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post #1 of 5 Old 02-24-2015, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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need advice on fog light replacement

I'm changing my 2014 jk's bumper to the src stinger, since it does not have space for the fog lights i was hoping to replace them with some 4" leds, however instead of wiring a new switch, is it possible to just use the fog light function on the factory lights switch? if so are there any precautions i need to make, like wire replacements and changing the fuse amp tolerance.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-24-2015, 09:14 PM
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Since there LED I don't see any reason why fuse amp tolerance would be a worry. I use LED cubes for fog lights and love them! They connected right into the stock wiring.
The downside to that is that every time I use the fogs and have the radio on its all static. I know some lights come with interference prevention. (horrible way to describe it)

Just shop around and you should be able to find exactly what your looking for without any problems. Good luck.

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O.P - J.W Speaker came out with plug and play fog lights, VisionX makes plug and play fog lights. There's always installing K.C lights, Rigid, of Baja Designs with a little wire splicing. Do a little research and pick what you think is best for you.

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i just tapped into the fog light wires behind the stock plug and then wrapped it all up. mine are cheep LEDs. easiest thing to do it look at the specs of the lights you are interested in. they should list an expected amperage draw. so long as it is comfortably under the stock fog light circuit rating, you should be fine whatever light you choose.


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Wire any lights you choose to a relay, and splice into the stock fog light wire to trigger the relay. Doesn't matter what the draw of the lights is that way.

I replaced my stock fog lights with some cheap ones from the local auto parts store. I used one of my old fog light bulbs to make a connector, that way I didn't cut any wires (personal preference, no real pro or con either way IMO). Broke the glass of the bulb, and soldered wires to the connector inside the "bulb". Filled the connector with epoxy, and it has been working for a couple of years now.

Or buy one of the kits that are plug-n-play, as mentioned, if you would rather go that route instead of the DIY.




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