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#1 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 02:32 AM
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Background info: i hit a racoon a few weeks ago. Killed foglight bracket, broke retrainer clip on light. I also have a wierd car with no foglight switch. fogs stay one with high beams.

Ok. So my broken fog light comes out this morning. Looks like the wire frayed and the damn thing just fell out. I went this afternoon to repair it, but to my surprise, I could not find any frayed wires. Odd.

I pop the hood. Rummage around from the top and notice my low beam power connector is unplugged. Check the other side. Sure enough, my car was wired by a previous owner to run the fogs and the lows off the same power line. Incredibly, the stock fuses are there and aren't blown.

In anticipation of my HID install, I dismantle the other setup and take both fogs off as both need to be replaced (the other has a cracked lense).

So here's my thinking. When I get my new fogs, can I cut the parking light wire and use that power the fogs?

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yes... that's how I did mine...no problems at all

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That would be just fine. I'm assuming you are going to go with kamykazi---s idea of covering/cutting the parking lights? Obviously if you are, you should have no problem. What are the required volts to the lights? Parking lights?

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the fogs are 12V 55W.

My concern is the parking light is probably in the 20W range. O well, it will be a week before I get the things anyway.

The procedure will be simple enough. Ill remove the connector on the parking light pin in the bulb housing, snip the end off, use a butt connector to connect the power wire to the positive fog, and use a splice to connect to the p-light ground.

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Sounds like a plan. Let me know how it goes. Did you get those HID's in yet?

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