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Factory fog lamps on ford f150 dont work. I replaced bulbs and checked fuse under dash what else could I check

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    hi from uk assume you mean front fogs ? most factory fitted fogs either front or rear will only come on when the head lights ar on dipped beam the reaso for this here in uk at least ? is that weather conditions/foggy ? if you req fogs on then you will automatically req side/tail and headlights the other reason for this is to stop drivers driving with fogs in daytime with no other lights so try the above suggestion hope this helps

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Relays

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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Check grounds wires and also there should be a fog lamp relay probably under the hood.

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