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Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by Manuel_nl on Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 pm


The rear fog light doesn't work.

The switch seems OK and lights up but I don't hear a relay clicking.
I think there must be a relay but where can I find it? It seems that I have to remove the dashboard?
Is that really true?
Anybody suggestions how to repair this foglight.

Thanks



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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by rich the mechanic on Thu May 02, 2013 10:14 pm

I don't think there is a relay but the connecter just in front of the lamp fills with crud and the terminals need to be cleaned every now and then.
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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by Guest on Thu May 02, 2013 11:18 pm

Yep !! Concur with that Rich. No relay and either dirt and crud in the loom connector block or poor connection in the light itself.
If the bulbs is old the soldered contact can be sandpapered or filed clean and the poor quality metal bulb holder cleaned up of dirt or rust. That usually sorts the problem.

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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 03, 2013 10:05 am

+1 for Rich's reply Very Happy
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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by Manuel_nl on Fri May 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Hi there, problem solved.
I was aware about the trouble with the connector, cleaned it but still I didn't measured the 12Volts.
I didn't know I also had to switch the lights on.
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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Haha! User error!
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Re: Rear fog light doesn't work

Post by Guest on Fri May 03, 2013 8:02 pm

I think we have all done that one time or another and ended up red faced.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 03, 2013 8:36 pm

User error is the best fault as its very cheap to fix.
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