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Old 02-25-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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Just wondering, can I use the wiring that the fog lights already had? In other words just connect the new ones to the stock wiring, and not go to the battery? I believe they are pretty cheap (like $30), so I think the wiring should not be overpowered.
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Depending on your current lights wattage, and the wattage of the new ones, you MAY have to bump up the fuse, but I don't recall anyone needing to do that yet. Most of us wire our lights that way.
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I'd avoid using the stock wiring for driving lights. Fog lights are fine, but the relay shuts the power off to those fog light wires, when the high beams come on. When you hook them up on their own, you can run them whenever, and with high beams.

My Hella angel eye driving lights, have a complete relay, fuse, and battery hookup. Just don't leave them on when you shut the car off.

Early 92-99 had higher wattage bulbs, later years had lower like 35 I think.
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Yup. Patched my Cyber whites right into the old wires. Even used the plugs off the old lights so I could unplug them if necessary...
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I ditched the plugs and used the re-usable wire nuts.....not the stub type, but the type with two ends that each unscrew. That way I can change the H3 bulb without having to splice my connectors back in again afterwards.
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Hella Angel Eyes are driving lights that people use with stock voltage.
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here'* a little Q & A from pfyc.com on the blazertech driving lights

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Q: Do I really have to use the supplied wiring and relay like it suggests in your installation instructions? Can't I just use the stock wiring to hook these up?
A: The Blazertech bulbs are a higher wattage bulb than the factory foglight bulbs, and therefore need thicker power and ground wire. If you compare the thickness of the Blazertech wires to that of the factory wires, you will notice a difference between them. The Blazertech wiring is capable of handling the additional current required by the higher wattage bulbs. Attempting to run the Blazertechs with no relay and with the stock wiring could lead to premature failure of the lights themselves, premature failure of your car'* electrical system, or worse yet, could melt the stock wiring and cause an electrical fire.
i'd run new wires to u can use the lights with high beams.....like they're intended to be used (driving lights)
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I run 55W H3'* in my Navigators. No problems with stock wiring. A good indication of an overstressed electrical circuit is a warm wire. Mine are ice-cold.
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So whats the wattage of fog lights for 97 SSEI?? ( 92-99 ?? )
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