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Old 03-21-2008, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CBSIMONSEZ
So i guess if i wanted to make my fog day time running lights i would just substitute a hot leed for the green wire out of the center wire harness?
Yup if you want to keep them on whenever you want Ill you have to do is splice into the black wire in the original harness and ground that wire. and it will come out whenever you want.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:32 AM
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No, i mean if i wanted running lights that were only on when the car was on. I know i would forget to turn the lights off when i get out of the car an walk away from it.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:06 PM
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Since I have a free Saturday morning, I just did this mod. If anything, it'll actually make me not drive around with my fogs on all the time, but it would be nice to turn them on just when I need. For example, at a drive-in, parking lights and DRLs are nice for not blinding people, but since the xB doesn't give me that, just having the fogs on would be good-- low, wide light!

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CBSIMONSEZ
No, i mean if i wanted running lights that were only on when the car was on. I know i would forget to turn the lights off when i get out of the car an walk away from it.
Oh. you would need to find a power that turns on with the key. If anything there are some fuses in the car were you pop the hood. that you can splice into. I forget which one but that would be your best bet.
If you need anymore help let me know.


Originally Posted by WhoKilledTheJAMs
Since I have a free Saturday morning, I just did this mod. If anything, it'll actually make me not drive around with my fogs on all the time, but it would be nice to turn them on just when I need. For example, at a drive-in, parking lights and DRLs are nice for not blinding people, but since the xB doesn't give me that, just having the fogs on would be good-- low, wide light!

Thanks, greenguyshrek!
Not a problem I posted this up so this could help out fellow xB owners.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:26 PM
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How can you do this with a JDM light up switch for JDM fogs? Right now i can do either this mod or the switch mod but i can't figure out how to combine the two.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:42 PM
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if anyone needs OEM fogs, check my signature! cheap!
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bsbox
How can you do this with a JDM light up switch for JDM fogs? Right now i can do either this mod or the switch mod but i can't figure out how to combine the two.
Alright I got you man.

This is waht you should have since you have the JDM Foglight switch.


What you need to do is instead of using the ground for the switch (not for the light) use the new ground that gose to the relay. Its not really a ground it the wire that you use inplace of the stock ground.
Kind of like this ground


If you need further help PM me and I can do so.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:43 AM
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Nice!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jallamas
Nice!
Thanks
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:28 AM
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greenguyshrek i thank you so much for this tech article. its 1225 and i just finished doin this and i am loving it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by DarkSide_xB
greenguyshrek i thank you so much for this tech article. its 1225 and i just finished doin this and i am loving it.
Im glad you liked this mod. I hope it wasen't to hard. Post some pics when you have time.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:59 PM
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i'll get some up tonight. i took me maybe 30 minutes to do.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:36 AM
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i did this today. Great mod and took me like 30 minutes and only because it was raining. what i did different was... i wired the wire that originally was supposed to go to the green wire for the illumination of the AC and ran it to the switched wire for the stereo. it was easy for me to find since i have an aftermarket stereo, and just needed to find the red wire. that way, they turn off when the car does and they turn back on when the car starts.


thanks again for the DIY!!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GAxBox05
i did this today. Great mod and took me like 30 minutes and only because it was raining. what i did different was... i wired the wire that originally was supposed to go to the green wire for the illumination of the AC and ran it to the switched wire for the stereo. it was easy for me to find since i have an aftermarket stereo, and just needed to find the red wire. that way, they turn off when the car does and they turn back on when the car starts.


thanks again for the DIY!!!
Thanks for the post, Now there is anoter option were to connect the power wire.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:44 PM
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great DIY. I did it the other day and the fogs worked for about 2 days. then it stopped working, so i went back to the factory wiring scheme and now the fogs work again. any guess to what happened? relay blew or something?
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bastarf
great DIY. I did it the other day and the fogs worked for about 2 days. then it stopped working, so i went back to the factory wiring scheme and now the fogs work again. any guess to what happened? relay blew or something?
Did you try replacing the relay? Not sure, try it again and double check all the wires.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:44 AM
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yeah i havent tried a new relay yet. i wont have time to get one til later on... ill keep ya updated
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:51 AM
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Interesting post, great mod!
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:28 PM
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Question:

Is the Green Wire listed here:





The Green wire here in the original foglight plug?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:28 PM
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Sorry for bringing up an old post.

I followed the steps except I ran the ignition wire to the cig lighter instead of the green wire from the middle plug.

So I tested the setup, turned the key on, left the headlights off and flipped the fog light switch. The fogs are working perfectly but now I have another problem, my headlights are on with or without the light switch turned on as long as the key is turned.

Any suggestions?
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