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Fog Light Re-Wire For Your Nissan Maxima (00-01)

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***Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for any damage to your vehicle as a result of these GUIDELINES. These are for sole purpose of pointing you in the right direction.***

 

 

Tools necessary:
- 10mm socket and an extension
- Flathead screwdriver (or pry tool)
- Wire/Side Cutters or Wire Strippers
- Wire taps or soldering tools

 

Before You Start:
The purpose of this modification is to re-wire your fog light relay under your hood to receive signal from an accessory source of power that is independent of anything else in the car, allowing you to turn on your fog lights without the headlights as well as run them with your high beams. The modification is very inexpensive and will avoid/end the problems with the "windshield wiper" write-up.

 

Steps:
1. First off your going to want to locate the relay box located on the left side of your under hood as indicated by the arrow.

 

 

2. Then you will want to remove the reservoir in between you and the relay panel. This is attached by two 10mm bolts on the left side of the car. Following this, set the reservoir aside.

 

 

3. Next you will want to remove the cover from the relay box prying the two tabs holding it on outward and lift the cover up.

 

 

4. Now you will want to remove the air conditioning relay and the heated mirror relay if you are equipped with them. To do this, use your pry tool and insert on the side of the relay that has a clip, push away from the relay and then pull up on the relay itself.

 

 

5. Next remove the two exposed 10mm bolts holding the relay box in. Now pull up on the box and release the snap tab located on the bottom arm of the box.

 

 

6. Once the relay panel is free from the car you will need to open it to expose the wiring inside. To do this release the 3 clips on the right and left side of the box indicated with the arrows. Then open.

 

 

7. Now that you have the wiring exposed you are going to be working with the signal wire from the fog relay and the accessory power wire from the air conditioning relay. The yellow wire coming out of the fog relay is the wire you want to give +12V and the pink wire with a blue stripe from the A/C relay is where you will get it. To access the pink wire better you will probably need to remove the relay harness from the housing. To do this pry in the direction indicated and push out the bottom of the housing.

 

 

8. Now cut the yellow wire and without cutting the pink wire run a wire from it to the yellow wire leading into the blue relay harness.

 

 

9. I prefer soldering all of my connections but you can attach how you like. I highly recommend no matter what you do though, make sure to tape up everywhere you work. Make sure to tape up the open end of the yellow wire as well.

 

 

10. Now close everything up and reverse the previous steps to return everything how you found it. Flip your fog lights on and admire. You can turn them on whenever you want granted the car is on.

 

Credit: 

Kevin Kryzda