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Yo could hook a relay to your parking lights so that when you turn them on it will in turn turn on your fog lights. I was going to do that this weekend. I tried to tap into the headlights but that blew a fuse. I will take pics and diagram it for you if you would like.
 

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I hooked my foglights up to the DRL fuse. When I disabled my factory headlight DRL's, I removed the fuse and then just tapped into the fuse box under the hood. So the foglights come on everytime I start the car, during the day or whatever. I am pretty sure you could do the same with the parking lights as well.
 

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Originally posted by mike@Sep 10 2004, 04:27 PM
I hooked my foglights up to the DRL fuse. When I disabled my factory headlight DRL's, I removed the fuse and then just tapped into the fuse box under the hood. So the foglights come on everytime I start the car, during the day or whatever. I am pretty sure you could do the same with the parking lights as well.
Firespirit, I was thinking of doing the very same thing.

Mike,
The hot wire taps into the fuse for the parking lights, then runs through the fogs, then finally to ground?

So, I'm assuming the parking lights are also on when your headlights are on. If so, your fogs would be on everytime your lights are on. Not sure I want that now that I've sounded it out.
 

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Originally posted by driverdude@Sep 10 2004, 08:06 PM
Firespirit, I was thinking of doing the very same thing.

Mike,
The hot wire taps into the fuse for the parking lights, then runs through the fogs, then finally to ground?

So, I'm assuming the parking lights are also on when your headlights are on. If so, your fogs would be on everytime your lights are on. Not sure I want that now that I've sounded it out.
For Daytime Running Lamps, only the headlights come on dimly. There are no parking lamps until you actually turn on the lights by the switch.

I want them hooked to the parking lamps because I have them on all the time while my headlights are on. I believe it helps people to see me better.

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Here we go I did it in less the 30 minutes.
STEP 1
Remove the battery

STEP 2
Find the wire loom for the parking lights.
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STEP 3
Find the brown wire in the loom, and tap into it.
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STEP 4
Look on the left hand side of the Maxi fuse box and find the wire that come from the battery.
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STEP 5
Hook a power wire to the terminal.
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STEP 6
Make a ground wire. I hooked mine to the post to the right of the battery.

STEP 7
Bring the wire from your fog lights up to your work area.

STEP 8
Put ends on all four wires. ( 12v power, Parking light wire, Ground, and the Fog light wire)

STEP 9
Connect all the wires to your relay
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[url=http://home.comcast.net/~carraudio/Taurus/Fog_light_relay.JPG][img]http://home.comcast.net/~carraudio/Taurus/Fog_light_relay.JPG' alt='' width='319' height='325' class='attach' />[/url]

I don't know what the part number is for this relay, but I think it is the only one with an 87a in the middle. I got mine from Autoloc.com

STEP 10
Place the relay some where safe and out of the way. Make sure it can't touch metal.

STEP 11
Put you battery back in and clean up.
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If you need any help let me know
 
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Do you know what wire in the harness under the steering column is for the parking lights? Brown? I have the factory foglight kit for a Gen 4 Sable and have it hooked up as indicated in the instructions that came with the kit, however the fogs only work when the headlights are on and I want them to work with the "P" lights. The kit came with a relay that is installed under the dash and is tapped into the headlight wire coming from the switch (Red/Black IIRC), I just don't know which one is for the parking lights, and like I said this is in the harness under the steering column. Have to take off the plate under the steering wheel to get to it. I looked for a Brown wire because I think that's what one it is (that's what Brad told me and that's what it looks like on the diagrams I have, but I couldn't find a brown. :( )

Thanks for any help. :)
 

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I just got my Taurus so I cant tell you right off hand but I will go out and find it for you right now.
 
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Originally posted by carraudio@Sep 10 2004, 10:46 PM
I just got my Taurus so I cant tell you right off hand but I will go out and find it for you right now.
wow! :blink: You don't have to do that, but thanks! :)
 

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My Gen 3 Taurus has a brown wire on it. There were two harnesses it was on the left one. It is the far let wire on the bottom of the harness. If you have a test light or a volt meter it is easy to find. Just touch the wire when the lights are off then turn them on and see if it gets power.
 

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Here you go I thought I would go and get a picture of it too.
 
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Awesome! Thanks, man! :) :notworthy:

That's a different place altogether than where I have my wire for that, but this is easier anyways. I'll let you know how it works and get some pics of with the parking/fogs on. B)
 

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Originally posted by driverdude+Sep 10 2004, 08:06 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (driverdude @ Sep 10 2004, 08:06 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-mike@Sep 10 2004, 04:27 PM
I hooked my foglights up to the DRL fuse. When I disabled my factory headlight DRL's, I removed the fuse and then just tapped into the fuse box under the hood. So the foglights come on everytime I start the car, during the day or whatever. I am pretty sure you could do the same with the parking lights as well.
Firespirit, I was thinking of doing the very same thing.

Mike,
The hot wire taps into the fuse for the parking lights, then runs through the fogs, then finally to ground?

So, I'm assuming the parking lights are also on when your headlights are on. If so, your fogs would be on everytime your lights are on. Not sure I want that now that I've sounded it out. [/b][/quote]
Just follow caraudio's pictorial, Mine is very similar to what he did.
 

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So, I did my lights the other night right. I haven't even had my car out at night yet to see how they work. This unpacking crap takes alot of time. That and I am getting everything rounded up to start my custom fiberglass projects.
 
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