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Hi Guys,

I have very low experience in the world of lighting with cars. So w/o doing a ton of my own research, is the following link a suitable plug-and-play replacement for 2014 - 2016 halogen fog lights?

SMZ LED HEADLIGHT H11 H16 H8 H9 - H11 H8 H9 H16 - Fog Lights - Shop Application

thanks in advance for the input guys
Yeah you could put these into your existing fog light housing but it won't improve the actual functionality of the fog lights since the housing itself aims the light poorly to begin with. Unless you're just going for aesthetics.

There's an old thread on this here when everyone was talking about changing the light for looks vs actual functionality, but anyways, that thread concluded in a company creating actual replacement LED fog lights that actually work quite well in fog situation.

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-2017-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/104482-installing-morimoto-mazda-type-z-led-fog-lights.html

edit: I checked if these still work for the refreshed models and it seems very unlikely. They'll still fit the '14-15' models but not sure about '16 though (pretty sure they will since the front wasn't altered)
 
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@Chazzy J, Just take into consideration, that the OEM Fog Light Housing is a piece of sh**.

The bulbs might be good, but according to what I have experience with my VLEDS LED Fog Lights, the housing is not specifically designed for low heat LED bulbs if that makes any sense, but more for Halogen or HID's bulbs that can produce enough amount of heat that can disperse fogging inside the housing.

You can read more about my problem here:

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-2017-mazda-3-skyactiv-appearance-interior/186354-fog-lights-condensation.html
 
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