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Old 03-26-2013, 10:27 PM
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Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

Good Evening,

I have to have a rear fog in my US JGC when going back to Germany, so I am currently starting that project. I know there is a rear fog light kit but I found that to pricy and quite complex. So, I decided to build it my self, which is actually simple (in principle):
- switch in dashboard
- wire to the back
- relay to separate power lines
- lamp & housing
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I have all parts, but now if face a problem I would need your support:
The fog light housing does not come with a socket. You can order the housing (57010716AC) and the bulb but the socket is with the harness.

Could any of our Canadian or Australian friends have a look at the socket, maybe take a picture and/or find a parts number on it? That would be greatly appreciated!! If anyone from our highly knowledgable audience has or could lookup this information would also be great.

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:37 PM
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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

Taillight Solutions

Try here I bought it and it was Plug and Play no switches no cuts nothing
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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

Alex go the to MOPAR wiring repair kit wiebsite and you will be able to find the right socket.

It will be a single contact bulb so you can use one for the reverse light.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:43 PM
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Alex go the to MOPAR wiring repair kit wiebsite and you will be able to find the right socket.

It will be a single contact bulb so you can use one for the reverse light.
Jeep_addicted; thank you very much. Good idea, I will give it a try.

Taillight solutions doesn't work, because have to have a rear Foglight which can be turned on/off depending on the visibility (by law). You are only allowed to switch it on if the visibility is below 50m.
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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

Alex

I did some checking and apparently jeep does not sell repair kits for the sockets.

So I suggest just getting the 7443 dual contact socket for Super Bright LED Car Lights, LED Bulbs, LED Headlights and Tail Lights. Or off of ebay

That is what I used when I built my own rear foglight upgrade harnesses.

The socket didn't fit perfect but it fits snugly and wont come out of the rear fog housing
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:59 PM
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Alex

I did some checking and apparently jeep does not sell repair kits for the sockets.

So I suggest just getting the 7443 dual contact socket for Super Bright LED Car Lights, LED Bulbs, LED Headlights and Tail Lights. Or off of ebay

That is what I used when I built my own rear foglight upgrade harnesses.

The socket didn't fit perfect but it fits snugly and wont come out of the rear fog housing
Thanks for the hint. That is probably the right way. When I disassemble the rear taillights for the rear amber turn lights, I also check for a potential fit of the other sockets, to see if one of the fits.
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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

I was thinking about just cutting one of these into the back of the housing. Less OEM like, but it would eliminate the biggest issue for me - the socket and attachment of the bulb.

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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

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I was thinking about just cutting one of these into the back of the housing. Less OEM like, but it would eliminate the biggest issue for me - the socket and attachment of the bulb.

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I don't think that the jeep likes those type of LEDs that sum the power from two separate circuits, I bought some LED bulb that function that way and they blew the park light fuse.

So if you are going use an LED at the rear of the Jeep make sure it is a Dual circuit bulb that doesn't cross the positive.
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Re: Rear Fog - DIY (no kit)

That could be fixed with diode isolation more than likely. Worst case scenario, you use a relay harness to trigger the power.
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