A few questions for clarification since there aren't many bypass posts surviving for the 2007 era of X's and i'm nowhere near being well versed on electrical tinkering ..After a PM from MacGuyverMedic, he put me on the right path to wire up a Relay using the Switched Dash Cig Outlet. That would force you to have the Key in for the Fogs to Turn 'ON'. Turns out for his Mod (OP), both of the wires you are running are Grounds, and at least for the Ground that is in My Steering Column area, this is working. Other than routing, I followed his pictorial to the T.
Here's what I did to add my Relay.
Removed the knee panel - Requires a few Side Moldings moved also.
This forces you to Unplug the Wiring Harness for Mirror Control Adjuster.
There it is on the left.
That got me thinking, whenever we turn on the Headlights (or Parking Lights), the Dash Lights Up. Since my Relay is only Controlling a Ground, here's what I found out.
Pin #8 on the Mirror Harness is the Stalk Light Switched Power. It's Red, (There are 2, so count. It's in the corner next to Brown for me.)
12V Power that only comes "ON" when either Parking Lights or Headlights are chosen.
Best part is that Circuit is hooked up to the Battery Saving Relay Buried somewhere. I tested this out before and after wiring to check and I attached my Relay here.
Relay Pin Out:
86- Mirror Power tapped from Pin #8 - Simple T Tap
85- Ground for above
30- either side of cut black Wire from pictorial (OP)
87- other side of black Wire.
I Grounded them here. That happens to be the Hood Release Cord Mount.
And while with the OP you can make this picture, my Fogs are now Controlled by the Parking/Headlights Switched on and the Foglight Selector obviously on. I set them on, stood back, and after the 5 minute Battery Saver Timer, everything Shut 'OFF'. I can now use them on Parking, Low, and High, but not independently. Fine with me.
Thanks to MacGuyverMedic for the OP and the pm to get me here.
So going this route avoids punching through the firewall and modding the fuse box, correct? Allows for the stalk to control the fog lights independent of what the headlights are set to as long as they are on in some form?
Could the steps quoted above be explained in more layman's terms. For reference on my electrical skill set, i'm buying my first soldering gun on amazon after this posting.