ok so i bought some cheap foglights from auto zone, they're the pilot small round ones. where should i route the wiring to the cab? the instructions say to drill a hole in the fire wall but i would rather do it another way...any ideas?
I would just put them on a relay (you may eventually want something more powerful, and the relay will be there for you) and wire them to trigger off the park lights or low beams and forget about coming thru the firewall.
Think of a relay as a remote controlled switch that allows big power to be controlled by little power. It basically gets power right from the battery and delivers it to your lights or whatever, when a separate switch (or input signal) tells it to. The separate switch can be a button or toggle switch inside the truck, but also can be from a wire you tap onto the park light wire, low beam wire, etc. When you hit the switch, or turn on your park lights, the relay is triggered to close the circuit to your extra lights, without using power from the trigger source. Idk about your plugs in the lower valence, never seen 'em... but I have fogs.
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you can always go through the rubber gromet that the hood release cable goes through... poke a hole in it or cut a hole in it (A SMALL HOLE!!!!) and then just push the wires through and it should still be waterproof for the most part