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'01 Fog Light Help

i'm sure this question has been visited many times but i've been looking for well over an hour and haven't found what i'm looking for. i've got stock fog lights and a little black switch beneath and to the right of the steering wheel. the fog lights do not come on and the switch does not light up when flipped on. i took off the panel beneath the steering column and there are two wires, one black and one red, that come off of the switch. the black one is hooked to a screw and i'm assuming is ground but the red is not hooked to anything and i can not see where it may have been previously hooked up. does anyone know of where this red wire is supposed to be hooked into or which wire i should piggy back on to? any help is greatly appreciated.

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That sounds like it was hooked up to something else originally. The black is the ground and the red would have been power to whatever it was. Could have been rear Axillary lights or something

Your factory fogs are operated by the headlight switch. Pull it out when the headlights are on, and they should light up.

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The previous owner of my truck broke the headlight switch.The dealership where I purchased it installed the wrong switch(it didnt pull out)...if yours wont pull out,might want to check to see if you have the correct headlight switch.I got tired of arguing with them,so I hard wired mine into the light switch .Hope this helps.


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appreciate the replies but it did end up being a different headlight switch. don't know what the differences were, they looked identical, or if it was just broken but a friend of mine owns a repair shop up town and happened to have one laying around. i switched them out, gave a little tug and viola...fog lights. appears that the black switch must've been for something else. i did also find two little screw holes on the bottom of one of the panels and i'm going to guess that the previous owner probably had a brake controller box in that spot. thanks again for the quick replies.
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Glad you got it figured out


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