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Switch and wire melted

I installed four fog lights all together ,when switch was turned on the switch got hot and the fuse holder and wire melted, what do I need to use so there is no melt down for more lights? or do I have to wire the switches seperately, I have 8 fog lights , a par of driving lights and my head lights on my 2000 k2500 I not crazy ,in the fog I see great and they can see me! They are pointed down on the road and 4 to the side of road. there was no problem per fog light just when I installed more fog lights to one switch, I'm trying not to have 8 switches on my dash

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OK, you need to connect a relay to one of the 'power' wires under the hood that leads to the bulb of the low beams. Then, the fog lights will go on only when they are turned on or off.

Otherwise, you could have a relay that is controlled by a switch that independently operates the relay and thus the fog lights.

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See Figure 1
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Fig. 1: Exploded view of a fog lamp assembly

  1. Remove the lamp stone shields, the four bezel attaching screws, and the bezel.
  2. Remove the reflector assembly from the lamp body.
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DO NOT handle elements with your bare hands, always handle with a clean cloth. Oil from your hands will cause the element to fail.
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Fog Lamp Switch
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If the fuse blows when the switch is off the switch is bad too. If thefuses only blows when the switch is turned on you have a short in thewiring or bulb.

So first, I would removeboth driving bulbs from their sockets and see if there is corrosion.Fix that problem if there is corrosion.

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This means you have a short. I am assuming you are talking about the fog light fuse. Does this fuse blow whether the fog lights are off? or just when turned on?

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