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Fog Light Mod How-To with Pics

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Beau02, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Beau02

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    I did this mod a couple of weekends ago. When preparing for the job I had several questions for SunDevilTacoma since it seems I'm a dumbass and didn't quite grasp this relatively simple task. Since I, as well as some others had questions about how to do this I took lots of pics along the way and made a detailed step-by-step writeup.

    Of course my ineptitude continued when I found I was unable to attach my writeup to a post since the file (MS Word) was too large due to all of the pics. So anyway, I took two alternative approaches. I scanned the writeup which is okay, but the pictures are black & white and grainy so some of the detail is lost. In addition to that, I got the Word document converted directly to a .pdf, but a few of the pictures got screwed up. Not really a deal breaker on any of them, I think just a couple pictures of removing the corner light to start, and also two 'after' photos of my truck which isn't really important.

    Anyway, if you're interested in doing this mod the files are attached . . . enjoy!
     

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  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    Nice write up! Thanks again for taking the time to do that. :bowdown:

    Rep! :yay:
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    STICKKKKYYYY PLEASE???? or atleast put it into the mods section.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    check out the build thread
    very impressive, glad you took the time to make this
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    blake1012

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    subscribed. been looking for this :)
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    JLee

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    Great write up the only thing i wouldn't do it use wire nuts in a Vehicle they tend to fall off over time especially of you do a lot of off roadin

    I suggest you use a (rosin core solder) and solder all the wires and use shrink tubing and not electrical tape if you make these few simple changes you will never have a problem.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    .Trdtaco315.

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    hey i got a quick queston, did anyone do a write up on this same type of mod for turn signals on the bumper?
     
  8. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    shitroc

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    nice write up man, very clear instructions. props to you
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    ScootsOFP

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    Isn't that what this one does?

    And does this mod create the hyper flashing when using blinkers?
     
  10. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    So this turns the bottom turn signals into fog lights, and re-routes the wires so that the upper corner parking lights would then be turn signals?

    Might have to do this!
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    u r amazing! I like how you have the corners as running lights and turn signals!
     
  12. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    yes it does but i corrected it with a led load resistors from kragen auto parts
     
  13. Sep 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    Quick question...I had read in another post on this topic that there were two ways of doing this mod. One made the turning lights blink rapidly, and the other allowed them to blink like most blinkers do, while still functioning as a parking light when you're not turning. Is this method produce the latter results? Hope that question makes sense. Thanks in advance.

    Well done regardless!
     
  14. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:22 AM
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    00Taco kinda answered this already, but anyway, I'll explain it a bit more...

    It really depends on the type of lamps you use. LED's will use less power to activate the light, so the flasher doesn't detect the correct amount of current draw and believes the bulb is bad and goes into error mode. (I dont believe we have old analog flashers, which would be current/heat controlled flashing, but even if we do, same theory.)

    If you used normal bulbs, it should be fine. The other option is to put a resistor inline so there's more power being read.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:41 AM
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    So what are the best bulbs to use (type and color)? I more concerned with functionality and legalness than whether it looks good.
     
  16. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    awesome
     
  17. Sep 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    so this mod turns the lower lights (signals) to being on at all times with the headlights? also at the parking light setting?

    and makes the outter lights into the signals?

    sorry, just wanted to understand correctly
     
  18. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    ScootsOFP

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    ^ yes you're right.

    It turns the blinkers into fog lights that come on with the parking lights and stay on with the headlights. It also makes the corner lights come on with the parking lights (which they normally do) and they also stay on with the headlights.
    So, if you have the parking lights on you get the fog lights and corner lights. Turn on the headlights and you get everything. Turn on the blinker and the corresponding corner light will blink at the normal rate.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    i made the old bliknkers the fog lights with super white led bulbs to match my white headlights. then i used a 6led amber bulb for the blickers(blinkers arent super bright in day but led is wayy better than a normal bulb at that size).
     
  20. Oct 11, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    Did you have to put load balancers (resistor) in line to slow down the hyper blink?
     
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