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Anytime Foglight mod explained electrical (diagrams)

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

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    KrispyTaco

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    Fog light mod, removed mud flaps, window tint
    Crooks, see post #133. IMO this is the cleanest way with the most options on how you want to run your lights. You can use the air pump heater socket (lower right slot), but it will turn on your fog lights after a few minutes of engine shutdown. You would have to remember to turn off your fog light switch when getting out of your Taco.

    No way around it. You will have to run a wire to the main fuse/relay box. It can be done very stealthy. You can use the spot mentioned in post #133 or get power from the Trailer Towing relay. You must have your parking lights on to use the fog lights if you connect to the Trailer Towing relay. If you use the spot mentioned in post#133, you can run your fogs and the DTRL. This is not possible if you use Trailer Towing relay.

    Both are excellent mods! It's all about preference.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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    Do you have any references to the air pump heater, and why does my truck NOT have this?

    Jesse
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    I have no references and no idea. My truck has the connections there too, but no relay either.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Score! Finally did this mod, i havent been on here in a long ass time tho.

    It was really easy, seriously did it in like 5 min. Just like post#78 explains it.

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  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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  6. May 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    I just did the no splice method to my fog lights went smooth on and off when I want them:) Iam hopeing no side effect's
    Thanks for the Great Idea

    Tom C.
     
  7. May 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    I updated the OP to link to Johnny E.'s 2012 update on post 133 to help people who find this thread.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    This Mod Rocks !! Thanks jivewalker and to all @ Tacoma World !!!
     
  9. Jul 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    I know what I'm gonna attempt this weekend...thanks
     
  10. Jul 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    The heated seats aren't pre-wired on my truck so no extra green wire to tap into. Is there another spot I can jumper from within the smaller side box so that I don't have to fish another wire back to the main box?

    Edit: Reference Pics:

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  11. Aug 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    Thanks jivewalker!!!! Just did the mod in like 10 min, works great.
    Will let you folks know if there are side effects.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    Can someone put up some details as to how this would be tapped into the trailer harness?

    I would like to have my fogs only operate if my parking lights are turned on. I have no need for them to operate 100% independently from all other lights.

    Thank you!
     
  13. Aug 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Hey Gang!

    I decided that when I did this, I didn't want to have my fogs work anytime the ignition was turned on. I only wanted my fogs to operate when my parking lights (at a minimum), and work independently of my low and hi beam headlights.

    While the other solutions worked great for any time, I needed something different. Running wires outside the main fuse/relay panel under the hood was least desirable.

    Please see pictures attached below. This is for 2012 models, with the towing package, and the fog relay in the smaller sub-panel. I also am not pre-wired for heated seats.

    1. Using a 18-20 AWG stranded wire, feed it through the edge of the main panel, where the bottom clips into the main body of it. This is directly adjacent to the brown relay at the edge of the box.

    2. Untape the main bundle of wires into the smaller sub-panel, and add the new wire to the bundle. Retape as needed, to make it look factory. Super-stealth!

    3. In the center of the sub-panel, you can see a small hole. Fish the wire from the bottom, up to the top.

    **At this point, the wire is simply run, and not connected to anything**

    4. Remove the relay for the Tow circuit. Taking the end of the wire in the main panel, strip off about 3/4" of insulation, and bend the wire in a tight "V" shape. This V is then placed on the spade of the Towing Relay that is closest to the drivers' side fender, and then reinsert the relay into its space. This will be a tight fit.

    5. Strip and crimp on a female spade connect to the other end.

    6. Follow the rest of the procedure already outlined, and attach it to the fog relay.

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    Enjoy!

    Parking lights:
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    Low Beams:
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    Hi Beams:
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  14. Aug 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    I've tried different ways of doing this and no matter what position my light setting is on. Example Parking, DRL, Lows my fog lights are always on. Even when I have the setting on park lights my lows come on with my fogs. I want to have my fogs on with my DRL or with my highs. I would like to beable to turn them on and off when I want on any setting I want. Like the rest of you guys out there. What am I doing wrong? I've went from the fog light fuse to the ignition switch. I dont know what to do everytime my lows come on even when the switch is in the off position. Any ideas? Hope that makes a little sence. Thank-you.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    i have a 2007, tried the splice method and could never get the fog lights to work with the fuse pin bent out, and the fogs and head lights were ALWAYS on if i just stuffed the wires into the fuse pin hole. splicing into the green wire didnt work at all, i never had independent fogs. any ideas????
     
  16. Sep 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    Can you explain more of what your process was? What did you have the wire connected to when you bent out the (what I'm assuming you mean is the) relay.

    And may I suggest this method:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/132862-fog-lights-w-parking-low-beam-high-beam.html

    It only comes on if your parking lights are on. But I drive with my parking lights on anyways since they also turn on my brake lights
     
  17. Sep 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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  18. Sep 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    I did this Saturday in 10 minutes using jivewalker's method in post #78. Worked great, then Sunday, no fog lights. Connections were good, still nothing. I'm new to the truck and there isn't an owners manual. I'm thinking a fuse blew for the fog lamps, I'm just not sure where to look for the fuse. Is it in the same section as the Relay (under the hood) or is it in the dash near the switch? Any help would be appreciated!
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  19. Sep 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    Did you disconnect the battery before you did the mod? Are you getting any warning lights or just no fogs? I would have to think maybe you have a bad connection in the wire you installed first, and then maybe a blown fuse. Search around tW and im sure youll find the manual showing fuse locations, but I really tend to think its not a fuse. Also look at the toyota website, think you can get your maual there as well. Let us know what it turns out to be. The mod worked flawlessly for me with no problems. Good luck!
     
  20. Sep 26, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    The two places fuses are, are with the relay and behind the coin holder to the left under your steering wheel. There is a map of the fuses under the fuse box cover and behind the coin holder.

    Also try this method:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/132862-fog-lights-w-parking-low-beam-high-beam.html
     
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