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Old 07-22-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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FogLights Require Headlights to be on

My SVTF's foglights won't work with just the driving (marker) lights. Even though the interior light indicating that they are on is lit, the foglights are not on. Only when I have my headlights on will they turn on. I have seen some where they just have their marker lights on and their foglights are on too. It could be, since it is illegal, in Oregon anyway, to drive with foglights only. Only with headlights is it ok to have them on. So I have always just thought that the dealer or factory had the computer disable the foglights until the headlights are on to obey State Laws...
Does anyone else have this problem too? What do you think I should do? I guess I could just tell the dealer, but they are pissed because I complain to much about my car and since it is under warrenty it is usually fixed at no cost to me.


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Old 07-22-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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You want to look here:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/howtos/foglight/

It's easy and does exactly what you want. And if you need to you can always go back to stock.
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
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ah yes, the infamous "foglight mod". works wonders to spot the "cool" focus owners. lol. see someone with the foglight mod? yup, they're one of us. ha ha ha
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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I took my SVT into a mechanic/electrician ($80) and had them put a switch on my dash so now my fog lights work independently. I use them during the day for safety lights and at dusk with the parking lights.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:35 PM   #5
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I took my SVT into a mechanic/electrician ($80) and had them put a switch on my dash so now my fog lights work independently. I use them during the day for safety lights and at dusk with the parking lights.
You paid $80 for it?

There is an almost free mod for it? Why would you ever pay that much just for independent foglights? I paid a local stereo shop owner (fellow Focus owner) $5 to do it, only because I am not so good with electronics.

Most of the SVT guys I see around here have the foglight mod. Personally, I love having it.
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:52 PM   #6
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I'm not that mechanically/electrically inclined and I'm not going to take a chance on shorting on the electrical system on a new car. I had it done to my ZX-2 (great car, 5 years - 105000 miles ... nary a problem) back in '98 and had the same person do it to my SVT. $80 for peace of mind is worth it for me. Independent fog lights are great, especially when you have HID headlamps.
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Old 07-22-2004, 05:54 PM   #7
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^^^^^ yes, but if you take a look and see what all this involves, you'd kick yourself for paying $80 for it!

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Search for the relay fog light mod. Don't stick a wire into you fuse box.
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You can do it either way - putting a wire in the fuse box is perfectly safe as long as you use the correct gauge wire and pay attention to the instructions... it's not "factory" looking but how often do you open your fuse box really??
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i used thick copper conductor with a hard jacket. It's used for high current. and it fit's nicely in the connectors.

It should be found at any local hardware stores.
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