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Help with fog light install #417994 Mar 15, 10:14pm Mar 15, 10:14pm
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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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Re: Help with fog light install [Re: 401Celica] #417995 Mar 15, 10:14pm Mar 15, 10:14pm
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did you get all the wiring?

Re: Help with fog light install [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417996 Mar 15, 10:17pm Mar 15, 10:17pm
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No I just got the fogs


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Re: Help with fog light install [Re: 401Celica] #417997 Mar 15, 10:24pm Mar 15, 10:24pm
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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.

Re: Help with fog light install [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417998 Mar 15, 10:37pm Mar 15, 10:37pm
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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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Re: Help with fog light install [Re: Erick] #417999 Mar 15, 10:50pm Mar 15, 10:50pm
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yea get relay smile

Re: Help with fog light install [Re: hombredelassrtas] #418000 Mar 15, 10:55pm Mar 15, 10:55pm
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what does the relay do?


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Re: Help with fog light install [Re: 401Celica] #418001 Mar 18, 5:49pm Mar 18, 5:49pm
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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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Re: Help with fog light install [Re: hombredelassrtas] #418002 Mar 18, 6:37pm Mar 18, 6:37pm
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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.

Re: Help with fog light install [Re: flyimages] #418003 Mar 19, 10:25am Mar 19, 10:25am
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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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