How to: Fog lights on w/o headlights on

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How to: Fog lights on w/o headlights on

Post by yellowpatrol » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:03 pm

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Access the fuse box

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Do NOT remove these screws, as I figured out by trial and error.

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THESE are the correct screws to remove in order to gain access to the wires to cut.

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Pull fuse box out.

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Pull back the wrap and remove the electrical tape as needed.

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Cut and strip the PINK and GREEN wire...

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...Then do the same for the PURPLE and WHITE one. Then cross the wires and tape them up.

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This is the result when the headlights are turned two clicks (1- Parking, 2- Is now FOGS).

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Look closer and you can see that the headlights are not on, but the parking lights and fog lights are.

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Just a shot to show the unmodified switch. Notice that it is turned on to what is normally HEADLIGHTS, but the FOG LIGHT indicator is lit up on the cluster.

For headlights just pull out the switch as if you were turning on your fog lights. They are reversed now.

Also, my [ headlights + door opened = chime ] still works.

Just be sure if you test your work in the middle of the day that your brights aren't on like mine were, or you'll be confused.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:15 pm

Now only if I can find out how to make it so when I click my parking lights on, my fog lights come on.
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Post by Pablodragon » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:20 pm

pardon my ignorance... but I read thru this twice....

if the first click is parking lights... and the 2nd click is fogs now...
How do you turn on the regular headlights?
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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:26 am

Just pull out the switch as if you were turning on your fog lights. They are reversed now.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:22 pm

hmmm.... oh well, I have no fogs :lol: But good to know nonetheless! Nice write up John!
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:09 pm

OHHHHHH! NICE!

*runs out to car*
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:18 pm

invujerry wrote:Now only if I can find out how to make it so when I click my parking lights on, my fog lights come on.
Couldn't you just wire the fogs directly to the side markers so then the fogs would come on w/ your parking lights. Since they are relatively close to each other on the car it shouldn't be to hard to do.

The only thing is that they would be on even when the headlights are on.

Heh, i'm getting a pair of fogs and i don't have the fog controls on my car but i may just very well do that.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:25 pm

Well I'm back, I got it so they work like he said, while in the headlight position, the fogs are on, and while in fog position, all lights are on.

Good writeup, I was just stupid lol.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:34 am

Now lets see how it works long term.....nice info!
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Post by yellowpatrol » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:06 am

invujerry wrote:Well I'm back, I got it so they work like he said, while in the headlight position, the fogs are on, and while in fog position, all lights are on.

Good writeup, I was just stupid lol.
Yeah, when I did mine I was disappointed at first because I thought it didn't change anything- but it was in the middle of the day so I wasn't sure. Then I realized I just had my brights on.
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Post by ChrisRT » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:51 pm

Why not just run a wire from the fog fuse to the HL fuse? Fogs are on all the time then.
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Post by Pablodragon » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:12 pm

ChrisRT wrote:Why not just run a wire from the fog fuse to the HL fuse? Fogs are on all the time then.
I think that's what this little fix does...(?)

..or maybe you are not realizing that the people with stock fog lights, seem to want to run with only the parking lights and the fog lights on... not the headlights. ..and stock configuation will not let you do this...
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Post by ChrisRT » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:08 am

No, I realize this, I think you missed what I said.

You can run the foglights all the time, sans parking lights or headlights being on. I'll have to look at how I did it, and then write it up.
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Post by dblsg » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:03 pm

2k1MotorSport wrote:
Couldn't you just wire the fogs directly to the side markers so then the fogs would come on w/ your parking lights. Since they are relatively close to each other on the car it shouldn't be to hard to do.
thats what i did... and since the fog lights are wired parallel, all you have to do is run ONE wire from the positive left parking light down to the left fog light. takes a whole 5 minutes :D
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Post by MoparNeonMan » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:49 pm

I think Ill go do that after I take a nap
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Post by MoparNeonMan » Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:59 pm

woot...now its time for new HL, fogs, and a multifunction
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:05 pm

MoparNeonMan wrote:woot...now its time for new HL, fogs, and a multifunction
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Post by MoparNeonMan » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:09 pm

yellowpatrol wrote:
MoparNeonMan wrote:woot...now its time for new HL, fogs, and a multifunction
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Fogs
http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=18783

my multifunction is going out.............and as for the headlights.....well youll just have to wait a few weeks and see them....
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:44 am

Oh ok, I thought you broke everything trying to do this.
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Post by MoparNeonMan » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:23 am

No....Id have to be RRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL dumb to do that.
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Post by danman132x » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:17 pm

Yellowpatrol, hows it holding up? No problems with it yet? I might go ahead and do this mod, but use shielded Male/Felmale connectors so I can change it up as I please without having to re-strip the wires.
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Post by evilneon02 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:51 pm

i did the mod and its still working good been running it like this for about 3 months now

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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:04 am

Yep, still holding up.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:53 am

I must say it looks cool as hell seeing the fogs on with the park lights on :D I like it, and am jealous of all you fogs. lighted peoples.
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Post by evilneon02 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:03 pm

kc2002acr wrote:I must say it looks cool as hell seeing the fogs on with the park lights on :D I like it, and am jealous of all you fogs. lighted peoples.
dont feel bad i have factory fog lights and i dont look so good for me i did the mod and then a few months ago the passanger fog lens falls off as im driving down the road and i ran over it then the rain gets in there and the bulb goes out. and now my luck the driver side fog lens falls off today and i ran over it so i did the mod for nothing until i get my evo 5 front bumper on and fog lights hooked up.

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Post by keeders08 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:57 pm

Good post.

I did this mod., its kinda neat. Enjoyable for a few days lol =)
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:24 pm

no that this post is brought back....
I'm assuming with this mod, while your headlights are on, the fogs are too...
I'm assuming the headlights will turn on when you pull the switch out to enable the fogs? while this idea is great, what about those who want to run with the headlights on but no fogs?
It seems to me with this mod, when you turn the headlights on, the fogs come on instead, and in order to get the headlights on, you need to pull out on the switch to enable them?
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:14 pm

lol i will have to go try this soon...

I always drive w/ my fogs on, didn't have them on my MS and now i do and i use them whenever i can. So this is a welcome mod for me.


I remember when this was first posted...
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Post by keeders08 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:44 am

2k1MotorSport wrote:lol i will have to go try this soon...

I always drive w/ my fogs on, didn't have them on my MS and now i do and i use them whenever i can. So this is a welcome mod for me.


I remember when this was first posted...
The only thing you may not like is the fact u can't just turn the fogs off n on whenever you feel. My idea was wiring them to a push button subaru switch, haha. I miss my Rex =(
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:41 am

I like the fact that i won't be able to turn them off.. They are on all the time anyway
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