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12-18-2002, 07:39 PM
I'm seriously onto an AWD SE with COLD, POP, & DYNAMIC CONTROL. One thing I want to do almost immediately after purchase is revise the headlight wiring so I can run with the fog lights on (and amber parking would be ideal) without the low beams and maintain all the legality for HIGH BEAM. A.K.A '03 AltimaSE. Any Dr. Wizards out here with ideas on what it would take to accomplish this ? http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

12-18-2002, 07:50 PM
Run your fog lights like that in my jurisdiction and you get a $150 fine and points on your license...the valid point is to use fog lights WHEN there is fog...doh. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

12-18-2002, 08:00 PM
well the reason for running fog lights on the SE would be to reduce cycling the Xenons which from what I've heard decreases their life expectancy, that and to increase being seen by others, i.e. safety. Talk to your legislature and get the law changed .

12-19-2002, 10:12 AM
Wow, nice response. You must be a young cop. Explain why it's illegal to run with just your fog lamps on during the day, as opposed to you headlamps(which sit higher, and are often brighter). If the fog lamps are aligned properly, there should be no problem. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif Actually, I was wondering about that for the Altima.

12-19-2002, 06:58 PM
Doh...there is a difference between fog lights and day time driving lights. As for being a young cop, no...I have probably been on the job longer than you've been alive...that being said...fog lights are for fog...period. Otherwise, they'd already come from the factory as a "multi purpose" accessory...

12-19-2002, 07:13 PM
Um, well we(the populace) run around with our fogs on quite a bit during the day. The men and women on the police force here don't seem to care. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smirk.gif
Is that the same as "because" for an answer from an "authority" figure. I see now why you joined an organization that does your thinking for you. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/ooo.gif

12-19-2002, 07:25 PM
I'm happy with the option of having running/fog (be prepared ya know) lamps that the Altima has. Too bad the departments at NISSAN didn't coordinate information better. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif

12-19-2002, 07:35 PM
Isn't that what the technical forum here is for? Someone just needs to work on it. My boss would kill me if I started dismanteling the car in the showroom. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smirk.gif

12-19-2002, 07:39 PM
I too was interested in this. My buddies on the AudiWorld S4 forum have also discussed this (see http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/45255.phtml ) So, if there are any EE's out there, maybe a similar modification can be made. Another challenge..... since the Murano uses the same HID for high / low (only changing the lens shutter for high beam), I'm wondering what wire we would tap in for a high beam relay to activate a pair of driving lights that would only come on when the high beam is in use. This is very easy on a conventional headlight system, as your relay would be feed off of the positive voltage of your high beam circuit.

Finally, anyone attempted to replace the fog lightís halogen bulbs. I believe they are HB-4 / 9006 and I think Sylvania Silver Stars would be a good [aesthetic] complement to those Murano owners with HIDís.

Any takers out there?



12-19-2002, 07:44 PM
I think the current national law is that you can only have two beams on HIGH. That's why the running/fogs go off when HIGH comes on. I just want to utilize the less expensive running/fog lights during the day for safety's sake.

12-19-2002, 08:59 PM
Thanks, that was a good post, seems that if one had the schematic for the Altima and the Murano the solution could be duplicated. I wouldn't want to have to remember to douse the fog/driving lights whenever I toggled the high beams on, ya know? Men were made to create, machines to work. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif

12-20-2002, 03:54 AM
I know that you can get a ticket for running fog lights when there is no fog and a friend of mine recently got a warning for running his in TOWN. But, this was late at night in a VERY small town in Oklahoma and the cop was probably just bored.

Here is a question for ya..and a good one at that: What about the daytime running lights on the Chevrolet Avalanche? The daytime running lamps are RIGHT NEXT to the fog lamps and actually share the same lens. This, I am sure, has already caused a lot of confusion to cops all over the US and Canada.