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Old 01-19-2012, 11:50 AM
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Finally, FINALLY... I've started wiring up the lights that I added months ago.

Foglight installation
Building a removable light bar

The wiring is a much bigger job than the mounting of the lights, and it's taken me a long time to acquire all the parts I wanted and really figure out how I wanted everything wired up. My aim here is to do it as cleanly and properly as possible.

This will be broken up in different sections and I'll update them here as they go live. So far I have two parts up:

Part 1 - replacing bulbs in OEM foglight switches
Part 2 - planning it out/wiring diagrams

So far, the damn switched-negative stock headlight system has been giving me headaches, but I've got it all sorted out now. Soon these will be more than ornamental!

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:53 PM
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Awesome! I've been waiting for you to continue work on these, because I'd like to possibly do something like this myself! Great posts.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:08 PM
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I have made a slight update to the overall plan in the wiring diagrams.

Part 3 is now up - not too exciting, just more detailed plans on how to wire up the OEM fog light switches (previous diagrams omitted 3 of the 5 wires from OEM switches).
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:29 AM
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Part 4 - parts and pieces
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:47 AM
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Part 5 - under the dashboard

Finally strung some wire!

Pay special attention to the disclaimer at the bottom of that post - this didn't work exactly as planned, and I will need to revisit the dash wiring to get things working properly.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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Part 6 - building and mounting the fuse & relay box

It took some more head scratching to figure out the construction and mounting for the box, but I'm really pleased with the outcome. It's a clean and mostly hidden installation.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:59 PM
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Part 7 - preparing the lights

The saga continues. This time around I get some of the lights converted for a switched ground, add the wiring to the light bar, and put on some clear protective film on the lenses to help keep the rock chips to a minimum.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:53 PM
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Part 8 - making the final connections

Almost done!
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like the write ups, would love to add a light bar to my subie.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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Part 9 - aiming the lights

Bam!


Almost done now - they work, but sometimes when they're not supposed to. Back to the drawing board...
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