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post #1 of 12 Old 01-22-2003, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Disconnection Fog lights

Well i just ordered some new fog lights as one of mine was broken clear off and the other has smashed. My question is how do i disconnect the wiring from the back of the lgiht. Is that box part a plug and if i pull hard enough will it come out? Or do i need to cut the wires? Thanks. Also i'm getting some KC 6" day lighters do they plug in if its a plug or do they need to be wired? Thanks!


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post #2 of 12 Old 01-22-2003, 09:42 PM
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Well the KCs are not going to have the plug on them, you will need to butt splice the new to the old. I dont know what the factory plug looks like but I am guessing it has tabs that need to be lifted to un plug it. Your best bet is just cutting the wire close to the old light and but splicing that to the new light, that way if you need to pull the lights you can un plug them. I think that the KCs have tails (wires on them already )
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alright thats what i was wondering. I'll just cut them since they have to wired in anyway.

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I think I would rewire your KC's. Here's why
The OEM Fog loghts come with 55w bulbs and wiring to support them. The KC's typically come with either 100 or 130W H3 bulbs. There is a KC model that contains a sealed beam lamp rated at 150watt. I am not sure your OEM wiring will stand up to the increased wattage of you KC's, at least not efficently

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http://catalog.com/susq/other/wiring.htm

http://catalog.com/susq/other/auxlamps.htm

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Thats a really good point, did not even think about it. Deaver
is exactly right !
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good call deaver...wouldn't want to see a jeep on fire

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Thanks guys
Jus tryin to keep a feller out of trouble. We seem to have enough excitement in our lives

BTW; When removing the OEM fog lights, if you look closely at the wirring harness, you will notice that the lamps have a plug at the end of their pigtail. Just unlug them a you are good to go.

If it were me, I would replace the OEM lamps as they are ECode lights using an H3 bulb and they due serve a purpose and Add the KC's as driving lights.

Lights and wiring seems to be the misunderstood modification. I plan on doing an informative write-up offering options and uses, some day soon for educational purposes

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Very informative Deaver,

I know I would be interested in that write up. I plan on installing some fog lights, rock lights and some KC daylighters as well. A write up will be extremely helpful.

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i thin kthat the KCs come with a wiring kit. Does anybody know?

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most off road/fog light kits come with wiring/switches/relays just
double check when you order it. If you ordered the 55w variety
then you could probably just use the factory harness, but if you
went up to a higher output then you should upgrade the harness
as well - although you can use the factory switch/wiring to power the relay since that is a low power curcuit.

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well the KC lights do come iwht a wiring kit and i did get the 100W ones. I'll wire them up hopefully this weekend.

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