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Fog Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jasonmorasco, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Apr 14, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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    jasonmorasco

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    As a new guy here...
    My 06 is a base model that didn't have fog lights installed.
    My question: How hard are they to install and do the kits come with the mounting brackets and I am not looking to blind people (I did read the one article I found here) just want more light downstream...
    Best place to pick up the kit too
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 14, 2015 at 1:43 PM
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    ChiefManyWrenches

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    Are you looking for factory fog lights or something aftermarket to fit in the holes?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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    NCJeyota

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  4. Apr 14, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    thanks that I did order
    is there anything special that I need to do special to install
     
  5. Apr 14, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    adamr94

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    I installed that exact kit, go ahead and buy an add-a-circuit from autozone for your dash fuse panel
     
  6. May 1, 2015 at 9:19 PM
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    I also got a fog light kit and im wondering what ill need to do...?
    I checked and the wire and plug is just hanging behind each fog light hole, so i plug them in.
    Is there a fuse?
    In my dash i have 3 empty 4 pin connectors. how do i know which one? trying each one?
    Do i need to pass any other wires?
     
  7. Jun 3, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    If you want to use the existing wiring for the fog light kit, and if you want them to be available only when the low beams are on, read on...

    My Tacoma: 2006 Base. In the fuse block mounted on the left fender under the hood, there is a relay socket labeled FR FOG. A sketch of the pinout:
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    Connect the smaller red wire from the kit’s switch to pin A. I used a male spade that I ground down to fit. Remove ~ 1 mm from each side of the spade. Connect the larger red wire from the kit’s relay to pin B. Use a standard size male spade. Connect the blue wire from the relay to C. You’ll have to split the heat-shrink to get at the blue wire. Cut it off before it splits into two, and add a male spade connector to the end from the relay. Connect the small black wire from the switch to a ground under the dash. Connect the larger black wire to a ground under the hood. You can see where I connected it in #3 below, under the bolt holding the relay onto the fender.

    You have to feed the yellow and small red wires from the switch through the firewall. You can get them through next to the large wiring bundle under the brake booster. (It’s a PITA.) Getting the wires through the firewall is easier if you remove the left kick panel. It’s written up elsewhere on Tacoma World, but briefly, lift off the sill plate, pull off the foot rest next to the kick panel, remove the black plastic nut under the foot rest, and pull the kick panel straight back. I connected the ground from the switch under the bolt that holds the bracket that holds the kick panel just inside the left door. [I realize this sentence is awkward.] In the photo below, the socket is rotated 90 degrees clockwise from the sketch above.Tacoma%20fog%20light%20wiring1_zps95hnia_e8b1db2ff39347a8cd9475f35c8fd5554f86144c.jpg
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    In the photo above, looking over the engine toward the inner left fender liner, see the relay mounted in one of the unused threaded holes in the fender, and the attached ground wire.

    HTH,
    Hoodat
     
  8. Jun 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    Nice write-up hoodat.
     

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