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Old 02-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket fog/driving lights

I'd like to replace the stock lights with aftermarket lights, from what I understand I would need to use a relay so I don't fry the wiring for it. My question is, what wires would I tap to get the aftermarkets to use to stock fog switch? Would I be able to do this without taking anything off in the interior and only being under the hood?

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Aftermarket fog/driving lights

Run a 10amp (20a? depends on the lights) fused line from the battery (might be easier to use the 7mm bolt for the fuse box, put additions on top so the battery line is in direct contact with the fuse box) to a relay, then the power to the aftermarket lights. Tap into one of the stock fog light wires (driver side is probably easier) to switch the relay on/off.

This way they'll be powered by the battery with new, probably larger than stock, wiring and still work 100% like stock.

Use soldier and heat-shrink for the connections, crimps/quick-disconnects are good for testing and verifying but bad for a permanent outdoor install.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Aftermarket fog/driving lights

Ok. While we're at it, any recommendations for lights?

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Ok. While we're at it, any recommendations for lights?
Hella Micro DE fog lamps. great, great fog lamp.

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Can you replace the bulbs in the Hellas? I know some lights you can't. And just to make sure I understand this I should use the stock foglight wire only to power the relay?

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Can you replace the bulbs in the Hellas? I know some lights you can't. And just to make sure I understand this I should use the stock foglight wire only to power the relay?
http://www.rallylights.com/Hella_Micro_DE_Wiring.aspx

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Thanks for that link. Now I'm actually debating getting both more powerful fog lights AND some driving lights and simply having them side by side, with the fogs operated as normal (with the low beam) and the driving lights wired with the highbeams. Thoughts on this? I'd use relays and wire them either to the UHJB or battery for power.

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Thanks for that link. Now I'm actually debating getting both more powerful fog lights AND some driving lights and simply having them side by side, with the fogs operated as normal (with the low beam) and the driving lights wired with the highbeams. Thoughts on this? I'd use relays and wire them either to the UHJB or battery for power.
That would work. Just piggy back the high beam wire to switch on a relay for driving lights. so when you want high beams, the new driver lights would come on. Sounds like a good plan to me.

Getting new powerful fogs for normal use is always a good call as well.

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