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2013 RAV4 LE Canada built. Purchased Toyota OE kit Part #: 00016-42023. Kit came with two fog lamps (equipped with H16 19W OE bulbs), a switch, and all sorts of wiring harnesses including three relays. Sorry for any redundancies, but I wanted to give another walk-thru to see if I can try and capture some of what was missing from other posts.
I started on the driver's side by first removing the four screws from the plastic cover on the underside of the fog light location. A splash guard came off along with this cover. Then I removed two 10mm hex screws and a plastic snap fastener that holds the fog light blank plate in place. There was a green connector for the fog lights already in there, I just had to free it up by removing tape. I used the removed fasteners to install the driver's side fog light (the upper fastener was tough to get in. Once started by hand, a 10mm box wrench did the trick). Plugged in the green connector to the bulb and reinstalled the plastic cover/splash guard. Repeat this procedure for the passenger side.
Installed a fog lamp relay (had to purchase this ... part number 203-0133 or equivalent) in the relay box located under the hood on the passenger side. There is a relay "map" on the backside of the cover. Install it in the empty fog lamp location (upper left as viewed from the front of the car).
On the driver's side, locate the fuse box under the hood and verify the 7.5 amp fog lamp fuse is installed. There is a map of the fuses on the cover. If I recall, the fuse is somewhere in the top left quadrant when viewed from the front of the car.
Now to the inside. Carefully pry off the dash panel containing the buttons for traction control, dimmer for instrument illumination, and mirror controls. The fog light trigger location is pin 36 on connector 3B. See attached for location of 3B connector. Pin 36 on this connector is the one all the way to the bottom right. I had a white wire going to mine. Before hacking into any wiring , I manually grounded this pin using a small piece of wire to verify that the fog lights illuminated (remember to have the parking lights or headlights on, too).
The only part of the wiring I used with the kit I purchased was the switch and its connector with 3 wires (red, black, gray), which I had to cut free from one of the wiring harnesses. T-tap the gray wire to the white wire on pin 36. T-tap the red wire to the red wire on the traction control connector. T-tap the black wire to the brown wire on the traction control connector.
Pop out the switch blank plate in the dash panel located adjacent to the traction control button, snap the new fog light switch in its place, and connect its connector. Spend some time to carefully wire tie the new wires in place to make sure nothing will rub on one another due to road vibration and possibly chafe/short out over time. Then pop the dash panel back in place and you're in business.
Couple things to note. When wired as above, my fog lights work with parking lights, low beams, and high beams. Also, the fog lamp light on the dash board does not illuminate for me when the fog lamps are on. The supplied switch has a LED that illuminates when the fog lights are on, so that helps I guess. Oh, another point to mention. The switch illuminates green, which kind of turns me off a little. Why wouldn't Toyota make it match the rest of the buttons on the dash?
Last step is to align the fog lights per the attached procedure. I chose to do this in a parking garage with dim lighting and a relatively flat surface leading to a wall. I measured 20" from the ground to the center of the fog light, so at 25' I wanted the top of the beam to be at 16". I leaned a piece of plywood against the passenger light to shadow it while I adjusted the driver's side. I put a ruler against the wall with tape at the 16" mark. The plastic cover on the underside of the fog light has two holes in it. The front hole leads to the 10mm hex adjusting screw (I used a 1/4" drive screwdriver with a 6" extension and 10mm shallow socket) on the underside of the fog light. I used the other hole to shine a light into so I can peek into the side of the cover and get the socket onto the adjusting screw. Then turn the screw clockwise to raise the beam and counterclockwise to lower it until the top of the beam is at your tape mark. Repeat for the passenger side.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
Last edited by jmailly; 11-14-2016 at 03:56 AM.