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installing fog lights

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jack18, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    2011 tacoma access cab want to hook up oem fog lights did not come with truck. After searching i have the wires down inside the bumpers that are capped off,and pulled out the blank where the switch would go on the dash and that has wires on it for switch. and i guess i need a to buy a relay to plug in the fuse box.toyota does not sell a fog light kit so i have to buy everything seperate.is there anything else
     
  2. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    It was the base access cab V6. Already have hooked up the fog lights and used oem equipment. the whole job took about 45 mins.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Where did you buy the lights and switch/relay?

    Thanks
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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  5. Oct 1, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    My after market fog lights in my 2011 tacoma were working friday but they not working now. I checked the fuse , bulbs, switch, What am i missing?
     
  6. Oct 1, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    Are they newly wired or do they use the factory wiring? If it's factory wiring, there's a relay under the hood that could have gone bad as well. My guess would be your fuse is out, try changing the fuse with one that you know is working just to be sure. Next, I would start chasing your problem with a test light to see where you have power and where you don't. Start with the light sockets themselves, then the switch, then make sure you have power at the fuse and through the fuse, then check the relay.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    Bought my whole kit off amazon for 90 bucks here's the switch only problem is it lights up green.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    Your switch is upside down :anonymous:

    Also, if that is an OEM style switch, you can swap out the bulb very easily so it matches the other switches. It only takes a small flat-head screw driver to do so.

    In this picture, the brown round thing you see on the side of the switch is the small incadescent light. It twists out with a small screw driver and you can replace it with whatever color you wish.
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  9. Oct 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    Hmmm, shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit oh we'll I can't see it anyway. Just flip your monitor upside down that's what it looks like. And I could care less what color it is just letting the guy know it wasn't the factory orange.
     
  10. Oct 1, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    I flipped my monitors upside down and your fog light switch was right-side up! But... your your clutch start-cancel, RSCA, VSC and mirror adjustment buttons are not upside down. Also, did you know that you have floor mats on your roof? :laugh:
     
  11. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    it was a bad relay...:)
     
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    hi everyone

    where i can buy the complete kit ?

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  14. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    I got my lights and relay off of ebay and the switch from my toyota dealer
     
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    Digging into an old thread. Can anyone tell me the part # for that little light inside the switch? Mine burned out and needs to be replaced. I doubt autozone would have something like this.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2016 at 6:49 AM
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    Hello, I'm trying to do a HID conversion on my fog lights. I have a 2009 model Tacoma and can't seem to find anywhere on YouTube or on Tacoma world regarding the proper way to remove the fog light from the bumper. I can't seem to get it myself and struggling to find some good Intel. If someone could post a picture or video showing this it would mean a lot. Thanks
     
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    I am in the middle of installing fog lights on my 2015 base Tacoma. I have the lights in and the OEM switch is installed (lights pre-wired). I need assistance with the 12 volt relay. What do I need (specs) and in looking at the fuse box there is actually two available locations for the relay....any thoughts on which is the right one? Sorry if this all sounds idiotic, but the local dealership has been of little assistance.....so reaching-out here for help.
     
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