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cut and switch wires?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by takern, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    takern

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    Its time for safety inspection again and i cant pass unless i replace my blinker housing, but i was thinking about doing the turn signal mod so this might be the opportunity but then i got to thinking, couldnt I just cut the wires to the parking lights and reroute those to the blinker bulb, then cut the blinker wires and reroute them to the parking light bulbs? then i could put some fog lights down where the turn signals used to be.
    Would this work? and also, are there any laws requiring you to have a parking light?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    If you search around you will find a few writeups for exactly what you want to do.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    i have searched but what i am finding is people that have either cut new holes or expanded the existing hole. im just wondering about using the existing bulbs that are the orange running lights as the blinker by just switching wires. then i could use the cutouts on the bumper for some foglights
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    So let me see if I got this here.

    You wanna take the wires going from your blinkers and put the to the bulb that you are currently using as parking lights. Then you wanna take the wires from the parking light bulb (since they stay on ) and put a higher wattage bulb in there for use as a fog light.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    close

    I want to take the wires to the blinker and put them on the bulb being used as a parking light. then i want to take the wires from the parking light and connect them to a set of rectangle fog lights that will go in the cutouts in the bumper where the blinker housings used to be. (unless the fog lights will require bigger wires, in which case i will just tape the ends up and wire the fig lights to the battery)

    Am I just being stupid and this is not even doable? it just seemed to me that this would be the easiest way IF parking lights are not required by law
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    well, I would say to get bigger wires just because the existing stuff is for a little less draw.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    ok. but do you see a problem in just swapping the wires?
     
  8. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    I don't. It should be fine.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    alright. thank you. now i just gotta make sure its not gonna get me a ticket and cause me more problems than its worth
     
  10. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    It really shouldn't be a problem. I have seen a lot of cars with stranger setups and they were factory that way. You should be just fine man.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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