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Old 04-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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Well, It appears the reason one of my fog lights are out is computer (TIPM) related....No power from there to the socket but the other one is fine...I refuse to pay big bucks to replace that whole thing for a fog light...Anyone know of there can be something done to the TIPM to fix it?...Or will I have to run the fogs off a separate switch and forget about it?...Like a toggle switch etc?...If so, how do I do that?...Good thing about that is I could run my fogs with my highs could I not?

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well it should be under warranty right? you could go see if they will replace it under warranty. if not, i would try the toggle switch idea. you can buy fog light wiring harnesses fairly cheaply i think that come with the switch. if they wont replace it for free i would try that. unless the computer thing is cheaper which i doubt it would be.
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Gota be a warranty item. Call the dealer.

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Bumper 2 Bumper is long gone
If i had warranty i would not be messing with it at all....
Powertrain remains but i am sure that would not be covered under that...
Im not that lucky lol
Where can i buy these wiring harnesses with the togglebswitch?
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the original factory warranty is 3 year or 36,000 miles or 57 940 Km

I just passed the 3 year on my 2009
the mileage part was gone over a year ago, i am now on 62,000 miles
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Let's see...

Auto Anything http://www.autoanything.com/lights/69A1337A0A0.aspx
Summit Racing http://www.summitracing.com/search/P...ing-Harnesses/

They all gotem. You just need to find one with a switch i think.

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well if it was me i would go up to the dealer and raise cain that my new truck isnt working right and its their fault. if you make a big enough scene in front of other customers, theyll probably give you what you want so you dont scare them away.

and there are tons of places that sell universal wiring harnesses. just type it in on the internet and get any that pops up. theyre bound to be all the same as far as i know. universal. yeah theyre all the same.
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I have been searching through several kits, and a lot of them are specific for a certain brand of lights...And some of the universal ones have different connections...How would I go about doing this???...Where would I connect a universal harness too???...Splice it directly into someplace on the factory harness where it connects to the separate for harness behind the bumper?...I have never done this before so I could use all the help I can get...Diagrams or rough drawings of what I need to do etc...The problem is the computer or TICM or whatever it is, so the fog light harness is fine...
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this should give you an idea of how these things work. this is the best diagram ive seen to give you an example of how some are wired. if you buy a custom harness, the wires that go to the fog lights would need to be cut from the original harness and the new fog light harness would splice to the old connectors from the old harness. it is very easy to do.

one easy way to fix the problem would be to buy a fog light kit like this for your truck and use the wiring harness that it comes with and splice your old fog lights into this fog light harness.
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Are you sure it's a TIPM issue? I have seen cases where the connector on the bottom of the TIPM lost contact. Removing it and reconnecting can sometimes restore operation. On yours it is connector 'C'. The fog lights are on pins 23 (left - white/yellow) & 24 (right - white/orange).
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