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Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:46:37 PM »
I have a 85 Eagle wagon that does not have fog lights on it. I am wanting to install fog lights on it to look like they were factory. Does anybody know how the factory fog lights were set up on these car from what the fog lights connected to to did they have a separate switch to turn them on an off with.
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:30:47 PM »
The factory fog lights were made by Marchal, not sure the exact model number.
They had their own harness and switch, and were mounted in holes drilled in the top of the front bumper.
But unfortunately, the same fog lights were used on Mustangs too, thus driving up the price by Mustang enthusiasts.
Last time I saw a complete NOS set (harness and everything), it was around $450.
You can find used ones out there, but even then, they will still be over $100 I bet.

I bought a set of Hella 550s for $75, and I think they are a little better than the factory Marchals to be honest.
They come with covers, and resemble what the Marcels would look like for an 80s look.    
So unless someone really knows about AMC Eagles (outside of the Nest  ;D), they make a good investment for night driving in inclement weather.
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 06:38:49 PM »
yea I am wanting the fog lights to look like they were factory 80's on the car an use the factory switch an newer harness like the ceramic headlight wiring harness I am going to install on the car an upgrade the headlights. Later on I am wanting to put a light bar on the roof rack an give this car a off road look when done with all the changes I am going to give it.
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 06:43:56 PM »
Here's what the factory ones look like.



Here's what mine look like, they look pretty similar using the white covers.



Like I said, gives you the same look with 1/4 of the price, and better lighting performance.
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 11:52:56 PM »
yea I am wanting the fog lights to look like they were factory 80's on the car an use the factory switch an newer harness like the ceramic headlight wiring harness I am going to install on the car an upgrade the headlights. Later on I am wanting to put a light bar on the roof rack an give this car a off road look when done with all the changes I am going to give it.

Since you have the roof rack I have a removable bar to use for lights. It's lockable is a food fit. Taking a bit of fabrication and it looks really nice.

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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 04:54:04 AM »
What is the bar off of & how much?
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 04:56:24 AM »
Hey TLC87Eagle on your fog lights is yours set up like it was from the factory with just better lights on it? An what all did you buy to for installing the fog lights & what all is involved in installing them on these cars?
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 11:26:05 AM »
Hey TLC87Eagle on your fog lights is yours set up like it was from the factory with just better lights on it? An what all did you buy to for installing the fog lights & what all is involved in installing them on these cars?

Mine is slightly different than original as far as components ,wiring, and switches. I have my wires going to a a dual relay box (each light on its own relay), run by one switch. The only reason I did this is because I had didn't have any regular relays around, but I did have the dual relay laying around for some reason.  ;D
I believe I used a similar routing to inside the car the factory used.
I mounted my switch by carving out an existing hole in the package tray from the PO, which was probably used for a different type of fog light switch. The original mounting location was actually in the plastic trim beside the headlight and wiper switches.

My switch is not factory equipment either, as I use a red light up switch and the original looks like what you see below. (Minus the surround)



And here is the factory switch location.


Let me know if you need anymore details.

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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 07:16:15 PM »
ok thanks I plan on adding the fog lights to the car an later on do some other stuff to it like install the gauge console I got etc..
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 08:34:17 AM »
What is the bar off of & how much?
It's a Saab rack. Came as a pair but I only need 1. Even have a key so it can be locked.

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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 09:03:11 AM »
did you have to modify it any or was it a direct bolt on?
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Re: Installing fog lights on 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 09:36:57 AM »
did you have to modify it any or was it a direct bolt on?

It's removable. Fits snug but no modification was needed. It's a Ski Rack that happens to fit between my Kammback's roof rails. EOTM for Feb you can see it on the car.

 

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