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Old 12-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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General questions about new jeep

So i just got my jeep about 2 months ago and have alot done to it so far. Had the rear and front speakers replaced, new radio, added a 10 inch sub in the back, remote start and alarm with proximity sensor installed, P & N airflow put in, brand new brakes shoes pads rotors front and rear, new rims, and a brand new washer fluid pump with blades. For christmas i just got some chrome grille inserts, chrome driver and passenger mirrors and some new piaa 520 fogs. My question is do I install the fogs using the factory lighting, or run the new system with the wiring provided by piaa. I can run it seperately but its prewired and ready to go and i really dont need the module that they gave me but i like having everything seperated and grounded. its a 2001 with 132k miles on it. i appreciate any incite on what is best for the jeep.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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... My question is do I install the fogs using the factory lighting, or run the new system with the wiring provided by piaa..
If you use the factory wiring, then you will have to use the fog lights the way Jeep intended. (i.e., if your high beams are ON, then your fog lights go OFF until you return to low beam. If you wire them the non-factory way, you could run the fog lights & run your high beams at the same time. Just my 2 cents.

Plus, if you go non-factory, & your fog light switch goes bad, to replace it, you only have to replace that switch. If your new fog lights are wired into the existing fog light switch, & that switch goes bad, you have to replace the entire multi-function lever (your turn signal lever).

There are a few posts of how to fix the fog light switch on the multi-function lever. I'd just rather replace the lever.

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Old 12-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #3

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I would go with the piaa wiring myself... I'm not going to mess with wiring up any of the rigid duallys I grabbed until I buy an SPOD.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Congrats on your new ride - looks great! Assuming the PIAA's are 100W - I would use the wiring supplied with the kit. I would also advise using a standard 30amp relay to power them which is a very safe way to add supplemental accessories.

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