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My OEM foglight switch was a perfect fit, no trimming required. That's the way an OEM part should be. It's too big in what direction, on the top or sides? I can't remember exactly, but I do believe there's some raised tabs on the top and bottom that lock the switch in to place, but you just keep pushing and they lock right in.
 

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My OEM foglight switch was a perfect fit, no trimming required. That's the way an OEM part should be. It's too big in what direction, on the top or sides? I can't remember exactly, but I do believe there's some raised tabs on the top and bottom that lock the switch in to place, but you just keep pushing and they lock right in.
did you not have oem fogs and then add them?.... bc i have oem fog switches along the entire top row of switch areas and one on the bottom. my truck came with oem fogs, so obviously that switch was already there, but for all of the other slots i had to trim off those ridges.

and each slot has a "designated" switch which has "designated" ridges on the switch (depending on the model you get), therefore that's not "the way an oem part should be".
 

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i ordered the oem fog switch off ebay and when i tried to install it, it was to big for the opening...what am i doin wrong....please help
You bought something off of E-bay and expected it to be perfect. You get what you pay for.
 

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Unfortunately, sellers on eBay don't always know what they're selling.

I believe the correct part number for the fog light switch is 84160-04010.
 

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my 09 taco came without fog light we installed after market one.Since the 09 taco came wired
for the FOG, I just buy and installed the Relay and switch part #84160-04010,and fit perfectly.
GOOD LUCK
 

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My OEM foglight switch was a perfect fit, no trimming required. That's the way an OEM part should be. It's too big in what direction, on the top or sides? I can't remember exactly, but I do believe there's some raised tabs on the top and bottom that lock the switch in to place, but you just keep pushing and they lock right in.
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and I bought mine off Ebay !
 

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Unfortunately, sellers on eBay don't always know what they're selling.

I believe the correct part number for the fog light switch is 84160-04010.
that's one thing i didn't think about.....
most people do know what they're talking about.... but then again there are those few that don't.

kenneth noisewater, are you sure it's an oem switch?
 

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kp4kq, what did they charge you for the relay? I recently moded my fogs which included bending the relay coil pin out. I may need to un-mod for inspection and I know that the pin will only take so may bends before it snaps. Thought that I would get a spare.
 

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did you not have oem fogs and then add them?.... bc i have oem fog switches along the entire top row of switch areas and one on the bottom. my truck came with oem fogs, so obviously that switch was already there, but for all of the other slots i had to trim off those ridges.

and each slot has a "designated" switch which has "designated" ridges on the switch (depending on the model you get), therefore that's not "the way an oem part should be".
No, I did not have OEM fogs, I installed them. Still having a hard time believing that Toyota would make each slot/switch unique though. From a manufacturing standpoint it doesn't make sense. Not saying they aren't different, but I'd be very surprised if they were...
 

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heyy

my truck came with the factory fogs. The switch that im gonna install is for the driving lights behind my grille... Also, i am not using a relay; i came right off the battery to the switch...(anyone know how many amps the oem switch is rated for?) I'm gonna try trimming the switch and see how it goes! thanks for all the replys....ill get back to you guys after i try to install it again..
 

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I don't know what kind of load the OEM switch can safely handle, but running lights through it seems like it'd be too much. Trimming is quick work with a Dremel. I did the same thing to make my switches fit.

 

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No, I did not have OEM fogs, I installed them. Still having a hard time believing that Toyota would make each slot/switch unique though. From a manufacturing standpoint it doesn't make sense. Not saying they aren't different, but I'd be very surprised if they were...
next time u have your switches out... look at the opening, you will see what i'm talking about.
 

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my truck came with the factory fogs. The switch that im gonna install is for the driving lights behind my grille... Also, i am not using a relay; i came right off the battery to the switch...(anyone know how many amps the oem switch is rated for?) I'm gonna try trimming the switch and see how it goes! thanks for all the replys....ill get back to you guys after i try to install it again..
uhhh, i would highly recommend using a relay.
 

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using OEM vehicle wiring - 22 awg wire running, say about 5 ~ 6 feet, 3.985 voltage drop per feet; voltage at load end 8.015 (from 12v) percent of voltage drop = 33.21...and that's just the wire. But humor me, some folks here love a good roast...
p.s. max amps is .92

Use a relay
 

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my truck came with the factory fogs. The switch that im gonna install is for the driving lights behind my grille... Also, i am not using a relay; i came right off the battery to the switch...(anyone know how many amps the oem switch is rated for?) I'm gonna try trimming the switch and see how it goes! thanks for all the replys....ill get back to you guys after i try to install it again..
That isn't a good idea at all...
 

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using OEM vehicle wiring - 22 awg wire running, say about 5 ~ 6 feet, 3.985 voltage drop per feet; voltage at load end 8.015 (from 12v) percent of voltage drop = 33.21...and that's just the wire. But humor me, some folks here love a good roast...
p.s. max amps is .92

Use a relay

english please....

using a relay... good idea
 
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