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Let me see if I can post this from my Android phone. Since my iQ didn't come with fog lights I thought it would be cool to install strip lighting. My brother helped me install these earlier today. Now I just need to install white headlights. Not sure yet if I will go with HIDs.

Edit: So I tried to go with non HID lights and bought a pack of Sylvania H11 Silverstar headlight with a rating of 4000K. Disappointment. When I plugged the Silverstar in the left headlight and compared it with the stock lamp, I didn't see any difference. This led me to believe that our stock bulbs are already 4000K. I need to go much higher, much whiter to match my new strip lighting.
 

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Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures or recorded step by step instructions during installation. I got the strip lights from AutoZone. I'm sure you can pick up these lights at any auto parts store or even Walmart or Target.

It runs on 12v and we've tapped the power from the parking/side marker lights. It comes on when you twist the headlight switch to the first stage to turn on the parking/side marker lights and dash and instrument panel lights. It also stays on when the headlights are on. The picture shows it with a bluish tint, however it's really pure white. The camera just has a funny way of showing it.
 

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They look really nice. Do you know if there are other color besides white?
They come in white, purple, red, green and blue (maybe other colors too). Remember, only white lights showing on the front and red lights showing on the rear are legal. Red and blue lights are reserved for law enforcements and such.
 

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Although it doesn't say, I believe it's somewhere around the 6000K. I know that 4000k is kind of white, 5000k is white, 6000k is white but getting a little bluish and 7000k is on the blue side.
 

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Let me see if I can post this from my Android phone. Since my iQ didn't come with fog lights I thought it would be cool to install strip lighting. My brother helped me install these earlier today. Now I just need to install white headlights. Not sure yet if I will go with HIDs.

Edit: So I tried to go with non HID lights and bought a pack of Sylvania H11 Silverstar headlight with a rating of 4000K. Disappointment. When I plugged the Silverstar in the left headlight and compared it with the stock lamp, I didn't see any difference. This led me to believe that our stock bulbs are already 4000K. I need to go much higher, much whiter to match my new strip lighting.
They look very nice Rex. I have the stock Scion fog lamps in mine but I am going to add either the light strips like you have or the LED strips under the headlight.

Is there a red highlight around your upper grill?
 

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I'm planning on using the light strips as well but I think I'm going to use them to underline the actual headlight. My buddy with a Prius did it and it turned out great!
 

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Take pics when you're done! I'm going to see what I can do with more of these lights as additional interior lighting. I'll just grab the power from the small, airplane-like cabin lighting (that's what my friends call that little interior light that we have). More later...
 

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I think there were shorter ones that were a few bucks more expensive. So I got these. Plus, I wasn't exactly sure where these were to be mounted -- directly under the headlight (so I will need all 12" each side) or where the fog lights would have been (requires easy cutting of the strips). (That 24" means 12" per side. You get 2 strips.)
 

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Got it thanks. Did you just use the adhesive strip to mount and then drill a hole in the back of the plastic insert to run the wires? I think the ones I saw had an adhesive strip on them at Autozone.
 

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Got it thanks. Did you just use the adhesive strip to mount and then drill a hole in the back of the plastic insert to run the wires? I think the ones I saw had an adhesive strip on them at Autozone.
Yes, I used the adhesive backing. The black piece on the iQ has some grooved lines. I've smoothed them out as flat as possible to get the adhesive backing to stick better.
 

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Excellent thanks. Will get them and give it a shot. Now just to figure out the wiring. Should be able to ground anywhere but will try to tap into parking lights for hot wire. Thanks for all the replies.
 
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