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Mar 15, 10:14pm - #417994 
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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Mar 15, 10:14pm - #417995 
did you get all the wiring?

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Mar 15, 10:17pm - #417996 
No I just got the fogs


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Mar 15, 10:24pm - #417997 
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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Mar 15, 10:37pm - #417998 
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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Mar 15, 10:50pm - #417999 
yea get relay smile

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Mar 15, 10:55pm - #418000 
what does the relay do?


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Mar 18, 5:49pm - #418001 
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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Mar 18, 6:37pm - #418002 
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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Mar 19, 10:25am - #418003 
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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