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Fog lights, on without headlights mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rc2125, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    rc2125

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    Would like to be able to use my fog/driving lights without the headlights being on. Figured I would ask first, before digging into the switches/relays/etc. Didn't find anything in search.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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    its already a sticky. Called fog light mod. Piercedtiger has taken the time to explain it and take a picture or 2.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:51 AM
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  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    There is still a better way to do it, no cutting, no splicing. Also doing it that way has no fuse protection.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....

    your right, you can take apart the fuse block and do it that way so you dont see anything. and your right there is no fuse protection....BUTTTT just add a fuse then guess what, your protected.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    Where would you put the fuse? In line with the 6" wire the write up talks about? Also, what size fuse? I want to do this for driving on the beach at night with just fogs and I'd like to put the fuse in while I'm there.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    What way are you talking about???
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Still bend the tab on your fog relay but other than splicing into green wire i got my power from the switched side of the "Towing tail" relay. The only time that relay is switched on is when park lights are on. Its in the same box so no cutting, drilling, splicing or running wires inside like all the other ways i have seen to do this. I can go back and get the specifics if any ones cares.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    I'd love to get them. Also do you have any pic's?
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    I will work on some pics this afternoon and shoot those and the pins you need to go to.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    I have been thinking of doing this mod for a long time as well.. Just never got around to it..

    Lextech... I would like to see the pics as well.. Thanks..
     
  14. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    yea i am interested as well...please post a write up
     
  15. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    What size fuse should I put in line if I want to have one?

    I'm getting my power from the solid green wire like most people have done

    Thanks for any info...
     
  16. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    So where does the relay get power from? Fuse??
     
  17. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Ok well first remove your Fog light relay, bend Pin 1 on the relay.
    Crimp a small famale blade connector to a short length of wire. Install that connector to the bent terminal on the fog relay and reinstall the relay. strip the other end of the wire. Remove the Towing tail relay, slide the striped end of the wire into Pin 3 of the relay socket and reinstall the relay. For the Pins i am talking about i have posted a diagram and it is just the same as you will be looking at it when you remove the cover.

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  18. Apr 5, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    has anyone tryed this other type of mod to see how well it works
    just curious cause I have that kind of luck where tapping into the green wire would probaly kill my truck:frusty:
     
  19. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    OK Lextech I have one more question. Does doing it this way make the fogs work anytime the key is on or when you put the parking lights on?
     
  20. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:58 AM
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    I like this idea better, running fogs with parking, also ensure I will not leave them on when the key is off.

    reading an earlier post, parking lights need to be on, since this is how the power is taken from the towing tail relay.
     
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