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Old 01-15-2012, 10:38 PM
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Default How To: Fogs on with the High Beams

I ordered a kit from this website, but after seeing how easy it is, I figured I would do a write up for those wanting to do this. The kit is nice, everything is included, but this could probably be done with $10 or less in materials from a local auto parts store.

Link to what I bought:

http://www.mrtaillight.com/product_i...7016b8af1560b3

What's included in the kit that you would need:

(1) standard relay
(2) wire taps (or t-taps)
(2) connectors into the t-taps (not sure what they're called)
(4) pieces of 16 gauge (or whatever you want to use)
(1) inline fuse
a few zip ties

Start off with the relay, I mounted it to the same bolt that holds the back of the headlight in place. That done, I ran the ground wire to the small bolt that holds the bumper to the fender. You'll only need about 6" or so from the relay to that bolt. I ran power to the battery with an inline fuse. Run a wire from the relay to the white wire with green stripe that goes into the high beam housing on the back of the headlight. I used a t-tap here. Then from the relay, drop a wire down inside the fender to the driver's side fog light bulb. Throw a t-tap on the driver's side positive to the fog light bulb (I tapped it to the connector that the bulb plugs into). I used a few zip ties to keep things neat.

That's all there is to it. As far as functionality, high beam works with the fogs as well as lows. Even if the fogs are off, when you click the high beams, the fogs kick on as well as high beams. The parking lights and headlights still function as normal.

I don't have any pictures as it was after dark when I finished tonight, but it's really pretty straight forward. The biggest hurdle was just knowing which factory wires to tap into.

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excellent write up bud i know alot of people here will apreciate this as iv seen a few ppl askin how this is done
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Thanks.. I've been wanting to do this mod.... I was going to order the kit from the link you posted just to be sure I got all the parts I'd need and since the kit is under $15....but the postage was almost $20... so I'll try to find the parts locally and follow your directions..
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Good how to, (reps for that) you got pics to go with it? Mods we might want to move this to the knowledge section! Thanks again
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Sweet write-up - reps for ya. I wanted to do this, but ended up adding some aux lights behind my grill that aren't tied into any of the factory lights. I got nervous about tying into any factory wires (wasn't sure my dealer would overlook it with any potential warranty issues).
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OK, I'll show my ignorance:
What exactly is a "standard relay"? I'm sure it's 12 volts but is there a certain amperage or part number I should ask for?
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Thanks guys! The good thing about the kit I'll say is everything is already tied in nice and cleanly to the relay and enclosed in that black wire loom so it remains hidden. Now...is that worth $30...no, seeing as how you can buy that stuff for like $5. Just saying.

By standard relay, I just meant nothing fancy. I did forget to mention, you'll need the connector that goes into the t-tap from the relay. Not sure what those are called, but you'll need 2 of them (one for each t-tap). Going to edit the first post to reflect this.

Pics, well of course they always show proof! I promise the other side works too...otherwise I wouldn't have taken the time to do a write-up.
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Nice write up man it would of helped a little when I bought the oem replacement which only gives picture directions. The only problem I have with fog lights on with high beams is that I have heard from a few local police officers that its illegal (not that you will be running your high beams + fogs around a cop ) just something to keep in mind. Another way to be able to have fogs on whenever is to run it to the + on the running lights. I did not so this and instead followed the stupid directions and my fog lights only come on when I have my low beams on. I have installed fogs lights many times but this time I clearly wasn't thinking, but after all the wiring and removing the headlights I decided to leave it. Maybe I'll fix it this summer. Did you also have to drill a hole in the dash for the fog light switch or did you mount it under the dash?
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Not sure about other states but it will not pass inspection in VA unless they cut off when high-beams are on.
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