hfrez,hfrez wrote:Most countries laws prohibit that fog lights can be turned on while using high beams. So the wiring from the factory is so that they will turn off during high beam usage. If wired independently in such a way that they do not turn off while using high beams you may run the risk of getting ticketed or not passing certain state inspections. That may be a reason why no one is really interested in getting into to the wiring diagram to figure out how to do it.
The complexity lies in the wiring. Even though the fog lights have an independent switch to have them turned on or off with low beams they also have an override every time you flick your high beams on (Relay Switches). So the only way you can do what you are describing is to hard wire your fog lights independently with its own switch and turn them on/off manually and hope you never get caught driving with your high beams and fog lights on at the same time.
I know this may seem a bit nutty in the US since most cops may not even care, but the Pathfinder is a world based truck and I know for a fact that in Europe you would not be able to get away with it as you do here in the States.
If you try, make sure and post back here and let us know. Thanks.Touchdown wrote:I've read through the ways people have been doing the mod before the R51 and some of those ways might work.
I've been doing this mod in all my cars for the last 15 years. Usually it's just one wire in the fusebox from the side markers over to power the fogs.
I'll might try some stuff this weekend and see if it works...