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Old 04-04-2005, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gen5 Foglights for Camry 05 LE? HELP!!!

Hey my dumbass bought a Camry 05 LE instead of an 05 SE because my folks and the idiotic salesman said I can get the 05 fog lights added on later as an accessory. When I contacted Toyota they said its NOT POSSIBLE. >=( So i'm sorta stuck...Can you tell me if this is earthly possible?

1. Buy 2005 Camry SE front bumper
2. Buy 2005 Camry Fog Lights (Toyota will not sell wiring kit)
3. Buy OEM wiring kit and hook it up to Toyota Fog Lights

Will this setup work?! I'm real noob when it comes to this...

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that really sucks. I have an LE also and I thought I might in the future add fog lights. After market fog lights are always an option though.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unhappy BoOoo to LE models!

Sadly I think i'll have to go aftermarket route for fog lights =( Can someone just save me time and answer yes know to question posted?! Will make me a really happy camper!
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Look carefully at where the covers for the fog lights are. Does it seem/feel like they can be taken out? If so, you'll be able to put in the fog lights easily. Take out the plastic covers under the engine to get behind the bumper to make sure. Even if it doesn't, you could still cut out holes and make a mounting bracket to secure the lights. See MCTOY's post in this thread. It's for a Gen 5.0 Camry, but I imagine it should be the same for a Gen 5.5.

As far as wiring, the plugs are already there, right over where the fog lights would be. You'll need to get a relay and the OEM headlight/turn signal switch that has the fog light switch. I took one of my black relays and brought it to Autozone - they had an equivalent one for around $18 made by GP Sorensen. You might have a hard time getting the switch for cheap, though. I've heard it's over $100 at the dealer (I got mine on eBay for only $30 with the windshield wiper switch ). This is by far the easiest solution, and I think it's nice to have a OEM look/feel too. I still haven't gotten around to actually installing my fog lights, but I did hook everything up just to test and it works fine!

If you don't want to pay for the switch, your options are limited right now. I haven't seen any aftermarket fog light kits for the Gen 5.5 yet, so you'd have to make your own wiring assembly from scratch (power straight to the battery, buy a little switch just for the fog light, etc.).
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i got a 2005 Camry STD and mine came with foglight holes in my bumper
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Why did they say its not possible? You can't mount it or what?
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no... id think they would 86 the mounting brackets if they werent going to have foglights in there in the first place
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no... id think they would 86 the mounting brackets if they werent going to have foglights in there in the first place
Actually, for those that come with the removable covers for the fog light holes, the mounting brackets are already there. This is a cost-saving measure by Toyota so that they don't have to make two separate bumpers. But for the Gen 5.0 model, the covers aren't held on that tightly, so the US-made Camry's didn't have the removable covers. It looks like all the STD & LE Gen 5.5's do come with covers, since they're held on by two screws instead of just a clip for the Japan-made Gen 5.0's.
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You can put in the OEM foglights in the camry, it's just the wiring and the switch that's the problem. Yes, you can take out the cover, but I wouldn't try to install it in. I thought about putting it in my 2005 as well, but it's not worth the money and time for me.
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What if you didn't want to use a relay switch and just wanted the fogs to come on with your headlights? Do I need any extra wiring or are the pre-wired plugs enough for me to just clip the lamp and plug and play?
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I wouldn't recommend not having any switch at all, since you can get pulled over for having your fogs on when they shouldn't be on. If you're going with the prewired plugs, you will need to at least put in a relay in the factory location, or else they just won't work at all. You'll have to short out the correct 2 pins on the turn signal switch if don't want to buy a new one and you want them on with the headlights all the time, but again, I really wouldn't recommend doing this.
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On my Stock SE.....there is a switch you have to turn in order to turn on fogs....like an On/off.....but when you have it set to ON......and turn on the headlights they come on too......you can put on aftermarket fogs on there.........

i saw them sell it on eBay! hahaha
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Yes, you can put aftermarket parts, but it's all up to you. If i'm going to put foglights on, it'll be OEM foglights and have a seperate switch for it.
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yeah.......i would get foglights if i didn't have mine
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