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Unread 12-05-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Adding fogs lights to 08, need help

My 08 chrokee did not come with fogs, so im buying the fogs and bulbs to put in there. Now I know I need to have a dealer starscan (or whatever its called) it, but my question is, do i need to add a switch or is it built in somewhere?

If anyone has done this, or knows the answer help would be great!

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Unread 12-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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i added the fogs to my 08, you will have to replace the turn signal stalk with one that has the fog function. I purcased mine as a kit, it came with everything i needed (fogs, bulbs, stalk, and relays)
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Unread 12-08-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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Great info thanks! if you dont minds me asking how much did you pay for it all? and is there a part # for all of that together?
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Unread 12-08-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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I think I paid around $200 for the mopar fog light kit part number 82211641.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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You also need to have the dealer reset the computer to turn on the fogs.
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Unread 12-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
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Why is the kit so expensive?

I bought the stalk, lamps, and relay for about $125 as stand alone parts.
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Unread 12-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #7
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Why is the kit so expensive?

I bought the stalk, lamps, and relay for about $125 as stand alone parts.
I dont know.... I didnt realize the parts were cheaper by themselves. That sucks!
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Unread 12-12-2008, 08:32 AM   #8
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Hey, can you provide the part #s, especially the stalk?

the relay btw is a standard bosch part "12VDC 20A micro relay". I've seen it as low as 5 bux on the net.

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Unread 12-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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Try this before you go to the dealer to have the lights "activated" (this works on dodge rams without fogs) try the lights to see if they work you may find out that the fog lights stay on with the high beam. The dealer (for the Rams) lets the computer know that there are fogs and to turn them off when high beam is turned on. Again I have no idea if this works for jeeps but it is worth a shot.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 01:07 PM   #10
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nope - didn't work. relay was $9 at AAP. It's not listed in their computer for the 08 wk, but it's GP Sorensen part 41-5620, AAP # R3223.

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Unread 12-13-2008, 01:53 PM   #11
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I got mine from justforjeeps.com 2 weeks ago. Kit was around $184 and came with stock fogs, new headlight switch, relay, 4 screws, and a 10amp fuse. The wiring was already there and just needed to hook em up, and already had a fuse in the box. Switch was simple to take out the out one and slide in the new one. The dealer charged me $35 to activate em. Sux but I guess they charge ya just to drive it in the garage. I am very happy I got em in now though. Im about to order the Mopar factory alarm since it is set to work with the keyfob.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 10:57 AM   #12
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Have a WK 2005 Laredo without fogs and wanted to add them.
Does anyone know of an inexpensive starscan device, so that you can "activate" yourself? I'm in D.R. Congo, so dealer is not an option. Ive seen OBD scanners(think its that same as startscan?) for sale online starting around $100 -$400 with various functions, according to price I suppose. Is this a viable option or do I have to get after-factory fog lights?
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #13
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You can't buy a starscan, dealers use them to charge everyone a lot of money for 10 minutes work. OBD scanners are differenet, they just read error codes, You can always put in a separate non OEM switch to operate the fogs. The fogs without the stalk switch are available on Ebay pretty cheap. You just have to wire them yourself.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 03:37 PM   #14
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You can buy a Starscan (Chrysler is more than happy to sell you one), but it's way more cost effective to pay the $30 or $40 to the dealer when you need something activated. Especially if you can do all your mods in one go. If your dealer's friendly, you can probably even convince them to roll it in for free at your next service.

OBD code readers aren't the same thing as a Starscan; all they can do is read out engine codes and maybe give you engine sensor data.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:47 AM   #15
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Thanks for the clarification. Wanted to go OEM but looks like because of the startscan issue Im better off getting aftermarket fogs.
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