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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Can I cut my fog light wire?

I bought my jeep without fog lights but it was factory wired to have them so I went ahead and bought some KC replacement fog lights.

But, with the way my bumper is set up to mount the lights, the factory wire will not reach them.

Is it ok to cut the wire and just add some more wire in between? Or do I have to buy an extension like this http://www.teraflex.biz/tj-wrangler-...sion-wire.html

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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Yeah, splice them in, just make sure you use the same gauge or heavier wire. You can use those extensions if you want it to look clean and be simple but using different wire is no problem. Your gonna need a relay and a switch too.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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Splicing them seems like a lot better idea compared to spending an extra $40.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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I rewired my KCs. I had a problem with switch on the steering column. My fog lights would randomly turn on leaving me with a dead battery.

If the stock fog light wire is as thick as the KC lights I would thing you would be fine but the thing that concerns me is the stock fog lights were only 55 watts, you KC light are probably considerably more than that.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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I bought the direct replacement fog lights. Not sure on how many watts they are though. I'm guessing 55-100w?
http://www.kchilites.com/store/produ...x-%231134.html
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They have the same electrical requirements and will be fine connected to the stock wiring. They were made specifically as replacements for stock fogs.
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