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post #1 of 45 Old 04-12-2009, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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2002 camry LE 4cyl aftermarket foglight installation

when i bought my 02 camry 4cyl last month, one foglight cover was missing, so i decide to fill the hole with a pair of foglight, looked at oem, but then decided to go with aftermarket for $43 shipped on ebay.


done plenty of research to see how other TN people is being done
some people called for foglight relay and headlight stalk
some said relay is already there.

here is the true on my vehicle, Japanese built, prewire with foglight harness, has a foglight precut hole, so i don't know if any TMMK camry without precut hole might have the foglight harness or relay.


here is the link describe the headlight dimmer assembly on 02 camry, i think 02 to 06 all the same pin configuration on the headlight stalk connector.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11979975/c...81u-65lighting

page 65-3




so in summary

i installed the OEM style aftermarket foglight that i bought from ebay
didn't run any individual wire or relay for the foglight,
use the aftermarket push on/off switch, tap to oem foglight switch wire at healight switch connector.
the whole installation was really painless, not that i can't run a brand new wire from battery for foglight, but there are already too many wires, and there is already one pre-wire for foglight, only missing the foglight itself and foglight switch.

thanks for all other people who previous post gen 5 foglight installation pictures and procedures on TN.

the only thing didn't work is the aftermarket push switch light indicator, but i don't feel like mess around with it, don't know the voltage or polarity at the oem foglight switch wire at the stalk, since it just only mention being continutity.



























the aftermarket foglight kit comes with these plastic sh!t, i don't think it will hold the foglight well in the hole, so i cut a piece of aluminum and drilled a hole, using it as a big washer, now i feel more secure without worry about foglight falling off on highway.







close up of my home made washer.



























i might have put the push switch upside down, but it is ok, no one going to see it anyway.



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Nice write up. I just checked my 2002 (built in Japan) and it has the pre-wired fog lights as well. I think I'm going to add the fog lights as well.

So you would just short the two wires, #10 and #11. Does that mean cutting the wires and feeding it back to the switch.

How much were the OEM compared to the aftermarket ones?


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How much were the OEM compared to the aftermarket ones?
if you are asking about the OEM foglights.

OEM $ 150 each light
OEM light switch $ 109

aftermarkts foglights on eBay anywhere between $ 40-70
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Nice write up. I just checked my 2002 (built in Japan) and it has the pre-wired fog lights as well. I think I'm going to add the fog lights as well.

So you would just short the two wires, #10 and #11. Does that mean cutting the wires and feeding it back to the switch.

How much were the OEM compared to the aftermarket ones?

i didn't cut the oem headlight stalk wire by pin #10 and #11,
i just use a razer, scrape off the skin, and tap the aftermarket switch wire to those two wires
those two wires very thin though.i think they are awg 22.

i couldn't find my t-tap connector, so i just strip the skin of those two wires..
you can short those two wires will make the foglight turn on when the headlight is on.
seperate those two wires to turn off foglight.

however, i did cut my aftermarket push switch wires so i can tab to the oem foglight switch wire if that is wut you mean.

yeah, all i spent was $43.
i also found a good condition xle oem foglights on craiglist for $50, but no switch,
so i went with aftermarket foglight with push switch. i like the push switch, it is my 2nd choice, can't afford my first choice, oem headlight stalk.
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Where is the fog light relay? I checked the relay box and could not find it.


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Where is the fog light relay? I checked the relay box and could not find it.
where did you look?
when i short the pin #10 and #11 with headlight on, i can hear the foglight relay clicks
but i don't really care where toyota hide them.

according to the service manual

here is the location of the fog relay

it is right behind the fuse box under the coin try.











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Bronzemaxell,

Thanks for all the detail explanation. You've been very helpful.

$50 bucks for foglights, that is a good bargain, regardless if it yellows or dims in a few years.


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has anyone also look at gen6 with prewired foglight harness?
i was reading the gen6 factory service manual, LIGHTING, page LI-120, saying the HEADLIGHT DIMMER SWITCH by the steering wheel, pin #3(LFG) and #4 (BFG) is for foglight on and off.

if that is the case, anyone who trying to install the foglight probably don't have to run additional wire from engine compartment, just simply tab the ON/OFF switch to pin#3 and #4.
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my foglights will be arriving soon.

i might need some help from you the expert on how to short pin 10-11..

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I was able to locate a pair of original Toyota fog lights for dirt cheap from craigslist, now my challenge is to find a light switch like the one shown in this thread. Where can I get one?

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I have a 2003 US-built camry w/o factory installed fog lights. While replacing the front bumper cover I noticed the fog light harness is there and began investigating doing this installation, because the company I ordered the bumper cover from sent me the wrong one - with the fog light cutouts - and I find the prospect of installing lights less painful than exchanging the bumper cover.

So I first decided to determine if I have a relay by removing the steering column trim and shorting the indicated pins to see if I get the 'click' in the dash or not. What I found is that the wiring for the headlight stalk on mine does not match the wiring pictured above for the 2002 Japan-built Camry. I've got a silver wire and a red/yellow stripe wire where you show a tan and a red wire.

Does anyone have a diagram for the headlight dimmer switch assembly for the 2003 US Camry?

Another question for bronzemaxell - which ebay merchant did you purchase your set from and did it come with a relay?


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Does anyone have a diagram for the headlight dimmer switch assembly for the 2003 US Camry?
Try -www.camrystuff.com- (Copy and paste. Sorry, against the rules to link it.)

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Thanks, Luna2. I had no idea that site was available - even though I did a Google search before posting. It looks like the same thing bronzemaxell included at the top of the post, but I'll dig into it.


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I used to have aftermarket fogs hooked up to a switch. Later, I bought a gen 5.5 bumper and upgraded to OEM fogs with OEM dimmer switch.

IMO, its much better to use the OEM dimmer switch then wire it to a separate switch. When I had them on a switch, a lot of the time I would forget to turn them off when I parked and ended up draining the battery. Plus, its nice when they turn on automatically with your low beams instead of having to press a button when you want them on.

I found a used switch at a junkyard for $30. Saved a lot of trouble.
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The local Pull-A-Part has several Gen 3 and 4 Camrys. I wonder if the headlight/dimmer stalk is compatible.


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