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fog lights on sr5

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by VancouverTaco, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    VancouverTaco

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  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
  3. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    The housings will snap right in.

    The wiring harness will take a bit of work. The provided switch will not fit the dash openings... $70 for an OEM switch, or around $10 from O'Reilly for a lighted switch that will work.
    Also the harness is too short to reach the dash, and includes connectors that make it look like it's a plug and play, but it's not.

    Basically, installation will be like any foglight set... the housings are perfect, but the rest of it will be DIY... but the relay will work.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    VancouverTaco

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    would you suggest a different kit, or a different way to go? or am I basically going to have issues with any kit I buy
     
  5. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    tacoma16

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    Check the build
    If you search on ebay there is a guy who sells oem ones for 20 bucks. That's what I have in mine, u can see them in my build. I have them for my lights.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Don't let the wiring scare you, it's not that bad and there is plenty of help available on here. If these guys can confirm the lights themselves will mount up, then the rest is doable. Building the mounting brackets would be a huge hassle compared to sorting out the wiring.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Ya.. fog light wiring is not hard.

    One thing to check since you have an SR5... look in the underhood fuse box at the spot for the fog light relay. If there are contacts in there, then you are likely already wired for it and all you need are the housings, a switch for the dash (top row, I believe fog is closest to the wheel), and a relay.
    Also look under the bumper behind the plugs and see if there are harnesses taped up. If so, all of the hard work is done.

    Like I said... those eBay lights are identical to the OEM lights.
    Snap your blank covers out (careful not to scratch the paint on the bumper), clean the mud and dust out of the openings, and the new housings snap right in.
    They take a fair "whack"... the side clips go in without a fight, but the adjuster keeper takes a bit of force.
     
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