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Now that I think about it, my lights have a short "cord" (with the correct connector).
From what I recall, there's no way to plug directly into the bulb itself. At least not without some disassembly of the light, to find the other end of those red and black wires..

I took for granted that they all came that way, when made for a specific vehicle, which these lights are.


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strange. Ram calls for 9006 fog light plug. Weird your's came built with a 9145 plug. Ive seen the morimoto fog light assemblies installed in couple trucks and always needed to trim them to use them without the harness. The fogs have the tab in them and thats why the won't plug in. Unless morimoto varied there manufacturing for a few units and shipped some with slightly different plug on them.

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Now that I think about it, my lights have a short "cord" (with the correct connector).
From what I recall, there's no way to plug directly into the bulb itself. At least not without some disassembly of the light, to find the other end of those red and black wires..

I took for granted that they all came that way, when made for a specific vehicle, which these lights are.
There is no bulb. Its a sealed beam LED unit.

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the splitter is the harness im talking about. I didn't use it but in order for the light to plugin the small little piece of plastic in the middle of the connector has to be trimmed. Its possible i guess you could jam them together without trimming but i wouldn't believe they would be a water tight connection anymore.

Now like i said earlier this is only on every truck i have ever seen. Its possible i guess you guys got different lights from morimoto or ram built your trucks slightly different.
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I have a damaged unit in my garage, i'll take a closer look at it tonight. When i received mine they were sent with wires free, and a 9006 connector that was loose. I inserted the wires conenctors into the 9006 connector in the proper orientation and was good to go, as detailed in their own instruction manual...

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the splitter is the harness im talking about. I didn't use it but in order for the light to plugin the small little piece of plastic in the middle of the connector has to be trimmed. Its possible i guess you could jam them together without trimming but i wouldn't believe they would be a water tight connection anymore.

Now like i said earlier this is only on every truck i have ever seen. Its possible i guess you guys got different lights from morimoto or ram built your trucks slightly different.
So, what you are saying is the trimming must be done on the splitter/resistor harness? I didn't have a harness on my 12, and did not install one on my 18 no issues with either

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the splitter is the harness im talking about. I didn't use it but in order for the light to plugin the small little piece of plastic in the middle of the connector has to be trimmed. Its possible i guess you could jam them together without trimming but i wouldn't believe they would be a water tight connection anymore.

Now like i said earlier this is only on every truck i have ever seen. Its possible i guess you guys got different lights from morimoto or ram built your trucks slightly different.
I didn't get anything like what you show in that illustration. Well, for the '14 I didn't even order anything extra, thinking they'd work without.
For the '17 I did order resistors/antiflicker, whatever the little box contains, but those are meant to go in series, and look nothing like what's in your illustration.

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Although i probably should go in and enable LED fog lights at some point just so i don't have to worry about anything.....but my connectors didn't require any trimming. they plugged right in
Yes you need to do that to shut off PWM from the fogs. They may work but you are causing the LED voltage regulator to work overtime.

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the splitter is the harness im talking about. I didn't use it but in order for the light to plugin the small little piece of plastic in the middle of the connector has to be trimmed. Its possible i guess you could jam them together without trimming but i wouldn't believe they would be a water tight connection anymore.

Now like i said earlier this is only on every truck i have ever seen. Its possible i guess you guys got different lights from morimoto or ram built your trucks slightly different.
If you use the wires from morimoto you don't need to trim anything. The slots in the connector prevent folks from plugging things in backwards. i.e. + -> - and - -> +

You don't need a splitter just a wire.
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Yes you need to do that to shut off PWM from the fogs. They may work but you are causing the LED voltage regulator to work overtime.


If you use the wires from morimoto you don't need to trim anything. The slots in the connector prevent folks from plugging things in backwards. i.e. + -> - and - -> +

You don't need a splitter just a wire.
No i dont think your right there. Since the connector only has a tab to lock it on one side. The piece is in the middle. It is in the way if you line the connector up to lock it. With regards to polarity the connector comes unpinned from morimoto so its deff no for preventing polarity mix up since you could easily do that yourself by putting the wires in the wrong side.

Maybe you guys are talking about morimoto bulbs and nott the full fog light assemblies? ive installed couple of these and seen bunch more installed. Always required either use the splitter harness with the resistors (direct plug and play) or no splitter harness and Trim the middle of the connector then use alfaOBD to turn on LED mode so you don't get a bulb out warning.

Morimoto even list the splitter harness with the resistors as part of the package when you buy them? Not sure how you guys are getting them without the harness.

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Must be a Morimoto thing based on what they are shipping - My factory female connection (from the truck) that went into the 9145 bulb in the factory fog housing, would not plug in unless I trimmed that tab on the Morimoto connector, which @RichardCalvin shows on his pics

Here is back of the Morimoto housing, I had to trim the tab on the connector, since I have AlfaOBD I did not need splitters or resistors and the plug on the new fog housings plugged into my factory fog lamp plugs once I made the modification

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no trimming neccesary, and no resistor packs supplied or used on this truck

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Or this truck (2012)
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