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Hooking up Piaa Fog Lights by 4thfiero
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Report this Post01-16-2014 12:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys, like the title suggests im finally hooking up my aftermarket fog lights into my car, its pretty straight forward, but the question i have is, is there a wire under the hood of the vehicle thats easy to access that is live/has power consistently? And if so which one is it and where can i find it? i need to splice the wireing harness for the fog lights to this wire.

secondly, I need to run a switch to turn the lights off and on into the cabin of the car through the firewall i guess...where is the best place to go through the firewall? I really dont wanna drill anything. Is there a plug/openeing that i can put a wire through without messing anything up? Thanks guys! Below is a similar wiring setup to help out...there are basically 3 wires to hook up...one is a black ground, the other is a white white with the exact same end as the black ground, so i assume its another ground wire. Then the 3rd is a white wire with a stripped end i assume goes to a live wire within the car to power it, then its got that on/off switch.

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Report this Post01-16-2014 12:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is a hot wire just in the loom under the brake fluid reservoir. It is red, and is constant hot.

Edit: Yes, just run a grommet, and you are good.

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Report this Post01-16-2014 12:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

There is a hot wire just in the loom under the brake fluid reservoir. It is red, and is constant hot.

Edit: Yes, just run a grommet, and you are good.



But i will have to drill a hole first right? THEn run a gromit?
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Report this Post01-16-2014 12:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
K crap i just called Piaa, apperantly that white wire i assumed is a ground is actually the power wire...it needs 12 volts...is there a wire i can use that is 12 volts in the front of the car?
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Report this Post01-16-2014 01:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Better run a new wire to the battery.

see http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/127667.html#p6

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Report this Post01-16-2014 01:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
OMG...i really dont want to but if i have too...

So if i run a wire from the fog light wireing harness to the positive of the battery that will be fine? Any specific gauge of wire i should be using to do this?
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Report this Post01-16-2014 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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Is there no wire i can splice into around the stereo? like the red or yellow wire? none of those are 12 volts?
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Report this Post01-16-2014 02:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fog w/ Halogen bulbs draws ~10A continuous. Many circuits can't handle extra power.
run 12-10 gauge wire and own fuse from terminals under C500.
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Report this Post01-16-2014 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
crap again....i dont have a c500 connector anymore. Can i just wire it to the positive battery wire? and what fuse should i get? Im not all that great at this stuff as u can see, sorry!
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Report this Post01-16-2014 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just run a hot wire off the fuse panel. For your fog lights (that are only supposed to be on with low beams), just use the low beam hot wire at the headlight bulb connectors.
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Report this Post01-16-2014 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bah that wont work...thanks for the suggestion...i bacically want them to be on at my leasure...There not just fog lights the're rally driving lights. I wanna use them as my main driving lights to save my motors. So i just wanna turn them on whenever i want, so i guess i have to hook to the battery.
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Report this Post01-17-2014 09:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I know what your saying then. Id check your local laws. In Ohio, driving with only fog/driving lites on is illegal. Its actually even illegal to drive with only parking lites on (they are for parking). Driving lites are not legal on inside city limits, and fog lites are illegal unless there are current foggy conditions. Also, fog lights are virtually useless in fog with high beams. Im not saying you would get pulled over everytime, but a cop looking to write a ticket can if he wants to. They consider fog and driving lites for off road use only. Of course like any laws, theyre subject to change at anytime.
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