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Fog Light Confusion!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 87twentytwor, Dec 10, 2012.

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What Fog Light Mod you got!?

Poll closed Jan 9, 2013.
  1. Fog Relay w/ green wire tap in

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  2. Fog Relay to Towing Tail Relay

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  1. Dec 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    87twentytwor

    87twentytwor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hella confused with all the different types of fog light mod methods... which one is the best one... Cleanest, less chance of blowing out, difficulty.. prefer not to cut and splice..

    I know some methods require you to have fog lights on while running parking, lows, highs..

    while the anytime fog light mod could allow you to use fogs whenever you want..

    then theres one that engages fogs ten mintues after you turn your engine off..

    And one that stays on as long as you have you ignition on...

    I am at a loss people.... can someone clear this up for me? :confused:
     
  2. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    87twentytwor

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    ok.. how do i delete this thing? :(
     
  3. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    pm a mod.

    but i’m also kinda confused on this. i really want to do it. but just a little confused.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    87twentytwor

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    It's just theres so many different combos... and i don't want to do the wrong one..
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    yeah i think there is 3 ways. one that it will come on when ever. #2, you have to have the parking lights on, and 3 only on with low beam and hi beam.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    See.. i like the fact that i can have my fog on anytime i want (With or without other lights on)... but i hate the fact that your have to cut and splice green(?) wire...
    on the other hand..
    I like how easy it is to connect fog relay to trailer hitch relay with a simple male/female connector... but i want to be able to turn fogs on and off independently with or without other lights...

    I don't know which one to do... i'm in great DISMAY!!
     
  7. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    hmmm... i think there should be a poll on it!!
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45430

    Post #9. Except for splicing into the green wire, I found a fuse that was turned on when the the ignition turns on, and off when ignition is off. I used an "add a fuse" and a 2.5 amp fuse. That way, whenever the truck is on, you can use the fog lights. No messing with any other wiring except the relay you bend


    :edit: Look at my sig pic, truck is on, lights are off, and fog are working beautifully
     
  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    thanks for the reply.
    i want to be able to control the fog with the fog switch tho..run the fogs without the parking lights... I think i might use this method http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...lained-electrical-diagrams-4.html#post2370465
    or
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...lained-electrical-diagrams-7.html#post4714226
    and maybe add a fuse between the fog relay and the green ignition? whutchu think?
     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    For me, this was the best option... I didn't splice the green cable, what I did was to insert the cable that comes from the relay into the white connector where the green cable is attached... Its very simple and it is the best way IMO
     
  11. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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  12. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Yup! Just like that!!
     
  13. Dec 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    I can turn on the fogs with the fog light switch. As soon as the ignition is on :)

    The wire we splice in just gives the relay a +12 volt signal allowing the relay to turn on.

    The reason on stock tacomas the fog lights turn off when the high beams turn on is that +12 v is turned off, turning off the relay. GL with this great and easy mod!

    Upon further looking at my truck, since it has been forever since I did this mod. I added a blade connector beside the green wire instead of splicing into it. Less permanent.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/38939-tw-live-10760.html

    (scroll to bottom)
     
  14. Dec 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    K thanks!!

    Ok i don't want this to happen.. so you tapped into the green? I guess i would just have to make sure my fog switch is disengaged..

    Thanks for that explanation!

    And thanks for contributing to the poll!!

    I think i'm going with the green wire tap... Anyone know what the green wire is for? Ignition right?
     
  15. Dec 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Oh Yah!! i forgot... but should i run an inlinefuse between the green wire and the fog relay?
     
  16. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    I would assume the green wire is fused along the way.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    would it hurt to add another one :D?
     
  18. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    So no fuse in between green and fog relay?
     
  19. Dec 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    It wont hurt to add another... Its not necessary tho...
     
  20. Dec 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    I wanna thanks the dudes that helped me out!! Green wire tap!

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    GREEN WIRE TAP!! FOGLIGHTS ANYTIME!!

    ... Now I'm thinking how I can install my old fishtank blue actinic bulb in under my hood, cuz that sucker looks sic!!
     
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