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Old 11-29-2009, 08:59 AM
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Adding fog lights to late 99

I just bought a set of factory fog lights for $50. I figured I could just put them on since my light switch pulls out. I looked inside my bumper today and it doesn't look as though I have the holes for me to put the lights and brackets onto.

Were there 2 bumpers for the late 99? One for a fog light setup and one without???

If so, does anyone have pics of this setup and how to install the fog lights on a bumper that has no holes for the fog light brackets?

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Old 11-29-2009, 12:30 PM
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I am really surprised they are not there. Make sure there is enough material left and then just drill and mount them.
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My late 99 is the same way- I don't think any of them had fog lights. I don't have a wiring harness for them, or the designated place to mount them. You can probably use the factory switch somehow, but you should put the fog lights on their own circuit. Do a search on here, and you'll find lots more info.
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just drill em in the bumper. i still need to get the harness somehow.
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I am not sure. I will try though. I think I may just run them on their own circiut. Just cut off the connection and run the wires to a direrct hot and then put the ground on a toggle switch in the cab. Any reason why not?
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Maybe, use a relay thats triggered off of the parking light circuit, which would put them on with parking lights only, as well as with headlights (since parking lights are on with headlights). If you want an off option, when you splice into the parking light circuit, splice in behind the headlight switch and put a toggle in mounted somewhere in cab, then go to the relay. On relay: #87- fused 12v in, #86- wire from toggle switch from parking lights, #85- ground, #30- to fog lights. If you dont want a toggle, then splice into parking light curcuit under hood and go rite to 86. Doing it this way, you wont pull power from the stock circuits, and there wont be any extra switches if you dont want any. The only time the toggle would be used (if you choose to put it in) would be if you wanted the fogs off for some reason. You can get an auto relay, as well as a 3"x2"x1" project enclosure from radio shack (taken from stumpy's reverse light mod).

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Maybe, use a relay thats triggered off of the parking light circuit, which would put them on with parking lights only, as well as with headlights (since parking lights are on with headlights). If you want an off option, when you splice into the parking light circuit, splice in behind the headlight switch and put a toggle in mounted somewhere in cab, then go to the relay. On relay: #87- fused 12v in, #86- wire from toggle switch from parking lights, #85- ground, #30- to fog lights. If you dont want a toggle, then splice into parking light curcuit under hood and go rite to 86. Doing it this way, you wont pull power from the stock circuits, and there wont be any extra switches if you dont want any. The only time the toggle would be used (if you choose to put it in) would be if you wanted the fogs off for some reason. You can get an auto relay, as well as a 3"x2"x1" project enclosure from radio shack (taken from stumpy's reverse light mod).

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Wow not that is some detail. i am a little lost with the "#87-fused......etc" not sure what all those numbers and wires are. Can you dumb it down for me...
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Wow not that is some detail. i am a little lost with the "#87-fused......etc" not sure what all those numbers and wires are. Can you dumb it down for me...
On a relay (like the one used HERE in stumpys write up for reverse lights), there are 4 terminals. 12v in, 12v out, ground, and on/off. They are numbered 87, 30, 85, 86, respectively. Basically, when the parking lights are turned on, the powered wire from the parking lights acts as a switch/trigger that tells the relay to connect the 12v feed (which you have to fuse) with the 12v out, so you get power to the fogs, but arent straining the existing system or blowing fuses etc. If you put a switch in the wire the comes from the parking light circuit before it gets to the relay, you can turn it to the off position, so the powered "switch" line wont make it to the relay, and the lights wont turn on... but once again, you dont need the toggle if you dont want it, or you could put it in, and leave it on all the time, and hide it, just incase you ever need to turn the fogs off (like when you go for inspection, youd want to turn them off so they wont be on with the high beams).

Once again, basically Stumpys mod, but activated in a diff way.

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