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Relaying Fog Lights

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Relaying Fog Lights Reply with quote

**Thanks to Oldcoach for this writeup**

The addition of a relay to carry the high current for the fog lights will remove a big load from the MFS. The use of the fog light seems to be the reason that most MFS fail.
This setup will keep all the fuses and function of the MFS the same; the relay is added to remove the high current from the MFS

NOTE : This mod will work on 2001-2004 PT Cruisers, that is the only wiring diagram that I worked the details from. If you have a different year we will need to check that the location and wire colors are the same.

Parts needed :
1 Bosch mini-giant relay
1 relay socket

1) Disconnect the battery

2) Remove the steering column opening cover


3) Remove the left instrument panel end cap (one with the fuse cap cover)


4) Remove the two screws holding the fuse block up in dash


5) Disconnect C106 from matting connecter


The C106 connecter is behind the fuse block location and is the one on the right. To disconnect push the black locking part toward the fire wall, it will rotate back and the connector should come apart easily


7) Find the light blue wire on pin #1 coming off the C106 connector and cut it, this is the wire that feed the power to the fog lamps after the MFS. The wire that is now coming from the connector will connect to the relay pin #85. The light blue wire that goes back into the wire bundle is connected to the relays pin #87. I used a solder connection for the connection of the relay pin #87 back to the light blue wire; this will carry the power to the fog lights


8 ) For the power to the relay find the pink with light green strip wire on the back of the fuse block. When you remove the two screws holding the fuse block and let it drop down so that you see the back the pink with light green strip wire will be on the right side of the block and should be the 4th wire down from the top of the box when mounted in the car. Also it should be the only pink with light green strip wire in the fuse block


Do not cut the wire, just remove about inch of the insulation so that you can solder the power feed to the relay pin #30

This wire comes from the fog light fuse #8 in the fuse block it goes back up to the MFS. So know only the current that is needed to work the relay will pass through the MFS and the high current for the fog lights will pass through the relay at pin #30 to pin #87 when the fog lights are turned on

9) Find a location for the relay ground of pin #86; I used one of the screws that hold the fuse block to the car as the ground location


10) Reassemble by reversing the process.

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