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Old 04-02-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
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Dizzy Fog light install question

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I was just want to bounce a few ideas off you guys for an install i wanna do i picked up a set of hallo blue's (crappy tire crystal blue fog lights) and i was wondering if instead of getting a switch to it. i want to attach them to my main lights so when their on the fogs go on and off and so forth.. but can i just splice and connect the power to the fogs and the low beams? also if i did that would the voltage or ampage, of each bulb change? like instead of a 100watts for 2 bulbs (50) and if i splise their only 25 watts to each light?? just wondering about this.


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Old 04-02-2003, 12:34 AM   #2
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The limiting factors in your proposed setup are the fuses and the wires. Connecting the fog light to the low beam wiring will cause extra current to be drawn through the existing low beam wiring and fuses. This might cause the fuse to pop. If you use a larger fuse, you are risking too much current being carried by the low beam wiring which will create a fire hazzard.

So if you want to use your setup, you'll need to use larger guage wiring to supply the power to the low beams and fog lights.

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Old 04-02-2003, 01:13 AM   #3
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I had my fogs wired professionally. I have them setup so they go on with my parks and low beams, but I also have the auxillary shut off switch mounted in case I dont want them on. Works out well.

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Old 04-02-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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so they would draw more power and would heat up the wire and etc.. and fuses.. what if i wired them right to the end of low beams? (like where the low beams meet the controller or whatever it is to control them?? and just attach the fog wires to that instead of splicing it? would that work and i would just get a bigger fuse put in??

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Old 04-02-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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Go to WALMART. Purchase a "Auxillary Fog/driving light wiring kit" (+/-$10) It will include the INSTRUCTIONS, wiring, switch and relay to do the job RIGHT. Wire the lights direct ANYWHERE in the "full power" side of the headlight circuit and you WILL overload the headlight circuit eventually.

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Old 04-03-2003, 04:07 PM   #6
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Do as wolfman says... relays are your friend. If you hook the fogs up to the lows, you will probably get less light output than if you used the relay. And then there is of course the chance of blown fuses, melted wires, etc.

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Old 04-04-2003, 11:37 AM   #7
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hey wolfman what do you do anyways??? you seem to have the answer for almost anything saturn or well anything in general.. for that matter..

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