|06-07-2014 12:33 PM|
|scottf30||Help, I have a 2008 JK that didn't have factory fogs in the bumper or the factory switch on the turn signal. I bought a bumper with the tow hooks & factory fogs in it and now need to wire it up. I see a 2 wire (green & red) harness running along behind the bumper, I thinking I should avoid the harness and wire directly to a relay and a separate mopar switch I'll install in the lower switch bank, any suggestions?|
|07-16-2013 06:19 AM|
I'd read elsewhere that the PCM power in the factory wiring would mess with the relay. KC told me they'd never heard of that as a problem. I ran the fogs for a couple hours during a rainy day last Saturday and everything works fine.
So to sum up for 2012 models KC tech support says don't POWER 55w lights direct from the factory fog wiring but use the relay and SWITCH it from the factory wiring.
|07-06-2013 06:18 PM|
Wanted to resurrect this thread...
I have some 55w KC fog lights coming. I can't use my factory fogs with my new bumper. I've read completely different answers on whether you can wire 55w aux lights directly off the factory fog wiring of a 2012 JK.
From someone who actually has a 2012 and has wired up 55w aux lights to the factory fog harness direct... does it work or do I need to wire up the relay?
|03-12-2012 04:11 PM|
Y'all should verify, though, so you don't blow something up.
|03-12-2012 04:03 PM|
|krutj||From my understanding of this, the only time there will be an issue is if the lights that are added require more voltage/amp draw than the factory lights....fwiw|
|03-11-2012 06:17 PM|
|Snailpower||Same here-replaced factory fogs with pilot fogs. Tapped into the factory harness. Works flawlessly.|
|03-11-2012 06:05 PM|
|Tkalagher||I just finished splicing into my harnesses, cut them right off and attached Pilot fog lights. Everything works perfect, right off the steering column. I have a 2012 JKU.|
|03-11-2012 12:29 AM|
|03-10-2012 07:10 PM|
|Casotakar1229||why don't you get a set of switches for the lights so you don't have to splice them?|
|03-10-2012 06:38 PM|
I'm paying attention, because I was going to splice into the factory harness tomorrow. Sounds like I should only splice into the switch, not the power?
Anyone know which color wire that will be?
|03-10-2012 05:19 PM|
This is the wire kit MOPAR 82210549AB - MOPAR® Fog Light Installation Kit for 07-09 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
these are the fog lights Amazon.com: HELLA 005750981 500FF Series 12V/55W Clear Halogen Fog Lamp Kit: Automotive
What do you think? Will I need to splice it? If so, how?
|03-10-2012 12:36 PM|
|StealthJK||From the looks of things I may not have to splice at all if the ends are compatible with the hella 500 fog lamps and the connectors of the mopar fog light relocation wires it might be able to plug and play. If not I will splice the connector. Just going to have to wait and see but it appears similar.|
|03-09-2012 03:43 PM|
|03-09-2012 03:43 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||I ran a separate harness, and tapped into the OEM harness for SIGNAL ONLY. Works like a charm, no flickering and no dash lights.|
|03-09-2012 02:38 PM|
|03-09-2012 07:28 AM|
|StealthJK||If I get the mopar fog light relocation connectors and splice into them would this be a better idea?|
|03-07-2012 11:49 PM|
|03-07-2012 02:25 PM|
..... on the 2012, do not splice into the wiring harness. The microprocessors will then cause U BIG problems
If adding new ones go to the battery or if you plan on a number of electrical additions go with a sPOD
|03-07-2012 11:38 AM|
|StealthJK||just replacing them, although if possible I would like to be able to switch it back if I decided to switch back to my stock bumper|
|03-07-2012 06:57 AM|
|daggo66||Are you trying to add to the factory fogs or replace them? Adding would not be recommended. If you're replacing them just cut the connectors and wire it there.|
|03-07-2012 06:44 AM|
fog light splicing 2012
I decided to go with teh hela 500 fog lights 12v/55w for my smittybilt bumper. Does anyone have step by step instuctions on how to do the splicing to the factory fog wires?