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Maxliner USA Fog Light Install

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RSMick, May 28, 2013.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    RSMick

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    I hope these last 2 posts answer the questions. If not, please let me know and I'll answer the best an amateur like me can.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    Stew, If the switch lights, but the lights don't I wonder if your relay under the hood is solidly grounded. What little troubleshooting electrical knowledge I have, says that your switch is probably OK and the problem might be the relay connection. Make sure your connections between harnesses are in tight too.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    Hi. Thank you very much for your help. I did retrace and check the install and I followed every single step of the instructions insert and your write up. I guess I just have a defective set. I am including the photos I took. I totally appreciate your help.

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  4. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    Thank you very much Mick for your help! I got it! You are absolutely right. I was helped by Dustin and Jason from FN Wheels. I showed them my set up and Dustin noticed that the black wire was not properly grounded. Jason grabbed a bolt from his car and screwed it in on another part of the metal piece and it work! Wohooo! I could not be any happier. Thanks to Jason, Dustin and you Mick!
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    hi guys,
    does your foglights turn off when you turn on your high beam? i just recently installed this foglight in my truck and my problem is it just stays on even if you turn your headlight to HIGH.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    And that's a bad thing? Lots of people with OEM fogs modify the wiring so they will stay on with the high beams, myself included.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    i think the bad thing there is that the lights were not focused properly, so when i turn the high beam on, there is somewhat three layers of bright,dark and bright zone in front of you. Hi Mick, does this happen to you also when you installed this foglight? did you have to focus the beams?and did your install stay on with the high beams on? Thanks!
     
  8. Aug 12, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    My fog lights stay on with the high beams. If you don't want that to be the case, you'd have to find a different circuit in the fuse box to tie in to. Just by luck I'm guessing, my fog lights didn't need re-aiming after installation.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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    Hi Mick- did you change your lightbulb already or are you still using that bulb that came with kit?
     
  10. Aug 14, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    I'm still using the bulbs that came with the kit.
     
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    This is wrong the fog lights do not come on until the high beams go off so hooking it up to the open slot is not the correct way!
     
  12. Mar 14, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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    All I can tell you is that I hooked it into the slot I said and they work as long as the parking lights and/or headlights are on. They stay on regardless of whether the headlights are high beam or low beam. Your truck may be different, but mine works exactly as I described.
     
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    ^^ I'll let ya know. I went ahead and purchased them. :cool:
     
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    Sounds good and let me know where you connected the other red wire that they connected to the interior fuse panel?
     
  16. Jan 16, 2015 at 6:31 AM
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    - Will do - maybe a week or two till my next post. Shipping time then finding time to install :eek:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2015 at 6:36 AM
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    Began installation of the amber fog lights from the kit off of ebay. Ran out of daylight hours but was able to get the lights installed and all the wiring done on the engine side. Snow storm and cold temps has kept me from finishing the install. Few things different with my 2013 4X4. Have to install the light switch just below the vent. There isn't an empty spot below. Had to figure out how to lower the part of the dash board for access. Also, The package only comes with one Red (hot) wire. Thinking about finding a different hot source than the battery so the fog lights will turn off when the ignition is shut off.
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    Thanks Mick for this great write up! With your instructions I finally understand what's going on.

    Does anyone know of a problem with running the wire from the engine compartment through next to the hood release cable?
    There's a video on youtube showing this route. It looks good to me because it doesn't mess with the firewall seal. Just wondering if there's trouble in store that I'm not aware of...
     
  20. Feb 2, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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    Good idea - I wouldn't think it would effect anything. Will the opening stretch enough for the plug and harness?
     
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