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401Celica Mar 16, 5:14am - #417994 
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Help with fog light install

My car did not come with fog lights. I just bought a pair from the classifieds and my question is: Would I need any other acessories to install it? or can I just plug and go. Thanks in advance.

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 5:14am - #417995 

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did you get all the wiring?

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401Celica Mar 16, 5:17am - #417996 
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No I just got the fogs

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 5:24am - #417997 

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u need the wiring. i think you can get a universal wirring kit fomr liek pepboys. if not go to toyota but will cost allot.

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Erick Mar 16, 5:37am - #417998 

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you can get the basic wiring kit at pepboys for around ~$8.00 or so..

or get the one with a relay which goes for about ~$30.00 ...

both comes with a switch but one with a relay is a safer route happywink

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 5:50am - #417999 

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yea get relay smile

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401Celica Mar 16, 5:55am - #418000 
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what does the relay do?

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flyimages Mar 19, 12:49am - #418001 

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i believe, basically you need the relay to regulate the voltage and current that is needed to activate the switch to turn on the foglights, it also protects your foglights from power surges and short circuits.

it's almost works like an on/off switch, but not really.

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robare99 Mar 19, 1:37am - #418002 

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I belive the wiring is somewhat in the car. Maybe you could buy an OEM signal light thingie from Toyota and it would have the peice you need.
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JaredC01 Mar 19, 5:25pm - #418003 
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Originally Posted by flyimages
i believe, basically you need the relay to regulate the voltage and current that is needed to activate the switch to turn on the foglights, it also protects your foglights from power surges and short circuits.

it's almost works like an on/off switch, but not really.

A relay is an electric on/off switch. It's mainly used for high amp applications. The main reason to use a relay, is that the relay coil doesn't take anywhere near as much amperage to turn on/off as the fog lamps would if you hooked them directly to a switch. In short, you are able to use a smaller amp switch to switch a high amp circuit on and off. A relay does NOT regulate any voltage (in order to regulate voltage, you would need to use either a voltage regulator, or a resistor), it does not protect against any type of surges, and it doesn't especially protect against any short circuits (although if something does short circuit, it could blow the coil in the relay, killing the connection, but the short has to be on a high enough amp circuit... Low amp circuits most likely will not blow the coil).
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