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Old 02-04-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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4 fog lights at same time!

Hello Guys, I'm planing to add the FORD FOG LIGHT KIT - LOWER VALANCE (13-14 GT) part # DR3Z-15200AA.
Can I run them with my grille fog lights ?
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You will have to modify the harness or splice into the existing harness if you want to run them off the factory switch. But you might have to look into how much amperage is being pulled by running them both. Might have to change the fuse and or relays. I know I have seen it done.


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You will have to modify the harness or splice into the existing harness if you want to run them off the factory switch. But you might have to look into how much amperage is being pulled by running them both. Might have to change the fuse and or relays. I know I have seen it done.


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Thanks, any idea how to change the relay? Just to be safe.and dose the wires handles the high amp ?


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I've got that set up on my 2013 premium. Since the lower valence fogs are incandescent bulbs, I think they will draw more (55W each) than the LED fogs in the grill, which have surprisingly small harness wires leading to them. I don't think they'll handle the additional load.

To be safe, I tapped one of the OEM LED fog light's + wire to trigger a relay ($5 at AutoZone). I then ran a new (fused) wire from the terminal in the fuse box that the battery attaches to, through the switched side of the relay, and then to the new valence fog lights. I paired the + leads and ground leads for each bulb.

It should be easy enough to add a switch later if I decide I want to control them separately.
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Sweet! There's your answer. Looks good


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I've got that set up on my 2013 premium. Since the lower valence fogs are incandescent bulbs, I think they will draw more (55W each) than the LED fogs in the grill, which have surprisingly small harness wires leading to them. I don't think they'll handle the additional load.

To be safe, I tapped one of the OEM LED fog light's + wire to trigger a relay ($5 at AutoZone). I then ran a new (fused) wire from the terminal in the fuse box that the battery attaches to, through the switched side of the relay, and then to the new valence fog lights. I paired the + leads and ground leads for each bulb.

It should be easy enough to add a switch later if I decide I want to control them separately.

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Halogens won't do you any good in those tiny fog light projectors - might as well get a HID kit before you put them in. Color match with your grill fogs would just be a bonus

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Nice little project, but around here the local boys in blue would be all over you!

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Halogens won't do you any good in those tiny fog light projectors - might as well get a HID kit before you put them in. Color match with your grill fogs would just be a bonus

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I'm actually thinking of putting amber bulbs in there, as the yellow light is better at penetrating fog than white or especially blue light. Don't have to worry about a color match that way either.

As far as effectiveness, it's pretty surprising how much light those little projectors throw out there.
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I'm actually thinking of putting amber bulbs in there, as the yellow light is better at penetrating fog than white or especially blue light. Don't have to worry about a color match that way either.

As far as effectiveness, it's pretty surprising how much light those little projectors throw out there.
Oh okay makes sense then. How much are those amber bulbs going to run you? - I ask cuz you can easily get 3000K color H11/H9 HID kit for $35, better/more light of course. But upto you.

PS: this fog light kit is for 120 bucks right? Does it come with everything you'd need to make it work on your car?
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Oh okay makes sense then. How much are those amber bulbs going to run you?
All of $5 I expect, if not less.
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I have that same set up running for one year no problems. I tapped into stock fog lamps very easy looks Great!!
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I have that same set up running for one year no problems. I tapped into stock fog lamps very easy looks Great!!
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People already wrongly assume my stock GT fog lights are my hi beams because of their location and flash me.
With another set of fogs in a normal spot on at the same time it may be worse,plus the fuzz factor.
Are you getting hi beamed more now?
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4 fog lights at same time!

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People already wrongly assume my stock GT fog lights are my hi beams because of their location and flash me.
With another set of fogs in a normal spot on at the same time it may be worse,plus the fuzz factor.
Are you getting hi beamed more now?

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People already wrongly assume my stock GT fog lights are my hi beams because of their location and flash me.
With another set of fogs in a normal spot on at the same time it may be worse,plus the fuzz factor.
Are you getting hi beamed more now?
In some states (like here in Oregon) your Fog Lights are treated like Hi-Beams and must be turned off when traffic approaches. I get flashed in all my cars if I leave my fogs on.
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In some states (like here in Oregon) your Fog Lights are treated like Hi-Beams and must be turned off when traffic approaches. I get flashed in all my cars if I leave my fogs on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...85464276,d.cGU
I just moved to Oregon from California and didn't realize this was a law....................I just got back from a 600 mile road trip and from Corvallis to Redding I used the fog lights at night for over 300 miles...........only got flashed once.
I'll think twice about driving with them on from now on.....at least around town.
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Yeah you should check your state laws so you are clear and prepared for whenever you get stopped. That's what I did and it was useful information. There are a lot of loopholes and discretionary leniency in Oklahoma as far as using your standard headlamps, fog lights(only with low beams on OR at drivers discretion) 2 sets of fog lights allowed on the front: only 1 set legal to drive with on road; also you are allowed a set of "auxiliary lights" along with the daytime running lights and blah blah blah you're only supposed to have 4 lights on total unless off road but it's all at your discretion at the end of the day. Pisses cops off to hear but a judge would throw out that ticket.

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OP: does this kit come with all the hardwired and wiring needed for installation? Or do you have to buy additional stuff to make it work?
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