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Can I just run the foglights to a switch, with a 40A fuse or something equivalent? I really don't want to go and run the harness and install relays and stuff...

.... or can I just plug the harness into the existing wires and switch out the headlight switch (without installing the relay)?
 

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what type and how many watts??? If you are going to put it on an switch that you would pick up at auto zone, run an accerssory wire from the foglights (the foglights hot wire)to the switch. Run a power wire from the battery to the switch. I usually use an inline fuse holder on the main power wire from the battery. A 20 should be be good, but it depends on the foglights that you are using. Then ground the lights at the battery or frame. If its a lighted swtich, run another ground from anywhere (battery, metal bracket, ect.) to the switch. your done!

Now you can even turn the fogs on or off while the motor is off because it an an hott wire. NO relays or anything!
 

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Originally posted by: Redliner7000
what type and how many watts??? If you are going to put it on an switch that you would pick up at auto zone, run an accerssory wire from the foglights (the foglights hot wire)to the switch. Run a power wire from the battery to the switch. I usually use an inline fuse holder on the main power wire from the battery. A 20 should be be good, but it depends on the foglights that you are using. Then ground the lights at the battery or frame. If its a lighted swtich, run another ground from anywhere (battery, metal bracket, ect.) to the switch. your done!

Now you can even turn the fogs on or off while the motor is off because it an an hott wire. NO relays or anything!

I'll have no problem with installation (heheh... wires :)), but I was wondering if anyone else has done this -- what are the repercussions, as I know the high voltage run can reak havoc on wiring... I'd probably be looking at 8ga or thicker, but can this be done reliably?
 

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well i have done this on my last car (v6 mustang) I put GT foglights on it and used a GT factory switch. I wouldn't use 8 gauge, that is WAY to heavy. I used something like 16, i can't remember. If you do it right you won't have a prblm (wiring). THere really isn't that many volts running through it. 8 gauge is a little over kill. I wouldn't only use like 8 gauge for amp power wire or something like that. I have done many sets of foglights, aftermarket and oem, its not a hug deal to worry about. If you put the fuse in the main power wire, the worst that can happen is that the fuse will pop and cut the power.

ted
 
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