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Old 08-03-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
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Auto OEM fogs for 2nd gen Tacos without fogs

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I am not responsible for any of the following:
1. Damages done to your vehicle
2. Injuries to you or others
3. Tickets you receive
4. Your back taxes
5. Any other problems you encounter along the winding road of life
6. Some info based on the excellent write-ups by rhoppas & gsm

This mod is for installing automatic or switchless OEM fog lights into Taco’s delivered without fog lights installed. The fog lights will come on whenever you turn on running lights or headlights (high or low beam). If you want to turn them on with a switch then check out the excellent write-ups by

Ether rhoppasDIY: Wiring after-market lights
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/6525-diy-wiring-after-market-lights.html

Or gsmNon-OEM Fog LightInstall, On Anytime
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/3990-non-oem-fog-light-install-anytime.html

I prefer to solder wires because it makes a better longer lasting conection. But if you don't want to solder use crimp conectors

If you got OEM Fogs from someone upgrading their bumper like I did (thanks Howard {hstringe}) you will need everything on both lists.

If you got an OEM kit you may only need the second list. Ebay has some good deals. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=toy ota+tacoma+fog+lights&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Materials needed: List 1
OEM Fogs
2 Connector Plugs for Fogs
30 Amp Relay
14 Gage Wire 20’
30 Amp Inline Fuse
4 Crimp on Female Spade Connectors

Materials needed: List 2
Electrical Tape
Cable Ties
Optional Plasticwire loom tubing
Optional Project Box

Tools needed:
Wire Strippers or Wire Cutters
Crimping Tool
Soldering Iron and Solder
10mm & 12mm sockets and ratchet with extension


Parts I used.

Pink arrows point to two grooves connector plugs must have.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:48 AM   #2
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First install fog lights


Bottom view
Pink arrow points to pivot point side mounts (one on each side)
Black arrow points to rear mount
Those are the three mounting points
Yellow arrow points to adjustment wheel


With one hand inside to guide rear mount into mount hole slide light in with other hand until you hear two clicks from side mounts.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:05 AM   #3
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Time to wire lights

Soldering is easy.Twist wires together and use soldering iron to heat wires until the wires melt the solder and absorb it. I used only one color of wire because I know what I’m doing and so I didn’t have to buy two. If you think you might have a problem with just one color feel free to use two red for power black for ground.


On passenger side solder one end of wire to each lead on connector plug and wrap with electrical tape. I put a small cable tie over tape to make sure it stays in place. Plug connector into light.


Take wire attached to black lead and ground it. For some reason the yellow arrow bolt is only a good ground on driver side. I had to move ground on passenger side to above blue arrow. When bolting down a wire strip about an inch and wrap around bolt clockwise under washer not between washer and bolt.


Take wire attached to blue lead over to driver side. I used big cable ties to attach it to bumper sub frame. Making sure you have enough wire to reach fog light cut wire. Cut off enough wire to reach the yellow arrow bolt and solder it to black lead on connector plug and ground it. Solder wire from blue lead on passenger and another wire to blue lead. Plug connector into light. Take loose wire up to area you are going to place relay.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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Relay time


I used existing Relay/Fuse box. There is a small spot on engine side that easily bends over (blue arrow). Crimp a spade connector on wire from driver side fog and attach to relay pin 87.
Solder inlinefuse to a piece of wire then cut wire to go from positive battery terminal to relay. Bolt to positive battery terminal(yellow arrow) and spade connector to relay pin 30. Cut a piece of wire to go from body ground to relay. Bolt to body ground (black arrow) and spade connector to relay pin 85.


Remove running light bulb socket and peel open plastic wire loom tubing. Carefully remove insulation from about ˝ inch of green wire(green wire will have power when running lights are on even if bulb is blown). Wrap a wire around it and solder and tape it. Spade connector it to relay pin 86. Replace running light bulb socket.



Cut a small notch inRelay/Fuse box cover above where the wires come out and where shown in picture. Replace Relay/Fuse box cover caulk where wires come out and you are almost done.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:27 AM   #5
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Adjusting fog light beam height

Wait for it to get dark and park truck where there is a long flat spot in front of you. Remember these are fog lights. They are not designed to help you see farther down the road.They are designed to help you see close to your truck when visibility is bad.They put out a beam that is narrow vertically and wide horizontally. When properly adjusted there should be a small overlap where your low beams start to illuminate the road. Use the adjustment screw (yellow arrow in pic of foglight) to raise or lower it to proper height (clockwise when facing truck raises it)


Enjoy having fog lights you never have to worry about turning on or off.
Or use them as daytime running lights if your lights turn off automatically by leaving running lights on.
I hope this helped.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Need fog lights for a 2012 Taco. Anyone know where I can get some cheap?
Would need wiring also. Any info would be helpful.
Thanks all
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #7
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fog-Lights-L...edee1a&vxp=mtr

This is straightforward
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