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There have been several threads on adding fog lights. It seems pretty unanimous to steer clear of the ones on eBay. I spoke with Greg at Toyotapart.com today since their kit seems to be the best present alternative. Greg is the one who researched the Toyota parts manuals and put the kit together. I thought I would share what he said. First, Toyota does not offer a kit and Tacos that did not come with factory fog lights are NOT prewired for the lights. The kit he offers consists of all the stock Toyota parts MINUS the actual wiring. It has all the stock Toyota connectors, relays, switch, etc. so replacement down the road is off the shelf at your dealer. It also minimizes any warranty issues. It just doesn't include the bulk wiring which I intend to get at a local auto parts place. I checked my local Toyota dealer and he wanted $200 ea. just for the light unit so the entire kit for $385 seemed steep but reasonable. I ordered the kit and will give some feedback after the holidays. Hope this helps.
 

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Any luck with the install?
If all goes well, I'd be considering the same addition to my coma...

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There have been several threads on adding fog lights. It seems pretty unanimous to steer clear of the ones on eBay. I spoke with Greg at Toyotapart.com today since their kit seems to be the best present alternative. Greg is the one who researched the Toyota parts manuals and put the kit together. I thought I would share what he said. First, Toyota does not offer a kit and Tacos that did not come with factory fog lights are NOT prewired for the lights. The kit he offers consists of all the stock Toyota parts MINUS the actual wiring. It has all the stock Toyota connectors, relays, switch, etc. so replacement down the road is off the shelf at your dealer. It also minimizes any warranty issues. It just doesn't include the bulk wiring which I intend to get at a local auto parts place. I checked my local Toyota dealer and he wanted $200 ea. just for the light unit so the entire kit for $385 seemed steep but reasonable. I ordered the kit and will give some feedback after the holidays. Hope this helps.
 

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ii installed some after market fog lamps and they look good, cant figure out how to wire them though.
 

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ii installed some after market fog lamps and they look good, cant figure out how to wire them though.


If you wanted to, instead of using a switch inside the cab, you could just make the fog lamps come on all the time, like Daytime Running Lights. To do this, just skip the switch and wire it direct to an ignition controlled circuit. Check the "Fog Lights Always On" mod for a view of where you can tap into an ignition controlled circuit under the hood.
 

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tacotim- how did you make out with the fogs? I've been thinking of getting the toyotapart.com kit for a few months now, but didn't want to be the first to install it? :)

Thanks in advance for any info.
 

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What I really want to know is all of the part numbers included in that "kit". I tried looking for all the components on http://www.toyota-parts.com/oem_parts.html and anything with "fog lamps" in part description came out to only about $220. I want to know if the connectors are seperate part numbers or if they are included in the fog lamp assembly, fog lamp relay and fog lamp switch.
 

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ii installed some after market fog lamps and they look good, cant figure out how to wire them though.
Did they come with special mounting equipment - or were they 'Coma specific and mounted simply? Toyotaparts.com has a Fog lamp specific switch they sell, so the wiring shouldn't be too difficult aside from finding an place in the firewall to drill through...

For those with the Westin bull Bar that put on the PIAA lights - 4" or 6"?
 

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i got a set of PIAA fog lights to mount on my westin bull bar. I also modified the wiring to the switch a little bit so that i could use a factory switch which i got it looks and work pretty well, big thanks to jungleman. love the stock look.:whatwhat:
 

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i got a set of PIAA fog lights to mount on my westin bull bar. I also modified the wiring to the switch a little bit so that i could use a factory switch which i got it looks and work pretty well. love the stock look.:whatwhat:
4 or 6" PIAA's? Have the part number for the switch you used also - just to verify I'm ordering the correct one...
 

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Sorry I'm a little late posting the reply but I've been in Germany and just got back. The kit from toyotapart.com was exactly as advertised; everything is a Toyota part and it was an absolute no-brainer installation. The lights simply pop into the factory sockets and are adjustable, the light switch pops into place and the rest is simply connecting it together. They include a nice little schematic which I found very helpful. The only thing not included is the wire but this gives you the option of using whatever AWG you're happy with. It also comes with a Bosch relay that I mounted on the fenderwell behind the battery. This is the only difference from a totally OEM installation. The reason for this is is the OEM relay is in the fusebox under the hood and they wisely decided that it wasn't a good idea to be messing with the fusebox. I had one question about the schematic and Greg at toyotapart.com was very helpful. He's the one who assembled the package to begin with.
I know it's pricy but it's still a lot cheaper than getting the parts from your dealer. PLUS it's the only legal route at least in my state. All in all, I'm satisfied. Hope this helps and sorry for the delay.
 

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Thanks tacotim! I feel better about the kit installation now. I WAS wondering about the relay... it makes sense to have it separate.
 

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4 or 6" PIAA's? Have the part number for the switch you used also - just to verify I'm ordering the correct one...
http://www.toyota-parts.com/oem_parts.html
i got the 520 6in. the switch i got from http://www.toyota-parts.com/oem_parts.html, dont know the part #but here: look under replacements parts, then select tacoma of coarse, then hit browse mechanical, the click electrical, then click chasis electrical, then click switches, the click fog lamp switch and there it is for $33.30. i bought it for that price do not buy it from the dealer Atlanta Toyota told $50 when it went there. this website above is much cheaper.
Let me know what you end up doing.:)
 

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Just pulled the trigger and purchased the fog lamps from Toyotapart.com. Once they arrive, I'll figure out the install and post the results.
 

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Did they come with special mounting equipment - or were they 'Coma specific and mounted simply? Toyotaparts.com has a Fog lamp specific switch they sell, so the wiring shouldn't be too difficult aside from finding an place in the firewall to drill through...

For those with the Westin bull Bar that put on the PIAA lights - 4" or 6"?
it didn't come with special mounting equipment, i just used hte brackets it came w/ and screwd it in. ill show some pictures let me upload them
 

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If you wanted to, instead of using a switch inside the cab, you could just make the fog lamps come on all the time, like Daytime Running Lights. To do this, just skip the switch and wire it direct to an ignition controlled circuit. Check the "Fog Lights Always On" mod for a view of where you can tap into an ignition controlled circuit under the hood.
ii didn't know how to connect the wire from the switch to the ignition source.
 

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Just pulled the trigger and purchased the fog lamps from Toyotapart.com. Once they arrive, I'll figure out the install and post the results.
did you end getting a factory switch also? let me know, then ill send a message with how to wire it cause there were like 4 pins and no instructions when i got mine. just incase you need some help. let me know
 

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ii didn't know how to connect the wire from the switch to the ignition source.
If you are looking for ignition power under the hood, then check the "fog light always on" mod.

If you want to find some ignition power in the cab, then check the fuse block behind that pocket by the drivers left knee. There should be an empty spot toward the middle of the fuse block. Use a male spade terminal (aka 'quick connect') to stick into the bottom terminal of the empty spot, just like one of the terminals on a fuse. You might want to use a volt meter to double check your particular truck. Be sure to use an in-line fuse.

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did you end getting a factory switch also? let me know, then ill send a message with how to wire it cause there were like 4 pins and no instructions when i got mine. just incase you need some help. let me know
Yup, purchased two. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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