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Old 06-02-2007, 10:48 PM
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Fog Lights on while Parking lights on?

I have searched this in other forums but, what do i need to do to get my fog lights to come on when I turn on my parking lights? Thanks in advance!
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find ur parking light wirers and cut and run your fog lights into them. then tape it up or whatever just make sure that water cannt get to the wires. i did this to one of my friends car and it worked
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ditto... make sure you cover everything up right, and set your grounds well..
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I have searched this in other forums but, what do i need to do to get my fog lights to come on when I turn on my parking lights? Thanks in advance!
Are you referring to JDM fogs?
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jdm fogs come on with parking lights. you have to mod the us harness to make them come on with parking lights
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jdm fogs come on with parking lights. you have to mod the us harness to make them come on with parking lights
On a complete JDM fog system you have the option of them turning on without the parking lights. This is how I have mine set-up.
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If your using aftermarket fogs, the best way to do it without drawing voltage from your running lights is to use a 12v relay. Hard wire your fogs with the relay hooked to your running lights. I can make a wiring diagram if you need one. LMK.
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no i have the stock fogs on my lude. so i'll just wire them up to my parking lights
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Stock fogs should hook up to the panel same as JDM fogs. Here is the installation sheet. http://handaaccessories.com/prelude/...efoglights.pdf Look at page 6.

One port makes the fogs come on when switch is on and key is in ACC mode. The other makes fogs come on with parking switch. I personally like being able to have fogs on with out turning on anything else.
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find ur parking light wirers and cut and run your fog lights into them. then tape it up or whatever just make sure that water cannt get to the wires. i did this to one of my friends car and it worked
dont forget to shrink wrap any wire splices.
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You shouldn't have to splice into ANYTHING whatsoever. If all the factory fog wires and harnesses are included, its plug-n-go.
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no i have the stock fogs on my lude. so i'll just wire them up to my parking lights
Where in Raleigh are you located? We can meet up and try to figure it out.
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Stock fogs should hook up to the panel same as JDM fogs. Here is the installation sheet. http://handaaccessories.com/prelude/...efoglights.pdf Look at page 6.

One port makes the fogs come on when switch is on and key is in ACC mode. The other makes fogs come on with parking switch. I personally like being able to have fogs on with out turning on anything else.
that doesn't work with the USDM wire harness. its made with 2 relays to prevent this from happening. its illegal in the usa to have that many lights on at one time on the front of the car.

he has to splice wires to get his usdm harness to work with parking lights
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that doesn't work with the USDM wire harness. its made with 2 relays to prevent this from happening. its illegal in the usa to have that many lights on at one time on the front of the car.

he has to splice wires to get his usdm harness to work with parking lights
That installation guide is for USDM fogs. Its got everything you need to know in order to install USDM fogs, splice-free. And what do you mean it's illegal to have "that many lights on at one time" when its just headlights and fog lights? In fact I think USA would encourage more lights in front for safer driving at night. Honda would not make a kit that forces you to splice into wires.
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Does it come on only with headlights by default or?
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For the fog lights to be legal in the US they are required to turn off when you hit the high beams. The USDM kit should be wired this way. The JDM kit is ofcourse not...so you could possilby fail inspection with them.
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For the fog lights to be legal in the US they are required to turn off when you hit the high beams. The USDM kit should be wired this way. The JDM kit is ofcourse not...so you could possilby fail inspection with them.
That's one thing I had in mind, too. I never use high-beams so it's the least of my worries lol.
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That installation guide is for USDM fogs. Its got everything you need to know in order to install USDM fogs, splice-free. And what do you mean it's illegal to have "that many lights on at one time" when its just headlights and fog lights? In fact I think USA would encourage more lights in front for safer driving at night. Honda would not make a kit that forces you to splice into wires.
that guide doesn't show the jdm section where you can plug it in to come on with the parking lights though. because that doesn't work with the usdm fogs.
i don't know why they don't come on with parking lights, but they turn off with high beams because it is to many lights in the front. the reason is the law in the usa. in order for him to get the fogs to come on with parking lights, he has to splice wires. there is no stock way to do it with a usdm harness
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no. fog lights don't say on when the high beams come on.

parking lights stay on.

but doesn't he want his fogs to come on with the parking lights? he has to splice to have that happen
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Fogs should originally come on with parking lights. The other relay is probably to turn off fogs when high-beams come on. That could be bypassed.
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what to splice to make them come on with parking lights:

I want to say your method won't work for Michelle because the USDM internal harness involves two relays that prevents any power going to the fogs when the parking lights are on. Once the low beams are on, then power gets to the fogs.



1. Remove the foglight switch holder as you did when installing the holder the first time. To do this wrap a flat head screwdriver in a towel and gently pry the housing out. There are 4 clips holding it in. You will be able to see them when it starts coming out.

2. Find the 4 pin black relay, and disconnect the plug. Now remove the little white housing from the brown connector, this will expose the wires.

3. Remove the black electrical tap and as much wire loom as you wish, you want enough room to be able to work with the wires. Now cut the blue wires with the red strips.

4. Now you want to connect the headlight ground wires together. Then grab some spare wire (long enough to ground to a bolt somewhere), put a terminal ring on the end of it, and connect it to the new relay ground wire.

5. Put the white cover back on the brown connector (or electrical tape the connector up if you can't get it back on) and plug the connector into the relay. Bolt both relays as well as the new grounding wire you made up. Clean up anything else and make sure the fogs work (parking lights need to be on).
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US fogs do not come on with parking lights.

1 relay turns them off with highbeams on, 1 relay prevents them from getting power with the parking lights on.
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no. fog lights don't say on when the high beams come on.

parking lights stay on.

but doesn't he want his fogs to come on with the parking lights? he has to splice to have that happen
Yup, even on my 3rd gen the fogs go off when i use my high beams.


...correct me if i'm wrong here, but did not Canadien models have the fog light turn on with the parking lights?
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my guess would be probably, because they have daytime running lights - they can't just turn on parking lights can they? but if they can just turn on a parking light without the daytime running lights, then i'd say probably no. not sure, i have the usdm harness in my car, so i know there is no way to make the us version come on without splicing.
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Thanks for posting that writup Michelle. (It is Michelle isn't it? )

That's been on my to-do list since installing the fogs and learning that the USDM harness won't allow it.

Just as a side note, over here the rules require fog lights to be on only with the parkers/low beam, and driving lights with the high beam only.
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fog lights are considered driving lights when it comes to inspection. it is illegal for more than 4 lights to be on at one time(high beams and low beams, low beams and fogs or driving lights) if you have more than 4 on at one time you will get pulled and if its the same when you go to get inspected you will not pass
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fog lights are considered driving lights when it comes to inspection. it is illegal for more than 4 lights to be on at one time(high beams and low beams, low beams and fogs or driving lights) if you have more than 4 on at one time you will get pulled and if its the same when you go to get inspected you will not pass
That applies to all of USA?? That's literally retarded. This belongs to http://dumblaws.com/

High beams overtake low beams, so low beams would have zero effect on whatever is being affected. Low beams and fogs work together to HELP the driver see the road better, thus being SAFER.
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well i have never heard of those laws in NC, i dont think the cops even care or pay attention to that around here, so i'll just do what lilrelude said in that write up and see if it works.
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