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Jeff
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2/05/2003
21:12:51

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Ok Guys,
I have been sorting through ALL of the fog light threads but didnt really find any concrete answers to what I have done. I purchased some Pilot fog lights to replace those wonderful weak ass plastic Dodge ones. I figured I could be smart and just tap right into the connectors and the factory wiring. After disconnecting the factory lights, I made a homeade connector and hooked up one of the pilot lights just to test to see if it worked. It did. So i moved over to the other light, hooked up my homeade connector, went to turn them on and NOTHING. I realized that i crossed the wires on the second light (reversed my colors) but didnt think this should be that big of a problem. After reading through the numerous threads about switches and relays, I got out the voltmeter and tested as instructed. 1 & 2 on the switch should have continuity when on. CHECK...it does. Checked the relay, everythign seems to be workign on that. Now, I have a 97 dakota, which has the seperate fog light switch, when the lights are on the switch glows but has an orange indicator at the top of it. The switch still glows but the indicator does not come on. Does anyone have a clue?? as i am somewhat electrically challenged with finding problems, but able to fix them when i know what to do. Any help would be appreciated.
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Jeff



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2/05/2003
23:03:03

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I had the same prob the fog light indicator dont light up, There is a fuse in the relay box on the driverside fender. have a look.



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2/06/2003
07:04:30

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Shane,
Did you get aftermarket lights to work with the factory wiring?



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2/06/2003
11:11:37

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I still have the factory lights till my new bumper cover gets painted. I was planing on using the original wireing. Did you find that fog light fuse? Mine just stoped coming on 4 no reason and that switch indicator dint light up. I replaced that fuse and it was ok. But if your lights keep blowing the fuse you should probly wire them seperatly with the relay that usually comes with new lights. You could even use them when your high beams are on after that.



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2/06/2003
18:53:49

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Shane,

I want to thank you for your help...I totally overlooked the fog lamp fuse in the relay box. That was the problem, replaced it, and the aftermarket fog lights work great with the factory wiring. Since you are going to be doing this yourself...my dak has a light blue and black wire coming down for the fog light connectors...my aftermarkets had a black and white wire...connected the white into the light blue..and black to black...and all is well now.
Thanks again for your help...
Jeff



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2/07/2003
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You can always test ahead of time to determine your switched power vs your constant. Any type tester will work, I would also reccomend to use a "half tap" type of connector. 3M makes these, that allow you to splice in OEM wiring without cutting, and it is totally reusable and removable. Once the connectors are on, a little tape, and they are weather proof as well, which helps prevent future corrosion problems.

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