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My wife ordered a pair of smoke fog lights for my tundra for our anniversary this past weekend. I've also ordered and installed the exact same kit for my father-in-law's 08 dc tundra. I opened the package today and what I saw was not what I saw online.
The lights, seen here Toyota Tundra Fog Lights 07-09 Smoke - Fog Light - Lighting
should have come with driver/passenger light, switch, wiring harness for the switch with power/ground connection, relay, and a wiring harness that plugs into both lights and goes through the firewall and plugs into the switch. I got everything except the big harness for the lights. According to the instructions this is a new plug and play kit. It works off the oem wiring harness so you don't have to go through the firewall. As I'm attempting to splice into one of the wires described in the instructions I see that I do not have that particular wire. So after double checking, then triple checking, I move to the front of the truck and remove the access panel behind the lights to find that I do not have an oem fog light harnesses. My father-in-law has a base 08 dc. I have a base 08 crew max. He had the oem harness but I don't. So I called turbo metal to see what's up. I had to explain to the rep 5 times that my truck is not equipped with a factory fog harness and the kit they sent me does not come with a harness for the lights. After being on hold for 10 mins, he says, "well, is it possible for you to find the harness on your own?" Um, NO! I explained that my wife just spent $275 for these lights, the picture on the website shows the harness, I got the complete kit back in November when I ordered my father-in-law's kit and I'm not going to search for the harness and pay for it on my own. He then says, "well, what if we can find it, or maybe get a hold of the supplier and offer it to you at a discounted price?" Um, NO! Why would I pay $275 for what is supposed to be a complete kit and then agree to buy an extra piece that should have come with it? I said you guys can find it, buy it, and then send it to me. So he says, "well, if you want, you can give me a day or two to try and find one and we'll send it to you, or you can return the lights." I said are you going to pay for return shipping? They agreed to pay for return shipping, however, it will take about 10 more days to get my refund. I'm extremely disappointed because I've been wanting these lights for quite some time. I've also been looking at the halo projectors, also sold on that sight, but after not getting what I paid for and then them suggesting that I search and buy a much needed part I won't be doing business with them again. I find it pretty crappy for them to suggest I do that. Just like my stealership suggesting that I move my seat a few clicks closer to the steering wheel to "get better control" over the crappy shimmed pedal. I would've waited for the harness, but that really ticked me off. The lights are going back tomorrow and I'll just have to wait a little while longer. The good news is that money is already spent, when I get my refund I'll order my billet grille and custom emblem. Sure hope that mod turns out better.
 

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Good Luck! Sorry to hear the not-so-good news, but hopefully it all works out for you.....
 

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It sucks that you don't have the factory wiring... I just bought the shrouds, some bulbs, a relay, and an old bumper with lights already in it... total cost for fogs $135 and I still have a painted bumper if I ever get the urge to color match :)
 

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My name is Tom from Tundrapart.com and we will be a supporting vendor soon and would love to earn your business. I don't suggest going with the smoked fog as it disrupts light output but if you want that look we'd be more than happy to accommodate. As soon as I get back from vacation and process our paperwork we'd be more than happy to offer our fogs for everyone as well as our new products that I think you'll all just love!

PS. Just so I am clear.... you have a chrome bumper 5.7 and aren't prewired? that's odd.....
 

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Yes sir. Behind my bumper there are no factory fog wires. I do have a chrome bumper. As for the switch wiring, there is no factory wire for me to splice into to attatch the blue switch wire.
 

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I guess. The thing is on the website it doesn't specify that it was only for pre wired trucks. And the pic shows the harness. My frustration comes from them telling me to search for and buy the harness myself.
 

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I guess. The thing is on the website it doesn't specify that it was only for pre wired trucks. And the pic shows the harness. My frustration comes from them telling me to search for and buy the harness myself.
I know we have the harness that you will need for the kit you already have, or if you have already returned it then you'd need a new kit with the additional harness. I will contact you via PM on Monday when I return from vacation to help you out. For future reference, if you do not have a 5.7L you must check to see if you are pre-wired because some of the non 5.7's are prewired and some aren't. Its a simple swap of harness...

Let me know if you have any questions and or concerns.... I'd be more than happy to walk you through it!

-Tom
 
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