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Old 09-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #161
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Still don't know how to quote so forgive me. Derrrrrp.
Jive, thanks for the help. I didn't disconnect the battery, but I am also not getting any warning lights. It worked or a day. I will double check the connection and then go from there.
Sloth, I appreciate the help as well. I'll see if any fuses blew but hopefully it's just a loose connection.
Thanks guys!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #162
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Still don't know how to quote so forgive me. Derrrrrp.
Jive, thanks for the help. I didn't disconnect the battery, but I am also not getting any warning lights. It worked or a day. I will double check the connection and then go from there.
Sloth, I appreciate the help as well. I'll see if any fuses blew but hopefully it's just a loose connection.
Thanks guys!!

You'll get it, make sure the relay is seated all the way down. Let us know!
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #163
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lights on all the time

I did this mod and my fogs work regardless of my light setting but now my headlights are on all the time. Any ideas?
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With 663 kms on my Taco its was about 662kms overdue for me to mess with something so I figured the easiest mod ever was a good pace to start. Turns out Master Yota made a mod of his own and shuffled around a relay or two. The fog relay is now in the sub panel mounted to the right side of the main panel.


This isn't such a bad thing as there is an easy way to get from one to the other with our little jumper. Just feed the lead down here



Then you can unclip the sub panel from the main and remove the bottom cover


Now if you wanna realy keep things stealthy at this point you would splice into that little red/black wire in the top right. I close the bent tab route as I just couldn't bring myself to start cutting wires. So feed the lead up thru the block, that it the skinny black one over the blue



Now you have to bend the tab carefully, we need a U shape bend as the space in the panel is very tight


Almost done! Clip the subpanel back together and onto the main, replace the relay and connect your lead



Now connect your jumper to the same place as always in the main panel



And there it is your done and your new 2012 Taco has fogs available anytime you like!

Just so people know, don't use a quick splice to do this or else your headlights will stay on all the time. Here's my thread about it:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...-all-time.html
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #165
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You'll get it, make sure the relay is seated all the way down. Let us know!
All good, I think the relay was just loose. We are back in business! Thanks jive.
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Fogs Anytime Cheee!!!!

Mahalos for da detailed instructions, pics really helped alot. buggas work cherry!
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[QUOTE=Johnny E;4714226]With 663 kms on my Taco its was about 662kms overdue for me to mess with something so I figured the easiest mod ever was a good pace to start. Turns out Master Yota made a mod of his own and shuffled around a relay or two. The fog relay is now in the sub panel mounted to the right side of the main panel.


This isn't such a bad thing as there is an easy way to get from one to the other with our little jumper. Just feed the lead down here



Then you can unclip the sub panel from the main and remove the bottom cover


Now if you wanna realy keep things stealthy at this point you would splice into that little red/black wire in the top right. I close the bent tab route as I just couldn't bring myself to start cutting wires. So feed the lead up thru the block, that it the skinny black one over the blue



Now you have to bend the tab carefully, we need a U shape bend as the space in the panel is very tight


Almost done! Clip the subpanel back together and onto the main, replace the relay and connect your lead



Now connect your jumper to the same place as always in the main panel



And there it is your done and your new 2012 Taco has fogs available anytime you like.


Nice! Thank you.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #168
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Try it this way, after posting this in a seperate thread cintocrunch showed the easiest way yet on a 2012. I totaly missed the switched lead right next to the relay

I just mimicked that exact wiring pattern and only one of my low beam headlights worked...hmm
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #169
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was fearing that mines would turn out like your since we both had the exact truck. but did the exact same thing as pictured, this way worked for me. hopefully you get'em tho.

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I just mimicked that exact wiring pattern and only one of my low beam headlights worked...hmm
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #170
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should i use an inline fuse for JonnyE's method?
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After reading this whole thread, I have a headache and am going to bed. I am finding myself jumping around as one person does a post, then another with a whole different goal or truck, than back the the first.....

So have been doing a copy paste so that when ready, can pull just what is needed.

I have a 2012 with trailer package, want my fog lights to:
  • Work with the fog light switch
  • Work with Lo/Hi beam
  • Turn on/off like the headlights do, so that I don't walk off and leave them on.
Which of the threads or posts is the one that does that? is it:
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After reading this whole thread, I have a headache and am going to bed. I am finding myself jumping around as one person does a post, then another with a whole different goal or truck, than back the the first.....

So have been doing a copy paste so that when ready, can pull just what is needed.

I have a 2012 with trailer package, want my fog lights to:
  • Work with the fog light switch
  • Work with Lo/Hi beam
  • Turn on/off like the headlights do, so that I don't walk off and leave them on.
Which of the threads or posts is the one that does that? is it:
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134
133
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I have a '12 also & wanted the same operation as you. I used post #154.
The fogs work with high/low, on & off with headlights & the fog switch still controls them as well.
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I have a '12 also & wanted the same operation as you. I used post #154.
The fogs work with high/low, on & off with headlights & the fog switch still controls them as well.

Thank you for the direction, will give it a go this week. Happy New Year from west coast to east.

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If you have the fog light relay located in the sub panel to the right... Run the wire from relay through bottom of little panel box > then straight through bottom of main panel box > then straight into LIGHT GREEN ignition power cord.... You don't need to splice... Just get small slender shape terminal to fit into harness... I forgot wut those little y shaped terminals are called, but I cut one side off so it looked as if it were a single prong terminal... Someone else did it and posted pics but I can't recall who... Good luck!

*this allows you to use fog lights anytime... W/ or w/o any other lights -dl, pl, low, high... Fogs work independently..
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I'm sort of a newbie as far this electrical stuff goes but feel completely confident at the same time. I would like to get more information on the gauge size of the wire and pictures that show in detail the steps of possible... I would love to do this mod on my truck
me too, can't find thread with pics
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[QUOTE=SpruceTaco;5706531]
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Hey Gang!

I decided that when I did this, I didn't want to have my fogs work anytime the ignition was turned on. I only wanted my fogs to operate when my parking lights (at a minimum), and work independently of my low and hi beam headlights.

While the other solutions worked great for any time, I needed something different. Running wires outside the main fuse/relay panel under the hood was least desirable.

Please see pictures attached below. This is for 2012 models, with the towing package, and the fog relay in the smaller sub-panel. I also am not pre-wired for heated seats.

1. Using a 18-20 AWG stranded wire, feed it through the edge of the main panel, where the bottom clips into the main body of it. This is directly adjacent to the brown relay at the edge of the box.

2. Untape the main bundle of wires into the smaller sub-panel, and add the new wire to the bundle. Retape as needed, to make it look factory. Super-stealth!

3. In the center of the sub-panel, you can see a small hole. Fish the wire from the bottom, up to the top.

**At this point, the wire is simply run, and not connected to anything**

4. Remove the relay for the Tow circuit. Taking the end of the wire in the main panel, strip off about 3/4" of insulation, and bend the wire in a tight "V" shape. This V is then placed on the spade of the Towing Relay that is closest to the drivers' side fender, and then reinsert the relay into its space. This will be a tight fit.

5. Strip and crimp on a female spade connect to the other end.

6. Follow the rest of the procedure already outlined, and attach it to the fog relay.

I did this method tonight, works great. I felt the same way, didn't want to deal with turning 2 switches off. Thanks for posting this cdh7917

would it work with 2010, I heard 2012 is somewhat different.
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I did this mod today, JohnnyE style and it works great, no problems.

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Fog Relay



Wires goes under secondary box and again under main box and follows the rest of the wires back up.

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