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Old 14 Jul 2008, 04:39 pm
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Can anyone recommend a good fog light kit for 05 Touring Edition PT Cruiser. My local Advanced auto parts store said its best to have a switch to manually turn on and off so I dont fry the wiring system by splicing into main head lights wiring.
Id rather not count on having to turn a switch on and off everytime I start or park the car, Id rather have it wired in for convenience.
So, is it possible and what is a good reliable brand? thanks
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Can anyone recommend a good fog light kit for 05 Touring Edition PT Cruiser. My local Advanced auto parts store said its best to have a switch to manually turn on and off so I dont fry the wiring system by splicing into main head lights wiring.
Id rather not count on having to turn a switch on and off everytime I start or park the car, Id rather have it wired in for convenience.
So, is it possible and what is a good reliable brand? thanks

Hella is one of the best, a lot of OEM fogs and driving lights are made by Hella
(Ford GT series for example).

you can do a set up that will feed the fogs separately but still use the oem wiring to signal the lights to come on with the switch on the stalk.

Run separate 12 ga stranded wire from the battery + (or the alternator 12v out) to a pair of 30Amp relays (termainal 30) then run a separate 14 ga wire from the signal terminal on the relay (terminal 86) to the factory harness and tap into the low beam or fog light feed , then run 12 ga stranded feeds from the relays (terminal 87) to the fogs and ground locally 12 ga stranded (terminal 86). When you turn on the low beams the fogs will also come on or if you have factory fog light switch on the stalk turn on the switch and the fogs will come on. The fogs are being powered out of the OEM wiring loop and all the factory wiring is doing is providing the switch signal for the relay to come on. Make sure you pit a 20 amp fuse in line ion each 12 v feed from the relay to the lights for protection.

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Old 14 Jul 2008, 06:10 pm
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why not get a pair of oem lights off ebay or such and then new multifunction switch? ebay is getting cheaper and switch aint too bad on cost anymore.then it is a factory set-up and no worries for you.

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why not get a pair of oem lights off ebay or such and then new multifunction switch? ebay is getting cheaper and switch aint too bad on cost anymore.then it is a factory set-up and no worries for you.

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1) The plastic junk buckets can barely take a 55W bulb and not warp.
2) If you wish to run an 85 watt fog or DL you need a Metal housing, natch: Hella FF55 and thus heed to run a aux wiring set up as the basic PT stalk switch and OEm wiring will crisp at 56 watts (hell they get really toasty at 55 watts!).
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1) The plastic junk buckets can barely take a 55W bulb and not warp.
2) If you wish to run an 85 watt fog or DL you need a Metal housing, natch: Hella FF55 and thus heed to run a aux wiring set up as the basic PT stalk switch and OEm wiring will crisp at 56 watts (hell they get really toasty at 55 watts!).
Ok, so just order some OEM replacement lenses, and then put HID in there. Cooler temps, and much brighter lights. Would be great for actually using "fog lights" in the fog.

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