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Old 10-24-2009, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kidkamel View Post
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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with the headlight switch off, fog light switch off, key turned to ign


headlight switch on, fog light switch off, key turned


headlight switch on, fog light switch on, key turned


headlight switch off, fog light switch on, key turned


In the last picture you can see the only difference is the parking lights are off but the headlights stay on.

Now I'm going to go switch the wire from the cig lighter to the green wire in from the center plug. See what happens there.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:06 PM
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So I couldn't figure it out, I put everything back to normal.

If anyone could figure it out let me know and I'll give it another try.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kidkamel View Post
So I couldn't figure it out, I put everything back to normal.

If anyone could figure it out let me know and I'll give it another try.

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What's the problem? Tell me what you did
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:38 AM
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Well I took another stab at it last night and figured out what I did wrong. When I cut the black wire that was going to the switch I reconnected it with the wire to the relay but also keep the other end from the factory wiring. So it seemed like I just added the wire to the relay without cutting it from the factory harness. So when I cut it, it worked fine. I did blow a few fuses but all is good.

I also decided to use the green wire from the center wire harness instead of the power to the cig lighter.

Thanks for checking though.

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Old 10-27-2009, 03:26 AM
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I'm glad you got it takin care of
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:42 AM
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:00 PM
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I am new at this DIY but i thought the 04-06 Scion XB's came prewired for fog lights. If this is true why is there splicing of the wires here is it for bypassing the Fog light toggle Switch that comes with the OEM Fog lights ?
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Originally Posted by OdogXB View Post
I am new at this DIY but i thought the 04-06 Scion XB's came prewired for fog lights. If this is true why is there splicing of the wires here is it for bypassing the Fog light toggle Switch that comes with the OEM Fog lights ?
Yes the fog lights come pre-wired but what this dose is give you control of when the fog lights come on. And yes you are kind of bypassing the factory switch but you still use it to turn the fogs on and off.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:27 AM
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The factory wiring only allows the fogs to come on when the headlights are on. This cheap and easy mod allows you to use the factory switch to have them on all the time like DRLs and other options.


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Originally Posted by GAxBox05 View Post
The factory wiring only allows the fogs to come on when the headlights are on. This cheap and easy mod allows you to use the factory switch to have them on all the time like DRLs and other options.


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Bringing this back from the dead for a question. Could you not fuse tap into a fuse that turns on with the ignition and use a fuse instead of running a relay? Doesn't the relay just prevent too many amps from going through the switch, in which the fuse, in my situation, would do the same? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I don't see the need for a relay. Could be missing something lol.
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I realize you posted this in 2008 and it is now 2017. If you're still around, how do I get to see the pics? It seems like you posted this thread with pictures that can't be seen now. Anything I can do to be able to see them?
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