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post #1 of 12 Old 07-28-2010, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Keeping Factory Fogs on w/ High Beams??

Did a search but the above key words are way to broad to lead me to where I wanna be.

Soooo, how do you do it? I simply would like to keep my fogs on when I switch to the high beams. Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-28-2010, 06:57 AM
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It's not legal to operate fog lights with high beams. Why would you want to anyway? You would have not added light from the fogs with the high beams. And if it's foggy enough to need the fog lights, the high beams would blind you bouncing back from the fog!

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With the high beams on there is a "black" spot between the front of the vehicle and the begining of the high beam. The fog lights would illuminate that portion of the road. Obviously in fog you wouldnt turn your high beams on... But I am sure the OP appreciates your sarcasm.

OP, I have not researched it for the Jeep, but on a chevy truck I used to have, there was an after market relay to accomplish this. As far as the legality of it, that is news to me.

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With the high beams on there is a "black" spot between the front of the vehicle and the begining of the high beam. The fog lights would illuminate that portion of the road. Obviously in fog you wouldnt turn your high beams on... But I am sure the OP appreciates your sarcasm.

OP, I have not researched it for the Jeep, but on a chevy truck I used to have, there was an after market relay to accomplish this. As far as the legality of it, that is news to me.

You said it before I could, it would be nice to have highs and fogs on back or deserted roads.

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The fogs don't shut off when you pull the lever toward you to flash the high beams. Someone in the forum was trying to figure out which two wires to swap in the wiring harness to reverse the on and flash function.

I haven't seen anything since.
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With the high beams on there is a "black" spot between the front of the vehicle and the begining of the high beam. The fog lights would illuminate that portion of the road. .

As far as the legality of it, that is news to me.

I don't know if they're really fogs or driving lights, but as said, they do a good job of illuminating the road directly in front and to the side, where most of the deer pop-out from and passed-out homeless roll-over into the road-way from.

As far as legality, hell, here in Kalifornication, it's anarchy, ain't no laws being enforced. I would love to be pulled over by a cop, for having "fogs" on, just for a community contact, and to prove cops still exist. You can drive from San Diego to frisco and never see a one--too busy guarding the crooked politicians.

I'm gonna' probably go with the IPD's that Bricktop posted about a few days ago. The IPD Fat-Boys worked well on my TJ once I got them adjusted properly. The lights on the JK are better than the TJ's, especially after I had the high-beams adjusted so they weren't up in the trees but on the road.

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If you're good with wiring you could do it easily.

Check out this diagram made by Waterboarder. It should help.

You can check out this thread too


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I accomplished this by running a separate switch/relay setup. I always drive with my lights and fog lights on. My fog lights aren't affected by the high beams.

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It's not legal to operate fog lights with high beams. Why would you want to anyway? You would have not added light from the fogs with the high beams. And if it's foggy enough to need the fog lights, the high beams would blind you bouncing back from the fog!
In case you didnt realize, not too many jeeps are 100% legal on this website. I also agree with the OP, with high beams on, and fog lights off it seems to only be bright down the road some, i think that having the fog lights on would help that.

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Was starting to wonder about the jeepers on this forum after the reading the first reply but thanks to the rest of you that ensured my sanity

Also thanks for the wiring diagram. I'm gonna give that other thread a good looksie and see if I can figure this thing out. It's not a pressing issue, but if it's an easy mod to do I'd love to get it done for those back country/dirt roads late at night w/ no on-comming traffic (besides the deer)
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Was starting to wonder about the jeepers on this forum after the reading the first reply but thanks to the rest of you that ensured my sanity
Hey, there are always going to be those "law abiding citizens" that feel they need to point out the obvious.

Most of us are here to help, and not to insult other's intelligence. I just came off of a course. Just before our exams, the standards officer always wrote on the board - "RTFQ" - Read The F'ing Question. It is self explanatory.

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-29-2010, 10:13 AM
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Was starting to wonder about the jeepers on this forum after the reading the first reply but thanks to the rest of you that ensured my sanity

Dang...you guys are wound way too tight! My post was meant to be tongue-in-cheek sarcasm! Geez...lighten up a bit.

Good luck with your re-wiring. Waterboarder's diagram is very helpful!

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