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Old 01-01-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Fog light help

Okay so I would like to take a fog light switch from a dash mount (near the cigarette lighter, defrost switch, and rear wiper switch) 02 or so tj. I would like to utilize this switch to turn on and off the new light force striker 170 lights that Santa left me. However I would like the factory fog switch to control the lights because I want to keep a factory appearance as well as maintain the dimmer option due to the fact I like my dash lights low at night.

Has anyone ever done this or at least have an idea how to accomplish this feat?

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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well if you are replacing the existing fog lights just take the wires from there and wire them to your new lights if not you should be able to splice into your existing fog lights wiring. i believe its only 2 wires so just find which is positive and negative and wire to your new lights

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Old 10-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Those Lightforce lights are 100 watt lights and your factory fog light wiring is set up for 55 watt, you would be best if you used the factory wiring to pick up a relay and then run a # 10 wire to the strikers from the relay, otherwise there is the possibility of overheating the factory wiring and having a meltdown. I'm sure others have used the factory wiring without any problems but it is only a short time before problems appear.

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Old 10-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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Those Lightforce lights are 100 watt lights and your factory fog light wiring is set up for 55 watt, you would be best if you used the factory wiring to pick up a relay and then run a # 10 wire to the strikers from the relay, otherwise there is the possibility of overheating the factory wiring and having a meltdown. I'm sure others have used the factory wiring without any problems but it is only a short time before problems appear.

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+1. That is what i did. Then i bent that pin on the relay so i could turn them on with the brights.
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[QUOTE=jgorm;803378]+1. That is what i did. Then i bent that pin on the relay so i could turn them on with the brights.[/QUOTE

what do you mean by...."I bent that pin on the relay so I could turn them on the brights"....I`m also palnning to use my original switch into new fog lights with 100s and disable the stock ones in the bumper...I have 2010 JK Sports...
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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I think that he mis understood you...he was refering to the solution to the issue that when you switch on your high beams your fog lights turn off. I did this simple mod and love it. If you go under the hood or under the glove box, most likely the relay is under the hood, if you find the fog light relay and bend the #2 pin sideways, your fog lights will stay on while you have your brights on. I have an 05 tj, i think that it should be real similar to yours. And dont worry about finding the #2 pin, they are labeled on the bottom side of the relay...this literally took me 1 minute to do this mod.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #7
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oh thanks for adding about the relay for the wiring forgot all about that ooops
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If you go under the hood or under the glove box, most likely the relay is under the hood,.
97-mid 2000 the relay is behind the glove box, under the hood thru 2006.

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I think that he mis understood you...he was refering to the solution to the issue that when you switch on your high beams your fog lights turn off. I did this simple mod and love it. If you go under the hood or under the glove box, most likely the relay is under the hood, if you find the fog light relay and bend the #2 pin sideways, your fog lights will stay on while you have your brights on. I have an 05 tj, i think that it should be real similar to yours. And dont worry about finding the #2 pin, they are labeled on the bottom side of the relay...this literally took me 1 minute to do this mod.
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97-mid 2000 the relay is behind the glove box, under the hood thru 2006.

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And, of the two, it's the right one, just remove the relay and bend pin #2 and replace.

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