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Heres my little write up for the Mopar fog lights PN# 82209665.

EDIT: this write up is for 05-07 LX models... 2008 and newer models have a different
wiring harness and do not require half the steps in this process.

1st Step: Wash and Detail charger :wax:




2nd Step: Put up on ramps/jackstands



3rd Step: Grab your sh--t and make sure its all there




4th Step: After you made sure its all there, trash those instructions.... your a man so act like one. :rockon:



5th Step: Go in the trunk and disconnect the (-) terminal of the battery




6th Step: Go under the hood and get to the bottom side of the fuse panel by pulling on the 3 tabs around the top




It works best if you remove the plastic snap holding down the battery cable in the fender well



7th Step: Remove the gray connector and the red retainer plug to remove the yellow/white wire. some chargers may not even have this wire, but if u do have to take it off... the file of a pair of finger nail clippers work best to make sure u dont break the clip holding in the wire.




and while your at it... grab the connector with the yellow/white wire from the
mopar kit and install it in the same slot, then grab some electrical tape and tape back the old yellow/white wire to the wiring harness



Step 8: Reinstall the red retainer plug and plug the gray connector back into the fuse panel but not reinstall the panel just yet...




Step 9: Remove all the retaining bolts and clips in the fender wells for the underside splash panel, then remove the splash panel






NOW THE FUN PART!

Step 10: Reach behind the bumper and push out the tabs on those ugly ass foglight blanks!




Step 11: Install the new Foglights and besure to push firm for them to seat all the way down in the mounts. Then screw them in. They use a torx head, so be care to use the right size and not strip out the heads. The bolt closest to the air box WILL PISS YOU OFF! Just remeber to keep your cool because its hot outside.




Step 12: Grab the included wiring harness and plug it up to both foglights... THEN grab some zip ties and secure it down making sure u leave enough slack near the connectors to keep the wires happy:)





Step 13: Fish the connector up thru the frame and secure down the wires after plugging in the connector to the fuse panel (the one with the yellow/white wire)




Step 13: By this time you've noticed the wire hanging out of the wire harness u just put in... thats the ground, so go ahead and remove the ground wire for the fuse panel and put this one on behind it, then screw it all back down nice and tight


 

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Step 14: Now with all the wires install, remount the fuse panel being sure to leave a good amount of stack near all the connectors and grab the fuse and relay included in the kit. install the relay in slot #35 and the 20amp fuse in slot #7 (my fuse was already there so i just pointed at it in the picture)




Step 15: Now that you're all done under the hood, grab your new foglight switch included in the kit and a butter knife from the kitchen. Use the knife to pry the top edge of the light panel out from the dash. Pull the red clip up and disconnect the harness, connect the new switch, and pop the new switch back into the dash






Step 16: go back in the trunk and reconnect the (-) battery terminal.




Step 17: You're Done!! so stop looking are your car and take it off the ramps. THEN admire your work. Pat your self on the back and think about how bad those instructions would have effected your manhood.



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Now you still need to take your car into the dealership so they can use the starscan tool to enable the foglights, but remember its sunday and their not open.
 

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Awesome write up! to bad you need starscan to enable the lights... that is just plain dumb!
 

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Good job brotha...Nicely Done!:clap:
And isnt that the stupidest thing...you have to get the dealer to enable the lights...what a crock
 

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very nice.. ill be sure to come back to this when i finally order the lights. And i plan on using the old "my lights stopped working for some reason" line at the dealership. think they'll buy it?
 

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very nice.. ill be sure to come back to this when i finally order the lights. And i plan on using the old "my lights stopped working for some reason" line at the dealership. think they'll buy it?
Its possible, but remeber the computer will know, plus they can tell if your car came with fogs or not...try it though act dumb maybe you will get away with one lol...good luck...:grin:
 

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Good job!!! I just put mine in this weekend, now i have to have them boot the computer and then wire up hids!!!
 

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Awesome write up. Pics are fantastic.
However, I share the same disappointment to find out I STILL have to go to the (inconvenient) Dealer to flash the PCM! What a bummer.
Mabye I'll just call them, and find out how much they want to do the whole damn job!
(I TOLD me wife to order the darn car with Fog Lights stock-- after all is said & done, I wonder how much that option would have cost anyway!!)
 

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I just got my fogs installed and then took in up to the dealership and they told me their stanner wouldn't read the fogs. They said my computer system doesn't have fog lights on the menu. He asked me if I had the instuctions and I didn't, he was thinking the instuctions listed a way you can bypass something to get them to work. I'm not the smartest when it comes to this kind of stuff so any help would be appriciated, also can anyone send me the mopar fog instructions cause I tossed mine. Thanks in advance!
 

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has anyone had this problem, I know they work because the shop that installed them opened the fuse box and did something and they came on but he said I need to get them scanned, any help!
 

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For those that have a 08, before you go through the trouble wiring the fogs check to see if there are empty plugs down there already. My SE+ was prewired so all i had to do was install the lights and have it scanned. Anyone need a spare foglight wiring harness?
 

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:clap: well done on the write up! i got my kit the other day as an early b day present and went ahead and put them in today. ill have to wait a little to get them starscanned but i couldnt look at those fog blanks anymore!
 

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has anyone had this problem, I know they work because the shop that installed them opened the fuse box and did something and they came on but he said I need to get them scanned, any help!
The few things I've found all say that there should have been starscan instructions with the foglights.

Here are 3 possible StarScan paths that might work:

1 - starscan main menu > ECU view > FCM/CGW > misc. functions > enable front fog lamp output > disable > finish > enable > export > finish

2 - starscan main menu > ECU view > FCM/CGW > misc. functions > enable front fog lamp output > start > next > disable > next > cancel > start > next > enable > next > export > next > finish

3 - starscan main menu > vehicle preparation > enable fog lamp > start > next > enable > export > next > finish

The part that says "Export" is supposed to allow the fogs to be on with highbeams, which is not usually allowed in the US (but is allowed for export vehicles). That part might not be needed to get normal operation.
 

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So i wanted to add to this write up...if thats ok.

For those who dont have a yellow wire already in place in the harness, its hard to tell from the instructions where it should go. It needs to be inserted directly next to the rightmost grey wire across the top row. I say "top row" in reference to the picture that shows the original yellow wire taped back. Skipping a slot like the other wires in the harness do will lead to the fogs not working after starscan.

Other than that the write up was perfect!
 

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For those that have a 08, before you go through the trouble wiring the fogs check to see if there are empty plugs down there already. My SE+ was prewired so all i had to do was install the lights and have it scanned. Anyone need a spare foglight wiring harness?
Where did you get the fogs for the 08? I haven't seen any for sale.
 
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