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post #1 of 9 Old 02-20-2007, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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fog lights turn off when brights are on, how to rid of this?

i have the stock jeep fog lights on my jeep and some how they have it wired to where if the fog lights are on- once you flip your headlight brights on they turn off

it would be nice to have fog lights on and brights at the same time since i live in the forest


anyone know how to bypass this?


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The reason behind it is some states regulate that fog lights must only operate with low beams.

There is a way to do it, supposedly by cutting one pin off the relay, i personally cant tell you, but if you search you should find it, or maybe someone can chime in here to tell you.

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Yup, that's what I did. It worked.

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or you can rewire with larger wire so you get a little more power going to them then just run them to a switch inside. i usually replace or rewire my fogs so i know they are getting the most power so they will be as bright as they can be. just like of you make a new headlight harness with larger AWG wire you will actuall get brighter light. the factory is the smallest, cheapest wire they can get away with.
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The reason behind it is some states regulate that fog lights must only operate with low beams.
I think it might actually be a federal rule. IIRC, the rule is you cannot have more than three sets of lights operating at any one time. So for example, you have your parking lights, fog lights, and/or low/high beams.

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i think you muddied up that there rule there bubba.

I dont know if there is or isnt a federal spec on it, but i can think of at least 4 states that have specific codes on it.

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i think you muddied up that there rule there bubba.

I dont know if there is or isnt a federal spec on it, but i can think of at least 4 states that have specific codes on it.
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I don't believe parking lights play into the rule of how many lights can be turned on at any given time.
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i know in canada thats the law.....like if ya get caught runnin your extra "off-road" lights on the road depending on which pig you get you may or maynot get a ticket and if they really like ya maybe even a VI

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