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Old 04-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #41
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Johnnie,
Just to confirm - bottom right power source will not cause any issues w/fog lights coming on after vehicle is off? I am trying to be able to leave fog light switch in on position at all times and want fogs to come on w/parking lights and headlights. Sorry to bug you but I have been reading so many options - but this one looks the best. 1 amp fused power source also recommended?
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #42
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So not to completely jack the thread but lets say you want to do the exact opposite and have the fogs cut off with the high beams? I bought some aftermarket fogs and after looking at the wiring it looks like they are independently wired from the lights so they will not turn off when you turn on the high beams. I live in VA and here it is unfortunately a requirement that they turn off with the high beams. Any insights would be great!
I said screw it and did it this way anyway...It makes it nice on backroads to have fogs and high beams on
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #43
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Hanrock,
Have you heard anything or tried the lower right power source? I am looking to complete the same project. I am presently hooked up to the trailer toe relay but would like to have all wiring under one cover - I assume this is your goal as well.
Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #45
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I just got done doing it.. I went with the Trailer lights bc thats the way I had before and It worked great... I just need to figure out a better way to run the wire from box to box..
Most likely I will just drill a small hole in the side of the small box&lid..

And maybe do a hole in the side of the big box.. Not sure though..
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Ok, so this is what I did... I figured it was just the small box lid that needed to be modified slightly...

So first I sanded down the plastic on the inside so it wouldnt hit the connector. then drilled a tiny hole in the lid, right where the top of the connector would be... so that way the wire would go straight into the hole from the connector... hope that makes sense..

The Hole is small enough so that the wire insulation is creating a tight seal... ( I may do a gromet later on)
But te big box is just fine, doesnt need any modifying.. the lid fits around the wire just fine....
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^^ doing it that way.. Do your lights come on when your truck is off but your fog light button is on?
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^^ doing it that way.. Do your lights come on when your truck is off but your fog light button is on?
They only turn on when the key is in the "on" position. The engine can be off but if you have the key in the ignition and in the "on" position they will be on. if you turn the key to any other position they turn off on there own. Sorry for low quality pics...i took them with my phone.


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Looks clean and simple. I was never able to confirm if the lights came on after shutdown.
I would recommend you install a in line fuse though.
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Great mod! Nice write up!
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Looks clean and simple. I was never able to confirm if the lights came on after shutdown.
I would recommend you install a in line fuse though.
Thanks for the tip!
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A little help

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Caribe makaira thought of even a cleaner way to wire it up for 2012 tacos.

There is no need to run the wire out of the small fuse box where the fog relay is since there are already 2 slots that are wired to ign power. They are the #2 slot (circled in green) and turn on/off with the ignition so you don't drain your battery. Suggested you use an inline fuse (1A will do) for extra protection.

So instead of running it to the Tail light relay in the large fuse box. just plug it into one of the available slots near the fog relay

So what your saying is this fog light mod works only if the ign key is ON? I tried to attempt this mod today no luck. However the key was not in the ON position or "IGN" position. Am I missing something?

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So what your saying is this fog light mod works only if the ign key is ON? I tried to attempt this mod today no luck. However the key was not in the ON position or "IGN" position. Am I missing something?

Mark
This thread is for the 2012 models. For your 2008 you need to look at this thread. Its a little different. Hope this helps

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...high-beam.html
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Junya, I know that this mod is for a 2012! I was just modding a friend of my who has a 2012 taco. Thanks anyway I fixed my correction. Everything is working CHERRY!!
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Junya, I know that this mod is for a 2012! I was just modding a friend of my who has a 2012 taco. Thanks anyway I fixed my correction. Everything is working CHERRY!!
Shoots my bad cuz. Glad to hear it worked out
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im new to toyota and the tacoma, so this is all new to me and may be "dumb questions" but it seems that there really isnt a solid mod for this yet? I basically want to be able to have my fog beams on with my high beams or just run the fog lights only... please help
Most states don't allow fog lights to be on while high beams are on. FYI
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thanks for the write up! wouldnt have figured this one out by myself

anyway here's what i did. used the bottom right green circle i just used some 16 gauge wire i had laying around and soldered it to a 10amp fuse.. added some heat shrink.. and plugged it in. fog's shut off when the key shuts off.. i can use them all the time or none of the time. they come on with parks, DRL, low beam, or high beam.





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