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Old 02-10-2019, 09:06 AM
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Can anyone tell me how to adjust (raise up) the light pattern of stock fog lights on a 2017 Wrangler JK? Any specific specialty tools required ?

Thank you in advance. -Tim-
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Can anyone tell me how to adjust (raise up) the light pattern of stock fog lights on a 2017 Wrangler JK? Any specific specialty tools required ?

Thank you in advance. -Tim-
There is a single screw with a spring on it, on the backside of the fog for up/down adjustment. Phillips screw driver to adjust....or is it a torque bit? I haven't needed to adjust mine but just going by memory when I replaced mine with LEDs. I'm also unsure if you can adjust while they're mounted or if they need to be removed. Hopefully someone who has adjusted them can chime in.
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Are you wanting to adjust them cuz it's hard to see anything with factory headlights? If so, adjusting fogs is only gonna do a tiny bit, but could also just start blinding oncoming traffic. Is it maybe time to consider a headlight upgrade of some sort instead? We have some of the worst factory headlights ever.
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I just did the cheap headlight upgrade for now and put a set of Silver star Ultra bulbs in. It is a big improvement over stock. I am weighing the various options for upgrading them further.
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I just did the cheap headlight upgrade for now and put a set of Silver star Ultra bulbs in. It is a big improvement over stock. I am weighing the various options for upgrading them further.
I did the Amazon highly rated LED LX-Light headlight/foglight upgrade. I feel it's the best value upgrade out there and includes matching fogs. Been running them for just over 2 years, DOT approved, no problems.

Procomp LED headlights are also highly rated for the price but you would need to purchase fogs separately.
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Can anyone tell me how to adjust (raise up) the light pattern of stock fog lights on a 2017 Wrangler JK? Any specific specialty tools required ?

Thank you in advance. -Tim-
For a 2017 there is a phillips screw that you can see while laying under the bumper. Use a Flashlight because to find the hole.
CW lowers them CCW to raise them
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I did the Amazon highly rated LED LX-Light headlight/foglight upgrade. I feel it's the best value upgrade out there and includes matching fogs. Been running them for just over 2 years, DOT approved, no problems.
No issues with non-heated LEDs in Michigan winters?
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No issues with non-heated LEDs in Michigan winters?
Nah....I think many people make much ado about nothing on forums in regards to LEDs getting covered up with snow and needing a heated lens. In reality my experience has been that snow has not accumulated enough on the lens enough to impact the amount of light coming through the lens unless I have driven for 2 hours straight in a blizzard and by that time, I'm ready to stop off for a warm coffee break from driving so long in that mess and I just take my hand with a glove on it and wipe the lens clear. My daily commutes of 30-60 minutes of driving when it is snowing out has never been a problem. You know people on forums try to justify having to have certain features without ever experiencing the actual situation. In my opinion, having a heated lens to melt the snow off the lens of an LED headlight is a nice to have feature, but it's definitely not a must have in areas that get snow. I believe if that were actually the case, then we would see more heated lens OEM LED headlights.

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Only looking to “raise” them a touch ... to broadcast them about 10-20 yards further down the road.
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Only looking to “raise” them a touch ... to broadcast them about 10-20 yards further down the road.
The fogs have a wide beam aimed low, and not designed to reach out very far. Suspect they'll loose too much close-up light if aimed up that much, that's been my experience with other vehicles.

A quick test is to drive up on a 2x4 or similar with the front tires at night and see how they look in a parking lot or driveway.
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