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Foglight question

just orderd both factory foglights from lmc and a headlight switch w/fog from rockauto.com my truck already has the wires for the fogs on the truck at the front bumper but where is the other end of the harness? is it already by the switch? what else do i need to buy to get them working properly? thanks its a 09.
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i don't know for sure, but there should be wiring right behind the switch, or it might already be plugged into your existing switch... my mustang's fog light wires were coiled up behind the spedo area, but it was a stand alone switch...
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sat im gonna pull it apart and see whats going on. think im gonna need to put a relay in from what i read somewhere before.
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i'm not sure about the relay... fuse for sure...
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just sent me tracking number for the lights already. the headlight switch is gonna take a few days said it was a special order not normally stocked but i figuired 27 bucks for a motocraft part is worth the wait i dont even know what the dealership woulda wanted for it.
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HELL YA worth the wait!
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got the lights ! she looks better...plugged right in to the factory wiring..but nobody in town carries the relay so gotta call the dealership tomorrow...went to oreilys, auto zone and pepboys...the switch shipped will be here thursday.

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got the switch yesterday

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hey, a little off topic, but how is the switch wired for lights? what is the bulb like, where is it?
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That looks much better. As for the relay, if you can't get one that works, you can always wire in your own- it will probably be cheaper as well.
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I put the relay in .put the switch in it was all plug and play . checked the fuses but im not getting any power. i have a universal relay kit i dont want to use because i wanted it to all function as it would from the dealer but im not getting any power to the lights idk what is going on . im going to tear it apart ina few.
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hey, a little off topic, but how is the switch wired for lights? what is the bulb like, where is it?
what u mean? the bulb that makes the switch its self glow? i will sell ya a factory switch w/o fogs pretty cheap .
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ya, i'm just curious as to the bulb that makes it glow... i want to change mine to blue but need to know what bulb it is

are you getting power to your switch? are you getting power to your relay? do you have the fuse installed? there is probably an empty spot on the fuse pannel
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ya, i'm just curious as to the bulb that makes it glow... i want to change mine to blue but need to know what bulb it is

are you getting power to your switch? are you getting power to your relay? do you have the fuse installed? there is probably an empty spot on the fuse pannel
according to my owners manual i have the fuse and relays in te right spot everythings getting power but not at the lights so tommorow im wiring up my own relay to the factory switch to make em work. i will take the switch apart for you tomorrow and see what bulb is in there.
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Looks 100X's better with fogs. All vehicles should come with fogs!!!
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Looks 100X's better with fogs. All vehicles should come with fogs!!!
thanks but i dont see them lasting to long. they will pry be shattered in a week
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Looks great!!! Nice work!
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thanks but i dont see them lasting to long. they will pry be shattered in a week
Nah, they will be fine, just don't use a BMW to remov yours like I did to mine
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got em wired. they dont turn off when you turn on the highbeams nor does the fog light on the dash cluster( is there even one?) turn on but the work with the factory switch.
had to wire in my own relay and fuse

on to the pics (sorry for quality cell phone pics)and weezl heres what the leds inside the switch look like

the bulbs that came with the lights =booo. just put in silverstars no pic of them yet did my headlights too
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the 3 little squares are the leds weezl
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my switches for my leds blue is for the front leds that light op the floor and green for the strips behind the seats.
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still have a issue even with the silverstars they arnt very bright I dont think they are getting a full 12 volts what could cause that?

I have 12volts coming out of the switch going to the relay 14 guage wire. . the 12v constant is 10guage from the battery to the relay. ground from the relay to the fender is 14guage. and 14guage to the gray/black wire going into the the passenger side light.
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How many volts are at the light? Do you have a meter to check?
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yeah i have a multimeter but its cold outside im about to check in a min and its dark but the multimeter has a light im gona go check now. brb
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getting 12v everywhere. would a weak ground cause the lights not to be very bright?
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yes, it could, but i would THINK that it would cause a voltage drop... if your wires aren't significant size to supply the wattage you need, it could cause the lights to be dim, however, i would expect that it would become very hot and burn through in short order...

so they are the little flat LED's eh?
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think its because of how they are wired from the factory ina loop? im going to wire them individually in the morning with a power and ground to each bulb. the wire i used is 14 guage to the bulb nothings getting hot or warm.
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