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Old 02-10-2010, 08:22 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How to Rewire Driving/Fog light (Version 2)

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This is an easier way of doing this so you can have your Fog lights work independently from the head/parking ights. Very cool mod!! Thanks to KC for making this a easy to understand write up.

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Most auto parts stores carry universal fog light wiring kits.

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DISCONNECT BATTERY

Start by clipping both wires around two inches from fog light plug.

Run a jumper wire from one side (+) to other side (+).

Do the same to both (-) wires.

Now attach another main wire to the pos. and neg. wires on the drivers side.

Run the positive throught the firewall to the switch (load).

Either ground the neg. wire to a bolt just above headlight or neg on battery.

Next, form inside run a main power wire to battery (+), depending on which switch you go with you may have to run a small jumper wire behind the dash to a ground point. There are several bolt heads to mount to. This is the ground needed to make the switch light up. The switches are also labeled. The wire ran to the battery will be your 12V, the (+) wire from the fog lights will be the (load) and the NEG will be the ground for the switch light.

This is the way I wired mine. Its been at least 3 years with ZERO problems.

Be sure to tape/cap off the factory wire ends (you cut) and pull the FOG fuse for safety.

Be aware you can attach the factory wires to any other 12V acc. lights and still use the factory stalk. EX: under hood LED's, aftermarket LED, GTR bumper lights, etc... Make sure to replace the fuse.

Any other questions feel free to PM.

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*In case you have problems, instructions are included with the wiring kit.*


FOR FOGS WITH PARKING LIGHTS

This is the way I wired my Pathfinder.

Start with a Bussmann fuse jumper.

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Make sure to have a few extra fuses on hand just in case.

DISCONNECT BATTERY


Locate TAIL/STOP and FOG fuses.

Pull fog fuse and add it in the jumper. On mine, both fuses were 10A.

Insert jumper prongs into the TAIL/STOP slot. Should look like this.

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You may need to lengthen the wire but run the spade to the FOG fuse like so.

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This basically powers the fogs (on their own fuse) whenever the taillights are powered.

I added another Toyota switch and ran it to my PIAA offroad lights.

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I'll find the link to the Toyota switch for those interested. It was under $10 and matches the factory orange lights perfectly. Heres another installed in the Max.

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Hopefully this helps...

The fuse jumper is a 10 minute job. EASY.

Drawback is having to run parking lights to have fogs.
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If anyone has any problems, feel free to PM me.

I will add, where it says to locate the TAIL/FOG fuses, you need to pull them both. Insert both fuses into the fuse jumper, insert the fuse jumper into the TAIL/STOP slot and run the spaded wire to the FOG fuse.
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Default Re: How to Rewire Driving/Fog light (Version 2)

Hey guys
I tried doing the fuse with parking light and it didnt work for some reason...
Does the size of the spade matter? I did get the one that is the closest to the size of a fuse...
And the max has a 15amp fuse for both tail and fog just an fyi so not to get confused
Am i doing something wrong maybe the spade not to in the slot????
Help please!!!!
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I tried that too but it never worked for me. I confirmed that I had the correct fuse, but it just never worked. I couldn't orient the fist adapter differently because of the design and fuse box housing.
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It never worked for me either.
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