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Fog light mod question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by azchris, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, did my fog light mod today but I just used a random 12v source where there was an empty relay slot in the fuse box. The writeup says to tap the green wire, but I don't have any wire-taps and I don't really want to tap any wires while its under warranty.

    The problem is the 12v source I used is hot all the time, even when the truck is off. So now I have to turn my foglights off manually with the truck. I tried tapping the ECU fuse, but it looks like that one is hot all the time.

    The question: Are there any fuses or relays I could tap off of safely that are switched with the ignition? I've seen a popular one is the tail light relay, but that would only come on with the parking lights and I want to be able to run the fogs any time. Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    Beerrun

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    Fog light rewire- debadge- front window tint- 5100's @ 1.75- Toytec 1.5 AAL- Avid sliders- 4x4 lighted switch- Sockmonkey decals- Truxedo low pro QT cover- Weather Techs- Back up light Mod. Diff. breather mod. OEM roof rack-Yakima bars. HomerTaco grill. Hella Black Magic Lts. WT vent visors.
    I originally wired mine per the write up. But got tired of them coming on six hours after I'd last driven the truck. (emissions something powering up the ECU) I ran the power wire through the firewall to the fuse panel at your L knee. Seems like there was an unused fuse holder that is Ign. power. Works great.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have the switch and relay for my auxillary HIDs tapped with an add-a-fuse in that box, I'm just lazy and want to avoid running another wire through the firewall. Thanks for the suggestion though! That will be my last option if I can't find anything to tap in the main fuse box :D
     
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