JK Fog Light Wire Extension... NEED HELP! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
Techguy94's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 25
Exclamation JK Fog Light Wire Extension... NEED HELP!

Ok so I'm a novice when it comes to wiring and fog lamps. I've recently installed a Shrockworks mid-width bumper (which, I must say, looks great ) on my 2010 JK. Part of the reason I purchased this bumper in particular is because it gives you the option of keeping your factory fog lamps, which work well enough for me. However, when I was observing the new bumper, I couldn't help but notice the fog lamp placement had drastically changed compared to the stock bumper. Instead of being integrated in the center, the fog lap mounts are on the outside edges of the bumper, one on each side.

So I have the stock fog lamps set in place on the new bumper, and when I go to plug them in, the wiring is too short to reach! So... I was wondering if anyone knew if there was some sort of extension cable with simple male/female ends I could just plug in between the stock wiring and the stock fog lamps, using the same harnesses? I've been looking around myself, and haven't found much... I'm probably overlooking something though! Any help would be appreciated

It's a jeep thing.
Techguy94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: conway arkansas
Posts: 254
Images: 1
easy fix....go to the hardware store or parts store and get some new wire(same size as factory....probably 16 or 18), butt splices(probably red), crimper(for splices), and some heat shrink or raychem(this is best if you can find it).
1- remove negative battery cable for safe measure
2- cut said wires
3- slide 2 pieces(one for each connection) of heat shrink over each of said factory wires
4- strip factory wires
5- cut and strip new wire(however much you need on length)
6- crimp butt splices on factory wire, then new wire
7- slide heat shrink over new splices
8- heat said heat shrink tubing with heat gun or lighter being careful not to overheat

it's pretty simple just take your time and if you have any questions other peeps on the forum should be able to help. I'll be off for a while cause I'm working on my own jeep today so I'll check back tonight

swingtail82 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: conway arkansas
Posts: 254
Images: 1
you can find the male/female type connectors, but you'll have to crimp them on the new and old wire also and it won't be as good of a connection as a butt splice or solder joint. soldering is best connection, but much more difficult than a butt splice.
swingtail82 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-07-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
RB-10rubicon's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Princeton area in new jersey
Posts: 1,677
Radio shack has some premade harnesess that are made for RC car batteries the have crimp end on one end and the other is a easy dissconect plug and the wire is about a 16 gage .there red and black and if i remember they were about 4-5bucks
RB-10rubicon is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-08-2011, 12:10 AM   #5
Techguy94's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 25
thanks guys, help is greatly appreciated. Looks like soldering is the way to go, thanks for the advice!
It's a jeep thing.
Techguy94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-08-2011, 06:45 AM   #6
Hilldweller's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,166
If you want proper pigtails, just call rallylights.com and they'll build you a set.
Their quality is top notch and prices are fair.

The nice thing about a real harness is that you can revert to stock if you want ---- like if you trade the Jeep and put the stock bumper back on or something.

Gone camping,

Hilldweller is offline   Quote Quick Reply

extension cable , fog light wiring , shrockworks bumper , wrangler jk

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird Tail light issue.. HELP? BBjmc TJ General Discussion Forum 21 11-30-2013 06:39 PM
Auxillary Lighting Install Writeup erickpl General Jeep FAQ/Stickies 15 09-20-2013 10:28 AM
Auxilary Lighting Writeup erickpl TJ Tech Forum 2 01-06-2011 08:50 PM
HID kit jksahara JK General Discussion Forum 13 08-22-2010 01:42 PM
What Dog Bone? Cons_Table Off-Topic 21 09-11-2009 01:48 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC