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Anytime Foglight mod explained electrical (diagrams)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Crom, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. trdracing38

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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..??
     
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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.
     
  3. Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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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. )
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    Route and attach the wire using the quick splice

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    Your done!

    Your welcome. Me too!
     
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    LeadFootCaliKid It's a work in progress.

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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.
     
  5. Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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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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    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
     
  7. Crom

    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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    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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    well once you get it figured out come over to my place and do mine:eek:


     
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    after seeing the pics it makes more sense. i might have to try this one out. thanks
     
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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:D
     
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    Just did mine :D 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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    Not yet. Will try to do it soon.

    Aye, it is. It will attach to the leg of the relay and will make a secure connection.
     
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    Ahhhh. Jeffrey still hasn't done mine!
     
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    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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    Crom [OP] Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Very good! Your welcome. :)
     
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