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Happy Thanksgiving to all.
I have a question about fog lights. Have had my 2014 VS for about six years. It has fog lights. I bought a Colgan bra early on but it does not have accommodations for the fog light so they are covered when it’s on the car. I had it on coming home from a North Meets South event and someway had the fog lights turned. When I stopped for gas, the lights were so hot, they had started to melt the bra. What the hey? Should I be looking to see if there is a relay in that system or what? If there isn’t , should I install one? Do they just get that hot? It just doesn’t seem right. Anyone?

Thanks in advance. Tom C.

Tom

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To future-proof your car from this happening again consider moving the light switch power from a constant on fuse to a switched fuse so they can be turned on without the car being on. Or replace the switch that powers the fog/driving lights with an illuminated switch so when the lights are on the switch is illuminated. But that would also require you to pay attention to the switches.

After numerous battery draining episodes from forgetting to turn the headlights off, and replacing the headlight dashboard switch for the third time, I bit the bullet and put all the headlight filaments (there are four) on relays that activate through the dash switch via the ignition switch (in series).  Turn the ignition off and the lights go off if they happen to be on.  Also, no more high current through the dash switch.  Throw in replacing the headlight bulbs from halogen to LED, and all is good, reliable and brighter than ever. No more dead batteries.

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