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foglight mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Johnson8537, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Nov 28, 2007 at 6:31 PM
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    Johnson8537

    Johnson8537 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how to do the foglight mod.

    I have searched here and on Toyota Nation and i went through 11 or 12 pages of different methods.

    Does anyone have the Best method.
    1. One that does not change anythign that cannot be changed back to factory.

    2. I would also like to find one that does not allow the fogs to come on when the systems Purges every four hours or so.

    thanks in advance... if there is a clean HOW TO we shoudl make a sticky at the top!!
     
  2. Nov 28, 2007 at 6:45 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    there is a sticky at the top of the 2nd gen page that pertains to the aftermarket foglight mod
     
  3. Nov 28, 2007 at 7:19 PM
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    TheArkansas"X"

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  4. Nov 28, 2007 at 7:37 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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  5. Nov 28, 2007 at 7:41 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ahhh....i guess i did not ask for a specification as to which foglight mod u were talking about
     
  6. Nov 28, 2007 at 7:47 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Yeah, i was assuming that he meant the mod so that you can turn them on and off whenever you choose to. I have mine relayed with my parking light so that they will still turn off automatically just in case I forget to turn them off. ;)
     
  7. Nov 28, 2007 at 8:35 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    Moto.. I already have factory fogs... I am wanting to change the way they currently function.

    1. I would like to use them as DTRL.

    2. I would like to use them with parking lights

    3. lows

    4. HIGHS

    The only bummer about option # 3 on toyota nation that i see is that when your sytem purges the fogs would turn on for a few seconds...
    (i think this might set off my aftermarket alarm system?)
    Plus i would rather not have a "Ghost" in my truck turning the fogs on approx. 4.5 hours after shut off.


    How did you hook yours up via the parking lights? Can you use them with your highs? Did you have to Splice into any wiring or is it just plug and play?

    On my old Passat I was able to just remove the relay and bridge a few wires where the relay went tricking it into allowing the fogs to function with parking, lows and highs... nothing that was unremovable and it still allowed me to go back to the factory settings.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2007 at 8:43 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Hmmm... I can't say that I know how to get through the factory setup without messing up some other electrical system along the way. My tacoma didn't come with fog lights so I installed them in any way that I wanted.

    To answer you question, I tapped into the parking light wire and ran that to a relay which went to the lights. I did a entire write about the install several months ago. From what it sounds like you want a stand along fog light system just controlled by the switch. Correct me if i'm wrong.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...rmarket-fog-lights-oem-sockets.html#post12926
     
  9. Nov 28, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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    Ok... i decided i would just go with the little fuse (add a fuse method.)

    The only thing that i do not like is that when the system purges if the fog light switch is left on the lights will turn on. I doubt i will ever notice that but it sure seems strange...
    If anyone knows of another spot where the add a fuse can get a power source from that is keyed but would not come on during system purge please let me know...
     
  10. Nov 29, 2007 at 9:30 AM
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    kristopherl

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    Hey Johnson, This is how I did it... could have taken more time to clean it up but it avoids bending the relay spade and won't involve connecting to the EFI fuse.

    Have to switch out the female spade connector...ran out of plastic protected ones.... reason for the electrical tap on one of them. Didn't want to have any metal exposed. Ran a fuse on the trigger lead to the marker light.

    image002.jpg
    Snaked trigger wire through fuse box to a pre-existing hole in the bottom left corner of fuse box and brought the wire through the bundle of wires on the bottom front left corner and ran it through the wire toobing to the front corner marker.

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    Clip the lead from the relay to the grean wire of the corner marker light
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    Your done!


    Looking down into the back corner of the front headlight where the marker light mounts

    image008.jpg
     
  11. Nov 29, 2007 at 5:48 PM
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    Thanks... I thought about doing it that way as well... but i wanted to feature of running my fogs without my tails or parking lights...

    thanks for the post... if my system purge starts to effect things than i will go with your method. I like that you bridged in at the light itself not in the fusebox on the 6 pin adaptor. (good thought!!)

    thanks.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2007 at 5:54 PM
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    i have factory fogs, i just ran the power wire from the parking light to the fog light relay so they go on and off with the parking lights, the only thing is that the fog light button is useless and they wont come on with my low beam headlights. i have aftermarket fog lights on the back of the truck also acting as extra reverse lights, those are just wired with the provided harness so i flip them on or off as needed, truck running or not
     
  13. Nov 29, 2007 at 6:32 PM
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    wat?
    i wired independant switches for my extra reverse and cargo lights as well
     
  14. Nov 29, 2007 at 7:30 PM
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    hey you guys rock!!!! I just did the fog light mod to my truck this morning. IT LOOKS GREAT!!! I did the add a fuse method. thanks alot guys
     
  15. Nov 29, 2007 at 8:47 PM
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    if i helped at all, which i'm sure i didn't, you're welcome lol
     
  16. Jul 16, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    i didn't update my profile, but i picked up an 06 dblcab offroad and i'd like to run my fogs with the corner lights on
    and also keep them on with the headlights like it comes from the factory.
    any links?
     
  17. Jul 16, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    thanks to piercedtiger:

    Several ways to do this, but this one was the easiest for me, and I haven't had them come on 4-hours after turning the ignition off like other methods cause. Apparently at least one other method ties into some ignition or emissions circuit that turns on 4 hours after the truck is turned off to deal with emissions so the fogs come on for a few minutes. I parked in front of my living room window for a year after doing this and never saw them come on once so.....



    Tools/items needed:
    • wire stripper
    • 1 quick splice
    • 1 female blade connector
    • 6" of wire
    • drill/bit same diameter as wire
    • shrink tube/electrical tape to reinforce crimp connection (optional)
    1. Locate the green wire on the plug in the pic
    2. splice into it
    3. run the wire to the fog light relay through a hole to keep it low and not hit the cover
    4. crimp on the female blade connector onto the wire
    5. pull the fog relay and bend the terminal in the pic to the side
    6. put the female blade connector onto the bent terminal on the fog relay
    7. replace fog relay
    [​IMG]

     
  18. Jul 16, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    this is the way i did it... its perfect. now i just need to ad drl's :D
     
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