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Old 09-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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Fender flare fog light mod idea?

I've got a 2006 TJ rubicon with an aftermarket bumper (no fog lights present) but I THINK that it had fog lights from the factory because there are factory installed loose hanging wires (w/ connectors) on each side of the front wheel wells, which look like they would connect to lights of some type. These wires represent one half of a Y-split in a larger bundled wire group, and the other half of the Y- wires go to side turn signal marker lights in the fender flares. In the cabin, I have one of the multifunction switches that has the cabin lights, turn signal, and headlights all on one stick (left side of steering column), although I don't see a way to turn off/on fog lights using that switch (?)

Anyway, I've got aftermarket Warrior fender flares and they have small holes in the front (not the side holes for the side marker lights -- I already have those taken care of) that would be PERFECT mounting white LED lights (for off-road), and I'm hoping that I can somehow mount some in those holes on the flares and connect them to the presumably functional/existing fog light wiring and control them from the cabin using the same factory multifunction switch, which I still don't know how to use to turn off/on fogs (if I had them...).

Does anyone know if this is possible and/or if my line of thinking is correct with regards to my jeep's factory fog light setup/wiring? I think this would be a great mod, just don't know if it's feasible. Thanks.

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Well firstly you turn on the factory fog lights by pulling the headlight switch out towards the driverside door and with a little wiring I'm sure you can get some lights in the fenders I have the kc hi lites replacement fogs on mine and just got my windshield mounts from quadratec for my kc daylighters people are gunna hate driving at me at night lol

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:38 PM   #3
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06 rubi had stock fogs
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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i thought the 01 + up fog light switch was integrated into the multi function switch & you had to twist the middle of the switch to get the fogs to turn on. i don't remember how my 01 was (so long ago) and the other TJ's i've had were 97-99's.


if that is the case, just turn the switch on & check to see if there is power at the harness you think is for fog lights.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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They might have removed the fogs for good reason, one of the main problems with factory fogs is they turn and stay on unexpectedly. I had this problem and its a little piece of plastic that holds up a metal switch when off and when you turn the fogs on the metal piece comes down connecting the circuit. That plastic piece breaks very easily and very expensive to replace, $125 to be exact.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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Okay, thanks everyone. I tried the factory fog light on/off switch (by pulling out towards the door on the left stick) and the circuit/switch appears to be functional because the fog light indicator came on in the gauge panel.

Next order of business is to see what kind of white off-road LEDs are available that would work in place of the fogs and connect them to what I presume to be the factory fog light wiring harnesses/connectors.

I'm assuming that since LEDs generally draw such a low wattage compared to halogens, using the factory wiring for this will be fine (i.e. won't blow any fuses).
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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Okay, here's a pic (not my jeep) of the flares that I have. The small hole at the front of the flare is where I'm hoping to mount some LEDs and run using the fog light wiring/switch. Anyone have any ideas on where I could find a good LED option for this? I'm after broad area lighting, not a focused beam.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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Okay, here's a pic (not my jeep) of the flares that I have. The small hole at the front of the flare is where I'm hoping to mount some LEDs and run using the fog light wiring/switch. Anyone have any ideas on where I could find a good LED option for this? I'm after broad area lighting, not a focused beam.
What flares are those? I really like them and would like to get a set.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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The flares are Warrior Products TJ tube flares -- make sure you get the ones that are flat black and not the diamond plate topped or bare metal versions (they sell both and 4WheelParts originally screwed up my order and sent me the diamond plate version, which looks silly IMO). They look even better with wider wheels/tires -- love them!

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