VW Beetle Fog Lights at TunersDepot.com
VW Beetle Fog light Buyers Guide:
Deciding between OEM, Halo Projector, Clear, Yellow, and Smoke Beetle Foglights
VW Beetle foglights are one of the first things people buy after coming home from the dealer with their brand new Beetle. Foglights are SERIOUSLY overpriced when purchased as an OEM factory option, thus many smart buyers visit our website to buy and install their own Beetle Fog Light Kits at a fraction of the cost. Also, here at Tunersdepot.com, we try to offer a wide selection of the newest and best styles of fog light kits for your Beetle.
Our line of VW Beetle fog light carry thru 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 models.
98-05 VW Beetle Fog Lights
VW Beetle Halo Projector Foglight Kit Overview
If you are looking for something a little different and more personalized, then a set of Beetle Halo Projector Foglights might work best for you. Halo Projector Fog lights are the same size as stock Beetle Fog Light kits, but they use a completely different type of lens. By incorporating a convex lens to “project” the light from your foglights, they transfer the shape of your light beam to be spread over a wider area. This increases overall visible viewing area, making your Beetle safer to drive during foggy conditions.
Also, Beetle Halo Projector fog light kits use halo lighting technology (also known as angel eye lighting) to provide even more light from the foglight. By adding an extra illuminated ring around the projector (the “halo”), they give your fog lights the same glowing ring look as the higher end European headlights. Also, for certain applications, the halo is left unwired, giving you the option to splice them into your Beetle’s parking lights, allowing you to turn only the halo ring on when you activate your parking lights. Alternatively, you could not wire them all if are expecting a more low key look from your Beetle fog lights.
Choosing the right color foglights for your VW Beetle
Once you have decided what style you want, the next choice is color. There are usually 3 choices available for Beetle Fog Lights for both the OEM and Halo Projector styles: Clear, Smoke, and Yellow.
Clear VW Beetle Fog Lights: The standard choice
Clear is the color of lens that the dealer fog lights came in and for good reason. Clear Beetle Fog Lights put out the most light of all the colors since colored fog lights have to add some material to the lens, blocking overall light. Also, Clear Foglights, both halo and OEM style kits, look great no matter what color your Beetle is. Also, if you are planning to add colored bulbs of HID kits to your Beetle fog lights, clear is the way to go if you want to maximize the effect of the new color.
The only downside to clear Beetle Foglights is that their “clearness” can be a liability if your foglights start getting old and worn looking after a few years.
Smoke VW Beetle Fog Lights: A different take on a classic option
Unless you are going for that Japanese JDM look, Smoke Foglights are probably the nicest option available for your Beetle. At the expense of a marginal loss of brightness, you get a slick looking light that looks perfect on white and most dark colored Beetle. They are a perfect complement to tinted windows, especially on black Beetle going for the full tinted Knight Rider-ish look.
Being the darkest foglight, they hide wear and tear the best, but that also makes them a less than desirable option if you are planning to add colored bulbs or HID kits to your Beetle.
Yellow VW Beetle Fog Lights: Aggressive and functional
Yellow is the preferred color for drivers going after the Japanese “JDM” look. They look exceptionally nice on high contrast color Beetle like black, white, or blue. Yellow Beetle fog light kits might not be the best look for Beetle with yellowish colors though (yellow, orange, some reds, etc.).
Another thing to consider with yellow Beetle fog lights (both OEM style and Halo Projector versions) is that they actually do the best job in foggy or inclement weather. Due to the wavelength of the light spectrum of yellow light, they produce the least glare against fog, rain, puddles, etc. making them the SAFEST color of foglight to get…assuming you are really buying fog lights because you are planning on driving your Beetle in the fog.
VW Beetle Foglight Technical Information
VW Beetle Fog Light Kit Contents (OEM and Halo Projector style):
2 Beetle Foglight housings ( 1 full pair)
2 Fog light bulbs (most applications)
1 Wiring Harness Kit (All Winjet, some X3)
1 Fog light switch (All Winjet (may not be OEM style), and some X3)
- Many vehicles (especially trucks and SUV’s) come with fog light harnesses pre-installed. Check around the area where the foglights are supposed to be installed and you may find stock harnesses taped inside around (usually above) the installation area. Please check for this before running a new wire harness.
- As with all light bulbs, never touch the glass of the light bulbs with your bare hands. The oil from your hands can stick to the bulb and make it explode. Either do not touch the glass of the bulb, or use clean rubber gloves while installing.
- You may get a check engine light on your Beetle if you install foglights without resetting the computer. To prevent this (and for safety) you should disconnect the battery before installing fog lights onto your Beetle, and reconnect the battery only after installation is complete
- If you are picky about how your dashboard looks, you may want to go to the dealer (or a junkyard that has a Beetle with fog lights) and purchase a stock fog light harness and switch. These can be easily used with X3 or Winjet fog lights.
- If you plan on using an HID kit with your halo projector foglights, please use a low watt kit (usually 35w) as high watt kits (usually 55w plus) run hot and could damage the projector lenses on your Beetle fog lights