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Hey guys! I have been wanting to add fog lights to my 14 SXT. I have looked at couple of options and I have seen a lot of Blinglights fogs lights. I have read that I need to get StarScan done after installing mopar fog lights is this the case with any other fog lights? If you have installed any fogs lights and like the product, I would love to look into it.

Just looking for suggestions/recommendations regarding this.

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I could have sworn I saw that the 14's you can't add the factory fog lights, that they removed the option from the ecu for 14's. Could be wrong.

If you're going aftermarket, you'd just need to wire in your own switch. Little more work, lot less money. Factory parts will run you around $100-125 and then depending on your dealer could be another $100+ just to turn the option on with the star scan tool.
 

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I could have sworn I saw that the 14's you can't add the factory fog lights, that they removed the option from the ecu for 14's. Could be wrong.

If you're going aftermarket, you'd just need to wire in your own switch. Little more work, lot less money. Factory parts will run you around $100-125 and then depending on your dealer could be another $100+ just to turn the option on with the star scan tool.
I was looking around the Internet for info on how it can be done before actually buying the mopar fog lights and came across a YouTube video for 2011+ sxt ( http://youtu.be/ipaBMdzzmuM) showing how it can be done.

Although I like your options of installing an aftermarket foglight with a switch. I was wondering if it can be wired to the day time running lights? I am not good with electrical and won't be surprised if I am wrong lol.

Thanks for the suggestions?:)

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I added OEM fog lights to our 2014 sxt, Dodge doesn't sell a "kit" for the Challenger, no one knows why... but some dealers sell the parts that are needed as a "kit", on ebay and elsewhere. Other dealers, like the one I bought the car from, state flat out, it can't be done! So here is the instructions I wrote for another thread:

Ok, I just finished adding fog lights to our new 2014 sxt yesterday. I had done it to our 2011 SE, and it turned out to be the exact same process, even 3 years later.

Parts:

2 fog lamps: #5182025AA
4 T20 torx self-tapping screws: 6506579AA
1 Headlight switch w/fogs switch: 68189148AA

Installation:

1. Jack up and remove the front tire. Safely support the car with jackstands, use wheel chocks etc. Make the car safe to work on! you can just turn in the wheel, but this gives you more room and is easier.
2. Open the inner fender on the front side of the wheel. I think altogether I took out 6 of those plastic rivet thingys, and 2 small metal screws from underneath. Spread the plastic inner fender open, and you can see the back of the black plastic blank right there. Look around with a flashlight, and you will find a connector hanging somewhere thereabouts.
3. I used a long screwdriver on the blank and just pounded it a couple of times with my hand and it popped out the front.
4. Insert the fog lamp into the front of the fascia, adjustment screw on top, there are 2 plastic pins that slide into place. Insert and tighten the 2 screws. Hint: I pre-screwed the screws in, before installing the lamp, it makes it easier when you're working inside the fender.
5. Grab the connector hanging there and push it onto the fog lamp connector. It should give a nice "click" when you get it on.
6. Close up the inner fender, put all screws and plastic rivet thingys back in place, re-install wheel.
7. Do the other side, same as the first.
8. Get in the driver's seat, rest your aching back, look at the new switch with it's 3 clips that hold it in place, this is exactly what you are taking out. Use some sort of thin trimstick to dis-engage these clips and pop the switch out. Remember to be careful and not damage the dash, you are going to be stuck looking at it if you "mess" it up.
9. Old switch has a red slider on it to lock the wiring connector on, slide it, pull the connector off, put it on the new switch, lock the connector on with the slider. Pop switch into dash.

10. Your part is now done, take it to a dealer and have them flash the car to activate the fog lights.

The fogs will not work at all until the car is flashed. The new switch has the "A" position to the left of the off position. This is for the automatic headlights which will not work properly. Turning the switch to the "A" position will just turn on all the lights.

The dealer I went charged me the "minimum" amount of $69 to turn on the fog lights.

Good luck,
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I added OEM fog lights to our 2014 sxt, Dodge doesn't sell a "kit" for the Challenger, no one knows why... but some dealers sell the parts that are needed as a "kit", on ebay and elsewhere. Other dealers, like the one I bought the car from, state flat out, it can't be done! So here is the instructions I wrote for another thread:

Ok, I just finished adding fog lights to our new 2014 sxt yesterday. I had done it to our 2011 SE, and it turned out to be the exact same process, even 3 years later.

Parts:

2 fog lamps: #5182025AA
4 T20 torx self-tapping screws: 6506579AA
1 Headlight switch w/fogs switch: 68189148AA

Installation:

1. Jack up and remove the front tire. Safely support the car with jackstands, use wheel chocks etc. Make the car safe to work on! you can just turn in the wheel, but this gives you more room and is easier.
2. Open the inner fender on the front side of the wheel. I think altogether I took out 6 of those plastic rivet thingys, and 2 small metal screws from underneath. Spread the plastic inner fender open, and you can see the back of the black plastic blank right there. Look around with a flashlight, and you will find a connector hanging somewhere thereabouts.
3. I used a long screwdriver on the blank and just pounded it a couple of times with my hand and it popped out the front.
4. Insert the fog lamp into the front of the fascia, adjustment screw on top, there are 2 plastic pins that slide into place. Insert and tighten the 2 screws. Hint: I pre-screwed the screws in, before installing the lamp, it makes it easier when you're working inside the fender.
5. Grab the connector hanging there and push it onto the fog lamp connector. It should give a nice "click" when you get it on.
6. Close up the inner fender, put all screws and plastic rivet thingys back in place, re-install wheel.
7. Do the other side, same as the first.
8. Get in the driver's seat, rest your aching back, look at the new switch with it's 3 clips that hold it in place, this is exactly what you are taking out. Use some sort of thin trimstick to dis-engage these clips and pop the switch out. Remember to be careful and not damage the dash, you are going to be stuck looking at it if you "mess" it up.
9. Old switch has a red slider on it to lock the wiring connector on, slide it, pull the connector off, put it on the new switch, lock the connector on with the slider. Pop switch into dash.

10. Your part is now done, take it to a dealer and have them flash the car to activate the fog lights.

The fogs will not work at all until the car is flashed. The new switch has the "A" position to the left of the off position. This is for the automatic headlights which will not work properly. Turning the switch to the "A" position will just turn on all the lights.

The dealer I went charged me the "minimum" amount of $69 to turn on the fog lights.

Good luck,
Scott
Thank you so much. I will look into it! Both the options and see how much both of them costs.

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Thank you so much. I will look into it! Both the options and see how much both of them costs.
Like the other guy said, you can get the parts for anywhere between $100 to $150, off online mopar parts places, ebay, etc. Getting them turned on by a dealer is a crapshoot. Some guys get their dealer to do it for nothing, other want to charge you for up to an hour of labor (about $100 here). In 2011, I had them turned on by a dealer in Tampa, for 1/2 hour of labor, $50. This time, May 2014, I had them done by a dealer I like in St. Pete, and they charged me the "minimum" (his words) or $69. I would call around to all the dealers near you and get a price quote.

My own preference, is to stick with OEM, looks factory, and increases resale value.
 

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Like the other guy said, you can get the parts for anywhere between $100 to $150, off online mopar parts places, ebay, etc. Getting them turned on by a dealer is a crapshoot. Some guys get their dealer to do it for nothing, other want to charge you for up to an hour of labor (about $100 here). In 2011, I had them turned on by a dealer in Tampa, for 1/2 hour of labor, $50. This time, May 2014, I had them done by a dealer I like in St. Pete, and they charged me the "minimum" (his words) or $69. I would call around to all the dealers near you and get a price quote.

My own preference, is to stick with OEM, looks factory, and increases resale value.
Sounds good! I'll get on it! Thank you so much. ?

Today is the first day I joined and this forum is already coming to use.

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DON'T GET BLING LIGHTS!!!! I have some and there nothin but trouble.. they've got out nunerous times and the "halos" are awfull.
Yeah I didnt wanted to buy those without asking someone who had a first hand experience with it. There are not a lot posts regarding bling lights review on a challenger. Thanks for letting me know.?

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Like the other guy said, you can get the parts for anywhere between $100 to $150, off online mopar parts places, ebay, etc. Getting them turned on by a dealer is a crapshoot. Some guys get their dealer to do it for nothing, other want to charge you for up to an hour of labor (about $100 here). In 2011, I had them turned on by a dealer in Tampa, for 1/2 hour of labor, $50. This time, May 2014, I had them done by a dealer I like in St. Pete, and they charged me the "minimum" (his words) or $69. I would call around to all the dealers near you and get a price quote.

My own preference, is to stick with OEM, looks factory, and increases resale value.
Damn!! The price does vary alot. One dealership (my regular) is asking for 120 whereas this other one (in a different city) is asking for 50 bucks. Its funny how it's not really regulated by dodge or any standard.

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I could have sworn I saw that the 14's you can't add the factory fog lights, that they removed the option from the ecu for 14's. Could be wrong.

If you're going aftermarket, you'd just need to wire in your own switch. Little more work, lot less money. Factory parts will run you around $100-125 and then depending on your dealer could be another $100+ just to turn the option on with the star scan tool.

I just had my fogs enabled for my 2014 SXT on Tuesday. I paid $50 bucks, but I also took it in for an oil change and tire rotation too. Negotiating is easier when your already there for service...
 

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I just had my fogs enabled for my 2014 SXT on Tuesday. I paid $50 bucks, but I also took it in for an oil change and tire rotation too. Negotiating is easier when your already there for service...
I might do same then. Mine is due next month. Where did you get all the parts from? And how much did they cost? Just curious.

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I got mine on Amazon for $130ish (can't recall exactly how much). It came with the intergrated switch and the two foglights. All the wiring is already in place, it should be a simple plug and play, after they are enabled ;-)
 

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I added OEM fog lights to our 2014 sxt, Dodge doesn't sell a "kit" for the Challenger, no one knows why... but some dealers sell the parts that are needed as a "kit", on ebay and elsewhere. Other dealers, like the one I bought the car from, state flat out, it can't be done! So here is the instructions I wrote for another thread:

Ok, I just finished adding fog lights to our new 2014 sxt yesterday. I had done it to our 2011 SE, and it turned out to be the exact same process, even 3 years later.

Parts:

2 fog lamps: #5182025AA
4 T20 torx self-tapping screws: 6506579AA
1 Headlight switch w/fogs switch: 68189148AA

Installation:

1. Jack up and remove the front tire. Safely support the car with jackstands, use wheel chocks etc. Make the car safe to work on! you can just turn in the wheel, but this gives you more room and is easier.
2. Open the inner fender on the front side of the wheel. I think altogether I took out 6 of those plastic rivet thingys, and 2 small metal screws from underneath. Spread the plastic inner fender open, and you can see the back of the black plastic blank right there. Look around with a flashlight, and you will find a connector hanging somewhere thereabouts.
3. I used a long screwdriver on the blank and just pounded it a couple of times with my hand and it popped out the front.
4. Insert the fog lamp into the front of the fascia, adjustment screw on top, there are 2 plastic pins that slide into place. Insert and tighten the 2 screws. Hint: I pre-screwed the screws in, before installing the lamp, it makes it easier when you're working inside the fender.
5. Grab the connector hanging there and push it onto the fog lamp connector. It should give a nice "click" when you get it on.
6. Close up the inner fender, put all screws and plastic rivet thingys back in place, re-install wheel.
7. Do the other side, same as the first.
8. Get in the driver's seat, rest your aching back, look at the new switch with it's 3 clips that hold it in place, this is exactly what you are taking out. Use some sort of thin trimstick to dis-engage these clips and pop the switch out. Remember to be careful and not damage the dash, you are going to be stuck looking at it if you "mess" it up.
9. Old switch has a red slider on it to lock the wiring connector on, slide it, pull the connector off, put it on the new switch, lock the connector on with the slider. Pop switch into dash.

10. Your part is now done, take it to a dealer and have them flash the car to activate the fog lights.

The fogs will not work at all until the car is flashed. The new switch has the "A" position to the left of the off position. This is for the automatic headlights which will not work properly. Turning the switch to the "A" position will just turn on all the lights.

The dealer I went charged me the "minimum" amount of $69 to turn on the fog lights.

Good luck,
Scott
I ordered everything that you suggested and looks like both of the switches have same pin pattern. Will the fog lights still work even after I get them activated? I fear that it's the wrong part...NOOOO
 

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Of course the pinouts on the switch will be a little different, you added the the new "switch" module, that contains the foglight switch as well as the rest of the lights.....

How much did you end up paying for the car to be programmed for fog lights?

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I meant not different oops...I paid 63 after tax. Although my car had a bit of a seizure while driving back home. I was stopped at a red light and my car went crazy.

It started honking and lights started going on and off like I had pressed the alarm button (which I did not). I pulled up in the nearby plaza and it stopped. I called the dealership and they didn't answer so I decided to come home.

I am taking my car back in next Tuesday to get it check out...will keep you guys posted...

Of course the pinouts on the switch will be a little different, you added the the new "switch" module, that contains the foglight switch as well as the rest of the lights.....

How much did you end up paying for the car to be programmed for fog lights?

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You will have to press the knob in to turn them on.
Just to add to what naviephull directed - you just need to press the knob once - they'll only come on when your lights are on (i.e. your lights are on, parking lights are on, or knob is on the automatic setting and it's dark enough for the lights to come on).

If I remember correctly if you put on your brights, the fogs will turn off. I rarely use my brights so I haven't noticed but had read about it.

Enjoy the new fogs! I think they look really nice compared to the plastic plugs.
 
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