Auxiliary vehicle lighting:

Why you should add auxiliary lights to improve safety!

Vehicle lighting is directly related to driving safety: the better you can see and be seen, the less likely you are to be involved in an accident.

Advance Auto Parts stocks a wide variety of vehicle lighting options, from close-range/low illuminating fog lights to longer-range driving lights to roof- or roll bar-mounted off-road lights. Many auxiliary lights use easily replaceable halogen bulbs, which come in various output ratings: both DOT-approved and for off-road use only. These bulbs can be swapped to suit the situation.

When replacing bulbs, always wear gloves because skin oil can affect the bulb's lifespan. Any Advance Auto Parts Team Member can illuminate you about your lighting options.

Vehicles intended for off road or inclement-weather use can often benefit from auxiliary lighting. Stock headlights are fine for normal driving, but people who drive in foggy conditions, explore off-pavement trails, or participate in weekend rallies are safer seeing more of the road and its surroundings than factory lighting can illuminate. In effect, auxiliary lighting can improve safety and driving enjoyment. It also gives your vehicle a customized look.

What you will need to install auxiliary vehicle lighting:

You may also need the following to install auxiliary vehicle lighting:

Do-it-yourself difficulty guide for vehicle lighting:

Estimated time required - 1 Hour

How to add auxiliary lighting: do it yourself & save!

Play it safe and begin the installation by disconnecting the positive battery terminal. Also, not all auxiliary lights are approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for public-road use. Determine your need. Fog lights make your vehicle more visible, while driving lights improve visibility.

  • Light kits normally come with mounting hardware. Find a location that doesn't interfere with factory lighting. You may need to drill mounting holes.
  • Front fascias often have cutouts for auxiliary lights. The cutouts can be popped out or may have to be cut out for access to the mounting holes.
  • Follow the instructions and route the kit's wires away from hot or moving parts between the lights and car battery. If possible, tie-wrap the harness to existing wires.
  • Connect the relay and harness to a 12-volt source, then mount the relay. The switch wire should follow an existing wiring harness through the firewall to the cabin.
  • The switches should be mounted in a convenient location, using double-sided tape, hook-and-loop fasteners, or a mounting bracket. Align the lights to avoid blinding oncoming drivers.


Auxiliary lights: compliance & courtesy

• Be sure to check state laws that regulate the number and power of auxiliary lights.
• Fog lights should be wired to work with the headlights in low-beam mode only.
• Be sure the auxiliary lighting is properly aimed following installation.

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