[xj] Re:fog lights

Dr. Andrachuck and listers

My long awaited CIBIE fog lights just came in . In preparation for
installation I read
Dr. Andrachuck’s good article in the “XJ FAQ"Finding the electrical leads
took two minutes. Enabeling the head light/fog light switch took up a
maximum of 5 minutes. Now we come to the problem. How do I mount the lights
to the car.From looking a a number of picktures in various publications, it
looks to me that the centerline of the fog lamps should line up very close to
or just inboard of the centerline of the high beam head lights. Can anyone
confirm this observation? My fog lamps came supplied with two mounting
brackets, parts numbers BAC 2704 and BAC 2705 as seen in the green parts
book. The end of the mounting bracket that is intended to be attached to the
car has two 1/2 " holes . After having spent a half hour under the front of
the car I can’t find any place to mount these brackets .Dr. Androchuck , in
your article you say “A hole must be drilled through the aluminum support
bar”. The bracket has mounting holes for two 1/2” bolts why only drill one
hole ? Where and what is this aluminum support bar ? What does it suppotr
what shape is it where is it located. The only thing that I can find in the
front of the car that is made of aluminum is the bumper itsself.
Any help that anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Paul Van Dongen

1985 XJ6 84K miles Cobalt blue and Isis===================================================
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Paul: the brackets that were supplied are intended for use on the European
bumper system. It is not necessary to use this bracket. With or without the
bracket, the correct position for the lamps is directly below the inner
lamps, as you say. For use without the bracket, you simply drill a hole
large enough to accept the mounting bolt, and you drill this hole in the
aluminium bumper bar (that is the bar covered by the black rubber). If you
feel where the shock mount for the bumper bar is placed, you will find a
space beside it, just on the inner, or grille side. This is where you drill
the hole. You will need to use at least two and possibly three drill bits of
increasing size to get the hole correctly sized. But this is at most a half
hour job to complete. The lamps are grounded through the bumper mounting,
once the bolt is fitted with the nut. The single power wire connects to the
existing harness (red/yellow wire) which you will find beside the radiator
frame on either side. I hope this helps. The Cibie lamps look right,
because they are right.

                                Gregory----- Original Message -----

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Sent: martes, 12 de diciembre de 2000 8:03
Subject: [xj] Re:fog lights

Dr. Andrachuck and listers

My long awaited CIBIE fog lights just came in . In preparation for
installation I read
Dr. Andrachuck’s good article in the “XJ FAQ"Finding the electrical leads
took two minutes. Enabeling the head light/fog light switch took up a
maximum of 5 minutes. Now we come to the problem. How do I mount the
lights
to the car.From looking a a number of picktures in various publications,
it
looks to me that the centerline of the fog lamps should line up very close
to
or just inboard of the centerline of the high beam head lights. Can anyone
confirm this observation? My fog lamps came supplied with two mounting
brackets, parts numbers BAC 2704 and BAC 2705 as seen in the green parts
book. The end of the mounting bracket that is intended to be attached to
the
car has two 1/2 " holes . After having spent a half hour under the front
of
the car I can’t find any place to mount these brackets .Dr. Androchuck ,
in
your article you say “A hole must be drilled through the aluminum support
bar”. The bracket has mounting holes for two 1/2” bolts why only drill
one
hole ? Where and what is this aluminum support bar ? What does it suppotr
what shape is it where is it located. The only thing that I can find in
the
front of the car that is made of aluminum is the bumper itsself.
Any help that anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Paul Van Dongen

1985 XJ6 84K miles Cobalt blue and Isis

===================================================
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===================================================
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