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fog lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bobtackett, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    bobtackett

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    is there anyway just to run the fog lights w/o turning on headlight?looks like they would be ample light going down the road.i do this with my jeep all the time
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Do a search on it. :D
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2009 at 12:41 AM
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    Is there anyway just to search for it? :p
     
  7. Jun 30, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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    there are way too many fog light how-to's out there! when i get a chance, im gonna write the end-all be-all how-to thats going to be so simple to understand that anyone with an i.q. under 80 could do it. my fog lights turn on and off whenever with the button, they turn off with the ignition, and the button dims with the dash lights. what more is there? and the way theyre wired is so simple and doesnt require adding any relay under the hood fuse panel, or pulling out any relays and bending pins back to solder to them. the only part required is an add-a-circuit. i can easily see why someone would be intimidated to install fogs after seeing all of these poorly written and exremely confusing guides.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    I showed a random access cab guy at a gas station how to do it the otherday, can't be that confusing.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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  10. Jun 30, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    actually post #2 here i think is better. he has the right idea, only wire #1 from the top of the oem switch goes to the green wire from the unused harness behind the dash, and the number three wire from the oem switch goes to the green/white wire.
    its that simple. forget about all of those complex under the hood adding relays and soldering crap guides.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45430

    this one posted above is simpler than what u stated and involves no relays or soldering or complexity
     
  13. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    wat?
    never seen it happen...same w/ the many others that have commented on it.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats what I thought. I did mine that way, and havent had the lights go on either. :)
     
  16. Jun 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    sorry but i misspoke on the #1 and #3 wires. pictures speak better than words so here it is:

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    #1 wire- green from unused harness behind the dash
    #2 wire- green/white wire from said harness
    #3 wire- add-a-circuit wire
    #4 wire- goes to whatever color wire that runs from your relay to inside the cab

    i dont get why all the write ups say the #4 wire goes to ground???? doesnt make any sense to me. if you wire your switch exactly like that picture you can turn your fogs on and off whenever you want, the button will dim with the rest of your dash lights, and my fogs have NEVER turned on after 4 hours like some people claim has happened. if someone could write the defacto super simple how-to for everyone that would be great. and to prove this way works:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jun 30, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    wat?
    one listed #5 in th cheap mods is WAY easier, less complicated, and does the same job
     
  18. Jun 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    hmm... explain to me how anything could possibly be easier/ less complicated than what i posted? its like sesame street color by numbers.
     
  19. Jun 30, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    one 6" piece of wire w/ a spade end and a vampire tap...much easier than adding a circuit and splicing in 4 wires
     
  20. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    "splicing in four wires". you do realize those are the wires from the back of switch that have to be connected right? your statement makes no sense.
     
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