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I saw a pair of fog lamps in walmart for line 20 bucks i guess. 55W halogens. (dont know if each is 55w). They were oval so they would fit into the front bumper opening above the valance.

I am wondering if getting power to these will be difficult??
 

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i got some 20 dollar ones from meijer...look at profile i have how i wired mine...they are very very EZ to wire. i would recamend buying some extra wirer of the same gage becuase most of the time they are way to short. but all in all very easy. if you have any more questions jus ask
 

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I am looking at similar lights. they say 55 w. (Dont know if each is 55 W)

- Where did you connect them and how do you turn them on & off

- Are they of any use? I mean better light?
 

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i had more than enough wire for mine. i actually had to zip tie some at the bottom of my car where it was hanging. mine were VERY easy to hook up. the directions explained every single thing. i can turn mine on with a switch that goes into my car. mine are just hooked to the battery. and than their is also a fuse that came on them. i don't have pictures yet. its too cold to take pics and my car is a dirty wreck right now. but its very easy. i'm sure you'd be able to understand the directions. as for more light, if my headlights are off than they are very bright and it looks like my headlights are kinda on. but when my headlights are on and i turn them on, i can't really tell too much of a difference. probably cause they are pointing more on the ground than straight ahead. but yeah, it gives more light.
 

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good explanation. that pretty much sums it up. go here and look at my fog light pics Fog Lights but if the kit was like mine it will come with a switch. and a wire harness that you cannot mess up. you don't even need directions because if you lay everything out on the ground before you start it will help
 

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well, if it has a seperate switch, then I will have to run that to the inside? that can be messy right?

And what abt the load on the electrical system?
 

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yes you will have to mount a sperate switch unless you wire it in with your head lights witch i dont know how to do. but its not that hard. i couldnt find anywhere for the wire to come through the fire wall ( i know where one is know though) so i just ran my wirer through the door fram and throught the fender well and into the engine bay.
 

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directly connected to the batt with a switch. So if you forget to turn it off..

and there wnt be any chime too to tell that its own...
guess I am askin for to much
 

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Originally posted by detroit_raver@Jan 27 2004, 11:55 AM
yup. you gotta remember to turn them off. of course, if its dark you should have no problem remembering cause they are bright on their own. i forgot mine on once, cause it was dusk, for about an hour... but the battery didn't die thankfully.
THANK YOU DIEHARD.



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Get a relay at the same place you bought the lights. Then either wire it into your parking lights or to the ignition switch. That way you will not have to worry about them staying on.
 

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my switch was a red LED in it and its very bright. plus ive been doing it so long its a hapit now. i only for got it once while i was in pepboys.
 

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wat does a relay do here? I was thining abt wiring it to the orange praking lights...

but thye are also turn indicators... besides all the cutting & splicing.

Also two 55W bulbs in the parking light circuit?
 

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A relay is an electric switch. It would be triggered by the headlights or parking lights if so wired. The parking lights and turn signals are two different wires.
 

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wat abt the electrical load.. if I want to connect it to the parking light
or even for that matter to the headlight harness.??
 

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The relay gets the power for your load (fog lights) directly from the battery. It uses the parking light circuit to turn it on and pass the current. Load on the parking light circuit is minimal.
 

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Originally posted by sundarpn@Jan 28 2004, 01:38 PM
wat abt the electrical load.. if I want to connect it to the parking light
or even for that matter to the headlight harness.?? 
That's where the relay comes in. There are 4 wires in the relay. Two of them connect to the parking light wire. When that wire is energized, the relay flips a switch on the other two wires, lighting up your fog/driving lights. So the fog/driving lights aren't drawing power from that parking light wire, they just use it as a signal to turn them on/off.
 

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Great info. thx.
I guess I will buy one with relay & connect it to the Headlight wires. (Hopefully without splicing them).

The parking lights in the front are just too difficult to get to, even if i remove the headlights.
 
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