestingly, I built a Chevy Equinox on the website and the LED Fog Light option isn’t shown.

At some point I am going to replace my fog lights with the OEM LED Fog Lights from GM. They are a $450 option and come as two complete units. It’s not a bulb swap. The backs of the LED Fog Lights have large heat sinks built in. I want to go OEM to keep from any issues that may occur from a LED bulb swap.

After searching I found the GM part number for these were 84142430. Any GM dealer can order these and the list price is $350 but I found a number of places that sell them for less than $300 for the pair. Now I suspect that these would be a direct swap to the Equinox as well but don’t know that for sure.
These will not work on the Equinox. The fog light housing is different between the two.

Also there is no issue by swapping for aftermarket LED bulbs if you go with a quality bulb not a cheap Amazon or eBay bulb.

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Also there is no issue by swapping for aftermarket LED bulbs if you go with a quality bulb not a cheap Amazon or eBay bulb.

How does one determine a "quality bulb" ? What should one look for ?

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How does one determine a "quality bulb" ? What should one look for ?
I’ve always trusted Philips bulbs. I posted links in another thread to Philips X-Treme LED fog light bulbs. They are pricey but have used them for years without issue. I can’t see spending a mere $30-$50 on LED bulbs.

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I've replaced my Terrain fog lights with ones from Amazon and the work great. Make sure you get ones that state they work with projectors and read others people reviews. You do not need to purchase the ones from GM. The only little thing I have seen is with autostop they will flash real fast when the car restarts. Probably just a computer setting the dealer can fix but not a big deal for me.

Most cars that have fog lights with LED are still using Halogen bulbs. The reason is one probably cost but the other is the argument that halogen bulbs are better for fog than LED. I wanted the led because when its raining at night I can now see the lines in the road. Fog is not a big issue that often where I live.

These are the ones I purchased.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are a little brighter than the factory LED Headlights but they cast the exact same pattern as the Halogens did.
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I've replaced my Terrain fog lights with ones from Amazon and the work great. Make sure you get ones that state they work with projectors and read others people reviews. You do not need to purchase the ones from GM. The only little thing I have seen is with autostop they will flash real fast when the car restarts. Probably just a computer setting the dealer can fix but not a big deal for me.

Most cars that have fog lights with LED are still using Halogen bulbs. The reason is one probably cost but the other is the argument that halogen bulbs are better for fog than LED. I wanted the led because when its raining at night I can now see the lines in the road. Fog is not a big issue that often where I live.

These are the ones I purchased.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are a little brighter than the factory LED Headlights but they cast the exact same pattern as the Halogens did.

Just a warning to others. If you plan to use the above bulbs as fog lights, the 6500K is probably fairly purple, and will not cut thru fog very well - you would be better off with a 3000K - more yellow. But, if you are just looking for aesthetics, then go for it !
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Just a warning to others. If you plan to use the above bulbs as fog lights, the 6500K is probably fairly purple, and will not cut thru fog very well - you would be better off with a 3000K - more yellow. But, if you are just looking for aesthetics, then go for it !



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