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Old 02-04-2012, 05:54 AM
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When I connect the mini add on fuse to #11 what amp fuse should I use? My right fog ballast keep burning out when using 30amp.

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On front page it says use the 40 amp your relay harness came with. Mine came with a 20 amp.

You could have a loose wire / short on that side?? Maybe wires backwards??

My relay harness will need to be extended like a mofo, anyone else run into that??

The relay and under dash wires should be ok but I will have to extend the wires going to the ballasts by about 6 foot for a clean install.

I am not concerned about it but just bringing that up for a possible discussion.
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My harness came with 20amp. What amp should i use for the mini add on fuse under the driver sidr fuse box. #11 is my wiper which is 30amp.I remove it n add the mini add on fuse which i have to add two fuse.
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The relay is a 40 amp the fuse is a 20 amp.

I would say use the lowest you can without having problems. You don't wanna have a 40 amp fuse and only need a 20 or so. That way if you do have an electrical problem then the fuse will save other components.
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Originally Posted by donnieb83 View Post
^ I'm not sure why this picture is posted above as it does not pertain to this specific DIY at all. Please read the title of this DIY again. "DIY: '07-'08 3G TL Independent HID Fog Lights WITH Stock Switch"

EDIT: Instead of cluttering up and causing possibly more confusion for future members, feel free to shoot me a pm. Even though I am deployed at the moment I find time to make it here on Azine!

donnieb83,
I do understand that my question has nothing to do with the big picture of this thread. However, the picture I replied to came from this thread (Post #40, with no scolding afterwards). My question was in regaurds to post #40. I am not the type to post stuff that doesn't belong. BUT, since this post was already in the thread, i simply replied with my question.
Secondly, I can't PM, I don't have the authorizaiton to do so.
Thirdly, I would have PM'd to the user of Post #40 (given I could actually use the PM function.) Disclaimer, finished.
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Just finished this and other than red wire coming off battery you would never see 1 wire in my setup.

Works flawlessy other than some cheap plugs that don't stay fastened the way I like. Gonna work on that.

Plasti-dipped my lower valances while had bumper off. Awesome mod and glad I finally did it.

Now to swap headlight housings and add an ijdmtoy led switch for my DRL's.

Great write-up.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 PM
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I do apologize for the pictures no longer working. I use my facebook account to upload and host all pictures. Since I wrote this DIY facebook change the image urls. Below is the link to my Acurazine album with all my DIYs. It is a public album, so it should not be an issue accessing it as long as you have a facebook account. Thanks.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3502303&type=3
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:11 PM
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Says it doesn't not work donnieb83.
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Says it doesn't not work donnieb83.
Hmmmm......it worked when I clicked on the link above. Are you logged into fb then clicking on his link?
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I am def. going to try this once I get my fogs!! thanks.
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K I really feel like a retard asking this question but oh well. I have a basic 07 TL. The headlights seem like there HID. Someone was telling me the stock fog lights are already HID... Can someone please clarify for me
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^ headlights are hid, foglights are halogens
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Ok I have a bit of an issue... I have had this mod done for like 2-3 years already. just a couple months ago my fogs stopped working. Today I had the time to check everything and I find that all the fuses are good the ballasts to my hids are good and so are the bulbs. The relay plug end on the hid harness does have some rust but I can still get a reading that there is power getting there. I think the only other problem is the switch in the stalk. no one has touched any wires for this to go bad so I don't know what else to check. how can I check to see if the switch on the stalk actually went bad?
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You would need the Acura ETM (electronic troubleshooting manual) or if the service manual has instructions to test the circuit.

That would be the best way to start.
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You would need the Acura ETM (electronic troubleshooting manual) or if the service manual has instructions to test the circuit.

That would be the best way to start.
i'll check my manual otherwise I'm going to get a new harness and try that as well. maybe I'll just pull new wiring too to be on the safe side.
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Thanks for this DIY mod!!!
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so there's two wires that need to be routed to the interior. one goes to the fuse box and the other taps into the blue wire behind the steering wheel.

how do you get the wire and pull it to the interior fuse box? is the relay harness long enough or do you have to extend it using more wires?
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^Exactly, I just kept the harness in the engine bay and ran two additional wires from the interior to the harness. The harness alone will not reach the interior

What i did was tape about 6 inches of an old metal straightened hanger to the two wires and pushed them through that rubber plug down in the foot well to the over to the left. I then was able to stick my hand down the engine bay and grab the hanger taped to the wires and then pulled the wires through.

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Originally Posted by 08 NBP TL View Post
My harness came with 20amp. What amp should i use for the mini add on fuse under the driver sidr fuse box. #11 is my wiper which is 30amp.I remove it n add the mini add on fuse which i have to add two fuse.
I have the same question on this old thread!!! or by add a fuse do u guys mean a fuse tap and just tap off the 30amp which is existing on #11?
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I also only ran 2 wires into my car and left the relay harness in the engine bay. I used a metal coat hanger and right behind and up from the gas pedal there is a grommet that you can poke a hole in. It should be around middle of your firewall just on the drivers side and about 1/3 the way down from the top.

The add a fuse is a kit from O-reilly's that you buy. You can buy a big fuse or a smaller fuse kit. I believe you need the smaller style fuse version. Remove the fuse, install add-a-fuse, re-install original fuse and then add another fuse that will tie into the wire you are adding.

Too bad the photos don't work, there was some great illustration to it as far as the wire in the steering column and the fuse install.
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we need the original pictures!!!
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When we get pictures or an updated diy for this? Hopefully someone out there has done this successfully that works no issues and has pics. Been wanting to do this and want visuals just in case I need to back track
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when we get pictures or an updated diy for this? Hopefully someone out there has done this successfully that works no issues and has pics. Been wanting to do this and want visuals just in case i need to back track
me too
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we need the original pictures!!!
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When we get pictures or an updated diy for this? Hopefully someone out there has done this successfully that works no issues and has pics. Been wanting to do this and want visuals just in case I need to back track
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me too
Post #89 doesn't help? I'm in the process of another deployment so my time is rather meager anywhere else besides family and work. Anyone can view the step by step DIY or even post the pics in the link provided in post #89.
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I hope this helps..

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This is how your new relay harness will look like. Some come with a blue wire while others come with a red trigger wire. When I say "Trigger" wire that is the wire that gets the signal to activate the relay to give power to the ballasts.

In our scenario (2007-2008 Base and TLS) since our cars come factory with fog lights already, we will be wiring up the trigger wire to the wire that is located behind the steering column. You'll see it in the pictures below

The trigger wire in the relay harness pictured is the one that has a female connector. You'll see 2 male connectors and 1 female. The female connector is the one that will be used to wire to the fog light switch. One is ground other is power.



Remove the lower knee panel to get more room



Knee panel is removed



In this picture you will see that he's pointing to a connector behind the steering column. Use the ignition as reference so you can see where he's pointing. It's a little small block. Disconnect it.



Once you have it disconnected look for a BLUE WIRE with a WHITE STRIPE. Cut that wire like you see below.



Now you want to remove some of the insulation. Grab yourself some wire strippers and strip back the insulation a bit. About 1 - 1.5 inches should be good. It's up to you really.



This picture below has text written in the picture so I don't need to narrate it.



Last step is to hook up the positive and negative wires from the relay harness to the battery...



Oh and you will need extra wiring because you need to fish the two wires into the cabin. The 2 trigger wires coming from the relay harness isn't long enough. You'll have to find a location that you can feed the wires through as well as make the wires even longer so you can tap into fuse #11 of the interior kick panel and the fog light switch.
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What happened to the pics



This DIY
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Hmm..no pics or anyone has done this yet
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Hmm..no pics or anyone has done this yet
I have been waiting for 2 years and have seen no pictures.
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I've been meaning to do this for some time now. Does anyone have any diy pics?
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Managed to get this DIY done over the weekend...

Instructions were pretty straightforward and happy with the end result!!!

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Damn, looks good man! I'm very inexperienced w/electrical, but I think I will be attempting this soon. No pictures on the OP DIY now though, so it makes me a little wary.
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Damn, looks good man! I'm very inexperienced w/electrical, but I think I will be attempting this soon. No pictures on the OP DIY now though, so it makes me a little wary.
Super easy! I got a friend that needs to have his done soon so I'll take some pics of what needs to be done and post them back up on this thread.
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Anyone have any pics to do this mod?
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