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Wiring Fog Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by halfway72, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    halfway72

    halfway72 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need some help... I just got some fogs and I have little to no idea how I'm going to wire them. From what I've seen on here and on line I'm guessing I need a relay and some need to wire it to a fuse?

    I need some suggestions on what to get and how to make it work w/o screwing up the truck.

    .... Help :confused:
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    What fogs did you get? Did they come with instructions?
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Pugga

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    What parts do you have exactly?

    Assuming you only have the housing, you'll need the bulb, the bulb base, wiring, an automotive relay, an in-line fuse, a switch and some random electrical parts like an add-a-circuit and connectors. How you want them to operate will dictate how you wire them. I'd suggest wiring them so they shut off when the ignition is shut off so you can't drain the batter.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    RainDodger

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    If you're in the dark (pun intended) to that extent, get yourself either a friend that has done something like that before, or take it to an independent shop somewhere and let them wire them up for you.

    It's not hard, but it takes some thought and a basic knowledge of what you're doing. You need a switch, heavy enough wiring to handle the load and any standard 12V relay should do the job. You can get fancy and make them only work with low (or hi) beams, but be mindful of your local laws if you care.

    My advice is, don't do a hack job, especially if you're not positive about what you're doing. You'll be a lot happier paying just a few bucks to have a reliable shop do the job right. It shouldn't take them long and you know it will be done right.

    Roger
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    All I have are the lights. Housing, bulbs and the wiring from inside the light out. I'll check on prices for getting it installed but id rather try it myself. We shall see. Thank you for the input!
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    its easy-there are a few illustrations here that will guide you through the install, maybe someone will chime in and attach something for you to use, or just search, lots of info on this subject...
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    mcdowell

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    I would wire them seperate from headlights. Yes you need a relay and inline fuse. Mine came wth a harness so it was simple. Im sure you can order that from Hella or KC and use it on yours.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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