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A relay <u>must</u> be fitted in the circuit.<u>DO NOT</u> try and wire fog lights directly to any other circuit,do not go near the body computer or try and utilise the original menu/rear fog multifunction switchbank as doing so will cause damage to your
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

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is it possible to wire it so the fuse is the one in the fuse box? Meaning the fogs are wired to the fuse box and the fuse is in the standard front fog light position.
No because the wiring is not there (where it enters/leaves the fusebox) unless you want to put the terminals in there with associated wiring. Having the fuse mounted some accessible and neatly can look like 'standard' equipment.
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Hi everyone,

I know I am late to the party but i recently got a GP and I have came to realise I really like them with fog lights.

I am thinking about buying some and fitting them with some help for my mate. The main question I have is, is it possible to wire it so the fuse is the one in the fuse box? Meaning the fogs are wired to the fuse box and the fuse is in the standard front fog light position.

If not there in the sequence do you but the fuse? I don't understand that part of the install. I have seen a relay on eBay with the fust built into the top, is this what every replay is like?

Thanks for any help given
Relays with in built fuse are OK BUT it restricts where you can Mount it the fuse should be as close to the battery as possible

The supply to the relay to the fogs should be fused and then the supply to each individual lamp should be fused as it provides greater protection
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

Hi there, excellent guide.
I am currently fitting some original fog lights on my Fiat grande punto 1.2. Just wanted to know which type of screws did you use to fit the fog lights onto bumper. I did not get any fitting screws when I bought my fog lamps.

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Re: Fitting front fog lights

See the FAQ(link directly above your post)
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

Hi all

Just an update if fitting to a GP 2012-

The fog lamps themselves are dead easy to fit. I have just fitted mine and the lamps themselves took just a few minutes.

These are the parts from Fiat. I didn't buy any screws as I had a stock of black japan screws of the right size.


First use a screwdriver to lever out the blanks. Put a cloth under the screwdriver as it levers against the paintwork, to protect the paint.


When the blanks are out the foglamps slip in and mount on three screws.


When the fogs are in, then the new covers go on with a screw locating them on the upper edge of the cover.


Then all there is left to do is the wiring as already shown above.
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A quick update on retro fitting front fogs on my 2009 grande punto. I recently bought the multiecuscan software from gendian via e bay. It's a full licensed copy so it has full coding functionality. Under the adjustments and functions menu you can enable the front fogs. A few key presses and fittment of the new switch panel and it all operates as OEM. I fitted the fogs fuse and relay myself in the original positions . All the wiring is there as standard I just added the missing parts and coding . Job done ,
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Bertypunto, can you give a list of what you exactly bought and the process of doing it as I would like to do it the same way and try make it look oem if possible, Thanks!
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

I'm also going to have a go at that.

I found a fog-light switch off ebay with both fog light icons on it, so I guess that will replace the current fog-light switch with only one icon.

Then I need to source a fuse and relay - quite easy.

Then I either need to find a friendly forum member in NW London with a full multiecu set, or buy one myself with the pound really low - bummer..

Finally I need to buy two front foggers and replace... sorted!
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Aha - first problem.

1 - Buy new switch. Came today. Sorted.
2 - Try to replace switch. Can't. Old switch won't come out without disassembling dashboard. Connection in the back of it is clipped in solidly, and can't be undone.

Any ideas?
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

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Aha - first problem.

1 - Buy new switch. Came today. Sorted.
2 - Try to replace switch. Can't. Old switch won't come out without disassembling dashboard. Connection in the back of it is clipped in solidly, and can't be undone.

Any ideas?
Disassemble dashboard
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

Ah... So, how do you disassemble the dashboard? Starting with the mount for the foglight switch...
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

I am now in a position to be able to tell you how to easily remove the foglight/menu switch unit to the right of the dashboard.

1 - Do NOT try to lever it out with a screwdriver from the front. This will just dent all the plastic.
2 - Remove the small plastic 'cubby-hole' unit directly below the switch unit. This has two plastic clips at the top and pivots out when they are released.
3 - Put your right hand into the hole where the unit was, and curl your fingers round to touch the back of the switch unit.
4 - Press with your fingers on the back of the switch unit at the left hand side (where the MENU button is).
5 - The switch unit will start to come clear of the dashboard mounting. Grab it from the front with your left hand and pull until it comes free...
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Re: Fitting front fog lights

Interesting little aside for people wondering about upgrading to front fogs:

There are two dashboard switches available for the Grande - one with only the rear foglight button, and one with both front and rear buttons. The one with both buttons is more expensive, and, crucially, quite rare on ebay...

Opening the 'rear foglight only' switch shows that it is a 'cut-down' version of the full switch, and could conceivably be modified to act as a full switch.

The PCB is the same for both boards, and there is a little spring rubber switch for the front fogs. But there is no extra output pin for the socket, or surface-mounted LED and resistor for illumination. The output pin would be easy to add - the components would need to be obtained though they would be cheap...

In the plastic housing, the front fog switch is replaced by a plastic blanker. This is the same size as the switch, but it:

1 - does not have an internal stalk to push the rubber switch
2 - does not have the translucent foglight icon
3 - only has a small cutout which engages the clip holding it in place. The buttons have an elongated cutout which means they can slide down for a short distance.

Items 1) and 3) above are easy to modify - glue a plastic stalk in and lengthen the cutout a fraction so the blanker can act as a button. Thus, with very little modification, you can have a front-fog switch (though without the illuminated icon)...
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