If you have a base 1.8 I would get the foglights without the automatic switch. This is assuming you vehicle doesn't already have auto on/off headlights. If you got the automatic ones you would just have an extra useless switch.
"WITHOUT AUTOMATIC SWITCH and the AUTOMATIC SWITCH".
When you get the Nissan fog light kit , it comes with a brand new turn signal / wiper stalk assembly that has the additional switch for the fog lights. The Cube can be bought with an option for AUTOMATIC headlights that turn themself on when it gets dark and it has an additional position to the left hand headlight switch Off-Auto-Parking-On, wheras the regular Cube just has Off-Parking-On.
So, when you buy the Foglight kit, it has a stalk that is Just like the one you currently have on your car, but with the additional switch for the fog lights - thats why you need to know with auto or w/o auto.
BUT GUESS WHAT - the "With Auto" kit works fine on a car that is not so equipped. The list price on these kits is $250, lots of people are selling fog kits on Ebay for about 219, but ONE guy is selling kits "with auto" for about 150. I bought one, installed it and it works fine. The "auto" postion on the headlight switch just does nothing since the car isn't set up for Auto lights.
- If you keep the fog light switch on, then turn the master light switch off, do the fog lights go out? In other words, can I keep the fog switch on all the time and not worry able draining my battery when I shut off the car (my car does not have the auto off feature)?
- Do you know what is needed to enable the auto light option? Can you just add the optical light sensor and plug the cable into the BCM box?
Headlights have to be on first for foglights to be on - that must be a US law, as every car I've ever owned with factory fogs has worked that way. Also the foglights go OFF when high beams are on.
As for what else is required to enable the Auto-light function to work, the repair manual shows an Optical Sensor which is located on the passenger side of the dash as the only additional part required. There is a cover over this hole where this part would go and I opened it, but didn't see any wiring harness inside. I'll poke around a little more to see if I can find the harness that goes to the BCM ( Body Control Module ). If I can install the sensor and plug and play, I'll try it, but Im not running any new wires. I have a strong suspicion that all trim levels use the same wiring harness, so I have some hope that its tucked back there somewhere.
Hoosier, let us know if you do locate the harness for the auto on sensor. But as you said, most likely all models share a single wire harness. I know on my HHR it had all the plugs for all the goodies. When I installed the steering wheel radio control buttons all I had to add was the buttons, trim, and a short harness connector to the main harness and everything worked. I'm going to try adding the radio control buttons to my cube. But first I need to get to the Nissan Dealership and look up the part numbers. I know from reading the threads on the various cube forums the harness connector for the fog lights are there (as you already know), so I can't see whay the other connectors wouldn't be. - Dan