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Wiring fog lights 2008 base truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ezriderga, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Jun 17, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    Ezriderga

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    I like DRL’S and my ‘08 base truck doesn’t have any. I bought a fog light kit on Amazon to add to my truck and hopefully they are not too bright so I can use them as daytime running lights.

    I can do some things however electrical work is not my strong point. Is there an easy way to wire these lights so when I turn on the parking lights the fog lights turn on? TIA

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  2. Jun 17, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    Hood Struts, My version Fogs always ON, Map & Overhead Light Mod,
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    With an Add-a-fuse and a 3 amp fuse or less, you have two locations to select. (if you leave the switch ON)
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  3. Jun 17, 2021 at 9:35 PM
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    Without the added switch, ON with the TAIL lights (when selected) using the options fuse slots shown in prior post.
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  4. Jun 18, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    that looks like the one I order off of Amazon a while back ago, and if it is. you're fog lights my not work unless that switch light is light up, I ran mine in the beginning to where the switch will light up when the head lights were on, but when I tested it with the head lights off the fog lights didn't work. so its just a warning if they don't turn on at first just make sure the bottom yellow light is on underneath the fog light signal.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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    That's because the input power was the headlight circuit, no headlight on no juice to switch. OP, asked to have them on WITH the Parking circuit.

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  6. Jun 18, 2021 at 11:47 AM
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    If you change out the turn relay and add the DRL type with the harness you get DRL's. They would be the TURN signals, not the headlights.
    The vehicle has this: Large gray is the turn signal/hazards relay, the darker gray is a junction block. Both are removed, a 3 way harness is added and a new relay.
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  7. Jun 18, 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    You're correct and made my point clearer. I was just pointing out something he could come across, just because I was used to creating my own wiring with this style switch and a 5 pin relay and removing the middle pin.
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  8. Jun 18, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    Thanks guys. This helps me understand what I need to do. Will study this a little more.
     

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