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Old 02-15-2010, 06:43 PM   #21
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trdracing, Follow the first or second link in my original post and you will see detailed instructions. This thread was created only for the purposes of showing the diagram.
I did go through that but it's not specific enough. The picture only shows the completed product unless I am missing something. Anything a little more in depth..??
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I'm not great at reading wiring diagrams but I did the MOD using the instructions posted in the cheap/free section. I just work better with pictures.

Thanks for showing a more detailed 'picture' of whats going on. Great easy mod!


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There have been reports of some users driving around forgetting to turn on their headlights and in doing so driving around with no taillights!
I have done this on several occasions and find that to be the only downside to this mod. I'm getting in the habit of looking for the green indicator light. But it could suck to not see it at the wrong moment.
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I did go through that but it's not specific enough. The picture only shows the completed product unless I am missing something. Anything a little more in depth..??
It's so simple that some people make it out to be harder than it is.

Here is my version:
Pop the fuse and bend the leg. ( It may take some gentle wriggling with the needle-nose pliers, and some heft to pull the fuse out. )

Route and attach the wire using the quick splice



Your done!

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I'm not great at reading wiring diagrams but I did the MOD using the instructions posted in the cheap/free section. I just work better with pictures.

Thanks for showing a more detailed 'picture' of whats going on. Great easy mod!

I have done this on several occasions and find that to be the only downside to this mod. I'm getting in the habit of looking for the green indicator light. But it could suck to not see it at the wrong moment.
Your welcome. Me too!
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:52 AM   #24
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This is by far the easiest MOD you can do. I had Coke do mine for be because I was confused like I'm sure most of you are. He is a very cool very nice guy, but I could have saved some money if I bothered to understand what I was doing.

All you're doing it using the Ignition wire to power your fog light relay instead of your Headlights. Which means, anytime the key is in the "ON" possition, you can use your fog's. It's as simple as it sounds. Bend that connection, use about 3-4" of wire to route it to the ignition (GREEN) wire, and quick splice it in.

Thanks again Coke. Definitely very useful mod.
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Hey thanks Blake.

Sometimes people ask about which AWG wire to use on the jumper wire. It doesn't matter too much, AWG 14-18 is sufficient. I took an old computer power cord, and cut the end off, pulled the protective insulating sheath off and I had three good insulated wires inside (black, white, and green).
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It's so simple that some people make it out to be harder than it is.

Here is my version:Pop the fuse and bend the leg. ( It may take some gentle wriggling with the needle-nose pliers, and some heft to pull the fuse out. )

Route and attach the wire using the quick splice

Your welcome. Me too!
Ok got the first part about popping the fuse and bending the leg. This is where the connection will happen, right? I see the green wire. Now when I am "quick splicing" into the green wire I don't need to change the green wire right? I literally attach the quick splice to the green wire before the plug and run the red wire to the fog light relay right? What size is the red wire?

Coke....maybe I'll just have you do it hahaha sorry for the questions. Feel like an idiot lol
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Ok got the first part about popping the fuse and bending the leg.

This is where the connection will happen, right? YES

I see the green wire. Now when I am "quick splicing" into the green wire I don't need to change the green wire right? RIGHT

I literally attach the quick splice to the green wire before the plug and run the red wire to the fog light relay right? YES, and YES

What size is the red wire? 18 or 16 AWG

Coke....maybe I'll just have you do it hahaha sorry for the questions. Feel like an idiot lol
Hope that helps. See bold above. If you want to edit your post and delete the quoted images, that would make the thread a bit nicer. Thanks.

Update: 11-10-2010 Please see jivewalker's method which does not require a splice.

This is what piercedtiger wrote a few years ago about this mod.

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Tools/items needed:
  • wire stripper
  • 1 quick splice
  • 1 female blade connector
  • 6" of wire
  • drill/bit same diameter as wire
  • shrink tube/electrical tape to reinforce crimp connection (optional)
  1. Locate the green wire on the plug in the pic
  2. splice into it
  3. run the wire to the fog light relay through a hole to keep it low and not hit the cover
  4. crimp on the female blade connector onto the wire
  5. pull the fog relay and bend the terminal in the pic to the side
  6. put the female blade connector onto the bent terminal on the fog relay
  7. replace fog relay
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Ok got the first part about popping the fuse and bending the leg. This is where the connection will happen, right? I see the green wire. Now when I am "quick splicing" into the green wire I don't need to change the green wire right? I literally attach the quick splice to the green wire before the plug and run the red wire to the fog light relay right? What size is the red wire?

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Coke! Thanks so much! I got it! And it was extremely easy.
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I GOT IT!! super easy bajamoon. I'll come and help you haha
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Just did mine I used a butt connector though. Only difficult part was stripping the the green wire because my strippers a bit old and wouldn't do that small of wire, but other than that it was really easy. I'll take some pictures tonight when it's easier to see the lights.
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Hey Coke, did you ever figure out that alternating corner light/turn signal thing?
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is this a female blade connector?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=2103502#
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Hey Coke, did you ever figure out that alternating corner light/turn signal thing?
Not yet. Will try to do it soon.

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Aye, it is. It will attach to the leg of the relay and will make a secure connection.
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Aye, it is. It will attach to the leg of the relay and will make a secure connection.
Are the female blade connectors universal in size? How do I know if I buy one that's too big or small and won't fit?
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The female side is universal. However, the side where you crimp the wire is not. It will be segregated by the size of the wire your working with and it is standardized by (AWG) American Wire Gage. AWG 14-18 is what I used if I remember right.
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Thanks Coke for your quick responses. Reading this thread and the piercedtiger post, I'm confident I can do this mod!
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