Hi all, been a while since I've needed help ( a good thing in my mind). My fog lights are not working. What have you all found are some common causes? Bad switch/fuse? Wiring? Where should I start? Thanks in advance!
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Come on guy, check the fuse!
#1 Fuse - corroded/loose Ground - relay getting power? Short switch terminals out to eliminate switch.
Most fog lights take quite a bit of wattage. If you aren't using a relay, it could very well be a bad switch (especially if it is a cheap China-made one). The energy draw directly through the switch will melt the contacts in the switch.
I will check the fuse first, should have mentioned... still a newbie (sorry Jim Gilbert!) I'll figure these things out eventually. Starting with where the fuse is!
Aren't they WIFI fog lights?
@Marc Orloff look up under the dash in front of your left knee. Lots of cars have the fuse panel there (don’t expect much - They’re pretty cheap). Once you find it let us know the amperage on it and we can help with whether it needs to be increased.
Thanks Gordon, will look the next couple days.
Could be under the trunk as well depends on the builder.
Thanks Roy, it is an IM build. I’m going to try and check it out tomorrow and see what I can find.
OK, will disconnect and bring with. No relay on this, just wired direct to this switch.
Hang in there, Marc! With the help of the talent pool on here, you'll get through it and feel the gratification of learning how to troubleshoot and sort your car.
For the veteran and long-time car guys on here, sometimes we forget our own humble beginnings in the learning process of becoming the ace mechanics that we are.
Let us know how it all works out with your fog lights.
Appreciate the help! Will tackle this project
@Gordon Nichols posted:
Take the old one with you and ask a NAPA counter person to match it. Those are used on a lot of different (older) vehicles.
Unfortunately, all those old guys retired from the local NAPA stores. Now, it’s “year, make, and model” or they won’t tear themselves away from their computers to go look and see if they have what you’re looking for.