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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Kensington - Perth
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Re: Rear Fog Light DIY Installation (Methods 1 & 2 and 3)


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I'd say that you're missing power to the LED in the switch, as it the LED in it needs power to operate.



Hmmm, does that mean I've to use all 3 wires of switch? I used only 2 of them leaving black unused as DIY guide says to use/splice 2 only. If yes,
1. will the black connects to the 3rd wire of FFL connector, or
2. will it connect somewhere else?

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Harish,

The DIY Guides may have mentioned the use of a stand-alone switch, but it would have been the standard toggle switch without an LED. The RFL I sold you came with a push in type switch that has an LED in it to indicate the RFL is in use, all 3 wires need to be connected.

I haven't tested this switch myself, but since the black wire is the one left un-used, try grounding it and see if that will trigger the LED to light-up when the RFL is on.

P.S. I just checked the packaging and this black wire is marked as "ground", so earth it to a metal surface under the steering column.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Adelaide
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I have just fitted my Rear Fog Light and noticed the plug behind the bumper bar needs the lug removed. I found it on the wrong side. A pair of side cutters and it fits.

I put the supplied relay in the rear fog position in the relay box.

I then joined the top two wires in the white plug on the control stalk and everything works.

Thanks Jalal. :-)
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No worries Kym,

Sorry, I forgot to tell you about the plug and that it just needs to have one of the lugs trimmed a bit to slide in place with the factory harness in the bumper.

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After coming within centimeters of being rear ended in the fog Friday morning I am going to fit the rear fog light or a bigger LED strip on the towbar. Probably the 2nd.

Jalalski you mentioned a cheaper alternative to the nissan relay P/No 25230-79945?
Otherwise I'll just bypass the base and put in my own.

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Hi Darren,

Yes, the cheaper alternative is that I have a stack of these relays from the wreckers LOL emoticon

By the way, am selling the genuine Nissan rear fog light I have taken off my exy (selling the car) and I can give you a free Nissan relay with it if you want. Check the "for sale" section for details.

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Date Registered: 06-2005
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I found a Narva relay at Auto Pro that fitted for only $[sign in to see URL]

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After another close call in fog with almost being rear ended I finally got around to this.

Did it a little different.
Installed 4 80mm red stop/run leds on the towbar frame.

Ran the cabling into the wheel storage bay. Removed the foam jack holder and accessed trailer cabling.
Spliced in 2 10mA relays on the trailer stop and run wires.
Used the rear fog wire to fed new lights via these relays.
Found the spot for rear fog relay in engine bay and for now put a bridge across it.
Latter on might do the conversion to switch via the fog light switch.

Run light. Stop is brighter and should light up fog nicely without being obnoxious during normal weather.
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Nice and bright just as you wanted. looks good, they should see you now.

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Though there is no rear fog installed we have almost everything we need to install it easily.
- there is a relay base in the relay box in the engine bay
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- there is a space for a dedicated 10A fuse in the fuse box in the engine bay
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- there is wiring for it in the rear bumper
- there is wiring for it in the control stalk
- there is wiring for it to the combination dash guages (Black #61 -ve in white connector and White/Purple #20 +12V in side brown connector)
- there is an indicator space for it in the combination dash guages (far left between Cruise/Set and 4WD)

So what do we need to do to get everything working ?
- follow the steps in Method 3
- add a relay to the existing socket
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- add a 10A fuse to position 36 in the engine bay fuse box
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- tap into the existing wires (Grey/Blue stripe) and (Blue/Yellow stripe) for the switch
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That's all you need to have it working.

If you would also like to have the indicator lamp in the dash working with it then wire an indicator LED according to the following pictures

- take the combination guages out of the dash and unclip top and bottom tabs for the front plastic lens
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- remove the indicator strip from the front of the guages
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- undo the screws for the back cover of the combination guages
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- solder a -ve wire to pin #61 of the side brown connector
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- solder a +ve wire to pin #20 of the side white connector
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- connect an LED with resistor for 12V mounted into a hole drilled under indicator position in combination guages
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- put it all back together in reverse order and you now have the rear fog indicator lit up with the switch
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And if anyone is interested, here is a pic of my super-bright LEDs mounted in the rear bumper panel (with my impending rear camera).
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