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Old 07-29-2010, 07:51 AM
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Default Tap into fogs?

I want to do the two off road lights mounted using the existing bolts + a tab, but to wire them up, could i t tap into the fogs? that way if i want the driving lights on i click the fog button, and both the driving lights and fogs are both on, or both off? or do i have to run individual power, individual switch, relay etc....
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: Tap into fogs?

Individual. if you tap to the fog switch you'll blow something without running a separate relay and fuses.
easiest way


i mounted my switch on the floor console in between the two cup holders, right in the middle
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:49 AM
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so whats the easiest way from the bumper, throgh the engine bay, through the firewall, and into the cab? Btw, hows the tonneau treating ya?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: Tap into fogs?

yes, you need the off road lights on a different circuit. the off road lights need their own wiring harness which consits of: wiring, fuse, relay, switch.
Tapping into the fog lights will always result in blown fuses, melted wiring and possibly fire.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:26 AM
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so whats the easiest way from the bumper, throgh the engine bay, through the firewall, and into the cab? Btw, hows the tonneau treating ya?
yep just run the wires along the inner part of the fender then through the firewall under the carpet/vinyl (whichever you have) and to where you want the switch. My hella 500's came with everything but i did have to use longer wire for the ground to each light.

tonneau is great...my bed is filled and u cant see it which is what i wanted. Perfect!
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hahah glad ur getting use out of it...im in the middle of respraying my bumper as we speak, there was some bubling rust etc, ill post up some before and after pics and some bodywork how to's
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