Wiring fog lights

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Old 10-22-16, 07:51 AM
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Wiring fog lights

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I bought fog light kit for my camry.
Camry is hybrid so no battery in the front. 12v is sourced out of fuse box in the engine bay area.
Kit came with switch to be cut into the dash somewhere.
I rather want to wire it so that fogs turn on every time headlights turn on and bypass or not use switch at all. Maybe simply put switch in On position and tuck it somewhere.
How do I wire this? The only way I can think of is to connect wire to headlight fuse what should turn fogs on every time headlight turns on? Or, use one of them clamp on little splicing boxes that allow to connect a wire to another wire and simply run fogs parallel to headlight wires?
 
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Old 10-22-16, 08:37 AM
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True fog lights, as opposed to auxiliary driving lights, should be mounted as low as possible and generally NOT used with the headlights. They should be wired into the tail light circuit so it is impossible to have the fog lights on without also having the tail lights lit.
 
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Old 10-22-16, 10:28 AM
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Did your fog light kit come with a relay and switch as part of the kit ?
 
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Old 10-22-16, 04:19 PM
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yes.
I simply do not want to cut holes in dash and switch on/off is not my game. Only trying to make them come up along with headlights. omething simple, like splicing fog lights wires in parallel to headlights.
 
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Old 10-22-16, 05:43 PM
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Fog lights are for fog..

I never understand why people drive with them on all the time..

Although real fog lights and the novelty crap they put on new cars today are totally different..( not sure what you have)

My opinion is put them on a switch as to be considerate of other drivers...

You need to hook them with a relay.
 
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use the relay as mentioned pins 85 and 86 is the coil run one to ground the other splice into the low beams.
pins 30 and 87 is the switch one goes to the fog lights and the other you install a fuse and hook to 12 volt battery source perhaps you have a junction block threaded connection near the fuse block where the battery cable goes and could easily install there.
if you wish to use the switch just unhook the ground connection on the coil and run it to a switch that is grounded when switched on and ungrounded when switched off still only allows the fog lights to work on low beam but you will have the ability to turn them off if not needed.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 07:08 AM
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Thank you, Alan.
Btw, fog lights, due to low positioning, GREATLY add with visibility.
I think I got it. Kit came with no instructions, but this is infamous online and I found a vid from a guy who apparently sells them. It's all easy, except there is a wire with LIgnition (yes, that's the word) tag on it. According to him, that wire either has to be plugged into "ignition plug" (?) or, to a power source, then fogs stay on until turned off from switch. I'll splice that wire into headlight 12V one. That should do the trick. Headlights on - fogs on. Headlights off - fogs off.
 
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