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Fog Lights anytime I want

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MikeS., Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Jun 26, 2008 at 1:01 AM
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    MikeS.

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    I too don't like Toyota limiting me when I can run my fog lights. So I found the thread on ToyotaNation that shows just how easy it is to modify the relay. I now can run my fog lights anytime I have the ignition on.

    Here is the thread, it is many pages and offers several variables on how to do this.

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79485&page=1

    Here is how I did mine. The fuse is a 3 amp fuse. I was going to go with 5 but didn't have a spare. I'm going to get one later today. Also I'm probably going to switch to this method. My pic to come later, stupid work filters...

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=071-580
     
  2. Jun 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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  3. Jun 26, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    Oh, and for the record the method you posted apparently turns the fogs on for a few minutes after you turn the engine off. In 2 years mine have never done that with the way I did it.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    mine either.....plus your way took me like 2 minutes to do the mod!!!
     
  5. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    Yep, I've already had a neighbor call and tell me my fog lights were on.

    I'll take another look at your mod.

    Thanks
     
  6. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    hey man, its really easy, and the lights, as far as i have seen, never come on,on their own. great mod indeed.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Hey guys - what is the best type of quick connect to use to splice into the green wire? Or did you cut and re-splice?
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    i used one of the blue quick connects....the type you put the wire thru the back side, close it, then slide the connecting wire thru the side, then use a pair of pliers to push the metal piece down thru both wires. i call them alligator clips, or quick splices.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    This is what I use. Just get a pack of them where ever's cheap. lol I'm starting to put liquid electrical tape around them now to seal out moisture since the road salt corrodes wires real bad here in NY.

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  10. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    same thing i use there.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    Do these wrap around the wire you are tapping into or do you need to cut that wire? Sorry to keep asking :confused:
     
  12. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    the wire you are splicing into goes into the open channel in the back, then you use a piece of wire thru the side of the connector, then clamp down on the metal piece. then you are done.
     
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