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Old 05-20-2011, 08:12 PM
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Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

So, I just got my fogs in the other day, and I'm really looking forward to installing them. There's only one problem, I DO NOT want to use the switch and cover that came with them. Instead, I'd like to hook them up to the headlight switch so that the fogs come on with my headlights and blinker lights. I know it's not impossible, I'm just not electrical savvy.

Before anyone says "Google" or asks me to search, I've done a lot of research, and still I don't exactly understand, or nothing was really useful.


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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

Just wire them into your other fog lighting..if it is replacement lights..then yea just splice the wire and use some solder and heat shrink. Butt connectors at worse..pretty easy job like 30 minutes.
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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

Well, I've never had fog lights. I almost understand how to run the wiring harness, but I don't want to use the little switch thingy it came with. I just want them in, and wired to come on with my headlights.
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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

well the wiring for the orginal lights should be hanging around there somewhere..if not then you will have to look into the diagram to see where that wire spliced off of and then splice in a wire yourself and then they will turn on with your headlights like normal fog lights.
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well the wiring for the orginal lights should be hanging around there somewhere..if not then you will have to look into the diagram to see where that wire spliced off of and then splice in a wire yourself and then they will turn on with your headlights like normal fog lights.

So will I still need my wiring harness that came with the fogs?
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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

not if the wires are there..if you want it to turn on like the orginals..pretty much if you look at it this way..it is like just putting a new lightbulb in. Just make sure that the wires are the same size, because if you use a smaller wire then it will create to much resistance, causing more problems. Also do you know if the lights are oem or are they a higher demand?
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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

If he didn't have fogs before then its very likely the wiring isn't there either. The only wiring that should be there is the pre-run that connects the outside wiring to the inside wiring for the fogs and switch.
If you want them to turn on with your headlights then use the exterior harness that came with the fogs and tap into your headlight wiring.
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Re: Fog Lights - Might be an odd question.

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If he didn't have fogs before then its very likely the wiring isn't there either. The only wiring that should be there is the pre-run that connects the outside wiring to the inside wiring for the fogs and switch.
If you want them to turn on with your headlights then use the exterior harness that came with the fogs and tap into your headlight wiring.

So I would use the harness that came with my fogs and wire it up like normal. Would I need to cut/splice the end that plugs into the fog light switch and instead run it somewhere else?
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