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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 08:14 PM
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Problem Installing OEM Fog Lights

I am installing Fog Lights on a 1999 Wrangler SE 4cyl. I bought an OEM Fog Light set with all the wiring and switch. When I started to wire the Switch I found wires already ready, clipped into the back of the blank cover in the switch panel. This is located just above the cigarette lighter. There is 4 wires almost matching the ones that came with the Fog Lights. I would rather use this wiring if for some reason they come wired and ready to go from the factory. There is even a 20amp mini fuse in the PDC (Power Distribution Center) After taking this apart I notice a white wire with orange stripe going into the wiring loop. Where it goes from there I have not found out.

My problem is I wanted to use the wiring if I could. It would keep me from splicing into the lights at the 100 way connector next to the steering column.

I can use the supplied wiring but had hoped that someone knew if this could be avoided and could use existing wiring.

I may be asking too much but could not figure out why it looked like it was prewired.
Do you have any idea of what I am talking about?
Do you have any suggestions?

If not Thank you anyway.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 01:32 AM
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Re: Problem Installing OEM Fog Lights

I can't tell you much about most of the questions but I have heard that the TJ's did come pre-wired for most of the accessories. It saves the factory miney by doing all the cars the same and makes it easier for the dealers to upgrade the TJ's.

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Re: Problem Installing OEM Fog Lights

The easy way I would do it is find another 99 TJ and compare it to wire your lights.. IF it is prewired there will also be a highbeam cutout relay located behind the glove box at the top right corner of the fuse panel.. I removed this relay and jumped the plug so the
fog lights would work on Hibeam also.. If all else fails fork out the 100 or so bucks and buy a shop manual.. Good Luck...............

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 10:41 PM
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Re: Problem Installing OEM Fog Lights

We did the same when I installed the lights on our '97 TJ. The switch wire was all set, so I plugged it in, but still had to power the switch (the switch is lighted, but it has no main power), which meant tapping into the orange/white wire in the gray wire block behind the dash on the driver's side. This is all from memory, and it was 4 years ago I installed them, so they may be different now. I do remember the wiring instructions that came with the "kit" were awesome. I left out the jumper to the low beam lights, so I can run them independent of the headlights, but with the running lights so they'll go off and can't accidentally be left on. I also never got the "OEM" fog lights, I used my own, which were a better quality and MUCH cheaper. It you need further help, let me know.

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