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Old 01-26-2008, 10:38 AM
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Fog light repair...comments/ideas please

Well my fog lights have not worked since i bought the truck and i thought it was just the bulbs. So I spent the 40 dollars on the silverstar super bright bulbs because the old ones were blown. That didnt work either. So long story short they dont work for whatever reason and id like an easy fix. My idea is to cut the wires and splice them into the headlights or parking lights. I'd really like them to come on everytime the truck is on but playing with the ignition is probably out of my ability. If anyone has any ideas on the method or a better idea on another method of repair it would be appreciated
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that would be a bad idea.

you dont have many options, its a switch or a relay....not too hard to diagnose if you got some electrical knowhow and a multimeter or test light...

What is the wattage on the fog light bulbs?
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no multimeter or test light, without looking i have no clue on the wattage. They are the ones that Shucks has in the computer for 01 superduty. Why suck a bad idea to be on whenever the foglights are on?
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bump! Well i went ahead with splicing them into the headlights but my question is this. There are 3 wires going to the bulb... my educated guess is high beam low beam and ground... common sense i think. Anyway what color is the low beam and which color is the high beam. I'm going to splice them all together someway so they work with the high beams and lowbeams any help would be good.
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bump! Well i went ahead with splicing them into the headlights but my question is this. There are 3 wires going to the bulb... my educated guess is high beam low beam and ground... common sense i think. Anyway what color is the low beam and which color is the high beam. I'm going to splice them all together someway so they work with the high beams and lowbeams any help would be good.

You really dont want to do this!!! With the proper know how you could do it without harming anything but it doesnt sound like you really know what your doing. You need to use diodes and relays to accomplish what you are talking about doing.

lets get back to fixxing the original problem. Does the light on your dash say that the fog lights are on when you turn them on with the switch? if so then it is either the relay or fuse. if it does not come on then you could have a bad switch or it could be a different fuse.
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