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Old 07-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #41
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Well, I really appreciate that mod, it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm using the fog lights as daylight running lights. The amber DRL's are good, and come on when the ignition is on, but white lights to me seem much more visible to oncoming drivers. You definitely seem to have the skills for this kind of thing!
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Well, I really appreciate that mod, it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm using the fog lights as daylight running lights. The amber DRL's are good, and come on when the ignition is on, but white lights to me seem much more visible to oncoming drivers. You definitely seem to have the skills for this kind of thing!
Thanks.

I didn't come up with the original "fog light anytime" modification or even the concept. I did however see a couple of the threads that showed how to do this, but I found a better way to do it on my truck.

There are a lot of talented people on this site that have some really good ideas. Do some looking around and I'm sure you will see what I mean.

If you are interested in white DTRL(Day Time Running Lights), there is a guy on here named CSJUMPER that sells LED switchback bulbs. They are normally white but switch to Orange/Amber when the turn signals are on.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #43
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Anyone have pics of this for a 2014?? Thanks in advance
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:33 PM   #44
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Has anyone had luck doing this with a 2011 DC?
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Shadow - the wire pics in your first post are very different from mine. Wondering if you could help.
Would love to do this mod.
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Has anyone had luck doing this with a 2011 DC?
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Shadow - the wire pics in your first post are very different from mine. Wondering if you could help.
Would love to do this mod.
If I had a 2011 it would be easy for me to poke around and look for a way to do it. If you have a voltmeter you can simply look for a source of +12V that is only on either with the lights or with the ignition. You can then run this to the side of the relay that would normally get its +12V power from the High/Low headlight relay. There are a couple of other threads for doing this on older trucks.
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If I had a 2011 it would be easy for me to poke around and look for a way to do it. If you have a voltmeter you can simply look for a source of +12V that is only on either with the lights or with the ignition. You can then run this to the side of the relay that would normally get its +12V power from the High/Low headlight relay. There are a couple of other threads for doing this on older trucks.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:46 PM   #48
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If your truck has wires in the unused relay sockets, it is by far the easiest and cleanest way. Unfortunately, not all trucks are built the same.
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OP, when you swap the two wires you are giving the fog relay 12 volts when the switch is on. What was was getting the 12 volts from this wire? Was it just an empty socket for something?
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The empty relay socket is for the seat heaters. Since I don't have heated seats, this worked out great.

The fog light switch on the dashboard actually switches the -12v (ground). The wire from the empty relay socket supplies the +12v. You could pick up this +12v from anywhere. It just happened that the wire for the seat heater relay is energized when the ignition is on. This made it especially convenient to use because the lights turn off when I turn the truck off, even if the fog light switch is still on.

I might add that no fuse is needed for this method either since the wire that is powering the relay coil is already part of the harness and gets its power from one of the ignition circuit fuses.
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