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:program:i was doing some research this morning and couldnt find any new threads on this so ill ask, whats the best way to put in fog lights if your commander didnt come with them ? i hate the look without fog lights... im guessing to buy the OEM fog lights off ebay or somthing ? but if my jeep didnt come with wiring for fog lights i will just have to get my own ? and what all would i need i just want them to turn on whenever my parking lights are switched on / headlights.... thanks guys !
 

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What year is your commander?
There are knockouts in front where the fog lights go.
You can buy them on eBay or dealer, your commander is pre wired.
Then you have to buy the stalk for the switch and install it.
Take the XK to the dealer to be star scanned.
Foglight Installation Guide
Try site that sell aftermarket jeep gear.
 

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i have a 2008 commander all commanders are pre wired for fog lights ? just everything ive seen online are like $200 + for OEM fogs ... do you know how much dealer charges scan it ?
 

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Once it is installed, the dealer has to do the scan. They will most likely charge you.

There is anouther route to try, and that is to run your own wires and switch.
Which is what i did.
 

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so you just bought OEM fog lights ? then bought some wiring at your local auto parts store ? could i do that ? it would be pretty cheaping doing it that way
 

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so you just bought OEM fog lights ? then bought some wiring at your local auto parts store ? could i do that ? it would be pretty cheaping doing it that way
Cheeping as in looks poorly or cheeping that's the inexpensive way for me?

if you want to do it, it is easy.
I use the install like this for most projects.

Fog lights


Fog Lights


Smoked Fog Lights


Check these lights. Let me know if you have more questions. But install heavy wire from light to relay 10 or 12 gauge.

Here is a list of my mods.
MODS Fog lights are the first.
 

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I got mine from Ebay and were $30 for the set, no bulbs. I ran my own wiring and switch/relay. This way I can turn them on whenever I want (with ignition to "on").
-Lights= $30
-Bulbs= $12
-Wire= Free
-Relay= Free
-Labor= Free
Total= $ 42

If you go the factory route..You can still buy the $30 lights, bulbs, stalk, relay, and have it scanned. Use existing harness and they will only turn on when your lights are on.

-Lights= $30
-Bulbs= $12
-Relay= $15ish
-Labor= Free
-Scan= $65
Total= $122ish plus tax....

My $0.02
 

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yeah i was thinking about getting those fog light assembly from rock auto and just getting my own wiring and hooking it up that way... im going to put HIDs in them i already have ballest so i would just have to get bulbs ...
 

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yeah i was thinking about getting those fog light assembly from rock auto and just getting my own wiring and hooking it up that way... im going to put HIDs in them i already have ballest so i would just have to get bulbs ...
Would the HID lights get very hot?
 

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yeah but with OEM fogs the plastic can handle the heat... but to make things easier on myself ill probly buy just some brighter white bulbs... going to order the fogs today and hopefully this weekend buy some wiring and a switch and see what happens !
 

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yeah but with OEM fogs the plastic can handle the heat...
but to make things easier on myself ill probly buy just some brighter white bulbs...
going to order the fogs today and hopefully this weekend buy some wiring and a
switch and see what happens !
Be sure the wire to the relay is 10 or 12g. from the relay to the switch can be 14
or 16. I suggest 10 from the light to the relay and 14 to the switch.

Make sure the switch is somewhere you wont turn on everytime you get in, out
or bump it.

Don't use too bright a bulb or it will melt the relay. Use a 40 amp relay if you
can. Not less than 30. and a 30amp inline fuse.

Don't hook up the relay backwards and fry your switch. Get lots of zip ties.

Wiring suggestions:

Wiring

Relay Wiring

 
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