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post #11 of 15 Old 10-19-2019, 05:39 AM
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Hi,

Have few questions to those that already got one of the two type of sets.

OEM style set with Stalk WITHOUT AUTO
1) Does Auto day running lights works?
2) Does Auto (low light) night lights work?

Alternative style with wiring harness and no stalk
1) Can you upload connection instruction received with kit?
2) Is it possible to connect in such a way, so fog lights not activate when auto day/night running lights start? And get activated only by shifting stalk from auto to low beams.
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Hi,

Have few questions to those that already got one of the two type of sets.

OEM style set with Stalk WITHOUT AUTO
1) Does Auto day running lights works?
2) Does Auto (low light) night lights work?

Alternative style with wiring harness and no stalk
1) Can you upload connection instruction received with kit?
2) Is it possible to connect in such a way, so fog lights not activate when auto day/night running lights start? And get activated only by shifting stalk from auto to low beams.
I have automatic headlights. If you currently have automatic headlights (the ones that turn on when it gets dark), get the stalk WITH AUTO. If you get the wrong stalk your automatic headlights probably won't work anymore.

My daytime running lights still work fine. The daytime running lights are independent of the AUTO setting, they're enabled/disabled in the computer.

The kit did not come with instructions. The style of fog light that I got connects directly to the factory harness and did not require any additional wiring. The stalk is held in by a screw and a clip, the entire thing comes out as one piece.

The fog lights do not come on with the daytime running lights. They do come on automatically at night when the headlights come on if I have the fog light switch turned on. The fog light switch is the inner ring on the stalk. You can leave the fog switch off and they won't come on automatically at night until you turn them on, but you can't make them independent of the auto vs low beams.
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Gentlemen, gentlemen. For those of you beating yourselves up with changing OEM light switches or adding new switches in order to operate auxiliary lamps - save yourself the hassle and get yourself a remote control unit. You do all the necessary wiring under the hood, and connect the lamps through the remote control box. The lamps are controlled with the remote unit you have in the cabin of the car - just like the one you use to open and close your garage door. No finding a place to mount a new switch, or changing the existing headlamp switch, no drilling holes and fishing wires thru the firewall. Those living in Canada can find such units at either Princess Auto stores or JBS Power Centres, for about $50. Im sure other automotive centres also market the units. Life - and summer - is too short to do things the hard way....
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Gentlemen, gentlemen. For those of you beating yourselves up with changing OEM light switches or adding new switches in order to operate auxiliary lamps - save yourself the hassle and get yourself a remote control unit. You do all the necessary wiring under the hood, and connect the lamps through the remote control box. The lamps are controlled with the remote unit you have in the cabin of the car - just like the one you use to open and close your garage door. No finding a place to mount a new switch, or changing the existing headlamp switch, no drilling holes and fishing wires thru the firewall. Those living in Canada can find such units at either Princess Auto stores or JBS Power Centres, for about $50. Im sure other automotive centres also market the units. Life - and summer - is too short to do things the hard way....
I think you overestimate the difficulty of a factory style install. There's no wiring at all involved - the wiring is already there - and the factory switch is modular (just pops right out and then the new one slides in).
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Hi WebDevDan.... I was thinking more along the line of the installation of auxiliary lamps i.e. an LED light bar mounted behind the grille. Perhaps my info blurb should have been in another discussion location. Thanks for your note. gwb
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