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Fog lights don't work

I installed factory fog lights on a vehicle that didn't have them. I put in a new switch I got from the dealer. I don't see a fuse in the circuit diagram. I get no fog lights in any setting - low beam or parking lights.

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There is a fuse and or relay for this. You just have to find out which blank spot it is.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

  • Larry Dec 31, 2012

    Thank you - I tried all open slots and checked all current fuses - no luck. Is there another spot for a fuse besides in the main fuse box?

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SOURCE: looking for fuse for fog

Check your instructions with the fog lamps, I believe you will need to take your car to a dealer to have them activate the fog lamp driver in the Totally Integrated Power Module.

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

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SOURCE: factory fog lights wont work

you can try unhooking the neg battery cable for about 5 minutes then rehook it. this will allow the instrument cluster to attempt to identify the fog lamps being there. if that dont work you may have to have the dealer go in and configure the modules to tell the computers they are there

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: faulty forward control modules

might just have to have the TIPM reconfigured

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: head lights do not work, but all other lights do.

sounds like a bad headlight relay.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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check fuses in under hood fuse box let me know i will at some diagrams for you hey vote for me ok

Posted on May 26, 2009

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