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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

I picked up these awesome vintage IPF Japan fog lights for my 73 super and I'm looking for some suggestions on a good inconspicuous way to route the wires into the trunk. I'll be mounting these on the front bumper. Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

It is not that hard to figger out. Look under the fender below the head light, you will see the head light drain tube. Run your wire into that which will put it in the head light bucket, then from the head light bucket into the trunk by following the head light wiring. Simple, now from the fog light run along the bumper and into the body along the bumper mounting brackets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

Figger? Lol. I guess i should've been more specific. I was hoping to get suggestions on where other people with fog lights routed their wires. I'm not saying i don't know how to route wires. I have some ideas but thought maybe someone could have a way i haven't thought of.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

Look at a late Super with indicators in the front bumper for ideas.

The wires for the bumper mounted indicators are in a plastic sleeve and follow the bumper bracket through the wing then through the inner wing into the trunk. I can't remember if they merge with the headlight loom or pass through the inner wing via a separate hole. Earth point was a self-tapped screw each side of the trunk, shared with the headlights.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

Dodgy wrote:
Look at a late Super with indicators in the front bumper for ideas.

The wires for the bumper mounted indicators are in a plastic sleeve and follow the bumper bracket through the wing then through the inner wing into the trunk. I can't remember if they merge with the headlight loom or pass through the inner wing via a separate hole. Earth point was a self-tapped screw each side of the trunk, shared with the headlights.


This is what i was looking for. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

Has anyone got a good suggestion for routing the rear fog light?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

SOmeone recently posted a pic of original VW foglights which had instructions for how to run the wiring. I would copy that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

bnam wrote:
SOmeone recently posted a pic of original VW foglights which had instructions for how to run the wiring. I would copy that.


Great, do you where the link is, also was this for an rear light? Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

If you want official instructions there's some guides in the technical section, like this (for a reverse light, but same idea) - https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/techbulletins/e3.php

Basically reiterating what was said above, you just follow the existing head/tail-light wire routing and exit through a bumper mount.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

Littleeagle28 wrote:
bnam wrote:
SOmeone recently posted a pic of original VW foglights which had instructions for how to run the wiring. I would copy that.


Great, do you where the link is, also was this for an rear light? Thanks



Sorry, was for the front.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

if you are perplexed to get the wires from the cabin to the trunk, I did this to get some wires to switches for my 12v washer pump. Wires are run through the grommet which was for one of the hoses for the OEM washer bottle to valve on the steering column.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: I need fog light wiring routing suggestions Reply with quote

AlmostHeavenWV_VW wrote:
if you are perplexed to get the wires from the cabin to the trunk, I did this to get some wires to switches for my 12v washer pump. Wires are run through the grommet which was for one of the hoses for the OEM washer bottle to valve on the steering column.
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Mine is for a rear fog light, is your description for the front?
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