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I installed a bumper which does not have spots for my fog lights(no big deal). So what I have is my wiring for te stock fog lights sitting on my bumper doing nothing.
I was wondering if I can simply use that wiring from those fog lights and hook up off road lights to them. Anyone tried this yet?
 

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The stock fog lights are 35watts. You could hook up off road lights but it wouldn't have a good enough power source to do it well. What you can do to make it work perfect is to use a relay. If you use the fog light wiring to power the control on the relay and then the battery would be wired to the relay as well to power the lights
 

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That actually makes perfect sense to a guy who has been working on aircraft electronics for about 8 years now. I guess I was just hoping the answer was "yes, it'll work" haha.
Thanks though for the wattage info.
 

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Keep in mind the fog light wiring is also Pwm. Controlled by the computer. So there is a little more than just adding a relay. I believe it needs a capacitor with the relay.
 

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That actually makes perfect sense to a guy who has been working on aircraft electronics for about 8 years now. I guess I was just hoping the answer was "yes, it'll work" haha.
Thanks though for the wattage info.


There are several led lights that are below 35 watts. The only problem I see would be that you lose the high beams when they are on, but you could wire around that if you can get your hands on a wiring diagram:)
 

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^ That's what I was thinking. With all the LED lights now, you may not need to run it with a relay, although the lower draw may be less than desirable in some cases.
 
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