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Help with Anytime Foglight Mod for '13 - headlights on all the time

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Shauncho, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Oct 4, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Thanks! Me too! :D Thanks for your suggestion. I was probably going to eventually go that route anyway but you pushed me to find the solution immediately and for that, I'm grateful.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    at night, is your fog light switch still back-lit?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    That's a good question. to tell you the truth, I don't think it was ever back-lit but I honestly can't remember...wish I had an un-bent relay to test with. maybe I'll get one and check it out.

    Anyone with an unmodded '12 or '13 that can sound off on this question?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    The switch should b back lit when the headlights are on.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    interesting. I'll check it out tonight and let you know.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    The back light on my fog switch does not light up when the fogs are turned on/off. It only turns on when all other interior lights come on (gauges, A/C controls, etc), as B737 stated. Bending the tab on the relay, should not have affected this functionality since it wires to a different part of the switch all together.
    (see post #14) http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/211268-fog-light-switch-wiring.html

    As an additional note, I might add in the extra LED to tell me when the fogs are on. There's another thread on here for that, can't find it at the moment...
     
  7. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    The other night I attempted this on my 2012 by tapping the red and black wire under the fog light relay in smaller relay box to a green wire in the main box... same headlight issue as the OP. I was kinda hoping that there is a way of doing the mod with out having to bend the relay and keep it cleanly under the box.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Yeah, so was I but it turns out the relay tab is probably the best solution. And if you break the tab, worst case scenario is you drive around without fogs for a few days until you can make it to the stealership to get a new relay. In the secondary panel, there's a hole in the middle of the sub-panel where you can push the wire up through to the top of the relay so it's still pretty clean. I mean, if you want, all you have to do is un-tape the factory wires, add yours to the bunch and tape them back together and you're as stealth and clean as it gets.

    and as I mentioned in my updates, just bend it VERY slowly and you should be fine.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    So the answer is yes, the button it still backlit when the headlights are turned on. Functions completely normal after the mod.
     
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    It looks like the only options are to bend the tab, or cut and tie in to the red/black wire underneath your fog relay. If you cut the factory wiring, make sure to tape all exposed wires to prevent any short circuits (blowing fuses, and possibly relays).
     
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    if your worried about bending the tab, just get the relay off ebay for $8 (shipped) that way you'll have an extra one to mess with.

    i wish the relay slot to the right of my fog relay was populated (i think its for heated seats), but it's not. im either going to have to try the trailer relay (one guy reported trailer issues though) or the pigging backing off the harness pin that is shown in the other thread. Ive only had to turn off my headlights once during a blizzard to see with the fog lamps, in 17 years...but the one time you do need it, and its not there, it would suck...
     
  12. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    Alright so I've done the fog light mod a few weeks ago. It seems like everyone else's fog lights go off with the door open just like your normal lights, however mine stay on. That is unless I push the button to turn them off. Is this normal or should they go off withy other lights once I get out of my truck? Also I have my red/white emergency LEDs installed in my grille and will post a video soon.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    No, they should go off when you turn off the ignition and pull out the key. I don't think mine even stay on with the door closed after I take the key out.

    Did you connect to the right power source? or connect to the correct tab on the relay? go over the pics in the '12-'13 how-to's and make sure to copy them exactly.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    I have been scouring the 2012 fog any time mods and can't find and answer, I did exactly what you did here by bending the relay tab and got the fogs to work just fine with the high beams on and what not but now only my left low beam works not both.. Any ideas?
     
  15. Nov 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    nice looking truck !
     
  16. Nov 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    ...so lost... someone needs to clear this up lol...
     
  17. Nov 20, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    That certainly is weird. I honestly don't have a clue. Hopefully we can't get some other people to sound off on this one.

    Ask away man. What needs clarifying?
     
  18. Nov 20, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    Thanks!! :)
     
  19. Nov 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    So we can use the same diagram for the 2012?
     
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    hey i just re worked the wire and now it works perfectly! Very happy about it.
     
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