hello to all gurus... I own a 2013 Nissan frontier .. and I was wondering if anyone knows how to bypass the fog lights to run with marker lights?.it only comes on when you have the headlights on.... thanks .and best regards to all...
you would have to bypass the factory wiring and hook them up like aftermarket foglamps, with a separate switch. the trigger wire would go to the parking lights. this would also allow them to work with both the high and low beams, as right now they do not work with high beams either. this works well if you live in a rural area, because you can use high beams for distance and fog lights will help light the sides of the road.
Here is a little write up on how to bypass your fog lights so they come on with your parking lights using the factory switch. first go to auto zone, advanced auto, pep boys, what ever you have localy and find an add-a-circuit(also called a fuse tap. looks like this http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=071-580 but you need one for the MINI fuses) now that you have one remove your under hood fuse panel lid and locate the tail light fuse. this is the fuse you will tap into. also if you want the lights to be able to come on without any other lights you will need to find a different fuse to replace. remove the fuse and put aside. now cut the connector off the end of the fuse tap as close to the connector as you can. you will need a blade connector and strip a small ammount of wire to hook the blade connector up. you will probably need to grind down the connector some unless you have some very small blade connectors. this can be done with a bench grinder and a pair of needle nose plyers. use a fuse for a guide. now crimp the connector on the fuse tap and install the tail light fuse in the tap(follow the instructions that came with it). also at this time locate the fog light fuse and remove. install that fuse in the empty slot on the fuse tap. now onstall the tap in the tail light fuses spot and connect the blade connector in the "cold" side of the fog light fuse slot. it was the lower of the two. your fog lights will now come on with the parking lights as well as with the head lights. one note on this, the fogs will stay on EVEN WHEN THE HIGH BEAMS ARE ON. check local laws reguarding this.
the fog light may not have a separate fuse as it s source is the headlight switch that trips a relay to light them. so trip that relay with 12 volt plus using those mentioned spade connectors to the correct relay leg over to the hot 12 volt marker light wire or the again correct fuse leg as their is two legs on a fuse. you want the leg that is hot with marker lights on. or just the hot marker light wire,your fused either way
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