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Factory Fog Light Polarity

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by reymataco, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Hey @caribe makaira!
    I ordered a new bumper and am replacing the factory fog lights with BD Squadron cube lights. I believe I can snip the wires of the factory fog light clip and wire up the Baja lights directly. Any idea what the polarity is on the factory wires by their color? You seem to have the wiring schematics for the Taco handy. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:19 AM
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    Any idea where I can source a new (female?) connector for the Baja side? Thanks!
     
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    Vehicle side (harness) should be female. Look into the fog lamp, the connector is male.
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    If you have halogen fog lights yes. These are extension harnesses, so they have both male and female plugs. If you have factory LED fog lights, verify the connector on the vehicle looks like the pictures in the Amazon listing.

    We're talking about the connectors at the fog lights, right? There's also one connector near the centerline below the radiator grille. The wires then tee off and run along the inside of the plastic bumper cover to each fog light.
     
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    Yes, I am talking about the connectors at the fog lights. I have the 2020 Off Road package, so I believe the fog lights are halogen. I don't have it all torn apart yet, so I will verify shortly. For a few bucks on Amazon though, I will likely get a pair. Easy enough to return if the fit isn't right.
     
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    For the BD I believe you would want a Weatherpack connector. Unless you are cutting it off and replacing with the H11 male?
     
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    Got a link for the weatherpack connector? I haven't taken my front bumper apart yet, so I am not 100% sure what I am working with. The Baja Design Squadron's just come with two wires, no connectors, as far as I know. The H11 connectors that 3JOH22A linked have the rubber seal in them. Is there something more specific than that you are referring to?
     
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    Weather pack is a specific type of connector made by Delphi (Aptiv).
    https://www.corsa-technic.com/item.php?item_id=326&category_id=83

    For some reason Baja Design doesn’t use Deutsch like pretty much everyone else does.

    You would think BD would sell a short adapter, but I couldn’t find anything. So when you get your lights and can tell me what you’re dealing with, I’d happily make you a couple of adapters. Just shoot me a PM when you get it figured out.

    If you zoom in real far, you can make out the weatherpack connector on their harness.
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    BD does in fact sell them, but they don't list them on the site. OP, I think they'll sell them to you for about $15/pr

    Or you just have @Puppypunter here build you a set! I wouldn't go cutting though unless you have to!
     
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    you think they would make them easier to find :)

    I don’t mind making you a set, I have all the parts, I am fairly certain. I just don’t know what polarity BD uses. Maybe @memario1214 knows or could hook us up with a picture of a connector?o_O
     
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    So BD uses different colors for stuff for different lights sometimes so here's a quick guide for them.
    If you're looking at a 2-pin Weather Pack for most of their kits:
    Ground = A = Black
    Hot = B = White

    2020-11-17_8-25-32.jpg
     
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    Perfect!
     
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    So I have these same BD lights for ditch lights, they use the Weatherpack connector style, it looks like. That being said, I don't need nor want the extra 6 feet of wiring off the back of the BD lights just to use the existing connector. I am quite comfortable wiring things, so its just a matter of getting the right connector on each end to make use of the stock plug (vehicle side wiring) and whatever will go on the end of the BD lights.
     
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