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Fog Light Installation sticky

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by JRicky, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. JRicky

    JRicky New Member

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    Something that V6 drivers always have on the to-do list

    Fog light install is actually pretty easy...and the wiring, easy. I think in 4th grade you built little circuits that had a 'D' battery hooked up to a light, with a switch inbetween to open and close the circuit..if you don't know what a closed as opposed to open circuit is then maybe this is too much...

    before starting off make sure you have all the parts,
    fog lights (with brackets),
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    hardware, wiring, connectors, electrical tape and/or heat shrink, a fuse holder, you will also need the pigtails that plug into the bulbs, an adequate fuse (think 20 or 25 amp), and a switch, best to get an illuminated one so you know if you leave them on or not without having to get out and stare and the front of your car.

    of course there are easier ways to go about fog lights...get the factory harness, and switch, and lights from the dealer..thats about $180... the dealer might even order the kit fr you and do the install but I'd never want to know how much that is..

    but I got mine all done up for well under $100, and it gave me something to do for an afternoon

    Once you get the lights bolted in the bumper its pretty smooth sailing

    all you have to do then is craft up your harness, (this is for stand alone foglights that will come on at the switch, and be completely unrelated to headlight operation, Idk in NY its not legal to run high beams and fog lights...so that explains mine

    connect the negative ends of the foglight pigtails together and run them up to the negative side of the battery

    connect the positive ends of the pigtails together and run that wire into the car, using the hole by the door where the door power control connections pass thru is easiest, and run the wires to where you're going to mount your switch, I bought a round switch and cut the back of the cigarette lighter down by the shifter and popped the switch in there

    There are 3 prongs on a switch, power, acc, and the ground, grounding the switch is what will make it illuminate when you have the power on...so run a small wire from the switch to something metal

    the power prong on the switch is self explanatory...run a wire from that to the positive on the battery, thats also where you splice in the fuse holder, don't pop in the fuse yet til you're done, don't wanna short out anything laying loose

    and the last prong on the switch is where the positive wire from the lights goes.

    and VOILA, let there be light... after you pop a fuse in and flip the switch 0X
     
  2. JRicky

    JRicky New Member

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    here's a link for the plugs you need for the lights...I had purchased pig tails, but I have no idea from where, these you just have to snap together with your own wire, better, cause it eliminates connectors in your wiring.

    http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/produc ... 6le7vbhtr4

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    Very informative post. Thanks for the write up.
     
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    Go to a local junkyard and remove the fog light harness of some cars with fog lights, and then wire them to yours way easier
     
  5. getsidewayzdrift

    getsidewayzdrift one- wheel peelin!

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    I wired mine straight.into the parking lights, Brown wire, so if I just want.parking.light s and.fogs, just.turn on.parking.lamps. downside is whenever headlights are on fogs are on, which I dont care about, but someone else might
     
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    I would think that would be correct. If the wires for the fog lights aren't built in
    the factory harness then they would be separate and should be easy to remove
    and reuse
     
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    I can not find a fog light kit for my 98 mustang with all the wiring. Any isea who still carries them??
     
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