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06-28-2013 09:28 PM
jwis300 Would anyone clarify this up for me?

If I only want to use 1 wire to do this mod. I have to bend the 1 pin on the fog relay and use the add-a-circuit

If I don't want to bend the pin on the fog relay...Then I need that 1 longer extended cable with the add-a-circuit, and 3 shorter cables?

Add-a-circuit goes into the ignition 7.5amp fuse on the passenger kick panel. This will result in the car starting even with the fuse blown?

The female quick disconnects I purchased are rather small. They don't clamp in all the way.maybe 1/3 of the way in....should I use these or not?
06-07-2013 12:29 AM
jwis300 So is this method
and this method

the exact same thing!? How are they different?
Soooo using the add-a-circuit method to the ignition...even if the fuse is blown, the car will still start?
The fogs will be off when the car is off....same thing for each position, like off/city/lows?

What about putting the add-a-circuit on the cigarette lighter fuse on the other side of the car? Would there be any cons with doing that....other than a long long wire?
05-24-2013 11:11 PM
TobiasSing Don't mess with the fuse. I never really thought about it before, but it makes sense to me that H3 would be weaker, because they are smaller. I use HIDs, so I didn't notice a change going from 9006 to H3.
05-24-2013 08:24 AM
MY2J Question... I've ran this mod on both my 01' and now my 05' but I notice that I'm burning out bulbs like crazy this time around. I run both my DRL's and fogs during the day and obviously at night the fogs are on as well. So yeah, they're on all the time I drive but I never had this problem in my 01' and I'm not doing anything different. Could it be that the H3 bulbs are just weaker than the 9006? Should I increase my fuse even though that isn't burning out?
05-07-2013 08:49 PM
22e Just did this mod. Took me about 20 minutes. The only hard part I found was not being able to pull the fuse panel out far enough to get the relay out. With some wiggling I managed. I think the only mod that's easier is the DRL mod... Hahahaha.

Thanks to whoever figured this out.
04-01-2013 09:15 PM
IS.ick ^^ What type/brand DRL are you using there?
03-14-2013 07:14 AM
FactoryIS edit:

i'm a jackass.

after talking to jasonm4 he mentioned that the lights (if set in parking or manual headlight mode) will not turn off automatically. headlights will only turn off in AUTO mode, so nvrmd about what i said. Sorry for the confusion.

These are with the parking lights and fogs on only...

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03-13-2013 06:55 PM
FactoryIS I'd like to add to this. I just did this to my fogs tonight and wanted to make sure that the lights would turn off automatically once the car was off aaaand it KINDA does.

Full auto switched on = lights will auto off
manual on switched = lights DO NOT auto off
parking lights only swiched = lights DO NOT auto off

I may reverse this mod b/c of this. I've been way too used to not worrying about turning my lights off that i'm afraid of draining my battery. I used to do that all the time with my GSX and having a turbo timer. I can see it happening all over again.

Anyone else have these results? pls let me know if i've done something wrong. thx!
02-10-2013 06:20 PM
TobiasSing Yep, I disabled my DRLs and now use my HID fogs instead.
02-10-2013 09:33 AM
gs3is3hndo This is a great site, great mod post and it literally took my under 15 minutes to do. Thanks much! Car looks so much more aggressive!
12-27-2012 10:01 PM
nxrunner Thanks for chiming in, Jason.
I did use an add-a-fuse, bent the tab as pictured, etc...
Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else

Tried disconnecting the battery - no changes.
12-20-2012 07:04 PM
Originally Posted by nxrunner View Post
So I did this mod as shown, or at least I thought I did. Now when I press the window lock button the foglights go off.
Can someone tell me what I did wrong?
Hmm..not sure what you could have done. Only the fog relay contact should bent and fed a positive, this is because both sides are switched. Try disconnecting your battery for a few minutes with the windows up. I'm assuming you used the BUSS device?

Which reminds me, i need to edit the Op to include the BUSS device because wrapping a wire around a fuse is not the right way.
12-06-2012 09:19 PM
nxrunner So I did this mod as shown, or at least I thought I did. Now when I press the window lock button the foglights go off.
Can someone tell me what I did wrong?
10-23-2012 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by Danto7 View Post

I know this is old but I just wanted to contribute and got a few more pictures. They are basically of once the mini ad circuit is on the ignition switch's place. I hope it helps... thanks for the one (s) that came up with the idea! U r




great additional info got the add a fuse ordered.Will be doing this mode in a few weeks. thanks everyone for the info
10-10-2012 09:51 PM
LO 21 ^^^ haha. that's great tho. I can imagine your reaction when you took all of that apart and then saw this already done. cheers!
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