December 1, 2005QuicksilverDon thanks for the info. Now if I can find the time to do the deed.
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December 1, 2005I'm ( hopefully) getting fog lights for Christmas, so I to will be adding a switch where the blank is. I have the base model also so there is plenty of room for a switch. I looked under my car last night and without tearing the car apart I found wires already there for the fog lights. Where do they end up inside the car. Does anyone know if they are ran through the fuse block inside the car? Maybe I shoud check on PTDIY.
December 1, 2005Ptdaddy2 you must be on Santa Clauses good guys list or offered some kind of a bribe.
Seriously, Iâ€™ve read where the fog light wires terminate in the steering wheel column so that you can control it with a new â€śsmart switchâ€ť
Iâ€™ve read where there have been problems with the switch when you connect fog lights so Iâ€™m just going to by-pass the mess altogether and run new wiring to a switch where the â€śaux powerâ€ť blank is and use the wiring from the â€śaux powerâ€ť outlet.
You can pick up a good looking switch with a light at Auto Zone for about $6.00 or if you could find a switch from a Cruiser at a bone yard it would match the other switches.
You would have to figure out how to remove the rear window heater / wiper symbol, but I think that it wouldnâ€™t be.
Just a thought. You might ask Santa to check at Wal-Mart and check some of the aftermarket fog lights. They have a small round set with blue light that is a pretty decent fit for the round holes next to where the OEM fog lights go and they are a whole lot cheaper.
I picked up OEMs off of e-bay and I also have the round ones that I mentioned and have been thinking about using the round ones rather than the OEMs.
I need some input on this idea:
I have been thinking about installing both the OEM and the little round ones that I picked up at Wal-Mart. The round ones which are blue would be the driving lights and put either amber lights or a filter in the OEMs for fog lights.
I would be running new wires to separate switches.
Am I going to be overloading the electrical system?
If I would make a mistake and run both sets at the same time am I going to end up smoking wires?
Is there a problem with this idea that I havenâ€™t thought of?
December 1, 2005Whatever any of you do just be very sure that when you add on aftermarket fogs (or stock, for that matter) that you mount them down solid. Nothing says "Hey, look at me world. See how I craped on my car?" more than jiggling fog light beams coming at you, down the road.
If I ever see a PT Cruiser with jiggle lights, I will pull the driver from the car and stick those lights where the moon don't shine.
Sorry, but I must enforce some basic standards.
December 5, 2005Phil-
Couple of comments -
On wife's old mini-van, she broke a forlight, so I went and bought cehpos about the same size - you conuldn't tell whether they were on or not - useless.
If you fuse properly, no way can you fry wires - worst that could happen is fuse blows.
December 5, 2005I almost purchased aftermarket ones several times..but I don't want to fool with trying to make them fit properly. I am going to stick with oem ones and get some of those differant colored lens covers.. I am going to use an aftermarket switch and wire it to the acc power oulet so they do go off with the ingition. The switch is so I can turn them off when driving if I want to. I don't see it happening too often, but when we make a Az run or some other long freeway drive I want to be able to turn them off so my CHP doesn;t see me sticking out...
A couple of trips ago I was caught speeding, the CHP said he saw my very darn tinted windows and that I was moving rather fast...I ended up with a Tinted windows ticket (CHP was feeling generous that day) paid the fine and left the windows tined...