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Old 04-28-2012, 07:55 PM
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Default DIY: 2005 CRV Fog Lights instal with no switch

So today I got my fogs in the mail. Just some cheapo fog lights from ebay because on my good car I bought BNIB fogs from the dealership and 2 weeks later rock busted them and buy buy $300....


Here is what I got
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So lets get started.
First thing pop your hood so you can get to the clips on the top
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Then turn your wheels to one side then the other so you can get these side screws out
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and the classic upper screws
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then all the pop screws underneath
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then with some force pop and pull the bumper off
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Now lay down some carpet and put your bumper down so you can start working on your foglights
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First using a razor and a dremel cut out the fog light housing
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then use sand paper to clean it up. Mine didn't come with a beauty trim but came with some rubber seal to place on the cut
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Now add your spring clips (3 on each side)
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and go ahead and mount your fog light
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beautiful
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Now for the wiring..... this bullshit ebay kit was so bad the switch literally did not fit! WTF?! So I wired it to not use a switch since I love foglights anyways...

So first you need to stretch out your wiring and figure out your ground and power situation. For my ground I added the ground to the factory harness on the passenger side
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Then I found a place to mount my relay and fuse for power on the battery side...
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Then ran the power wire up to the battery
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Now to turn on our fogs.. I used the city light for an on switch. So first I unplugged the socket
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I was having a tough time getting to the wiring so I unplugged all the headlights so I could pull the harness down! Made a world of difference. Now I used a t-tap to tap into the power line of the socket
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Then taped it all up with electrical tape to clean it up and protect it!
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Now bolt it all back up and test it out!!

no lights
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city lights on
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headlights on
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:11 PM
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Hey man this is great.. I got the bull **** ebay fogs too.. I get everything u said but uhh, which wire did u splice to connect to the city light using the t-tap?.. and as for the other plugs in the kit that u didnt use, do u just leave them dangling or wat.. thanks.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:55 AM
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Default Re: DIY: 2005 CRV Fog Lights instal with no switch

Awesome thread. Good work. I got aftermarket fogs for an '06 on ebay with a switch which also didn't fit, so I bought an OEM one which requires re-wiring to work with the ebay harness but haven't tried installing it yet.

I ended up getting morimoto LED fogs and wired them up similar to how you did- directly to the parking lights.

That aside, I am curious about where the harness connects to the interior/cab & where to feed through the firewall. I've had a hell of a time trying to find pics on that. If anyone knows I'd appreciate it.
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I had a hard time getting the switch to work so I gave up on it and tapped the parking lights too.
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I was interested in getting the Winjet Fog Lamps too for my 2006 CRV SE. I assume you guys were trying to put the switch in the empty spot that is to the right of the Cruise Control Switch yet still left of the steering column? I know the switch spot to the right of the steering column is for the heated seat control.

The Winjet kit seems to be the only one that uses the standard Honda connector for the switch, incase it breaks just get a honda switch. I have a DEPO kit right now that came broken, seller refunded me and told me to keep. I was able to repair the broken brackets but I'm unsure if I want to wait til install day to find out if it works. The DEPO kit like many others, comes with a switch that looks nothing like factory and the connector is universal so if it breaks, your SOL.
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Actually Nevermind. I've been digging up pictures of the Winjet kit, the Factory Switch, and the Depo Kit and came to the conclusion that the Winjet kit doesn't even use a factory style harness. The connector that I thought was factory because it was green and resembled the factory shape actually isn't correct. The factory plug is keyed and blue. I think I'll stick with DEPO kit. Hopefully my repair job aligns correctly.
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sry to bring this thread up but I was wondering is this the oem fog lamp switch for the cr v? im trying to install fog light in my 05 cr v too.

Genuine Honda 08V31-S9A-61135 Fog Light Switch
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Actually Nevermind. I've been digging up pictures of the Winjet kit, the Factory Switch, and the Depo Kit and came to the conclusion that the Winjet kit doesn't even use a factory style harness. The connector that I thought was factory because it was green and resembled the factory shape actually isn't correct. The factory plug is keyed and blue. I think I'll stick with DEPO kit. Hopefully my repair job aligns correctly.

Hi, i have a Honda CR-V 2006, and just want to know what means "DEPO KIT"
Because i bought Fog lights too from ebay, and don't want problems to install them.

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Just ordered my foglights, let's see if I can make this work...
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Just ordered my foglights, let's see if I can make this work...
Did you order the winjet kit and oem switch? Thinking about going this route and wiring it up to make it work with the oem switch...
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: DIY: 2005 CRV Fog Lights instal with no switch

TBH I have no idea which kit I ordered. It was cheap on an eBay auction and I ended up winning it for $30

Mainly bought it for the housings and worst case I'll make my own harness and just connect it like this write up shows.

I've also seen the EK fog light write-up which uses an OEM switch, I've wondered if we can also use OEM harnesses in the body harness like that write-up does.
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Yeah, seems like all those eBay kits are the same **** different labels. Let us know it turns out cause the front bumper looks naked without fogs and that's next on my to-do list.

Also, if you don't mind, can you PM me pics of the plug end that plugs into the switch?
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Update, it's a Spec D Tuning kit.

There are no instructions
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This Video for reference?

https://youtu.be/SRdTMFNMSLY
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Cao, what route did you end up going with the wiring?
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Default Re: DIY: 2005 CRV Fog Lights instal with no switch

Followed OP's route.

The switch also didn't fit, which is why.

As an added bonus, when locking and unlocking, the fogs flash as well, helping the blind find their car in the dark
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don't people use other Honda fog light switch to make it fit?
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Default Re: DIY: 2005 CRV Fog Lights instal with no switch

Other people have used a factory fog light switch.

I do not have one on hand, so I do not know if it would work with the aftermarket wiring.

If I were to go the factory switch route, I'd find a wrecked CRV and pull the factory fog light wiring harnesses out and use those, ensuring it's wired properly...
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have anybody ran the wire harness through the firewall and if you or anybody that you know can you post a picture of with way you went thought also have mines with the running lights but i would like to use the switch that came with,please post pictures if you have, thank you in advance
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Question, are these cars prewired for fogs?

edit: never mind, cao just told me that it's not prewired. I guess I'll order the eBay kit and use their harness and try to splice it into the oem switch&pigtail that I just got from the yard off an 02 but I own an 05.

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