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Fog light on with ignition hookup


 
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Snowbird
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Fog light on with ignition hookup Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me how I might easily wire my foglights to come on when the ignition is turned on (to function as "safety lights")?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is essentially how fog lights are wired.



Connect pin 86 on the relay to a 12V+ ignition switched circuit.
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Snowbird
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply. I ran a jumper from the ignition switched pin socket on the HBL (heated back light [rear defroster]) to pin 86 on the relay and it worked slicker than frog hair - for about one day. Then nothing. I noticed that my back-up lights were not working and checked the fuse - it was blown. I have not replaced the fuse yet, but I did remove the jumper wire. The pin socket on the HBL relay is now dead with the ignition on. Can you think of any connection? Seems pretty coincidental. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just take a test light and clamp it to the body somewhere so that you have a good ground go to your fuse panel under the dash find an open pin see if there is power there with the ignition on if there is turn it off if there is no power pu a spade connection on the wire and plug it in thats what i did on my cherokee
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On tj's there are 2 wires by the fuse block. 10 amp and 3 amp. one is switched and one is hot all the time. They are clearly marked. You can use the switched one to power the relay. Should work for you.
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