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eBay fog light kits for '08-'09-'10 Tacomas....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10taco, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    10taco

    10taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I plan on installing a set of 'direct replacement' fog lights in my '10 Taco reg cab 4WD 4CYL from one of the many sellers on eBay. The kits generally cost around $100 and include lamps, wiring harness and switch. I also plan to obtain a FACTORY Toyota fog light switch to install in the cab. My question is will the supplied aftermarket harness (which appears to be pretty much complete with plugs everywhere) plug into the Toyota switch? If not, will it work at all with the switch? Thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    No it does not plug to the OEM switch, but yes it can be used to work with OEM switch, I did it that way.

    I'll give you some pics shortly.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    OEM swith in stock location
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    wiring trough firewall
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    wires to the passenger side foglight
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    wires for drivers side fog light
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    behind driver's side headlight
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    between battery and driver's side fender
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    Fuse box connection
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    Battery connection
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  4. Sep 6, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    10taco

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    EPA, Thanks a million for the super-quick and complete reply to my question. Nice work, BTW. Who did you get your light kit from? Any difficulty hooking the harness to the factory switch? Are the fog lights 'on anytime' or tied into the headlights? Could you also explain how you (seemingly) hooked into the factory fuse box? Thanks again! MR :D
     
  5. Sep 6, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    I don't remember his ebay user name I'll try and look it up on my paypal history, hooking up the wires to the OEM switch was easy only 4 pins: (1 for ground, 1 for button illumination, 1 that decides when fog lights can be turned on, 1 that goes to the relay when the button is pressed), there is a diagram for the foglight switch around, I'll try to find it. BTW if you can get your hands on the OEM plug for the switch its better, there is a website that sells the switch along with the plug. I did not use the plug tough, I used small four pin connectors shielded with heatshirnk.

    I connected the switch so I can only turn the fog lights on whenever the dash lights are on which means that I have one of the three options in the headlight switch on. That way if I forget to turn the foglights off they will turn off anyway when I turn off the headlight switch.

    EDIT: I used the wiring and relay included in the kit, I did not hook up anything to the relay box behind the battery. I did hook up one wire to the fusebox inside the truck I used this
    "add a fuse":
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    I connected this to the fuse for the truck's dash illumination. The fuse that you see in the pics I posted before is the fuse for the 12V line that is connected to the battery.

    EDIT: ebay user: makotoautotrends

    EDIT: I think this is the switch with the plug http://www.trdparts4u.com/PD-FJ-FOGSW.aspx?MakeID=1

    EDIT: Part Number for plug if you already have the switch: 90980-11090,
    Part Number for wires with pins that go in the plug: 82998-12340 4 required

    EDIT: I attached the diagram I connected pin 1 and 3 to the same wire.

    switch.jpg
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    crazimofo

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    thank you epa4wd, your work is much appreciated.
    for the switch and connector plug although listed on trd site as a fjcruiser? is it still the one for a tacoma?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Yes same part number, just checked trough toyodiy.com
     
  8. Sep 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    this should be a sticky. so many people ask this same question and with the reply on this one is very detailed!
     
  9. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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  10. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    yup thats the one, when you remove the covers for the fog lights in the bumper do it carefully so that you dont scratch the bumper regardless if its a painted or unpainted bumper. Mine is unpainted and it scratches very easily.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    EPA, I have spent some time lately following your posted links, and their posted links, etc., and have seen quite a few fog light 'write-ups' posted by various subscribers to several forums. I have to say I have not seen one yet that compares favorably to yours; you are to be !COMMENDED! for the thoroughness and quality of your excellent fog light tutorial! I have ordered my lights (same as yours) and will be ordering the switch soon! THANKS!! :D
     
  12. Sep 8, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    Thanks!! I really took my time with the wiring, I tried to make it as hidden as possible, I suggest you lay out everything how you want it before starting to put everything in the truck and figure out what wire does what. I also used some wire clip mounts under the hood for routing the wires, you can see them in the pics that show the wires going down each side of the radiator.

    If you have any doubts with which wire goes were, post a pic of the wiring and I'll try to remember what I did with each one. You may also need to extend some of the wires. I know that I had to extend at least one of them.

    Heck, I can even take more pics this weekend to show were I placed everything. :)
     
  13. Sep 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    looks good hows the beam pattern? at least there are more options coming out for oem fogs finally
     
  14. Sep 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    oh yeah if can put up your wiring diagram lol
     
  15. Sep 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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  16. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    sticky worthy, nice reply :cookiemonster:
     
  17. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    I've got the ebay kit in yellow. Just a little moddin' to the harness to make it work with a Toyota switch. I didn't use the actual OEM switch...too spendy. I bought the $10 Toyota rocker switch from my local dealer. The base model has an empty slot in the fuse box that is hot when the parking lamps are on. I used an Add-A-Fuse link to connect this slot to the relay through the switch. So my fogs work with the parking lamps, low beams and hi beams. They turn off with the headlamp switch or I can defeat them all together with the rocker switch.

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  18. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    I've never wired in fog lights. Does the kit come with instructions?
     
  20. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Looks confusing. :/ I'm planning on getting some soon.
     
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