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Old 09-27-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Question Independent Fogs - Spade terminal Size ?

There's a How-To in the library for making fog lights independent of headlights. Presumably this means the fog lights can be on whether the headlights are On, or Dipped or High Beam.

the How-To mentions that the pins under the relay are spade type, but doesn't mention the size of the spade. This information is necessary for making the correct jumper. Anyone know the spade size ?


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Old 09-27-2004, 10:31 PM   #2
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Just look, it will be a common size like 1/4 inch. It will also be color coded.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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Dont do the wire way...........all you have to do is pull the relay, take the plastic cover off, then take a small piece or something non-conductive and wedge it in there so the relay is always touching (the little bronze tab is pressed down). Then just stick the relay back in and you have the foglight mod. Looks a lot better than wires sticking out of your fuse box
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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^^^^ true, but the foglight mod can be done cleanly with the wire as well.

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Old 09-28-2004, 06:51 PM   #5
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just thought of something. just take your relay with you when you go to buy the spades. match the spade to one of the spades on the relay and you'll be all set!

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Old 09-29-2004, 01:05 AM   #6
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so what could be stuck in there to do that without using the wire method?
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:37 AM   #7
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um, i just took a little piece of wire, and crimped some 1/4" i believe spade clamps on the ends and pushed in there, it made good contact and its not ugly or messy. Its simple a little U shape under there... My fuse box cover still fits great
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:20 AM   #8
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Do the plastic relay thing, I did and it works great. Not to big on the ol' sticking a wire in the fuse box mod.
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The non wiring method works well using just a piece of a large, plastice zip tie. Fits right in, then cut to length.
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Old 11-26-2004, 06:03 PM   #10
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Sure the wire way works but sticking a piece of wire with two metal spades on the ends into the fuse box under the hood just sounds a little bad to me.
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