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Fog Light Mod 2013

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by m.reed.1, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    linne758

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    So I just installed my new OEM (Valeo) branded fog lights tonight that came in the mail today. I had already installed the factory switch that i bought at the dealer on Monday. Ordered the Denso relay off ebay, but it's not here yet. Of course I didn't want to wait another day to power up my fogs so I kindly borrowed the relay from the air pump heater switch which sits right next to the fog light location. Bad idea? Seems fine. Of course it's only temporary till the relay gets here.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    That one's not the best idea, I bet the fog lights could pull up to 6A and I'm not sure how much overhead they put into that relay. The worse that could happen is you blow a fuse or relay, which is only a couple bucks. It'll probably be fine for a couple days.

    Edit: Wait, you just MOVED the relay? That would be fine. I was thinking about taking mine out to see if disabling the air pump throws a CEL.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Yeah, it threw a cel. The check engine light came on but I'd rather have the fogs on for a day or two and see that light, especially since there is a crap load of fog. Intemittent wipers up next. It won't stop raining and that fast/ super fast is driving me crazy!
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    Yea it will throw a code since the pump is an emissions part.. But it should clear itself out after you put it back in
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    That's too bad, I hate that air pump. My truck sounds like my old Chevy when I turn it on.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Hey Chris thanks! This mod worked great and only took a few minutes. Have always had a 4X4 but this is my first TACO. Previously owned 05 Cummins and 00 F250 7.3L.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    Pictures with the Fog Light Mod!

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  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    I tried & tried.. but couldn't get the connector on the bent relay to fit between the plastic housing and the relay?? :confused: I tried the "inside" tab also--but that made the fog lamps stay on with the key...

    How in the world did you get the connector fit? (I have studied the pics, but must be very dense... :eek: )
     
  9. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    I put the crimp terminal on the relay tab with the relay outside of the box, and very slowly bent both the relay tab and the crimp terminal at the same time until the terminal went nearly straight up the side (like you see in the pic). Then I re-installed the relay and connected the other end of the wire to the AC SKT relay.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Thanks ! I was afraid to bend the tab more than 90*... I'll give it another go..

    :cheers:
     
  11. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    It'll go a bit further with a little persuasion... Just be slow & careful :p
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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    :cool:Gee just like I'd mentioned awhile ago. :rolleyes:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/269264-2012-3-fog-coil-off-ign.html
     
  13. Apr 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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  14. Jun 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    I just did this and it works great, however:

    I have to make sure I manually click the foglights to go off or they dont go off when I take the key out.

    I can roll the windows up/down without the key in the ignition at all

    Lastly, The AC Inverter can work without the keys in the ignition at all.

    I have no problem clicking them off just making sure I am not draining my battery without knowing it, Is this occuring to you guys who did this wiring mod too?
     
  15. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Nope, I leave the switch clicked in all the time without any of those effects. This should only give power to the fogs relay when the truck is running. Does this only occur with the wire mod? In other words, if you remove the mod, can you still use the AC inverter and windows with the key out?
     
  16. Jun 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    Yeah it only occurs with the wire mod, I know because I put it back to stock.

    I just now redid it and its working fine and back to normal .. lol weird? Maybe user error... Thanks for the easy, clean, reversible mod!
     
  17. Jun 29, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Probably just had a little strand of wire crossed onto one of the other terminals, I've done that before and had some pretty strange behavior.

    Yeah, I like this vs. running it under the fuse box because this can be taken out in two seconds for warranty work or whatever.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  19. Sep 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Thanks 2006KJ!!
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  20. Sep 8, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Just checked mine. It has the wire clips that are in above pic,on the lower right. I guess that means this should be an easy mod :)
     
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