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Independent Fog light Rewire

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This is not the same as the fog light rewire which taps into the corner light. This only requires 3-4 inches of wire, which does not leave the fuse box. This is very simple and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to do.

**NOTE: Some people mentioned tapping into the ORANGE wire going into the wiper relay. THIS IS INCORRECT. your fog lights will work the same way, except for when your windshield wipers are on, which will cause your fog lights to go out!! Those of you that wired your fogs light this way may want to turn on your windshield wipers and see for themselves!!**

 

Here is the correct way. --

 

This was done on a 95 SE, so if anything on your car is different, you may need to do further research (as far as wire colors, relay locations etc.) however I'm not positive, as my car is the only one I've personally done this on. Do this mod at your own risk, as I'm not responsible for anything that you do wrong. Forgive my rambling, I'm not the best at write-ups. anyways people here it is...

 

STEP:

 

1. Disconnect the positive terminal of the battery (precautionary, so that we don't screw up our electrical system.) The OEM nut is 10mm.

 

2. Remove coolant reservoir next to relay box (passenger side) simply pull up on the reservoir, it should have a plastic rectangular shape sitting in a metal 'slot'. (similar to a battery/phone/camera etc sliding into a charger/holster/cradle)

 

3. Remove relay cover, by releasing the tabs on the sides.

 

4. Remove the two far left, and two far right relays. Simply push the tab and pull up on the fuse. (this is so that we can perform step 5.)

 

5. Remove the two screws holding the relay box to the fender. A Phillips Head screwdriver, or the same 10mm wrench from step 1 will do.

 

6. Pull loose the leg of the relay box (attached to the wheel-well part of the fender.) There is a tab, but you basically have to yank it loose.

 

7. Now separate the top half of the relay-box with the relays, from the bottom half of the relay box, which is where we will be working. You must release all of the tabs, on the left, top (motor facing) and right. The fender-facing tabs are the hardest to release, and require pulling up while pushing the tabs toward each other (these 2 should be done after the other tabs are free.)

 

8. If you've managed to get to this point, congrats, you have probably gotten annoyed at the little tabs, and are ready to work, here we go. No turning back now, your wiring will never be OEM again. (This can be reversed, but WHY would you want to?) Anyways, the wires leading to the FR FOG LAMP relay (motor-facing-right, when the cover is on, refer to the relay cover if you are confused) You will need to find the trigger line for the fog lights (it should be green with a yellow stripe) Cut this wire. Tape off the wire leading down with electrical tape so that it doesn't short on anything. Strip back the wire going up into the relay. Now take 3-4 inches of thick insulated wire (at least as thick as the g/y fog light trigger, and 'connect' one end to the g/y stripe fog trigger going into the relay.

9. phew, now that you are no longer using the headlights (low beam) as a 'circuit' completer, you can find another wire to tap into for a trigger to complete the circuit (meaning give power to your fog lights) For this, the best wire to tap would be one only on with ACC, or one turn from the key. in this mod, we will tap into the wiper relay. use the relay cover again as a reference to find the wiper relay. It should be the motor-facing middle relay (or the third from the left when closed) You will need to strip back the light green wire (NOT CUT) and connect the other end of your 3-4" wire to it. You may also use a wire tap, but I prefer a strong, twisted wire connection myself. Again, when you have a good connection, cover the wire VERY well. I used electrical tape

10. You have now completed the circuit using an accessory (the windshield wipers) Before we put everything back together, we need to test it out to make sure we did everything right. Replace the FR FOG LAMP relay, and reconnect the positive terminal of the battery. Now turn the key to ACC, and turn on your fog lights. If you did everything correctly, they should work! Test them with your windshield wipers on, as well as corner lamps, low beams and high beams. all good? GREAT!! you've done everything correctly. no fogs? uh oh, something with your car is NOT the same as a 95 SE, OR you will have to go back and check your steps.

 

11. If the fog lights worked, you can now put everything back together, and show off those fogs like a BMW, Camaro, etc... BY THEMSELVES!
Make sure to tighten that positive battery terminal, replace all relays, replace any screws that were undone, and check your engine bay for loose tools.

 

**NOTE: Some people mentioned tapping into the ORANGE wire going into the wiper relay. THIS IS INCORRECT. your fog lights will work the same way, except for when your windshield wipers are on, which will cause your fog lights to go out!! Those of you that wired your fogs light this way may want to turn on your windshield wipers and see for themselves!!**
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