Joined: Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada
about a month ago i did try an attempt to install the fog lights. They were bought off Amazon and said direct fit, wiring harness and plug, etc. I popped out the Xtrail's fog light covers in my bumper and pulled out the Xtrail's wire with plug....and it was not a match for my new fog light's plug. So i decided i try and splice the wires (by pass the plugs) and i still could not get them to light up. I will admit i am not at all handy with car electronics and wiring. The honda civic i owned before the Xtrail needed a car stereo upgrade...i tried installing and wiring the deck myself but after 4 hours of i gave it up and paid a professional $90 to install and wire the damn thing up. Some people are handy and comfortable with doing upgrades with their vehicle electronics, but in my case i get a tad confused and overwhelmed with all the wires and the possibility i fry something in one area and end up with a big repair bill. To answer Otomodo, my Xtrail does not have the switch on the steering column...but i do have a switch/plug/wire in the new fog lights i bought . I think i will pay a pro to install the lights and switch , maybe with the option of having the fog lights come on automatically whenever i turn on the headlights....i had aftermarket foglights with a switch installed on a corolla gts i owned and sometimes i killed my battery when i forgot to hit the kill switch.