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Need to find a hot wire for the fog lights?.

I need to find a hot wire for my fog lights that go on and off with the key?. I need to tap into that. Any where close by the batter?. Thanks

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are you looking for a wire that is hot only with ignition on to trigger a relay for an extra set of fogs?

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are you looking for a wire that is hot only with ignition on to trigger a relay for an extra set of fogs?
Yes. I don't want my aftermarket fogs to stay on when the jeep is on. Thanks

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Pink/White wire under steering column ...

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Thanks. Is there anything under the hood I could use?.

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Thanks. Is there anything under the hood I could use?.
You need something inside since that is where your switch will be ...

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I have them wired up and they work fine but I need to find another power from the relay so when I turn the jeep off they shut off also. I just have them wired up so they are on all the time and still go off with the switch but need them to go off with the ignition of the jeep also in case I forget to turn off the switch and it drains the battery. So I have both the relay and the power to the switch going straight to the battery.

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Sounds like you should wire it off the low beam wire to one of the headlights.
If memory serves it's the brown/white wire going to the lights.
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you're going to forget to turn off bright ass fog lights???

i understand the reasoning but again ^^^


IMO tapping them into the low beam sucks... i like having the versatility of being able to turn them on with the highs too.

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IMO tapping them into the low beam sucks... i like having the versatility of being able to turn them on with the highs too.
I agree. I thought of that after I posted. In PA, you can't run fogs with highs on-road. I am still admittedly new to off-road 'rules', and this is how we learn.
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you're going to forget to turn off bright ass fog lights???

i understand the reasoning but again ^^^


IMO tapping them into the low beam sucks... i like having the versatility of being able to turn them on with the highs too.
I guess I am the only one. I run mine all the time. I jump out of the jeep and forget to turn them off and hit the switch. You already know the stock head lights sucks and you almost need other light. I run them with my High beams all the time on back roads. If they would turn off with the key I would not have to worry about it.

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Sounds like post's 4 & 6 contain the best answer then. A couple feet from trigger wire to switch, then switch to relay = win

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Sounds like post's 4 & 6 contain the best answer then. A couple feet from trigger wire to switch, then switch to relay = win
No I am looking some where under the hood. I have them all hooked up fine. I need a hot wire that turns off with the key. The relay is under the hood so it would be easy just to find a wire under there so I would not have to run any longer wire anywhere. I really don't want to hook to the headlight wires because they suck already.

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ok... here's a few ideas but not sure if they're legit.
windshield wipers or windshield sprayer? those should be activated by the ignition.

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No I am looking some where under the hood. I have them all hooked up fine. I need a hot wire that turns off with the key. The relay is under the hood so it would be easy just to find a wire under there so I would not have to run any longer wire anywhere. I really don't want to hook to the headlight wires because they suck already.
Oh sorry I think I see what you're saying now. You have no switch, you just want to have them come on any time the Jeep is on?

I'm sure someone knows.....paging tkob

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Oh sorry I think I see what you're saying now. You have no switch, you just want to have them come on any time the Jeep is on?

I'm sure someone knows.....paging tkob
No thats okay I think I am the one confusing people. I have them wired to a switch straight to the battery the power to the relay is also straight to the battery. On/Off switch so they work with the high and low beams on. What I need is a power for the relay so that when I turn the key off in the jeep they go off. So even when I leave them on and forget about hitting the switch to turn them off they will go off when I shut off the jeep.

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No thats okay I think I am the one confusing people. I have them wired to a switch straight to the battery the power to the relay is also straight to the battery. On/Off switch so they work with the high and low beams on. What I need is a power for the relay so that when I turn the key off in the jeep they go off. So even when I leave them on and forget about hitting the switch to turn them off they will go off when I shut off the jeep.
i understand what you're looking to do...

wouldn't this work?
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windshield wipers or windshield sprayer? those should be activated by the ignition.

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i understand what you're looking to do...

wouldn't this work?
Yes that would but I do not know the colors of the wire?. Screw it I am going to duct tape two flashlights by the door so I can turn them on and off. lol
I need to do it the old fashion way and get out the hot light detector. I thought someone would of done this already and found a hot wire that goes off with the ignition. Thanks for all the help. I owe you a

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damn, I am looking for the same thing, a hot wire under the hood for my dual battery setup. No answer eh?? Hrmm...
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No thats okay I think I am the one confusing people. I have them wired to a switch straight to the battery the power to the relay is also straight to the battery. On/Off switch so they work with the high and low beams on. What I need is a power for the relay so that when I turn the key off in the jeep they go off. So even when I leave them on and forget about hitting the switch to turn them off they will go off when I shut off the jeep.
wouldn't it be better to just take your power wire for your switch that is now hooked to the battery and connect it to the pink/white wire under the steering? That is an ignition power source. If you turn off the jeep and forget to turn off the switch the lights will still go off like you want.

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wouldn't it be better to just take your power wire for your switch that is now hooked to the battery and connect it to the pink/white wire under the steering? That is an ignition power source. If you turn off the jeep and forget to turn off the switch the lights will still go off like you want.
this

you want to keep the hot wire on the relay going strait to the battery.

1) snip the hot wire going into the switch at the battery.
2) pull wire through firewall
3) trim wire to length for the pink/white wire under the steering column.
4) splice into said wire
5) drink till dark
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I know you already have a switch, but I tapped into the parking lights to trigger my fog light relay (column switch). Ignition based...kinda, it beeps at you anyway, and works with high and low beams.

Just throwing it out there.

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I just installed four lights on my 08 JK and this is how I got my lights to turn off with the switch. I tapped into (I think M7 in the fuse box next to the battery, check to make sure though) the power outlet that turns on and off with the key switch. The supply wire to the switch will go to this fuse with a "add a fuse". You can get this at Auto Zone for about 8 bucks I think.
The fuse you will be tapping into is a micro fuse so be sure to get the right "add a fuse". The power outlet takes a 20 amp micro fuse, just purchase another 20 amp micro fuse and this should get you what you want since you already have the wire to the switch ran through your firewall. The switch does not take much draw to use so it shouldnt be a problem in respect to having to much on one fuse.
I am pretty retarted when it comes to wiring so I have to give props to DancingDan for helping me. If I can put the link up I will post where I got the most help in wiring from DD.

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I just installed four lights on my 08 JK and this is how I got my lights to turn off with the switch. I tapped into (I think M7 in the fuse box next to the battery, check to make sure though) the power outlet that turns on and off with the key switch. The supply wire to the switch will go to this fuse with a "add a fuse". You can get this at Auto Zone for about 8 bucks I think.
The fuse you will be tapping into is a micro fuse so be sure to get the right "add a fuse". The power outlet takes a 20 amp micro fuse, just purchase another 20 amp micro fuse and this should get you what you want since you already have the wire to the switch ran through your firewall. The switch does not take much draw to use so it shouldnt be a problem in respect to having to much on one fuse.
I am pretty retarted when it comes to wiring so I have to give props to DancingDan for helping me. If I can put the link up I will post where I got the most help in wiring from DD.

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Heh, I see my work here is already done

That I went through the M7 - Ign/On slot in the fuse box is prolly something I could add to that thar write up...



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