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Does anyone know how to? I dont know anything about wiring lights. Is it difficult to install? Any info is helpful. Thanks
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It is not hard, Some fog light kits come with all you need. I noticed most people are mounting them metal brace right behind the grille. Other wise all it is, you have to get power from your battery to a switch on your dash(in line fuse would be good to use). then you need to bring the power back from the switch to the lights. then just ground the fog lights and they will work. When going threw the fire wall there are places you can sneak the wire in you just have to look.

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Several guys on here have installed lights behind their grill. I'm sure they'll respond to you soon.
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ok so where do I need to run the wires to power them? I know how to mount them on that metal brace up front but after that im completely LOST
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You should get an inline fuse, 15amp fuse(2 55watt lights will pull just over 9 amps@12v), #14 awg wire strainded, switch, and fog lights.

First find a way to hook up the inline fuse to the battery, if you have a battery with both top and side posts you can get a terminal for the one not being used, or you can get wire connector with a hole in it to go under one of the clamp screws.

Next you will have to splice the other end of the inline fuse to longer wire. (solder and heat shrink should be used, but some people will use crimp connectors).

you will have to find a good place to mount your switch. Make sure there is space behind whatever you are mounting it to because most of the switch will be hidden. You might have to drill a hole to mount it.

Next run your power wire to the switch. you will have to put on a female crimp connector. this will hook up to the power on the switch.

You will next run a wire back threw the fire wall to where the fog lights are.(try to follow other wires and use zip ties to make a cleaner look.) (another female crimp is needed to attach to the switch)

Then you will have to connect the wire to the fog light(solder, shrink)

the fog lights will have to be grounded. you can do this different ways. put a crimp connector on and use a self taping screw into the brace or you can run it back to the battery.

your fog lights should work.

P.S. dependent on the switch you get you might have a ground on that also, that would only be if there is a light on the switch. It is only needed if you want the light on the switch to work.

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