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99 dakota fog lamps wont work although headlamps still work.

Replaced bulbs. Could it be the switch?

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  • bip1096 Jun 18, 2009


  • bip1096 Jun 18, 2009

    sorry misunderstood bulbs have no power although switch shows power is there

  • bip1096 Jun 18, 2009

    Thank you

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    U are saying the bulb sockets have 12 volts at them when the fogs are turned on? are you sure??

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    is there power to the lamps?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    fog lamps not working



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Check the relay to the fog light, it's the fuse and relay box under the hood behind the battery. Take the relay out labeled fog light and switch it with an other relay for now just to see if it is the relay, it the fog light's work then it's the relay. If they don't work then it's the switch, good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to help.

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  1. Release the hood latch and open the hood.
  2. Remove the radiator closure panel sight shield as necessary to gain access to the headlamp.
  3. Remove the screws holding the headlamp module halves together.
  4. Separate the module halves.
  5. Disengage the wiring from the headlamp bulb.
  6. Remove the retaining ring from the back of the headlamp bulb.
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To install:
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  5. Install the screws to hold the module to the vehicle.
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88176gb1.gif Exploded view of the fog lamp with the bulb removed
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  2. Remove the radiator closure panel sight shield as needed to gain access to the headlamps.
  3. Remove the screws holding the headlamp module halves together.
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To install:
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