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Rear Fog Light DIY Installation (Methods 1 & 2 and 3)


So I finally did it. I purchased one of Jalal's limited supplys of these rare parts, and in my infinite wisdom decided to save some money and performed the install myself.

Below is the procedure I used to carry out the install. Please be aware the following is not necessarily accurate or the correct method, however it has worked for me. I’m a Surveyor not an Auto Electrician. emoticon

My recommendation is that if your not confident with this sort of stuff, then don’t do it, leave it for the Pros.

Carry out the install below at your own risk!!!


Now the easiest part was attaching the Rear Fog Light unit to the rear bumper. Using a flat screwdriver remove the false plate on the bumper. All the wiring and plugs is already there. So it’s a matter of simply plugging it in and using the supplied clips and screwing it into the existing brackets in the bumper.


Now for the tricky parts.

Under the bonnet on the right hand side you’ll find a couple of Relay Boxes as per this pic:

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You will notice that the Rear Fog Light socket and wiring is there but there is no Relay (RR FOG LAMP). For those with a TI, you will see the Front Fog Light socket and Relay (FR FOG LAMP).

What I did next is carry out a bridging connection, similar to the Auto Electrician that installed Jalal’s Rear Fog Lamp. The bridging connection connects the Rear Fog socket and Front Fog socket, which basically forces both front and rear fogs to operate simultaneously using the one Relay. Now before you ask, yes, the Rear Fog Light can be manually turned off via a switch in the cabin, which I will show later below.

Here is a close-up of the Rear Fog Light Relay socket:

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Now one of the trickiest parts was detaching the Relay Boxes from the exy to get to the underside of the sockets, in order to join the wires, especially the white one housing the Front Fog Light. This one has 2 very small clips on the body side of the box.

Here is a pic of the underneath of the Rear Fog Light Socket:

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Here is a pic of the underneath of the Front Fog Light Socket:

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Now using some [sign in to see URL] amp wire and Wire Tap Connectors I joined 3 of the 4 wires together taking care to join together the wires corresponding to the identical position in each socket:

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The forth wire is for the connection of the switch. I choose a switch with a bright red led, which in turn complicated matters, as I then required another wire to connect to an earth.

So before running my wires thought the firewall into the front cabin, I tested the switch to make sure the whole circuit worked:

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So now with it working it was time to run some wires (3), from the Relay Boxes, through the firewall and into the front cabin. Luckily there is an existing hole in the firewall just above the accelerator pedal, for feeding these wires.

Two of these wires connected to the last wire on both the Rear Fog Light socket and Front Fog Light socket, and the third I connected to an earth point beside the Relay Boxes. I then assembled the Relay Boxes back into position:

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Here are a few pics of the wiring from the Relay Boxes, through the firewall and into the cabin:

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And you basically have to dismantle the underside, just to pull the wires through and cable tie them up:

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Here is a pic of the switch connections using [sign in to see URL] female push fast couplings:

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And then to put everything back together again. So after a few days of cursing and swearing, we have the end product:

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Re: Rear Fog Light DIY Installation (Method #2)


Hi Guys,

Am posting this second method of installing the RFL on behalf of Ceasar M

(note: some images are not clear)

Parts needed:

1 4-pin relay original to fit x trail (Nissan Part Number 25230-79945)

Wires standard size

LED choice of colour to suit (what you like) I chosed clear

Resistor RR0564 .05WATT MTL470R 1% MINI.(FROM JAYCAR)

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Switch (one with supply ,load ,negative)

Approximate time to install : 1 hour

Okay lets start.

First you undo the steering wheel cover and locate wires from front fog
light, for TI model there’s three wire on top which is separate from the
rest (blue/gray: blue/yellow: and red.(see photos)

Once you find those wires strip the blue/yellow wire(don’t cut just strip)

Connect wire that is enough to reach where you want to put the switch (I
put mine where blanks are next to my driving light switch )

Connect the other end to switch (load) use crimping lug

Then try to find green wire(slightly thicker than rest of wires) this
green wire has constant current.

Strip green wire and connect a wire (again enough to reach the switch)

Connect other end to supply(switch)

Please solder all connection for better contact.

Once you done all this connection , then insert your relay(see picture)

So you’re almost done, next is to locate your REAR FOG LIGHT WIRES rear
bumper bar ,take the plastic cover by prising it with something that is
not sharp not to scratch you bumper or you be s#$@%!! tting yourself
when you scratch your [sign in to see URL] should be on the right side.

So you find the wires already, then connect your light leave it hanging
for the meantime to check if it is working by switching park light and
front fog light.

Then presto light is working Yeeeehooooooo!!!!!!

Then if your’e happy with set up and it is working you can install the
RFL to its final resting place take note not to overtighten the screws.

Now one more thing to do if you want to activate the light in the dash,
here’s how.

Undo the plastic cover of your instrument (be care not to force it)

Once undo the plastic there’s four screw that you have to undo

Then find the slot where RFL light (third slot from left)

Drill two holes enough to insert LED legs to hole and make sure the LED
WILL FIT IN TO SLOT UPRIGHT

Then solder resistor to one leg of LED(LFR5A-11 RESISTOR) once you
solder LED and resistor together try it first to your battery if lights
up, because you might solder resistor the wrong way, if it doesn’t light
up, reverse resistor to LED then try again

Wire other end of resistor to the wire connected to blue/yellow that you
connected previously.

The other leg of LED,wire it to the negative side of switch.

WHERE IS THE NEGATIVE?

Make a wire with a crimper lug then connect it to the negative side of
switch, then join the wire from the LED. Other end has to be connected
to the body (I use the bolt on top of the accelerator pedal)

Assemble instrument and re install

Now take off blank from where you will install the switch, and drill not
sure if what size is the hole just measure the switch to suit.

Once you drill hole, insert all wires to hole ,then install it to switch.

AND YOUR DONE

Please use photos for assistance.

The good thing about this installation is you don’t have to wires under
bonnet and your not drilling hole to firewall and use existing wiring loom.

I hope this will help .

TAKE NOTE:

I DON’T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG INSTALLATION ,IF YOU
CANNOT DO THIS MOD PLEASE LEAVE IT TO YOUR LOCAL SPARKY.

Cheers,

Ceasar

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Location: sydney australia
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Re: Rear Fog Light DIY Installation (Methods 1 & 2)


Hi guys, sorry for the photos it's a bit blurry my son took it and I do not want to open it again still wires are visible anyway.
There was a mistake on the resistor part number,instead of the one above which is wrong.
this is the right one.
RESISTOR PART NUMBER: RR0564 .05WATT MTL470R 1% MINI.(from Jaycar)
HOPE THIS HELP,
Ceasar


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Thanks Ceasar, I have now fixed the part number to reflect the correct one.

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Ceasar,
 Nicely done mate. But one big question, "what the hell is picture 6 of." I'm thinking resistor ???
 Just got to get myself a relay.....

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hi, that's a crimper lug connected to a bolt next to accelarator pedal /steering wheel post, for negative ground in which the other end to the neg. of switch.
cheers,
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 I know this is a MASSIVE ask, but could someone please take a look at the front fog light relay (drivers side of engine bay) and let me know what the part number is. Nissan has given me the wrong relay and I can't check my exee as the wife has it for the next few days. I was hoping to drop back into Nissan tomorrow whilst at work and get the correct one ordered so I can fit the RFL on Sunday. (SERIES 1). All numbers on the relay would be appreciated.

 Please I beg you, between the adds. It will take 1 minute. (is that enough grovelling).
 If you are watching Prison Break - he will not escape until the last episode.
 If you are watching House - he will get better.

 Thanks.


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Gee mate, you have no patience whatsoever, next thing am gonna see every forum worldwide with the same question from you LOL

Hang on! emoticon

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 Mate I'm off on Sunday with the kids for a week or so(to give the wife a break), down the Snowies and with the cold snap moving in, I was hoping to show my new light of in the predicted snow.

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 What, you don't know me by now. LOL

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OK, OK Mate,

Here it is

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See, didn't I tell you, it is small, nice and blue?

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