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Old 12-01-2009, 10:07 AM   #11
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Originally i installed the fog lights on my car that did not have them but it did have the wiring and everything there. i put the fog light mod in my relay box using good wire i don't exactly remember what gauge but it was pretty thick. All was good for a while (prolly a year) and then they started flickering and i looked at the fog light mod and it was melted on the ends. So i pulled that out and tried to figure out where to buy the relay to run my fogs. Now with the relay i can't have my fogs on independently or with the high beams but i don't have to worry about any wiring catching on fire
So with this relay you can run the Fogs with just your parking lights?
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #12
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I dont get how eveyone is frying things from doing the fog light mod. Mine is perfectly fine. I've had it done for a year and I do almost all my driving at night so my fogs are always on. Even on 6 hour drives to/from Sacramento or 3 hour canyon runs with my highs on the whole time it doesnt even get hot.
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So with this relay you can run the Fogs with just your parking lights?
No I can only have them on with my headlights.
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I dont get how eveyone is frying things from doing the fog light mod. Mine is perfectly fine. I've had it done for a year and I do almost all my driving at night so my fogs are always on. Even on 6 hour drives to/from Sacramento or 3 hour canyon runs with my highs on the whole time it doesnt even get hot.
I had no problem with it for about a year or so. I did make sure to use good wire and use wire thick enough to carry the current. I don't know what gauge I used for the mod. When I looked a the mod when I was having issues of flickering and then the fogs didn't work at all, the spades with the crimp in them were melted a little and a small portion of the fuse box where the spades went in was melted too. I'm just not going to take any chances anymore and I bought a relay and did the job the right way.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #15
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I had no problem with it for about a year or so. I did make sure to use good wire and use wire thick enough to carry the current. I don't know what gauge I used for the mod. When I looked a the mod when I was having issues of flickering and then the fogs didn't work at all, the spades with the crimp in them were melted a little and a small portion of the fuse box where the spades went in was melted too. I'm just not going to take any chances anymore and I bought a relay and did the job the right way.
that would be a bad connection that causes that.. and yeah I find the best way is the proper way
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Reviving this thread.

I have done the stock fog upgrade on my car. My car has the wiring underneath. So I got the fog housings, grill, that relay posted earlier, new bulbs, and the headlight switch and my fogs still won't turn on.

Anyone have an idea as to whats wrong?
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where did you buy that relay, im having the same problem with my fogs not turning on after i installed them.
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i am also having this issue! ^^^
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me to only ive figured out on mine theres no wires going to the factory fog lamp relay location in mine do I need a different fuse panel ?
my zts did not come from the factory with the fog lamps but all the other harness connections were there I put the factory switch in as well
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You'd be better off just wiring them separately if you don;t have virtually ALL of the wiring already there. Even the guys missing a single wire to their headlight switch have fun making that small change.

There are other threads here actually FOR doing the fog light installation, search around.

But you're missing more than anyone I've heard of who was successful in hooking up the factory wiring.
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