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Offline K20_EP3kidd

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Fog light issue!
« on: August 04, 2012, 10:58:06 PM »
Okay, so I installed some fog lights in my EP3. I wired it all up and when I hit the fog light button to turn them on, my parking lights fuse keeps blowing and the fog lights don't even turn on.  Any suggestions on what might be happening? Bad switch? Bad wire harness? Please help. Thank you!

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 08:07:11 AM »
What kind of kit is it and how did you wire it?

Offline K20_EP3kidd

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 01:04:01 AM »
Just t eBay kit lol and I wired it from the bulbs to the fuse box and to the switch. Everytime I hit the switch to turn the fog lights on, it blows the fuse to my parking lights.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 08:39:30 AM »
Which fuse did you tap into?

Offline K20_EP3kidd

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 03:32:21 PM »
http://www.handa-accessories.com/civic/sifogs.pdf

This is the diagram I went off of.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 06:41:22 PM »
Was your kit plug and play like the oem one or did you just use the diagram and splice some wires?

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 08:10:48 PM »
Yeah, it's plug and play. I would only have to splice if I'm going to hard wire them to my parking lights which is what I will do if I can't figure it out.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 09:24:22 AM »
It's shorting somewhere don't see how it's blows your parking light fuse when it should be running through the low bean circuit. Shorts happens to about 60% of ebay plug and play fogs that i install for people, I would just tap into a wire that is hot when ignition is turn on that way you bypass the combo switch.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 11:10:14 AM »
Would it be safe to do? CConsidering I'm bypassing ylthe fuse on the wire harness and relay? I just wanna make sure so I don't short out my electrical and cause major problems.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 11:25:32 AM »
The fog light harness should have a inline fuse that should keep your electrical safe.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 11:56:43 AM »
But if I hard wire it to my parking lights, it bypasses the fuse. Right? I could be wrong.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »
Just add an inline fuse into your fog light wires that way it has it's own fuse and it's not pulling off of something that is set at whatever amperage for a reason by adding more amperage to that said fuse its just gonna blow it. Just use a multimeter to determine what size fuse you need for them. I also wouldn't recommend using the  eBay wiring harness they tend to fry.
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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 01:06:58 PM »
Alright Cool. Thanks you guys! I might just end up buying the OEM harness and switch

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 06:31:48 PM »
an inline fuse is the best way to do it.

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Re: Fog light issue!
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013, 08:16:58 AM »
Lol this is too funny ... obviously your kit is wired wrong I would start  by getting a multi meter and checking if the wire you tapped into you parking lights is actually a ground wire did kit come with relay or harness to hook up to you battery?

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