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Old 10-23-2003, 11:38 AM
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I am trying to get the rear fog lamp kit and run the toggle for the rear lamps to the rally lights. Has anyone done this and can you give me any pertinent information about the wiring that would aid me in this matter. I have the brake light/rear fog light mod so the lead to the rear fogs is cut already.
 
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:08 PM
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If you already have the rally lights, all you would really need for that mod would be a relay and some wire. You'd simply intercept the wire going to the rear fog light and use this to control a relay, the relay will now be used to switch your rally lights. Drawback to this idea would be the fact that you have no control over the rally lights with the high beam switch which is a good idea (though this can be taken care of with another relay in the circuit).

Do not try to use the rear foglight circuit alone to power a set of rally lights, I dont think it was designed to handle that much current (it is switched with a transistor in the body control module).

 
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:20 PM
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I was hopint to take the wires that are running the rally lights and setting them through the toggle for the rear lamps instead of the switch that controls them now. I would need to know where to wire them into the assembly and where to cut off the power feet that would normally go to the rear fog lamps.
 
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:50 PM
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Well now with this diode brake light mod. I was thinking of just linking the rally lights directly to my high beams. Does anyone know what pin/wire/whatever is the one for the high beams so I can simply link the 2 of them?
 
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