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Fog light issues?
Harvs Offline
Senior Member
#1
For the past few weeks I have had to change my fog light bulbs about every week. I changed the fuse (thats fine), I dont put my hands on them since they are halogens. They are 12V and 100W's. Do you think there could be water getting to something, or a short??
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#2
the problem is your running 100w. my friend does the same thing with his grand am. great brightness but you have to replace them. overloads something i guess.
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#3
Not good on the headlight circuit either. There is an article in the tech section about rewiring the system to avoid problems.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Running 100 W bulbs without using a relay to power them will quickly fry the light switch and multifunction switch.

The extra load on the electrical system will NOT cause the bulbs to burn out.... lower voltage to the bulbs will actually make them last longer. Are you sure the bulbs are going bad? the 2 prong connectors at each fog light tend to corrode and loose contact, making the lights not work.... common problem.

Any chance water is getting in the lights? One drop of water hitting a halogen that is on will kill it.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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