FOG LIGHTS - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 04-04-2002, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
94GTLaserRC's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 1,513
Thumbs up FOG LIGHTS

After much searching for advice and support, I found the info to rewire my fog lights to work independently of the head lights. I cant believe I almost spent $25 on ebay for a "switch" which I would have had to rewire my current switch and actually take MORE time. Instead I had 2 snips and one splice..Not bad.


2011 GT/CS Auto-Security Package, HID, Remote Start. Steeda Susp Parts, VMP S/C w/82mm Pulley, 3.31 Gears, Kooks 1-7/8 LTs, Off Road H-Pipe, GT500 AB's, Baer Brakes Roush Front Bumper, Saleen Front Grille, Custom Radiator Cover/Coil Covers,
94GTLaserRC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 04-04-2002, 11:02 PM
Registered User
 
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cincy OH
Posts: 657
It's as easy mod and I like having the fogs on with the high beams Plus you need to clean under that console anyways right?

On a coupe:
If you take the red plastic covers off the plugs (switch plug and extra plug for the convertible), you can remove the wires intact. Then take a switched 12V wire from the 'vert plug and replace the 12V lead to the fog light switch. Put the red caps back on and plug it in. No wires cut at all.

Or do as he did ( I'm guessing this is what you did), and cut the 12V lead to the fog light switch, then cut and splice the switched 12V from the 'vert plug to the fog light switch.


2003 Cobra Coupe
Dark Shadow Grey
"Ever seen how fast a horse runs after it's been bitten by a snake?"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

362 RWHP/355 RWTQ SAE corrected. 1000 miles, stock w/o silencer.
401 RWHP/370 RWTQ SAE corrected. 3800 miles, Steeda CAI, Borla Stinger.
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 04-05-2002, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
94GTLaserRC's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 1,513
I tried to do it the RIGHT way first, but when I grabbed the orange/purple 12v lead from the vert with needled-nosed pliers and tugged from top, it slipped and stripped some of the wire, so I just snipped and tapped it into the now cut red/black lead to the fog light..This is a good way to do it if you do not want to have to take apart the Plastic housings with the red covers.
ANYWAY...Several options here...Good luck!

2011 GT/CS Auto-Security Package, HID, Remote Start. Steeda Susp Parts, VMP S/C w/82mm Pulley, 3.31 Gears, Kooks 1-7/8 LTs, Off Road H-Pipe, GT500 AB's, Baer Brakes Roush Front Bumper, Saleen Front Grille, Custom Radiator Cover/Coil Covers,
94GTLaserRC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 04-05-2002, 10:41 AM
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 47
i just recently bought my car and when i picked it up i noticed that the seatbelt latch was under the console and later on i found out the the fog lights didn't work. i couldn't figure it out until reading a post on here a while ago that said that Ford messed them up when they did the parking brake recall.

my question is how can i fix the foglights? Is it easy or do i need to bring it to Ford, and if so do you think they will do it because i am the second owner of the car?
phatboy37 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 04-05-2002, 12:35 PM
Registered User
 
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cincy OH
Posts: 657
Does your switch light up when you turn the switch on? If not, they forgot to plug it back in. Just take it out, plug it in, then put in back in. You don't actually take the console all the way out, just loosen it in fornt and back, then pull it up in back to get to the plug.

That's pretty bad if a Ford mechanic managed to leave the fog light switch unplugged AND a seat belt anchor stuck under the console.

I've taken mine in and out 3 times and haven't done either one.

2003 Cobra Coupe
Dark Shadow Grey
"Ever seen how fast a horse runs after it's been bitten by a snake?"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

362 RWHP/355 RWTQ SAE corrected. 1000 miles, stock w/o silencer.
401 RWHP/370 RWTQ SAE corrected. 3800 miles, Steeda CAI, Borla Stinger.

Last edited by Eric 94 Cobra Coupe; 04-05-2002 at 12:37 PM.
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 04-05-2002, 12:37 PM
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 331
did it too......looks great at dusk, and its an easy mod!
Apollo_kid is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 04-06-2002, 01:19 AM
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,342
Congrats on the install...i love the way it looks too!
David1969 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 04-06-2002, 09:19 AM
Registered User
 
JayC's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (5)
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 795
If you replace your standard fog light bulbs (a 893 I think) with a 50watt with no black out (a 885) you'll love the difference. Same price @ Walmart and causes no problems.

[email protected] N/A (CMS II's)
[email protected] NX 150 shot
[email protected] 1/8 best 60', 1.43
Stock motor, cams only
JayC is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 04-07-2002, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
94GTLaserRC's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 1,513
Quote:
Originally posted by JayC
If you replace your standard fog light bulbs (a 893 I think) with a 50watt with no black out (a 885) you'll love the difference. Same price @ Walmart and causes no problems.
JayC, could explain a little more what this is accomplishing and why it looks better. Thanks

2011 GT/CS Auto-Security Package, HID, Remote Start. Steeda Susp Parts, VMP S/C w/82mm Pulley, 3.31 Gears, Kooks 1-7/8 LTs, Off Road H-Pipe, GT500 AB's, Baer Brakes Roush Front Bumper, Saleen Front Grille, Custom Radiator Cover/Coil Covers,
94GTLaserRC is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 04-07-2002, 02:01 PM
Registered User
 
JayC's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (5)
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 795
Yep I can, the 885 is a 50watt vs. a 35watt(I think) for the standard 893. Also no blacked-out end. Makes for amuch brighter and whiter light.


[email protected] N/A (CMS II's)
[email protected] NX 150 shot
[email protected] 1/8 best 60', 1.43
Stock motor, cams only
JayC is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 04-07-2002, 03:53 PM
Registered User
 
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cincy OH
Posts: 657
I did the same thing when I replaced mine a while back. They are alot brighter. The tip is to keep light from going straight out into other driver's eyes. Since the Cobra fogs are deeply recessed and so low, it all goes on the road.

2003 Cobra Coupe
Dark Shadow Grey
"Ever seen how fast a horse runs after it's been bitten by a snake?"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

362 RWHP/355 RWTQ SAE corrected. 1000 miles, stock w/o silencer.
401 RWHP/370 RWTQ SAE corrected. 3800 miles, Steeda CAI, Borla Stinger.
Eric 94 Cobra Coupe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FOX: Flashing Head Lights with Fog Lights on Jon Evenoff General Mustang Tech 5 04-11-2014 12:38 AM
No low beams, high beams, or fog lights 5Slows Electrical & Wiring 5 11-30-2013 11:49 PM
For Sale Marchal Fog Lights & Marchal Fog Light Covers cobra_4 Exterior Parts 0 11-01-2011 01:36 PM
GT fog lights fix? Pegasus71 General Mustang Tech 0 12-27-2001 06:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome