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New Fog Light mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 1C271, May 28, 2012.

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Is this a Clean Looking Fog Light Mod?

Poll closed Aug 27, 2012.
  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. 1C271

    1C271 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I did the fog light mod so that they come on anytime with the ignition on, and stay on with high beams. Just wanted some opinions on how clean this looks. I don't think anyone has done it this way yet and I really wonder why??

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  2. rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

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    what did you do... I dont see it
     
  3. 1C271

    1C271 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    And so the guessing begins ???? It is done and this is not a trick, want to get some feedback before I explain and post more pics. It uses the popular green ignition wire tied into terminal 1 of fog relay, but can you see any crazy spade terminal on a bent relay, or out of place wire running through it?
     
  4. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    Looks bone stock, good work! Can't wait to see the 'trick' behind it.
     
  5. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I cant tell what you did so I guess that means it looks clean?:confused:
     
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    Can you just tell us what you did already.....:notsure:............:annoyed:
     
  7. 186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    pictures askew doesn't really help the visual comparison
     
  8. 1C271

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    Splice it under the block, you can use original relay wire tied into the green ignition.

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    Don't have to cut green wire just remove a little insulation and twist wrap red wire with black stripe to it and solder. If you do this there are several red with black stripe wires under there but simply trace the one to the terminal 1 of fog relay.

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    I like to use a piece of vacuum tubing on exterior splices and then put some rtv in the ends to seal permanent.

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    well, it looks nice, but for a fog light mod I'll stick with the easy way haha.

    nice work though for sure
     
  10. neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Hm..might do this soon :D
     
  11. chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Way easier
     
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    It really is a 5min mod.
     
  13. neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Exactly my plan! Can you splice both wires together and it will work? And I bet the hardest part is popping the box out :D
     
  14. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Screw that, I will never have one of those on my truck. It's a lazy man's splice and eventually water and dirt will work it's way into the connection and corrode the wire. Solder and heat shrink for the best, longest lasting results. If you want to avoid soldering you're better off cutting the wires and using one of those quick splice things that heat shrink when you're done.
     
  15. Aw9d

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    I had quick splices in my Monte Carlo. My Dad and I added them for an after market alarm in 1993. Never had one issue with them.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Just replaced all the wiring on my trailer because the previous owner used them to add marker lights. The wires were corroded to hell over a foot on either side of the vampire clip. I know a lot of people use them but I still think they are the wrong way to make a splice.
     
  17. xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    The quick splice goes in the fuse box. Are you also worried that all of your fuses and connections are going to corrode in your fuse box?
     
  18. 1C271

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    How dare you post a pic of one of those things on my post!!! Ha ha

    Sorry but I must have been absent the day they went over these solderless connectors in automotive school , Oh wait a minute ...... I do remember them talking about these! what was it....oh yeah, don't ever use them!!!!!

    Learn to solder! Jesus it's not that hard.
     
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    YES! Absolutely...
     
  20. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I thought the splice was under the fuse panel, not inside the plastic box? :confused:

    Regardless, I still believe there are better ways to connect 2 wires. Those are nice to have in a repair kit if you need one in a pinch but I wouldn't install one for a permenant application because they can damage the host wire.
     
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