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So you dont need a fog switch for this mod? Is it just as simple as connecting the two fuses together with fog fuse blown? thanks
 

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changezi said:
So you dont need a fog switch for this mod? Is it just as simple as connecting the two fuses together with fog fuse blown? thanks
If I am visualizing my circuits correctly even if you have the switch they would always be on with the parking lights (can't turn fogs off). If this is the case you would probably need a larger parking light fuse because you are drawing more amps than just the parking lights alone. If you don't blow the fog fuse, then you could possibly have a double voltage or double amperage circuit situation dependent on the wiring and do some damage.
 

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I went ahead and installed an after market fog light ( It says driving light brand APC). On the box, the power rating says 55W-85W. After installing it, I was adjusting the beam and it appeared to be very hot. I am concerned that it will melt the housing. I haven't tried it for an extended period of time. I ran the cables that came with it and took trigger voltage from tail light fuse to drive the relay.
Any idea on the heat factor?
 

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I just did the fog light mod- (factory) It's very easy to do- and they work great! I can't believe Nissan didn't do this from the factory on the SE's. :( I'd be careful with aftermarket due to heat. The factory fogs are 30w I believe.

Got the kit at mossyperformance.com for $168.00
 

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I don't know if this is true, but the dealer was telling if i install an aftert market HID fog lights, I might run the risk of frying the fog light cable :confused: , I finally installed the OEM fog w/stalk :)
You won't fry the wire. Aftermarket use the wire as a trigger. You run your own power wires to the battery and the light wire triggers the relay powering the lights. Far less drain than the stock ones. As for heat, it would depend on the light. Cheaper ones may have problems. The flare is plastic afterall. I'd make sure they were either recessed back enough they were behind the flare with a slight gap so air could flow through, or smaller than stock, again to provide a gap. Still other lights are not hot to the touch and will work fine. Use common sense, don't just plug and play. ;)
 

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04 LE....factory fog lights and bulbs in there currently..just recieved NOKYA Hyper Yellow 2500K 27W #881 bulbs from Eautoworks. Will I have a problem with these bulbs or am I ok just doing a simple bulb swap.
 

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The problem I believe is heat as the after market ones come with the wiring. I used the wiring and relay that came with it. I think 55 W is too hot for that housing. I think I would either down watt the bulbs or get a factory fog kit after all.
Did any one run the wires from engine compartment into the cabin? I couldn't figure out how to run the switch wire for my after market fog lights so left the switch in the engine compartment :)
 

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There's a big hole on the driver's side firewall that you can run wires through. I ran a 0 gauge power wire through it and still had room for a grommet.

You should mount your switch on one of the blanks on the center console (assuming you have one) next to your VDC button.
 
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