2001 Cadillac Deville Fog lamps

Tiny
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  • 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
Hello! I have a 2001 Cadillac DHS. I have pre-installed fog lamps with bulbs and wires(I saw it through bumper hole but I don't know about continuous..). Also I have checked and found a fog light relay inserted.
BUT I don't have any fog light button or switcher. You can see on the picture:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/522713_02_copy_1.jpg


But I'm going to buy with button one:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/522713_01_copy_1.jpg



Will my fog lights work if I simply change the light switcher? Do I have to add something else?

Thank you very much.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 5:13 PM

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Tiny
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Yes you can

You need to check the amp rating of the lamp that is already installed.
The switch rating should be higher or equal or you can use the relay you have in place.
Attach the Light circuit to the "Load" side of the relay. Run wire from power source's Hot supply to one of the relays load terminals (use fog fuse as power source, it is hot all the time). Connect the relays other load terminal to the light closest to it. Connect the remaining connection on the light to one of the connections on the other light. Connect the second light's remaining connection to the negative side of the power source.
Connect the switch. Run wire from a power source to one of the "Control" terminals on the relay. Connect the other terminal to the switch. Connect the remaining switch terminal to the negative of the power source (negative side of fog fuse).
Start car and test. If selected sources fuse blows, replace and try connecting to another source.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 12:22 AM
Tiny
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Wow. Everything is great but I'm not a so big technician. It looks difficult for me. How many it will cost approximately in service like STS Tire?

"Yes you can" - you mean I can plug-in a new switcher and it will work(maybe). Right?
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Hello scanssystems

Many kits come with pre-wired harnesses that make the electrical part of the job largely a plug-and-go affair. But you want to use the existing fog light.
Be sure to check state laws that regulate the number and power of auxiliary lights because, fog lights should be wired to work with the headlights in low-beam mode only. If you buy a kit for your vehicle, the instruction will right be there. It should not take so much time to install those and it should not cost so much, less than an hour. If you buy the whole kit, you can us the switch you have instead of using the switch that comes with the kit and everything should work fine.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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Hello again!
I'm not going to buy any kits. I just want to change existing switcher to another one(OEM too). This is it.
Answer please, do I have any chance that it will work after change?
Thank you!
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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How does the old fog light was control?
I mean how it was switched?
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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I don't have fog lights switch or button now. I showed on the picture.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Install the new one and let me know if it work,
if it does not, let me know too.
So I can help you step by step.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Great! Thank you!
But it can take maybe one week for delivery(from eBay). I'll let you know!
Thank you very much again! A+
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Hello,
when you get it, take pic on the back side of it and the back side of the old one too and post it to me so we can continue.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 7:55 PM

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