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Fog Light Functionality

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MHS, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    MHS

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    Before I expend the money and time to install the OE fog lights on my 2009 base model I'd like to know if it will be worth the effort. Do the OEM fog lights really make a difference in fog and night-time driving? I've used high quality aftermarket fogs before (Hella & PIAA) and they've made a significant difference; especially lighting up the sides of the road under normal conditions and improving vision directly in front of the vehicle (with minimal back reflection) under foggy conditions. Can I expect a similar improvement?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    08AVTACO

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    Absolutely, i never drive at night without them.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    There is definitely a difference when mine are On or Off...
     
  4. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    Hell yes. I love having fogs on mine. Definite improvement in fog or heavy snow.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    aaronk

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    Yup, big difference. They throw a lot of light out right in front and to the sides of the truck.

    If you've got the V6 base it should be pre-wired for fogs. I picked up a set of lightly used OEM fogs for $40 and just had to buy the switch and relay. Piece of cake to install and the total price was probably around $75. I don't know if I would have done it if I had to buy new fogs from Toyota though.... those suckers are expensive!
     
  6. Sep 1, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Thanks for the information everyone; based on the response it looks like my next project will be installing a set of fog lights. Good lighting and good tires are the two most important safety features on any vehicle so I have no problem investing in either. Especially if they look cool too.
     
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