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Replying to Topic 'Fog Lights stay on with brights'
Today was a beautiful 70 degree day, on the 4th of January, wierd huh. Anyway, so I got out and figured out how to rewire the fogs to stay on all the time. The rewiring part is easy, getting to the bottom of the fog relay in the fuse box is the hard part. Here is how I did it, sorry I don't have a digicam so no pix :(
You may want to disconnect the battery before doing this, I didn't but you never know. First remove the airbox or else you'll never get under the fuse box. Take the fuse box cover off, and around the inside edges you'll see some clips, I forget how many. After you release the clips, the top of the fuse box, with all the fuses and relays will come off. You'll have to pull out some wire guides and cut a wire tie or two to be able to flip the top over enough to get at the wires underneath. Be careful when stretching some of the wires and harnesses and whatnot so you don't pull anything loose :)
Using the diagram on the underside of the lid, locate the FOG RELAY, its in the upper left corner when facing the front. Then locate the fuses for the TAIL and ILLUM, these are in the upper right corner. Under the FOG RELAY there is a light green wire, with no stripes. Under the TAIL and ILLUM fuses there is a light green wire with a black stripe. All you have to do is cut the light green wire coming from the FOG RELAY. Then splice it from the FOG RELAY to the light green with black stripe wire from the FUSE. I put a piece of electrical tape over the end of the green wire that isn't connected to be sure it doesn't short anything out, especially since I'm not sure where it goes after it disappears into the wiring harness.
I couldn't get enough wire from the FOG RELAY to reach the FUSE so I had to use a butt connector to splice in a short jumper wire. Then I used one of those crimp splice thingys to splice into the FUSE wire. You know those thingys that wrap around the wire you want to splice into, then put the end of the other wire into it and crimp the metal thingy, so you don't have to cut the wire you want to splice into, you know, those thingys..... Then put it all back together.
After you've done this, the fog lights can be on anytime the park lights are on, whether or not the low or high beams are on. It's pretty cool having all 6 lights on at the same time, or nothing but the parks and fogs :) It's not easy, but it's worth it as long as you don't fry your car in the process :) I hear it's illegal to have more than 4 lights on in the front of a car at once in the US, so do this at your own risk. Oh yea, this works, but if you mess something up in the process, don't come crying to me. :) And please let me know if none of this makes any sense :)