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What is this plug for?

I had recently pulled out the little switch panel cover beside the steering wheel of my 2002 IS300 and I'm wondering what this connector is for. I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I recently bought seat heater switches and found they work on my car and im wondering what this is so I can buy a switch and see if it potentially might work
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May be headlight adjust or memory seat, or even fog light.

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Not sure, but the Altezza's have the same plug behind there and had me wondering the same.

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rear fog light plug.
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So do you think if I bought a rear fog switch and plugged it in would it work? Do the USDM models even have rear fogs?
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So do you think if I bought a rear fog switch and plugged it in would it work? Do the USDM models even have rear fogs?
USDM do not have a provision for that.

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So do you think if I bought a rear fog switch and plugged it in would it work? Do the USDM models even have rear fogs?
I'm not sure. Maybe if you bought the right switch, it would make the brake lights on the trunk turn on manually. Or it might do nothing.
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I did a dash swap not too long ago and I was wondering the same thing for that plug.
I figured out lexus/toyota puts a wiring harness in for every option, even if the car doesnt have that option.
For example my car doesnt have heated seats, when doing the dash swap I noticed the wires and plug ins were there for the heated seats option, right next to traction control/snow. So at first I thought the same thing "If I buy just the heated seat switch/button do you think they were would?! Well, no. Because my seats aren't heated. But if I swapped heated seats and bought the switches they would work.
So, like stated above. I found that it was for the rear fog option, but our cars in the U.S. didnt have the rear fog option. So I guess if you bought the switch and bought some tail lights from an is200 they would work? Just a guess, I wouldnt see why it wouldnt work though.
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This would be about the most I could see modding them to / for?
- Maybe if you could mod them to where the deck lid lights (rear fogs) only kicked on when you pull the E-Brake?


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