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I know its been answered before but, I can't find the forum. How would I connect my fog lights to my parking lights on my 93.
 

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Originally posted by OAKLEY2000SEL+Apr 5 2004, 08:44 AM-->QUOTE (OAKLEY2000SEL @ Apr 5 2004, 08:44 AM)
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Wire them into your parking lights.
Warning! Do not do this if you have a car starter installed. I learned from experience! [/b]
Why? What happened?


Mike, you can always have a relay wired into the parking lights, and have the relay switch on the fogs. That way you aren't actually taking power from the parking lights.
 

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Because most of the car starters are hooked up to power the park lights when the car starter is activated. The park lights draw very little power from the brain of the car starter but when you add fogs they suck the power and suck to much amps from the brain. all in all it fried the relay for the lights in the car starter.
 

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Originally posted by OAKLEY2000SEL@Apr 5 2004, 10:12 AM
Because most of the car starters are hooked up to power the park lights when the car starter is activated. The park lights draw very little power from the brain of the car starter but when you add fogs they suck the power and suck to much amps from the brain. all in all it fried the relay for the lights in the car starter.
When you added the fog lamps, you were pulling the power from the parking lamps? That is not good. The relay in your car starter was only meant to run parking lights. Adding the foglamps put it over it's limit.

Usually, wiring the fog lamps like that will just burn the fuse for the parking lamps. You must have had some relatively low power fog lamps, or changed the size of the fuse.

Going up a size in the fuse, will put you at risk to melting your wiring harness and possibly starting a fire. You should have just used a relay setup like I linked to earlier. Your starter would have been fine then.
 
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