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How do you make the fogs work without the headlights on???????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nmyers_299, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    nmyers_299

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    Ok, so I see all kinds of pics of you guys with your parking lights on, and then your fogs are on too. The only way my fogs work is when the headlights are on also. I just bought my first Tacoma DC Long bed. The truck is a 2008. I really like the way this looks, and want mine to do it too. Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Nick
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The only issue with that way, everytime the computer fires up and runs a cycle (About every 4 hours, running or not), the lights will turn on if the Fog light switch is left on.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    have you seen this happen for real? Ive heard of it but all the members i've installed this mod on have never came back to me about that problem. Nor have i seen it on my own tacoma
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    A guy on CT did. I didnt mod mine that way, and mine dont come on. Quite a few people have seen them come on, or have had neigbors tell them that their lights came on at night.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    i did the mod the same way as listed in the Cheap Mods section and dont have any problems. Good to know.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    That would be hilarious to see!
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    haha it would! Its been reported but ive never witnessed it or heard of any of us having the problem. I guess it only happens if you wire them a certain way.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    LOL! It would be funny. Im not about to re wire my lights, and sit in front of my truck for 4+ hours.....My neighbors think Im nuts as it is.....
     
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    I did mine kinda the same way as the cheap mods but got mine to the towing tail lights relay. If I plug the one back in with the wire the tow lights will still work.
    I like this way better cause you can just turn your running lights on and they will work, rather than them being on everytime you turn your key on!

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  14. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    Yep, mine does this :eek:

    It doesn't bother me because I usually turn off my fog lights when I turn off the truck. It has happened a few times at work and I always get people asking me about it. :p
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    If anything, people might think the truck is "Waking up", then going back to sleep....
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    If they come up, just tell them it's a transformer. It does it when it snores.

    Light green wire for me because i didn't want them to come on themselves.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Speaking of Fog lights..... Has anyone changed the Factory Fog Light switch to a LIGHTED Toyota Switch... I just purchased the toyota switch...but it has three prongs and the Factory switch has Four wires....
    Looking for help... Does anyone know the correct was to wire this ....or if it is possible?
    Thanks,
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  18. Mar 6, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Thanks to all of you for the info. Now just got to get off my lazy rear end, and get it done. Thanks again to all of you.
     
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