1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Wire Fog Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dhmanofsteel, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    #1
    dhmanofsteel

    dhmanofsteel [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Member:
    #102152
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    South Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota PreRunner V6
    Hi, I am new to the forum so I apologize if this has been covered. I just bought a new 2013 Tacoma 2WD Dbl Cab V6. I see that it appears to have the wires already pre-installed for fog lights as I can see them tie-strapped above the back of the headlights. I also have a location in the smaller fuse box that I can see the contacts for a relay. I don't know yet if the fog light switch wire is behind the blank to the left of the steering wheel. From what I have read, it looks like all I will need for OEM fog lights are the lights, a relay, and switch. The Toyota dealership told me that it would cost a couple thousand to add fog lights, don't sound quite right to me with the factory wires on the truck. Any info would really be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM
    #2
    Kulahaga

    Kulahaga Tacomaized

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Member:
    #87702
    Messages:
    133
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roger
    Florida Panhandle
    Vehicle:
    2010 * Regular Cab * 2.7 * Manual
    Curt Receiver Hitch * Firestone RideRite Air Springs * OEM Chrome Grill * OEM Intermittent Wipers * OEM Cruise Control * UltraGauge * * Anytime Fog Lights * Cargo Bar & Cargo Net * Pop & Lock and Bully Tailgate Security * TonnoPro Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover * Backup Camera * * LED Interior, Under Door, Under Hood & Cargo Lighting * Pin Stripes * Wet Okole Seat Cover * ImMrYo Mirror Mod * DVR207 Dash Camera *
  3. Feb 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM
    #3
    dhmanofsteel

    dhmanofsteel [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Member:
    #102152
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    South Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota PreRunner V6
    After several months, I finally got my fog lights installed in my 2013 Tacoma PreRunner. My truck is a V6 Dbl cab and was pre-wired for fog lights. I wanted to update here because this Forum has been so helpful. I ordered the kit from Toyota of McDonough, John is a very nice person to deal with and so helpful.

    1. I installed the fog lights from the kit from Toyota of McDonough. The lights fit perfectly in the slots in the bumper and I used the pre-wiring taped up behind the bumper. They plugged straight in and look great. The kit is for 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma.

    2. I did not choose to run all the harness wire from that kit, although it came with everything needed. I wanted to plug and play using my factory pre-wire.

    3. I ordered part numbers: 84160-04020 for the switch that goes in the dash, and 90080-87026, for the relay that goes under the hood in the smaller fuse box. I ordered all of these parts from John at Toyota of McDonough, they had the best price with quick shipping.

    I removed the scuff plate on the floor on the drivers side, I just easily pulled it straight up, it has clips. Then, I removed the foot rest, it pulls straight up, it is clipped also. Then I unscrewed (by hand) the kick panel trim clip, it is a small black round retainer on the floor by the foot rest, I removed the kick panel, it pulls toward the BACK of the truck, it has only two clips and slides out. There are two 10mm screws that hold the lower part of the dash on. I removed the one on the left, easily seen, and there was a small access door on the right bottom side, if you lift this, remove that 10mm bolt.

    The lower dash just un-snapped, and I dropped it down enough to get my finger in behind the upper dash switch blank, the one to the far left, and pushed it out. (upper set of switch blanks) The wiring plug for the fog lights was snapped to the back of the far left switch blank. I unplugged the switch blank and pugged the new Toyota Switch in and snapped it back into the hole. Put everything back together.

    Under the hood, there is a smaller fuse box next to the large main fuse box. I removed the cover on the smaller fuse box, looked inside the cover to see the location of the fog light relay. I saw the terminals inside, and snapped the new Toyota Relay in that slot and replaced the cover.

    Started the engine, turned the lights on, hit the low beam switch and the fog light switch, the fogs came on!!! All prewiring was there and it was truly plug and play.

    Thanks for all the info on this Forum, I wanted to share how mine worked out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  4. Feb 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM
    #4
    nd4spdbh

    nd4spdbh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Member:
    #114055
    Messages:
    3,527
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB TRD OR v6 Auto
    check the link in my sig to run the fog lights when ever you want!
     
  5. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:14 PM
    #5
    snw1001

    snw1001 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Member:
    #124087
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    You said that it was prewired behind the lights.... do you have a picture of that? I can't seem to find any prewiring.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM
    #6
    ScottInOKC

    ScottInOKC Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Member:
    #118418
    Messages:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Oklahoma City
    I bought the lights ($35) and relay ($10) from eBay, the switch from the dealer ($55), and spent about an hour installing them. I'm happy with the results.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:57 PM
    #7
    cholland

    cholland Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Member:
    #118892
    Messages:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    13 Access cab 4x V6 manual
    Open the hood, grab a flashlight and look in the area behind the headlights, down toward where the fog lights would be.
    My wiring was folded back on itself and taped with some electrical tape.
    Look close you should see a loop of that black harness sleeving just below where the wires come out to go to the headlights.
    Might have to feel around with your hand a bit, there will be a plug on the end that plugs right into the foglights.
    I've heard some of the 4cyl models do not come pre-wired.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2014 at 7:24 PM
    #8
    sr5vic

    sr5vic Remember?

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Member:
    #94619
    Messages:
    433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bret
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    '13 Access Cab SR5 4x4
    265/75/16 Duratracs, 16" Konig Countersteer Offroads, 1" Bora Wheel Spacers, Bilstein 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, OME 884's, Wheelers's Offroad 2" AAL, Wheeler's 10mm Enhancer Kit, Wheeler's Extended Brake Lines, Trail Gear Diff. Breather, TRD Skid Plate, UWS Low Profile Tool Box, Yellow Fog Lights, Ultra Gauge, AVS Step Shields, 2014 Entune Premium Audio Navigation Head Unit, 2014 Steering Wheel Controls, D2S X Beam HID Retrofit with BLHM.
    My 2013 sr5 2tr wasn't pre wired.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2014 at 8:23 AM
    #9
    dhmanofsteel

    dhmanofsteel [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Member:
    #102152
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    South Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota PreRunner V6
    When I took a flashlight and looked up behind the bumper, more up towards the back of the headlights, I could see the wire loom and plug for the foglights. Mine was more easily seen on the drivers side. They were taped up but came loose easily when I pulled on them. I ordered my fog lights from John at Toyota of McDonough, he is very good to deal with. I ordered my relay and switch from there as well. From what I have read, some of the 4cylinders are not prewired, mine is a V6 PreRunner Dbl Cab. Mine also looks like it is also prewired for a backup camera which I am researching now to install. If you are prewired, like some of the other postings, you can get the lights, switch, and relay off Ebay really cheap. I chose to get mine from Toytoa of McDonough, costed me around 260.00 total. If you are not prewired for the fogs, check with John at Toyota of McDonough, they have a kit, with the harness that looks really easy to install, it has everything in it with really good instructions. I just used the prewire in my truck. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this post. This Forum is so very helpful and some really good folks who share information. Good Luck.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM
    #10
    junkman

    junkman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Member:
    #91956
    Messages:
    365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Louisville
    Vehicle:
    '13 SR5 4x4 5 speed Access Cab
    Same with mine. :mad:
     
  11. May 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM
    #11
    fooman

    fooman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Member:
    #126962
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    14 PreRunner SR
    Is this wiring for the fog light or something else? These pics are of area behind driver side headlight, 2014 SR PreRunner 4 cyl. Thanks

    IMG-20140514-00664.jpg
    IMG-20140515-00666.jpg
     
  12. Jul 1, 2015 at 12:12 PM
    #12
    chado33

    chado33 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Member:
    #158110
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2013 Magnetic Grey Tacoma SR5
    None... yet
    Any idea what this harness is for? It's mounted just about the fog light mount on my bumper. This is a 2013 SR5 4x4 Double Cab.

     
To Top