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I researched the installation of the Factory Fog Light Kit PN 999L1-4Z000 for a Versa Note and it appears to be fairly straight forward although I have one question.

Does the body computer need to be reprogrammed to allow the proper operation of the fog lamps once the installation is complete? The installation instructions PDF does not mention it but it shows a schematic that the wiring goes through the body computer module.

A while ago I installed a similar kit on my Jeep and that required a dealer reprogram to enable the fog lamps to function.
 

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Thanks Frank, that's good news to me and it answered my question.

The Fog Lamp kit I mentioned includes a new turn signal/light/wiper switch assembly that adds the fog lamp switch. I guess I can now go ahead and order the kit.

Thanks again!
 

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......Can you see the pre wired fog light cable connectors in the bottom of the engine compartment behind the bumper?
The packaging on the Note is very tight as it has active grille shutters just below the bumper line, so I cannot see anything without taking things apart. I have an SV model so I'm 95% sure the car is prewired (I hope). The Nissan installation instructions says the front grille has to be removed to access the fog lamp connector which is taped to the main harness. The kit also includes a wiring harness to extend the wires to reach both fog lamps.

I think I'll just assume it is there and address the issue later if I cannot find it. I don't think I'd like to tear apart the grille twice. Thanks for the reminder though.
 

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I got busy with other things so I was not able to order the fog lamp kit yet however, I saw it being sold for less than $200 + shipping at nissannewparts.com which is actually a Nissan dealer in Texas.

According to this instructions:
http://www.nissan-techinfo.com/asistgc_1/diskdocs/1/U/A/1UA14.PDF
the kit (with the part number I noted earlier) contains everything needed to install.

I'll let you know if I finally get to it!
 

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Will the fogs stay on like auto daytime running lights or will you still have to turn them on & off at the stalk every time? ......
Trick, it is my understanding that these WILL NOT operate like DRLs. These are fog lights, exactly like the factory option with the switch in the turn signal stalk.

Yes they are a bit pricey, but if you buy the fog lights installed on a new car from the factory, it is a $300 option. Installing it yourself comes out approx. $100 cheaper. The turn signal stalk part (with the fog light switch) by itself actually cost almost $200 to replace.

I ordered the kit and will try to take measurements and pics before installing.

Obviously you can come up with an aftermarket solution that will be much inexpensive.
 

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I just received the Fog Lamp Kit (Part Number 999L1-4Z000) I recently ordered. I'll be tied up for a couple of weeks so installation will have to wait till then. I thought I'd post some pics to show the contents of the kit for everyone's info. Anyone who needs more measurements or photos, please let me know so I can do it before I start the installation.

Aside from these parts, also included are a bunch of fasteners and wire ties.

This is the driver's side lamp.


Drivers side fog lamp with the mounting bracket. Passenger side is mirror image of these parts.


Lights/Wipers switch stalk assembly with added Fog Lamp switch of the left stalk.


Wire harness assembly to connect the lights to existing car harness.


Lamp and bracket together (orientation is upside down). This whole assembly fits behind the fog lamp hole on the front bumper fascia.
 

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Is it possible to install this on the S+?
the instructions say on line two "(SV only)"
There must be a reason why is says SV only. I would guess the wiring harness for S/S+ is different from the SV/SL models and may not incorporate the actual wires for the Fog Lamp circuit. Otherwise there is no reason why they would limit it to SV only and restrict/reduce the sale of these kits. Obviously these kits are money makers for Nissan.
 

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So I finally found the time to install my Fog Lamp Kit (PN 999L1-4Z000) and boy what an ordeal. I must be getting old for this. I guess it wasn't all that bad only two broken tabs, a small cut on one hand, and a whole bunch of scratches on my arms.

Since most of the body parts are just snapped together, this was the most difficult part of the project, not knowing if you are going to break anything while you pull things apart. It took a lot of patience to get it done.

The Nissan PDF instructions I found from the web were not too descriptive and in most cases the car is not symmetrical. Accessibility on the right side was much easier than on the left.

Overall, it turned out great, even got a surprise new feature for my wipers.

TOOK ME OVER 3 HOURS JUST TO GET TO THIS POINT





BACK SIDE OF RADIATOR FRONT COVER



BACK SIDE OF GRILL



CLOSE UP OF GRILL ATTACHING POINTS ON BUMPER



RIGHT SIDE DONE



BOTH SIDES DONE, GRILL REINSTALLED



As I mentioned in another posting, the kit came with Variable Time Intermittent Wiper Feature which I was not expecting at all.
 

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Thank you for the pictorial and information. Just to be clear, the Note SV is prewired for the fogs, correct? From a wiring standpoint it's plug and play?
Absolutely! For the SV model, the fogs are pre-wired, everything was plug and play.

As I mentioned, the most difficult part was taking the body parts off. Also, it did not say on the instructions but I ended up removing the front tires just to have easier access installing the fog lamp bracket at the back of the front fascia.
 

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Does that store ship to different places or is it just order and pick it up there?
I live in Michigan and the parts were shipped from Texas via UPS. If I remember right, I had to pay for shipping though. You can also buy the kit from your local Nissan dealer and pick it up there. The website I quoted had the lowest price at the time I bought them. You may want to Google the PN to see who has the lowest price.
 

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I live in Puerto Rico so I don't know if Nissan would ship to me
I'd say just ask. The selling dealer is the one shipping not Nissan, so each dealer may have different shipping policies. Doesn't hurt to ask. Based on my eBay experience, if I remember right shipping to PR is usually no extra charge or very minimal additional charge.
 

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Since our Note will be a commuter along the I-5 in San Diego, there's a great potential for fog so this thread has been really, really helpful!

Question is: Can the fogs be turned-on independently of the headlights?

I drove a friend's E-series Mercedes Benz that the fogs had a switch that went on no matter what the headlights were doing. My Subarus only let them turn on when the headlights were on.

If they're independent of the headlights, I could see the dual purpose of using them as a pseudo DRL.
The OEM fogs I installed on my SV only work with the low beams on. Yes, it a bummer since you cannot use them as pseudo DRLs.

Somewhat disappointing since my other cars allowed fog lamp operation with just the park lights on.

BTW the fog lamp performance is a bit marginal but better than nothing.
 

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thank you for the reply, my wife's car is an SV model. like i mentioned i could not find them..
be aware that the removal of the front grill and upper cover is very frustrating to remove...
The part number sold on Amazon appears to be the same as the kit I bought from a Nissan dealer. The pictures that Midnight posted confirms that as well.

I have a 2014 SV and I assume you have an SV as well. There is an open connector behind the front bumper next to the driver side headlight. It is hidden somewhere in that area. Yes I agree it is quite difficult to find as everything is very tight in that area of the car. The connector plugs in to the harness that came with the kit. The harness feeds power to the left and right fog lights.
 

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Estebinbin, I forgot to mention, if I remember right, the pigtail connector you are looking for is part of the wiring harness for the driver side headlight. I think what I did was to trace the wires going to the headlight and found the connector there.
 

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thank you for the reply, with my next try i hope i can find it and don't run into any other issues.. the grill and cover are just such a pain to remove without breaking the tabs...
actually is there any other advice, suggestions or warning you could provide on this installation?
Can't think of anything at the moment. Just ask if you come across anything else.
 

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I am in the midst of the fog light install on my daughter's 2015 SV and near as I can tell, there is no harness that matches the one from the 999L1-4Z000 kit that we bought from the dealer. if anyone has a picture of the harness, there aren't even wires I can see under the light that match the wire colors on the harness, Black/white with black tracer, very frustrating, oh and the tech website doesn't have instructions for the 2015 SV fog light kit.
The best way to locate the connector for the fog lamp is to find the wire harness that feeds the left (driver side) headlamp. You can only do this once you have removed the front grill (I did not try it but I think it is next to impossible to find this connector without removing the grill).

From the headlamp follow the wire harness and you will find an open connector that will mate to the harness that came with the kit.

Please note that the area I'm talking about is very, very tight so it is quite difficult to see (that is why I was not able to get a picture). I had to do this mostly by feel.
 

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I am started on this project right now. I had to take a break due to the frustration of all of the plastic crap. I haven't even gotten the top radiator cover off yet. Each time I try to pull it off, it feels like there's too much tension and it feels like the damned plastic tabs are going to break. I may abandon this project, as it's going to be more expensive when/if I start busting plastic tabs. This should be such a simple task, but all of the plastic nonsense is making this way more difficult than it needs to be. :mad5:
I know the feeling, I've been there....

As I said "this is the most difficult part of the project" particularly, like you, I thought this was fairly simple.

Anyway these panels were designed to be snapped together in milliseconds at the assembly line and 99.999% of the time, these panels do not have to be taken apart.
 

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Unfortunately the OEM Fog light kit for the Versa Note SV requires access to the wiring harness located behind the the radiator cover and grille.

These two pieces are secured to each other and the car via multiple plastic clips. There a very real possibility that the clips may break if forced incorrectly.

I hope one of the previous posters that managed to remove the radiator cover and grille can provide some insight on to how to finesse these pieces off the car.
I don't think there is a way to finesse taking apart the front bumper and grille other than carefully taking the pieces apart, hoping not to break any tabs in the process.

I've tried to describe the process the best I could but it still took me a good 4 hours to take it apart, install the OEM fogs and put it back together on my 2014 Note. Obviously I'm not a Nissan mechanic but even if I've been doing this as a living, there is no way it can be done below an hour.
 

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Wow, it's crazy so many people are having such a difficult time with this. I installed my aftermarket OEM-style fog lights in about 30 minutes by myself with basic hand tools. Maybe the Note is harder to work with, but I had no trouble disassembling all of the plastic shrouds underneath the car.
Dude, you're probably more handy than most of us in the forum but I was wondering, when you installed your aftermarket fogs, did you by any chance remove the grill and the panel just above it on your car? This part alone took me about 2-3 hours to do. The rest was a a lot easier.

BTW how did you wire up the fogs, did you run a separate wire, switch, relay to the inside of the car?
 
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