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OEM Style Fog Light Install

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fuballs, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Sep 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    fuballs

    fuballs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I have read almost every fog/off-road/aux light threat on this site. But what I really want to see is exactly what comes in the box and how people have mounted lights. So I just bought this kit off amazon.ca Yea sure they started by selling books so I wasn't totally convinced but they have a good money back guarantee and for $150.00 how can you go wrong.

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    This all started because my brother's Tacoma, exact same year but in silver, has OEM fog lights and I drove it with fogs on at night and it was just way better. Originally was going to go for some PIAA lights but I really really wanted the PIAA 525s, mostly just to blow his lights out of the water. But they weren't going to fit in the OEM locations, and I don't want to buy a light bar, so cheap alternative it is for now.

    They should arrive in a week and we will see if all the parts line up. Full install write up to come.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Problem 1. They still have not arrived!!!!
     
  3. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    Pugga

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    I installed a kit that looked exactly like that one on a member's 5-lug truck. Install went very quick and they look and function great. I didn't use any of the quick connectors or vampire clips that came with the kit, I soldered all the connections (I'm not a fan of any of the quick connectors that come with those kits). Otherwise, the kit was complete.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    I found that same kit on eBay for $35. And the install took less then an hour.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    That would be me :)

    Still working great, zero issues. Love them. The switch they provide is very similar to the Toyota OEM and fits just the same as stock.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Do you remember the seller? Did it come with instructions?
     
  7. Sep 12, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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  8. Sep 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    I just got that same kit for $38.61 with free shipping. The switch is similar to the factory and does work fine. I'm sure it is not as good of quality as a factory switch. Only time will tell. The lamp housings themselves are very nice quality. I'll be installing it this weekend. The kit does not come with instruction, but when you order it, He sends you a YouTube link for a VERY generic video covering the installation. It is not a difficult job. You will probably need to purchase a fuse tap ($6) for the power hook-up under the dash and a 5 amp fuse to fit it.
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Almost a year on my switch and zero issues. If you don't want to spend the coin for the OEM, another option is www.otrattw.com, they make a lot of good ones. Not OEM but just as good. I bought my Zombie Light switch for about 16 bucks and had it in 4 days.

    Not sure about the fuse tap on your kit, it may not be needed. Pugga, remind me how you went about that instead of using a tap?
     
  10. Sep 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Just finished installing the $38 kit. it turned out great! I tapped into the tail light fuse with a fuse-tap. The included wiring harness was the perfect length and no extra wires were needed. A Tacoma looks SO much better with fog lights installed! They should be a factory stock item.
     
  11. Sep 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    Pugga

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    He probably purchased an add-a-circuit so he could take power from an existing circuit.

    Chris, when I wired yours, I used your low beams as the 'trigger' and your kit came with an in-line fuse carrier. I pulled power for your kit from the under hood fuse panel. There is a pin in that panel that is basically battery power.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Yup the low beam trigger is what I was thinking of versus the add a circuit..
     
  13. Sep 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    I got those on Amazon about a month ago for around $99. The install was a little tricky as it was the first mod I did to my truck and I the instructions were so vague they were useless. A quick google search turned up a dealer website that had some instructions that were helpful, even though their service department had modified the example to make all the connections in-cab.

    That said, it only took about 2 hours to install and most of that was making sure I was getting the wiring right. They look and work great. The bulbs are really high quality and the switch is as good as OEM.

    If you run into any issues, let me know and I'll help if I can.

    Oh yeah, you're going to have a ton of extra wire between the firewall and battery connections. Right now I have it all bundled up and zip-tied to the wall, but I'm planning to go back one weekend to clip out some excess and re-splice the wires, then clean it up with some flex-tubing (which I got 100' of on Amazon for $5.00).
     
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  14. Sep 15, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    After a few nights of testing my new fogs, I'm more than pleased with them.
    I will probably switch the fuse-tap over to the ignition circuit instead of the tail light circuit. That way I can have them on any time the truck is running. I will also be upgrading the bulbs to Silverstar Ultras, unless someone knows of a better bulb for this application?
     
  15. Sep 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    I have the same kit, but skipped the switch and went with an older OEM rocker type switch that Toyota used to use back in the day.

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  16. Sep 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    H11 PIAA Ion Plasma Yellows are nice.

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  17. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Any idea if this kit will replace the stock lights that are old and fogged up?
     
  18. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    I've had good luck with Nokya bulbs for the fog lights. I'm running Nokya yellow bulbs but they do make ones that will shine white also if that's more your style.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    I would not see why not. Mine popped right into the bumper with no modifications and they use a standard H10 bulb
     
  20. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    I purchased my kit for my 2013 RC from my dealer, it's a SET part number, South East Toyota, FWIW

    Comes with factory lights, the harness and relays they put together for you and a cheap switch that fits, it isn't back lit, but it does light up when they are on.

    Hoping to install them this weekend,

    Paid 154.00 for the kit,
    The PN for any interested is in the pic,

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