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Fog lights not working

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by crfjoe, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    crfjoe

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    Just replaced my headlights with some HIDS from carid now my fog lights aren't working any help is appreciated I have a 2003 First gen tundra
     
  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    SouthPaw

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    HIDS or LEDS?
     
  3. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    What is your harness arrangement? Are you plugged into both factory headlight plugs?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    I’m betting they are LED’s, not HID’s. LED’s are known to cause funky issues with fog lights.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    Yeh my bad they are LEDS
     
  6. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Confused by question there is only one plug for bulb right? But I replaced both headlight housing and put LED BULBS in both headlights
     
  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    Southpaw should I use HIDS?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    Don't throw HIDs into the halogen reflector housings unless you don't care about other drivers and the amount of glare your headlights will create. HIDs should only be installed into headlights originally designed for HIDs or behind projectors with proper cut off shields. Just my opinion.
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Ok good to know first time for me installing new headlights in my tundra just went outside checked out lights in dark for first time the LEDS are plenty bright enough just trying to figure out why fog lights no longer work?
     
  10. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    LED’s and first gen tundras don’t play well together. Something about them really throws them for a loop. My suggestion would be find another brand of LED or do the ground mod.
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    So there is a LED bulb that you can ground that let's your fog lights work? Also what do you use on your tundra
     
  12. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    There is a mod you can do to make your fog lights work with those LED’s. I’m sure you can google around and find it but I’ve never used them so I’ve never had to look lol.

    I use these:
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    To get this:
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  13. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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  14. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    Yes, when you hit your high beams and do not get the high beam icon on your cluster. You need load resistors. Plug and play are easiest. Like @KarmaKannon said.

    I had the same issue originally. I bought OEM foglight button, Denso relay, and foglight housings. Couldn't get them to work for the life of me. I installed load resistors and took care of my issue.
     
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  15. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:45 PM
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    I have my hid harness plugged into just one headlight socket right now because it only needs one input. My high beam indicator doesn't work, but my fog lights do work. Something about that load imbalance on just the one side is messing up the high beam indicator. Oh well it works fine enough until i wire my fog lights into the high beam on that empty side.
     
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  16. Feb 28, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    Thx for the help guys ordering resistor now
     
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  17. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    We all are here to help each other. No use being on the forum if you're not gonna offer ideas or try. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:16 PM
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    Yeah I just joined this forum so glad I did now I can fix my lights the right way
     
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  19. Feb 29, 2020 at 12:33 AM
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    Damnit that cutoff makes me want to... but I still can’t bring myself to open my new oe headlights..



    plus I can’t find black corner lights and pulling those apart usually doesn’t end well
     
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  20. Feb 29, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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    These are the headlights and corners I used for my retrofit. My HID harness is plugged in to the drivers side headlight factory plug and I also had to install a load resistor on the passenger side. High beams worked but no indicator on the dash.

    Screenshot_20200229-185416_Amazon Shopping.jpg
     
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