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Old 10-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

Ok I got a question for you all. I have the JDM replica fog lights and want to use the OEM fog light switch and switch case. I bought and got the OEM switch today and of course it doesn't fit, that would be too easy. So my question is do any of you know a way to get these to fit? I noticed the JDM fog harness and switch is a 5 pin and wire were as the OEM switch only has 4 pins. I am wondering if I'm pretty f*ked and just need to buy the OEM fog light harness for the switch in order to get this to work... well the other thing I noticed was that the dimmer switch harness fits the OEM fog light switch, if I could find someone who's parting out their lude and get this harness could I wire it up? Thanks all!

Here is the JDM fog switch and harness:


JDM switch on top, OEM switch on bottom:


JDM wiring harness:


Oddly enough the dimmer harness fits right in the OEM fog light switch and the wires and pins line right up:
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

You have to swap out one of those 3 switches. There is no quick adapter. Since those two plugs match up...it is just coincidence. It wont make them work. Didn't the new fogs come with a schematic?
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You have to swap out one of those 3 switches. There is no quick adapter. Since those two plugs match up...it is just coincidence. It wont make them work. Didn't the new fogs come with a schematic?
Well the fog lights work just fine with the JDM switch, but I want to use the OEM fog light switch with the OEM switch plate so it'll look a lot cleaner. I just didn't know if I could use the harness from the dimmer switch (obviously one from a part-out Prelude) and just re-wire so it'll plug into the OEM fog light switch and it'll work. Just didn't know if anyone has done that before, or if there is any other way I can do it.
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

anything is possible, I mean really...a switch is a switch. you just have to do your research and see what you come up with. I'd be interested to see some cool results.
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

^^ yeah if I can't get much from this it'll just be trial and error I guess... Thanks for the reply Mdtdnb
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

I'm pretty sure I've seen a DIY on this somewhere... If you looked around it probably wouldn't take too long to find
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

man you guys gotta search!!! haha j/k here ya go
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man you guys gotta search!!! haha j/k here ya go
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lol, yea i didnt even try to search for it. repp'd!
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lol, yea i didnt even try to search for it. repp'd!
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Re: JDM fogs to OEM fog switch

^^ THANK YOU!!! and trust me I did search, I searched under every Prelude site, googled, everything. I found some stuff but nothing about the switch, again UPSluder. I think the reason I didn't find that I was searching JDM foglight OEM switch instead of USDM switch. Thanks again, I figured it was on here somewhere just couldn't find it. There was a write up on PreludeOnline but no pics so it was very difficult to follow...
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no problem bro, glad I could help. good luck with it
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Cool I am all set!! Did it right after work and is working great. Thanks again UPSluder for pointing me in the right direction at that DIY write up.



I guess a mod can close this thread if he/she wants to.
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nah we'll leave it open. Save the next person from opening a new thread for similar questions.

I've found that a lot of the write ups on PreludeOnline are fantastic writeups, but the authers in most cases have long since sold their Preludes and deleted the pictures. And you're exactly right, they're a little hard to follow with no pics.
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yeah that's probably the same one I saw. That was going to be my fall back if nothing came out of this thread but I'm really glad I didn't need to do that
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