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Aftermarket Fog Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CrazyJoey1999, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Mar 21, 2017 at 12:34 AM
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    CrazyJoey1999

    CrazyJoey1999 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello, bought some OEM foglights from ebay but it didnt come with directions, and im not great at just splicing wire and guess where it goes. Has anyone bought some OEM fog lights, and if so, can you send or show a diagram and/or pictures how you ran it and what you connected too. Thanks for any help....

    2011 Tacoma - 2wd access cab being upgraded to the max
     
  2. Mar 21, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    Tylandus

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    I initially bought this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2015-T...ash=item58d83bded1:g:bD0AAOSwLEtYgYAV&vxp=mtr

    because my truck was not pre-wired. I ran the wiring harness through the firewall, installed the switch, and then used one of these to tap into the parking brake so that the fogs would come on with them:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Battery-...75035&wl11=online&wl12=49674790&wl13=&veh=sem

    However you have the 05-11 Taco, so something like this might help you if you don't have the wiring harness:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-2005-20...ash=item569576346b:g:RPcAAOSwpLNYBPj~&vxp=mtr

    When I tapped into my parking light, I used my manual to figure out which fuse it was. The fuse tap isn't the cleanest way to do things, but it does the job and is reasonably secure.

    Upon deciding to go HID headlight route, I opted to upgrade to LED fogs by Morimoto to match the light output of the heads. I kept the wiring from before.

    These work for yours:
    https://www.theretrofitsource.com/a...Toyota+Tacoma&preselect=&preselect_restrict=1

    On a side note, I much prefer the lower bumper of the 05-11 over the 12-15. The round fog bezels look better to me, with the full color coordinated bumper.
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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    wow, thanks for the input, the fog lights i bought where a combo deal, blacked out headlights and fog lights, doing this bundle saved me a few bucks, but i think i would have rather bought fog lights for a little more if it came with clear instructions on where to connect and tap too.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-11-Tacom...ash=item2a5c2f7f57:g:JssAAOSw4CFYuRQu&vxp=mtr

    so i ran the fog lights and the first harness from the fog lights to the first connector, and i have already grounded the first harness.... the 2nd harness is where im lost.... ill send a pic of the harness
     
  4. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    DrFunker

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    Hexagons & triplets.
  5. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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    heres the harness in questions

    harness.draw.jpg
     
  6. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker Prisoner of the little people circus

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    Is it an illuminated switch?
    That may be the bottom "?"
    The top "?" would be the positive battery connection.
    Double check me. But I am pretty sure that is what they are.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM
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    i dont know how to reply to your comment Dr Funker, but i wish i had joined this group way before i bought anything for my taco, i found so many cool stuff i could have used my money to upgrade from this forum, and i wish i had gotten thoses fog lights, ive seen tons of post saying how much they lighted them and how much more brighter they where!!! lesson learned
     
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  8. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    yes its a illuminated switch
     
  9. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    DrFunker

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    The one thing I have noticed about being on TW is to not purchase too quick and research until you want to puke before pulling the trigger.
     
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    That lower right "?" of yours is to power that switch.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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    The one day ive been in the forum, ive found so much help, hell i thought my rims and tires where cool, and i no longer like them, ive seen so many other cool rims i would have rathered use..... I think all tacomas should come in the handbook a link to this site, because they will use it and everyones seems pretty rad on helping each other. Also thanks for your input
     
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    Thanks for all your input, the parking break tap is a big help, plus i dont really like splicing wire and this will avoid that.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2017 at 1:48 AM
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    DrFunker

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    :hattip:Very welcome.
    And welcome to the site. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Mar 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    More than welcome! Good luck with your lights.
     

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