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2013 Fog Light Mod... wont turn off with ignition???

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Nicky Lam, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Nicky Lam

    Nicky Lam [OP] Dog Face Soldier

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    NOV12: Front windows tinted to matched to rear windows 12NOV12: Fog light anytime mod DEC12: OME 885 w/ 25912 top plate spacers for full 3" lift OME Trim packer Dakar Rear 5 Leaf Packs Total Chaos Uniball Upper Control Arms 2.5° Degree Rear Axle Shims 18JAN13: 17x9 Fuel Kranks 17x9 4.5 BS -12mm Offset 285-70-17 Goodyear Duratracs 23JAN13: OME Carrier Bearing Drop Kit 05FEB13 TRD Aluminum Skid Plate 05FEB13 TRD Stainless Steel Cat Back Exhaust (2012 modified to fit 2013) Auto Mate 5304A (Viper 5704 Equivalent) 2-Way Alarm/Remote Start with Smart Start for iPhone De-Badged All Emblems 30JUL13 Go Rhino Stainless Steel Dominator II Side Steps *not yet installed: Stainless Steel Extended Rear Brake Lines
    ok so heres a little video i made, the fog lights turn on and off with the oem button as i please now, low beams high beams, if the button i depressed, the light stays on. great. thats exactly what i wanted, but... it doesn't turn off when i exit the vehicle and lock it. any ideas? im trying to get it to turn off when i switch the ignition to off so i dont have to manually push the button to turn it off whenever i exit the vehicle. i know its just a matter of tapping into something/somewhere else. just have no idea where (im not the most savvy electrician)

    the fog light relay was bottom left pin that i bent and tapped with a wire to the trail tow which was the top right pin.

    once again this is a 2013 i know its different on previous 2011 models.

    thanks!

    heres a link to the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBUCEbnAOk&feature=plcp

    and those who are wondering why my fogs are yellow, i got that amber lens repair tape and covered the housing. easy cheap mod, looks better than facotory halogen color. the tape is pretty stretchy, i took a hair dryer to it and stretched it out so there was not any creases or wrinkles.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    tdunc

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    Sounds like the relay coil is wired directly to the battery rather than to an ignition switched source. In the stock main fuse/relay box, you'll find a harness toward the engine with a light green wire coming out of it. That is what I used to tap in to an ignition switched source. I'll try to post a picture of what I'm talking about tonight. Or if you have a voltmeter, you can probe around to find the wire I'm referring to

    Edit: the harness I'm referring to is on the far right of this picture (fyi, not my picture)
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  3. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Nicky Lam

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    roger... so in this picture the harness with the light green wire. is furthest right, not bottom right... but directly in the middle, right? i think i can see the light green wire in this picture.

    thanks for the quik reply
     
  4. Nov 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    Nicky Lam

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    yep... light green wire did the trick. awesome. thanks. rep for you
     
  5. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    tdunc

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    Good deal, glad it worked out for ya
     
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