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Anytime Foglight mod explained electrical (diagrams)

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

  1. May 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    Oskie_78

    Oskie_78 Everything's BIGGER in TX!

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    has anyone done the foglight mod like this? If so how do you like it?... I might try it right now
     
  2. May 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    c'mon anyone?
     
  3. May 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Crom? Jefferson? Are you out there? They would be the people to ask
     
  4. May 18, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    It will work. But it's not a switched power source so it's hot all the time. If you do that mod your fogs will not turn off when the ignition is off. Owner beware.

    Relax. Patience. We're all volunteers here.
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Oskie_78

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    it worked. Thank you. :)


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  6. May 19, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Congrats! :yay: Nice looking truck!
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    This is a great mod! I get annoyed when I switch to high beams and lose significant lighting in front of the truck. Now I will have the fog lights. Sweet! Thanks Crom
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    *********EDIT

    My friends 2010 that we used an add a circuit on the single 10 amp mini fuse shown just above the fog lamp relay, that way it is switched. Not sure why mouser would use the dome fuse.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Glad to help. :)

    Okay. I'll test with a multimeter and confirm. If there is switched power in the fuse block we should know about it! :D
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    so i did this last night, and it worked after a couple of times, but this morning several things are wrong.
    -check engine light on
    -(break!) light on
    -abs light on
    -speedo not working
    -a/c & heater fan not working
    -windows will not roll down
    -rear diff lock light is on (the red one with the x over the rear axle) BUT I DONT EVEN HAVE A REAR DIFF LOCK ON MY TRUCK!

    does anyone know what is going on?
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    BigA Hey you'll watch this!!!

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    Wow cmatt1605 you might want to check over your wiring!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    :eek::eek: and I was gonna do this over lunch. Hahaha, not gonna stop me. Did anyone ever find additional switched 12v in the fuse block? Crom, you were gonna check? Thanks, and thanks for posting the diagram ;)
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Squeaky leaf fix
    i realize that i did it wrong before i got it right, i tried just sticking the wire down in the hole, and having the fuse come down ontop of it, then this morning, all of those weird things went wrong. im pretty sure is a messed up fuse in there somewhere, but which one would cause that???
    i have checked all of the ones under the dash and there all fine, so which one in the black box would it be???
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    I have not further probed the fuse block for additional switched power. I suppose I could try again. I have been very busy and was hoping someone with more time would beat me to it.

    It's impossible to diagnose through the Internet... I hope you got it all worked out.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Crom, I will check this out this evening in my 2011, and I appreciate all the work you did a while back, it will save me a lot of time! I'm also going to look at the DTRL manual override mod as well. Thanks again!
     
  17. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    problem solved!!!!!! after hrs of looking in the black fuse box and checking each fuse by eye, i decided to break out my test light, checked all of them, and there all good, so i also decided to check by eye under the dash once more, they looked fine.....so i tried the test light again, and it was a freaking 10A fuse that powered all of that crap! so lesson learned: always use the test light first!

    however i am not going to re-attempt to do this mod, because i also found out today it is illegal to run fogs without headlights on in my state....
     
  18. Nov 9, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    I did this on my 2011. 2012 and 2013 may be different.

    Done with fog light mod in 10 minutes! I used a male thin profile blade connector from a stereo harness and slid it into the factory harness behind the ignition wire. Didn't like the idea of cutting into the factory wire, and this is a super tight connection. Anyway, pics below and thanks for all the info!:D Cmatt, glad you figured it out man!

    Crom, BTW, probed the block and all are hot +12v unswitched

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  19. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Glad you got it figured out. Thanks for letting us know. :)

    I really like your solution! I am going remove my splice, seal the ignition wire with liquid tape, and find a thin profile blade connector like you used. Kudos to you! :thumbsup: Rep incoming. Thanks for probing the block too!

    Edit: I updated the 1st post with a link to your post with pics so that others may use this superior method for the mod.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    I used an add a circuit off my headlight fuse under dash.....so I have to at least have the parking lights on to use the fogs.....and I can also have fogs on while using hi-beam.....
     

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