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Driver fog light out

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by alexander323bc, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    alexander323bc

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    I just installed the PIAA ATP's in the stock fog light holes in april. Everything worked fine until I turned my lights on last night and realized the drivers side fog light is out. The lights were brand new and the passenger side works fine. I am doing stuff for fathers day so I havent had to time to check it out yet. Is there an easy way to tell if the bulb is burned out?
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Just to clarify really just looking for any idea's what the issue might be and if there as easy to tell if its the bulb or the wiring without having to remove the light itself.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Reach under the bumper and make sure that the plug wasn't reversed. If it is correct then I would make sure the you have power going to the plug.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks for the info I will take a look and post back
     
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    God I am going to regret asking this but how do i tell if its reversed? I have the plastic conduit ( lack of better word) cover the white and black wire which go into the light.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    I would go back and check to make sure you have power to the fog light plug. Once you know you have power going to it and the plug can only go in one way that i would have to say that the bulb is bad.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I checked all the wiring and it seems as good as when I installed it. The passenger side turns on just fine. I was hoping there was an easy way to tell if the bulb was blown or not. Should there be any obvious discolartion?
     
  9. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Ohm out the bulb or switch out the bulbs.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    My bulb finally arrives today, I am going to change it when I get home. Anyone have any tips or tricks or is pretty plug and play?
     
  11. Jun 30, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Clean the bulbs with alcohol before install. Finger oils will kill headlight and driving lightbulbs.
    You should have around 1ohm resistance. Infinite resistance is a bad bulb or bad bulb connection.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    So I got my bulb last thursday was out of town for the 4th and just installed it and its not the same bulb :( so now i have 2 different fog lights. Just reordered another bulb hopefully they send the correct one this one time.
     
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