Fog lights

TZZZZT

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2013 NV200 North American SV edition.
2.0 litre Gas engine/ CVT, SatNav, Power windows, DL, Mirrors.

Find us on the web at www.smkelectric.net

Mudflap

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Will watch this thread closely, I was tempted to do the same using DRL’s

Dont forget to search ebay Europe or far east under EVALIA as you are probably aware they NV is named differently there!

TZZZZT

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2013 NV200 North American SV edition.
2.0 litre Gas engine/ CVT, SatNav, Power windows, DL, Mirrors.

Find us on the web at www.smkelectric.net

TZZZZT

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I’ve finally cracked the code on some parts that may help North American NV200 owners looking to add driving lamps to their vans.

This is not much of a step by step tutorial and of course, if you have automotive knowledge, all the easier.

I removed the bumper from my van which was held on by several push pins and 10mm bolts underneath. All in all, it took me 15 minutes with no prior knowledge on this van.

Poor van is all naked.
There is no wiring harness from the factory for driving/fog lamps. I had to make my own using a standard relay and a 30amp battery tap which is fused. The relay is controlled via the ignition key. It is powered by a fuse tap from the audio fuse. The battery power is then directed to the relay and onwards to the fog lamps using 14ga. wiring.

The lamps I found that will work are from an ’04-’10 Nissan Armada. These have the proper canted angle that matches the NA NV200’s bumper cutout. I paid about $40 from Amazon for these. Of course, Chinese knockoffs, but they look exactly like the factory ones. I could not tell the difference.

I proceded to cut the fog light blank-off’s from the bumper with a sharp razor blade.

Once all the trimming was done, I placed the fog lamp over the hole. There is a marking on the face of the fog lamp that says «TOP». I took a sharpie marker and marked the side of the housing to help me orient it with the bumper. This isn’t rocket science but I got it really close in alignment.

I used packing tape to hold the lamp in place and used clear silicone to simply «Glue» it onto the bumper. From there, I let it sit for 24 hours.

I also took the time to install a wire mesh grille to protect the oil cooler, radiator and a/c coil from rock damage. That is also glued in with silicone around the perimeter.

All done and ready to mate with the rest of the van.

The bumper snaps in place with several snap pins and a total of 8 screws. Easy peasy.

I still have to do the under dash install of the relay along with the small fog light switch which is yet to be delivered.

close up of mesh grille.

So, Yes, it can be done. I’ve spent countless hours on the internet as well as the local auto parts houses trying to find the proper light to fit the angled opening of the bumper. The Armada/Titan fog lights are slightly oversized which made it perfect for using silicone on the inside of the bumper to mount them with. Try not to squeeze the silicone into the visible part of the light lens.

2013 NV200 North American SV edition.
2.0 litre Gas engine/ CVT, SatNav, Power windows, DL, Mirrors.

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