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Upgraded the fog lamps on my 2023 Seltos: Total cost & performance

Turns out it was an extremely tedious process. I was worried if all the ADAS/front parking sensors/Camera etc would work as intended, but the technician reassured me about it.

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Past 3.5 Kms have been an excellent experience on my Seltos GT Line DCT. NVH, space, acceleration, equipment, ADAS all has been spectacular experience so far.

My only grouse was with headlights of the car. For a car costing this much, headlight intensity surely had a huge scope of improvement. I also have a Sonet HTX iMT Turbo P, and I am satisfied with it's lights. I expected Seltos to be atleast similar to Sonet in terms of effectiveness, if not better.

Sonet light pic for reference.

Trouble no more-

I came across Bhpian @Behemoth's post wherein he mentioned projector lamps with brackets are now available for Seltos. I spoke with contact provided by Behemoth, and he quoted me an outrageous 27K for 2 inch bi led projector fog lamps (Genome). I kept looking for alternatives and came across Xenon planet BI LED laser 2 inch fog lamps on my Seltos Whatsapp group. The seller was in Delhi, and agreed to ship the bracket, projectors and relay wiring. He mentioned that he would guide with fitment of the same on call and it's easy process. It was NOT!!

None of the garages (even big one's) in Pune were open to installing these. Meanwhile, I was in contact with Genome's distributor and explained him my situation. Just like other shops initially even he declined me saying they cannot install other lamps, either purchase the same from them and then install or install it from somewhere else.

Fortunately I was able to convince him and he shared me Genome's technician's number. He came and toiled for around 4-5 hours. Turns out it was an extremely tedious process. I was worried if all the ADAS/front parking sensors/Camera etc would work as intended, but the technician reassured me about it. Must say he was extremely skilled person, as he took enough precautions at each step, and did a fantastic job. Here are the results-

The projectors

Low beam of only fog lamps-

Low beam of headlamps + Fog lamps-

Low beam and high beam of all lamps-

Total Cost=

  • Lamps+Brackets+Relay+Delivery = 14500
  • Technician's installation fee = 4000 ( I paid him 500 extra considering his efforts)

Note- Goes without saying, the high beam can be a huge nuisance for oncoming traffic, and I plan to use it only when necessary.

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