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looks good! i like it all around. the all-time fog lights ive always liked.


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Me too, i was pretty disappointed it wasnt an option with it factory so im glad someone made a how to.


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i noticed that the inside of the bumper looks like it is prewired on my car for the fog lights. I was cleaning my cold air intake in the front left of the bumper and saw it there. There looked as though the matching one on the other side too.


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i noticed that the inside of the bumper looks like it is prewired on my car for the fog lights. I was cleaning my cold air intake in the front left of the bumper and saw it there. There looked as though the matching one on the other side too.
definitely worth looking in to.


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OEM foglights are plug and play. I don't have any foglights, but I have read that they are plug and play aslong as they are OEM.
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The oem fogs are an easy install. Cut the bottom grill and mount lights. Plug into the wire you see inside the bumper. Pop the switch in the dash. Plug the wire hanging under the dash into the switch. Done!

You can go to TRD sparks and look up the fogs (or any other part). The pdf of the installation instructions is always in the upper right corner. It shows the wires in place on the xB. You don't even need the paper template to cut the grill. My grill had marks molded into it that show where to cut.

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I would think you could buy the switch and use any fogs. The plugs may be different though.

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I would think you could buy the switch and use any fogs. The plugs may be different though.
Partially true. You can hardwire them all to the proper wires but you'll have to use a meter to figure out what wire does what. The benefit to factory is thats sorted out with the connections since there's only one way it will clip together. Also you might have to put a stronger fuse in the fuse box depending on wattage in the aftermarket lights. The only other thing I can think is Toyota likes to keep relays unless you need them. Not sure if there is already a relay in the fuse box for those lights but if its not, its a cheap part through toyota. The switch can be an aftermarket as well but you'll again have to figure out what wires do what. One will back light the switch, one's your hot and one's your accessory if I had to guess. Anyway, short story long, yes, you can run everything aftermarket if you want.


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i think the factory switch is $75 all by itself. Sam, do your fogs still dim on high beam?

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i think the factory switch is $75 all by itself. Sam, do your fogs still dim on high beam?
Ya, toyota wants big bucks for them but there are ways around it. Daystar makes one that fits the factory hole and the Tacoma one 2005 - 2010 Tacoma Fog Lamp Switch Assembly TACOMA FOG LAMP SWITCH ASSEMBLY fits too. The catch is you have to wire them yourself. They cost so much because of convenience of plug & play.

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