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post #16 of 85 Old 08-12-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got the new cover on but I'm going out on a limb here and saying my jeep does not have the factory wiring already there. If its there it sure is hid well. Junkyard time?

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post #17 of 85 Old 08-12-2013, 10:21 PM
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This should help you with the install and what parts you will need. Make sure you get the light stalk out of the donor vehicle as well as the security/sensor light. The sensor light is needed for the auto light function to work.

Mopar PDF for install: http://www.wjjeeps.com/misc/fog_install.pdf

More info here: http://www.wjjeeps.com/lamps/lampsupgrade.htm#fog
I bought a couple of Sylvania 9005's and could not get them to fit in my fog-lights. It was like the base was different, because I could not get them to go into the housing. I think, they had 9140's in them, so I put those back in and called it a night. It was a PITA, trying to do that by reaching through the wheel cover. All I wanted to do was increase the light output of my fog-lights.

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post #18 of 85 Old 08-12-2013, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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So Im gonna have to get the wiring from a doner car correct?
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post #19 of 85 Old 08-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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You need to slightly trim the one tab if it won't go. I got mine in ok though withoiut doing it.

On wjjeeps it shows what's need etc for fogs. If you do have the wiring on the light housing side, they maybe up hidden abit plugged binto a retainer that holds them. I've seen several like that done that didn't come with fogs originally.

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[QUOTE="cykaaro;15787965"]You need to slightly trim the one tab if it won't go. I got mine in ok though withoiut doing it.

Which tab?

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post #21 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 12:31 AM
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Not sure offhand as I did it a year ago. I just had to coax mine in to fit. To find which one if you can't coax it in, line it up with the housing and you'll easily see what needs to be trimmed.

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post #22 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 03:13 AM
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Is it just me or do these style fog lights do absolutely nothing? The ones in my '04 are great, but in my friends '01 limited there is literally almost no difference between having them on or off.
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post #23 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 05:13 AM
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I would look in the under hood fuse box, see if the fog light relay spot even has the wiring run there. Some models do not have wiring for options. It's hit and miss. It maybe just an empty placeholder.
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Is the relay under the hood or under the steering column?
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post #25 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Also just for reference. After walking through a junkyard I have discovered that 99% of the time the only Jeeps with the fog light harness already installed are the ones with auto headlights. Mine doens't have these so there is no pre wired fog plugs which sucks!!!
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post #26 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on a nice looking aftermarket wiring harness. Thanks Shane.
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post #27 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 03:56 PM
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Not sure offhand as I did it a year ago. I just had to coax mine in to fit. To find which one if you can't coax it in, line it up with the housing and you'll easily see what needs to be trimmed.
I didn't need to trim mine either.
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post #28 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 03:57 PM
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Got the new cover on but I'm going out on a limb here and saying my jeep does not have the factory wiring already there. If its there it sure is hid well. Junkyard time?
I've never seen a WJ without the harness there. If you take your front bumper cover off you'll get a much more clear look. Mine weren't that hidden at all.
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Finally got my bumper cover but I cant find the wiring. Any suggestions?? Thanks Shane.
The OEM fog light wiring harnesses should be clipped into plastic termination plugs mounted under the urethane bumper skin on either side of frame/chassis forward of the front fenders. All WJ's have them. My '02 WJ came w/OEM fogs and auto headlights but also had the termination plastic plugs mounted into the frame just like non fog light equipped WJ's. These were not used as the harness's were plugged into the working fogs.

Look for a two wire male fog light plug inserted into a plastic termination receptacle that is mounted into the frame/chassis that goes nowhere.
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post #30 of 85 Old 08-13-2013, 05:35 PM
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You could always trace the wiring back on teh narness, then remove and splice into yours. As for the auto lights Not sure, but could grab it and switch it out, You'd have to follow again the wiring harness for the wires for the fog switch to use to keep it looking stock. As for the wiring harness, why? Once you know where to tap into, it's easy enough to make your own. As well could just do it's own circuit running off the batterh and it's own switch. Either that, or do it so they come on when your headlights are on. Just depends what you wire in as a trigger. When we added to my g/f's WJ, we just tapped into the headlights so they come on automatically as long as the headlights are on. Was easiest to do.

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