Baja Designs Squadron Fog Light Install
Squadron-R Pros Fog Light Install with Bezel 4Runner
Baja Designs Squadron-R Pros Fog Light Install with Rounded Bezel on 5th Gen 4Runner
There is not much out there in the way of the Squadron Fog Light Install with the Bezel for the 5th Gen 4Runner. Not that the install process is hard but there are a few questions you might have. When installing the Baja Designs Squadron-R Pros Fog Lights with the Rounded Bezel on the 5th Gen 4Runner, there are a few different steps that you need to take. This is a little different from the regular Baja Designs Fog Light install.
There are tons of options when it comes to Baja Designs Fog Lights, but the Squadron-R Pros and the Squadron-R Sports are the most popular. But, these might not be the best option for your 4Runner fog lights. We recently wrote an article on the 4Runner LED Fog Lights and they were pretty impressive.
Important to Note:
- Squadron-R Sports, LED Wide Cornering: Best for On-Road Use (Very bright)
- Squadron-R Pro, LED Driving/Combo: Best for Off-Road Use (Unbelievably bright!)
Off-Road Fog Lights or On-Road Fog Lights?
The Baja Designs Squadron-R Pros are obviously going to be much brighter, but this is also the problem. The Baja Designs Squadron-R Pros are a problem because they are too bright to run on-road in every day driving conditions. These lights are not street legal and not DOT (Department of Transportation) approved for on-road use. This means you will get flashed by oncoming drivers again and again while running these lights.
If you want to use your fog lights as daily driving fog lights, then you should probably look at a set of LED 4Runner fog light bulbs (H16 Bulbs). We installed a great set of LED bulbs in our other 4Runner and they turned out awesome. Even with the stock Halogens Headlights, the LED (H16) bulb washed out most of the orange/yellow hue that the halogens throw off.
LED 4Runner Fog Light Bulbs (H16 Bulbs)
- H16 Bulb (recommended bulb for 5th Gen): Check Today’s Price
The LED bulbs above are probably the best option for aftermarket 5th Gen 4Runner fog lights. They are incredibly bright compared to the stock light bulbs and you can use them as every day driving lights. You will not get flashed by oncoming traffic with the these LED bulbs above. Really, a solid choice for a fog light upgrade.
Squadron-R Pros Fog Lights – Overview
If on the other hand, you don’t give a shit about oncoming traffic or have plans of wheeling/ off-road very often, then keep reading. LED lights by Baja Designs are truly the way to go when it comes to off-road lighting. LED lights by Baja Designs are incredibly versatile. These lights can be mounted anywhere you can imagine. The squadrons can be mounted as 4Runner ditch lights, fog lights, and many other areas.
Enjoy 4,900 lumens utilizing 4 Cree LEDs! The Squadron-R Pro’s lightweight and powerful capabilities make it the ideal companion for all of your late night off-roading adventures! Relish high-performance and durability with nearly 50,000 hours of auxiliary LED light, optimized for a more traditional LED experience and aftermarket bumper featuring a 4” round hole. As always, Baja Designs offers a 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee & Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Baja Squadron Fog Light Options – 5th Gen 4Runner
Baja Squadrons All Have Black/ White Face Options, Flush Mount Options, with Amber Light Options as well. They also come in multiple pattern options; including Driving/ Combo, Wide Cornering, Spot, and Flood.
- Squadron Sport
- Squadron-R Sport
- Squadron Sport Amber
- Squadron Pro
- Squadron-R Pro
- Squadron Pro Amber
- DONT FORGET THE FOG LIGHT KIT! – Check Price on Brackets
Baja Squadron Lumens and Watts Fog Lights
The Squadron-R has a Rounded Bezel and is recommended for the 4Runner Fog Lights
- Recommended 4Runner LED Bulb Swap (H16) – Check Today’s Price
- Squadron Sport (1,800 Lumens at 20 watts)
- Squadron-R Sport (1,800 Lumens at 20 watts) – Check Today’s Price
- Squadron Pro (4,900 Lumens at 40 watts)
- Squadron-R Pro (4,900 Lumens at 40 watts) – Check Today’s Price
- Squadron-R Pro AMBER (4,300 Lumens at 40 watts) – Check Price on Amber
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #1 – Getting Organized
The first thing you should do is get familiar with the kit. If you ordered the fog light bracket kit, it comes with the conversion wiring kit and the brackets. What you are looking at here is all you need for this install. The Baja Designs Kit Squadron Lights come with a bunch of other wires, you don’t need those. All you need is what is pictured above. If you are doing a ditch light install, then you will need those other wires.
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #2 – Allen Down Brackets
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #3 – Bracket Positions
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #4 – Connect First Section of Wire
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #5 – Connecting Conversion Wires
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #6 – Assembly Almost Complete
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #7 – Remove Squadron Plate for Bezel
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #8 – Allen Down Rounded Bezel
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #9 – Ready to Install Baja Fog Light Assembly
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #10 – Remove Fender Liner
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #11 – Push Fender Liner Out of the Way
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #12 – Remove Factory Fog Light Assembly
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #13 – Install New Fog Light Assembly
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #14 – Test Lights
Squadron-R Fog Light Install Step #15 – Ziptie Loose Wires
Squadron-R Fog Light Install (PASSENGER) Note – Splash Guard Housing
You will not be able to use this splash guard again. You should save your OEM fog light housing and this splash guard just in case. This splash guard will not fit back into place with the new Baja Designs Squadron Brackets.
Squadron-R Fog Light Install (PASSENGER) – Repeat Steps from Driver Side
That’s it! after you finish the passenger side, you are done.
Squadron-R Fog Lights (Best Option?)
These lights are bright. Extremely bright. They are so bright that we will probably take them out of the fog light assembly and order a pair of Baja Design Sports Cornering lens. The Baja Design Pro’s are not meant for on-road use at all and I love using my fog lights at night in combination with my low beams.
The difference between the combo (Driving/Combo) and the wide cornering is how much light they throw off. The Driving/Combo lights like we have in the Pros will send too much light higher up, causing people to think we are running high beams.
These Lights are the best option for fogs:
- Squadron-R Sport (1,800 Lumens at 20 watts) – Check Today’s Price
- Or, just a bulb Recommended for 4Runner (H16) – Check Today’s Price
So, we are going to grab a pair of the Baja Design R-Sports Cornering LEDs and then use the Baja Design Pros (Driving/Combo) as our ditch lights that we are going to install coming soon.