Why!? its not like your running any more lights when someone is coming at you unless you are a dick and dont turn off your high beams... We have done it on GTO's, and plenty of F-bodies and nobody has had any trouble with the law....
It's not a hard mod... did this to my last car. You just need to add in a relay that sends 12V to the fogs when the highs are on. Only downside is, the fogs will always turn on with the high beams. SO if you had the fogs turned off and turn on the high beams, the fogs will turn on with them. That could be fixed with adding another switch on the added relay but I don't think its really that big of an issue.
I added 2 relays on my last car so my highs lows and fogs would all come on with my high beams. It was definitely a great addition for country driving, plus it is better for the ballasts on the low beams because they are not getting switched on and off each time.
Off the top of my head members:
have done this.
You can search some of their posts or keywords "vent lights" and I'm sure you'll get some results.
Matter of fact, I think there is a video or two floating around.
If you don't find what you need you might want to start your own thread.
I'm sure people will help you out with getting this done.
First I would like to apologize for getting anyones hopes up with this, upon looking further the relay that is "maimed" on the GTO's is the "Fog Cancellation Relay" which does not exist on the G8's, explaining why the same procedure can not be done. After puting some thought in to it I did come up with an idea, it would require a "Guinea pig" and some extra imput from other members to see if its viable, worst case scenario go to Advanced Auto Parts and get a replacement relay for $8. So heres the idea, take the fog relay out and find where it is receiving its 12V, maim that connection and create a "makeshift" jumper with some wire to pull the 12V from the low beam relay, meaning that anytime your lowbeams come on, so do your fogs, and their will no longer be a separate switch, but in my mind this seems to be the only way for it to work. Now I don't claim that this will work or is even a viable solution, so please chime in.
For what its worth, this mod is pretty simple using a diode. In your BCM under the steering wheel, find the black X4 connector. Its easier if you unplug it but you are looking for pin #11 and #16. 11 is the fog lamp relay control and is a dark green/white wire. #16 is the high beam relay control and is brown/yellow. Take the diode and "jump" the current from those two pins making sure the diode stripe is towards pin #16. This is the only easy way to make the fogs work with high beams that I know of but it can be tricky to get your diode to stay in place and make contact.
Installed V6 tails, had moisture, carefully sealed up outside seams with silicone, work for a year or so, back again😡
Anything new tried lately?????
The V8 lights never had this problem, just do not like the look
Yes I know they’re terrible and come messed up. My questions are to those who have them.
1.) what steps did you take to fix them?
2.) costs associated with fixing it
3.) are the carbon fiber versions any better
4.) are all of them really that bad.
I’d love to see some of the carbon fiber...