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Old 10-12-2002, 01:33 AM   #1
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I am trying to find out if there is a way to have the Fog lamps stay on when the High Beams are turned on. I used the search function, but didn't have any luck. Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this? This would be on a 98 SE.
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I know a few people have talked about this but I don't think anyone has actually tried that yet. I know I would like that on my '95 as well. Hopefuly somone on here can pull out the thick books and tell us how bypass it.
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This is a link to a Grand Prix methood to get the Fog Lights to stay on when the High Beams are used.http://lightbulbsun.net/gp_mods.htm
I don;t know enough about it to know if there is a similar way to get it to work on a Bonneville.
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I haven't looked at the GP procedure, but I can tell you the circuit for the fogs probably runs through the switch or relay for the brights on a set of NO contacts. With the schematic, all you'd have to do is cut these wires and splice them. Your fogs would stay on in any headlight mode. I don't have my schematics handy, as I'm not at home, but I could look this up. Might do it myself. I'll re-post more data later.....


....ok, editing my post later.....
....It'* going to depend on the year. My 93 doesn't have a relay, which means the driving/fog lights are running through the high beam switch on the turn signal assembly. The GP from 97-99 uses a relay, so I would assume similar year bonnevilles would too.

I'll try to match up a wire from the fog switch to the bright switch and see if I can figure it out on my car........wouldn't you know it, my schematics cover 87-99 Bonnies, but shows NO FOG LIGHTS in the circuits. This is really an easy mod. It'* just a matter of finding where the car discriminates, and then jumpering it.
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You all know that is illegal right?
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Sure. And in most states, our taillight and headlight blackouts are illegal, window tint is illegal, some of our intake mods are illegal, and some of our under-21 guys drink alcohol!

Nobody'* going to care about the fogs and brights being on at the same time, because none of us are uncaring enough to drive at an oncoming car with brights on. It'* for use on an open stretch of road, and there would be great benefit for visibility.
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the black outs are removeable but the fog lights will not pass inspection . You will have to do a parallel circuit with a switch !
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Just install a switch near the relay, for inspection only....same place you'd splice the wires together anyway. As far as blackouts are concerned, I guess if you live in an area that does inspections, don't do the paint-on like Rat, Term, and I did.....unless you have a spare set of tallights handy.
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Just install a switch near the relay, for inspection only....same place you'd splice the wires together anyway. As far as blackouts are concerned, I guess if you live in an area that does inspections, don't do the paint-on like Rat, Term, and I did.....unless you have a spare set of tallights handy.
My Tail Lights have PASSED police Inspections already! My Tinted out license plate cover on the other hand DID NOT! I got dragged out of my house at 10:30 PM one Wednesday night & politely asked to remove it! I complied on the spot with the police officer, then asked him about my tail lights, he said they look factory & wouldn't be a problem!
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Wanna hate me? I work on the strategic planning task force for the local PD. I don't think my tinted windows or taillghts will be a problem. I keep my PD I.D. in a conspicuous location in the car in case I'm pulled over. Keeps people from trying to break in, too.

Oh, we don't have inspections OR emissions here.

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