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Old 11-17-2009
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fog lights, where to route wire

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?

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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.
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Run the wire through the steering column.
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this is probably a dumb question but what a relay?

there are two plugs by the lower valence but idk what plugs into them...ay ideas? i thought they were for fog lights
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i was wondering about those plugs too.
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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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what kind of plug are the fogs hooked up to?
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what kind of plug are the fogs hooked up to?
If you have plugs there already then you're good to go. Just install a relay into the factory power distribution block then splice your new fogs into the existing harness.
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i hooked them to the plugs and nothing happened, so i just drilled a hole in my firewall and routed the wires through there...thanks for your ideas guys, much appreciated
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i hooked them to the plugs and nothing happened, so i just drilled a hole in my firewall and routed the wires through there...thanks for your ideas guys, much appreciated
You did install a relay into the factory power box and install a fog light switch while trying the plugs, correct?
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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
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