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post #1 of 103 Old 03-19-2006, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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(ZJ) Adding factory fog lights - how to

There was a thread a while back where this was discussed and I said I would add photos, but w/ the search function down, I decided to start a new thread...

For adding factory fog lights to a non-fog light equipped ZJ, it's fairly simple.

First, you will need to look up under the front bumper to see if there are factory connectors for the fog lights. My understanding is that there generally are. This means you have the factory wiring ran.

Pass side:


Driver side:


You will need to add a relay for the fog lights. The relay is located behind the passenger side kick panel. You will need to remove the entire panel, not just the small fuse block panel.

The location of the relay is noted in the pic:


I have also taken a photo for reference of where the fog light fuse is under the hood.



The final thing you will need is a new headlight switch. These can be found at junkyards, ebay, or new from a few online stores. I purchased one off ebay that was in terrible condition for 20 bucks less than a new one cost. I ended up buying a new one. I would recommend just buying a new one.

http://www.jeepsareus.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=FogGC

I purchased mine from this store. They shipped it the next day. Good service and it was new. I would recommend buying from them.

They also sell a full kit:

http://www.jeepsareus.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=FogGC

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Please note 93-95's fuse blocks don't look like that. I'm going to add this to the FAQ though.

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I'm definitely saving this one, thanks a lot!
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Please note 93-95's fuse blocks don't look like that.
yeah, i should have stated, mine is a 98. i don't know anything about other models or what years this is applicable for.
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What about the bumper? Will they fit, or do you have to cut out a hole?

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If you buy the factory fog lights, and have a 96-98 the spot should be there already. On the ones that don't have the fog lights, there are "vents" there. I would just cut the vent things out and the hole should be right there. I don't have a pic off hand, but if you look you should see it.

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old thread..

I just did this to my 95 and added both fog lights and the auto-headlight option. (you need the module and sensor to add this)

Mine only had 1 of the foglight connectors, I have since found out that jeep just stuck a y-type cable on there to split it into 2 connectors, so mine had the connector but was missing the extra wiring.

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yea I have a 96' and I know where the vents are, but they don't snap out, so I guess I'll have to cut them out

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yea I have a 96' and I know where the vents are, but they don't snap out, so I guess I'll have to cut them out
Has anyone cut these out before? What is the best tool for this? Is the plastic too thick to use a dremel style cutting drill bit and acheive a straight cut? Doesn't look like there is enough room in there to use a dremel cutoff wheel. I am assuming that it is too thick for a razor knife. How about a heating up a knife?

I realize that some will suggest to just take off the whole front bumper cover and use a grinder. Just fishing to see if there are any other options that yield just as good results, w/o all the extra hassle.
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Dremel cutting wheels work, just watch out for molten plastic burning the hoo-hah out of your hands. Heated knife, box cutter, sheet metal shears, the list goes on and on.

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Does anyone have an updated write up with screenshots of this process???
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Does anyone have an updated write up with screenshots of this process???
Yes please! Above pics don't work anymore

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Okay, Im stumped.

I got my fog lights a few weeks ago, and they wont plug into each other. In the first picture you have the plug on the left, thats the plug that was already in the ZJ. As you can tell they dont match up. If you look at the second picture, the plug that is already in the ZJ looks like it comes off. Does it? And if so, then how??? I can't get it off.
Any help will be greatly apreciated. I need to get my ZJ back together tonight for work in the morning. Pic's are below.



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is that just a cap over the stock harness ? Mine had a cap over the plug on the harness to protect it while it was not being used. This has been something I've been putting off for sometime now, got the cut-outs done on the facia, and the fog lights are ready to go in. My plugs did not match up either when I removed the cap (cover) , so I plan on cutting and using a butt connector and heat shrink the wires to the fogs. Hope that helps.
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