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"FOG LIGHTS ON W/PARKING...LOW BEAM...HIGH BEAM..."

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by "OLYMPIC VIEW", Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    alegav

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    I followed the diagram on the previous page. I'll take some pics today at lunch. Does your green light come on (fog light) the dash or is that reserved for when your lights are all the way on? Hmmmm I cant remember if I tested with the key in the on position, I'll give that a shot and report back.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    So I followed your instructions and no dice. I turned the key to "On" and pressed the fog light button, no lights. I then left the key in the "On" position and turned the light stock one click to engage the parking lights, that's when the fogs kicked on. couldnt get any pictures of how I did the mod (at work in nice clothes :) ) so I'll have to get pics later today and or just try it again.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    Still haven't had a chance to get under there and get you some pics. I'll grab em tonight when I get home from work. Thanks for the help!

    EDIT: So this is what I have going on.
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    Appreciate the help!

    Alex
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Weather tech floor mats, fog light any time mod, derped front embelem
    ......inspections??????? what exactly are these "inspections"????
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    A lot of states have annual safety inspections that they need to pass to renew their tags.
    It's on the books in California, but it's an "on demand" thing.
    In the 60s and 70s, CHP would set up roadblocks all the time and pull inspections. If you got tagged, the car had to be repaired and signed off by a certified headlight/brake mechanic (most gas stations were certified).
    If you passed, you got a CHP sticker for your windshield so you wouldn't be bothered the rest of the year.

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    The law is still on the books, and these certified stations still exist.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    hmm...never dealt with anything like that before... i jus got a lecture from my old man who's a class A driver bout driving with fogs on n no headlights, i guess i'll have to be aware when i have em on and i dnt believe i'll have a problem.....only time i dealt with a inspection was when we had to get my old car bought back after an accident n it was salvaged title, inspection needed...... they do those road block still????
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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    I haven't seen a roadblock since I was probably 8 years old, but the law is still on the books. Used to be fun out riding with mom to see who would be the first to spot the cops at the side of the road having their "pow-wow" before setting up a checkpoint.
    They'd check your headlight alignment to make sure they were aimed properly, brake check (not sure how they did it), and sometimes they'd have a speedo check machine to verify your speedo calibration. I only remember mom getting caught in one once when I was very young. Funny that my "poor" friends parents always seemed to have the inspection stickers on their windshields and we never did. I have a feeling there was a lot of profiling going on in selecting who they would pull into the checkpoint. A current-model Buick didn't draw much attention from anyone other than women looking to hook up with a doctor ;)

    Likely the roadblocks would jam traffic too badly today... that, and all of the cars they'd have to tow because of drivers without licenses or insurance.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    lol prolly would help thin out the uninsured and non licensed drivers, LOL.... and get rid some of the death traps on the road:D
     
  9. Jul 15, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    Lawsuits is probably why they stopped.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    +1 for a free and easy mod, thanks for the write up
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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  12. Nov 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Green wire mod worked for me. I fused it though. Just in case...
     
  13. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    That was the easiest and quickest mod I have done so far. Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. Nov 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    Just did this mod today, and got to say i should of done it long ago.

    Question i have... since this works with the DTRL/parking lights..... Is it safe to leave that switch on all the time since they turn off when the key is taken out of the ignition?
     
  15. Jan 7, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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    This is the version that I tried. It only works when I have the marker light, low beam or high beam on. I might try the other version later , but for now I'm happy with this one.

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  16. Jan 31, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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    [QUOTE="OLYMPIC VIEW";2583562]Well...

    I know this was/is a sticky, but wanted to pass on my results of this mod as well as changing factory white bulbs to the Nokya Arctic Hyper Yellow 45W fogs...

    The mod I used was previously posted by lextech...pull the fog relay and bend tab #1 flat...connect a 22g-18g female blade connector...take short length of 18g wire and splice and crimp/mate with the female blade connector connected to tab #1 on the fog relay, re-install the fog relay...then take the other end of the 18g wire, splice, and insert the spliced end of wire into socket #3 of the towing tail relay...re-install the towing tail relay...this mod took all of five minutes...I also swapped out my stock fogs for the Nokya Arctic Hyper Yellow fogs...I'll post some illuminated pics tommorrow...also, remember to swap out the rubber gaskets from the factory fog bulbs to the Nokya's so that they fit properly!!

    The fog light mod is great...

    fogs come on with parking lights...
    fogs come on with headlights...
    fogs come on with high beams...
    the mod this way is "fuse protected"...
    I did notice that the green fog on illumination on the dash does not illuminate when the fogs/parking lights are on, but when you switch to headlights it illuminates...

    great mod...fool-proof...no splicing...or having to remember if you turned off your fogs as with the other fog light on anytime mods...this way the fogs turn off with the factory timer off light switch...[/QUOTE]

    Is this the way that works the best for an 05? without the fogs coming on every 4 hours?
     
  17. Feb 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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    Also, I assume this doesn't allow the fogs to come on when NO lights are on?
     
  18. Jul 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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    I know this is an older thread, but I'm looking to do the trailer hitch method. When I run the wire to the trailer hitch relay, how do I plug it in?
     
  19. Aug 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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    i do have optional factory tow package on my truck but i dont think that makes a difference.
    this is handy for those of us, who do not have seat heater relay position populated with tabs in the same box as the fog relay.

    my truck was prewired for fogs, which i installed later. i purchased an extra fog relay and just did this mod (bending the tab on fog relay, then wired it to the bottom slot on towing tail relay) it works as advertised. Fog lights will only come on when parking lights are on, and they will stay on for high beams. they will follow parking light logic so you wont kill your battery by forgetting.

    There are two posts in this thread that report issues when towing / lights coming on at weird times, both users have not posted back (drives me nuts when people do that) im assuming they installed this wrong.

    FYI- on 2012+ there is an empty relay spot in the main electric compartment right above towing tail relay, that you can perfectly fit a male blade connector into, but its always hot, all the time. i was temped but id forget the lights one day and drain my battery, im sure of it.

    i would like to hear from people who are actually using their factory tow harness and trailers while using this mod if all is well or not....
     
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  20. Aug 21, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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    So what's the correct way of doing this mod
     
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