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Old 04-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Rocker switch won't light up. What did I do wrong???

I have connected both the wires from each fog light to eachother to make one wire and connected it to the switch and one wire to the fuse panal. And one ground... Why won't it illuminate like it says?
It is a contura v series.

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Sorry for the basic questions but you didn't specify.

What fuse did you connect too? Always powered, ignition powered?

Is it not lighting when the jeep is off or running? Will it not light when you turn the switch on? Do the fogs come on when you throw the switch?

If you've checked it when the fuse has power and the lights work, either the switch isn't grounded or the light itself is blown.

If something else isn't happening (lights won't come on etc) describe what does and does not work.

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The switch works, I turns the fog lights on when he jeep is on and off... It just won't illuminate at all. The car on or off.
I connected it to the fog lamp fuse.
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Well, knowing that I believe that either the switch isn't grounded or more likely the light is burnt out.
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This is the wiring for an ARB Contura switch and I think it is the same. Change ARB Solenoid to lighting relay, and you have what you need.

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I am going to try adding a relay and changing the ground, because i think the ground was in a bad spot to begin with, so i will see how that turns out..
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I use a test light to test grounds (attach one end to a known power source, and touch probe to potential ground. if it glows nicely no worries.).

Saves you from having to take things apart more than once.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #8
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I am going to try adding a relay and changing the ground, because i think the ground was in a bad spot to begin with, so i will see how that turns out..
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Wait, you don't have a relay?

Yeah, the light is probably burnt. I don't know what lights or how much wattage they are pulling but do not use them until you get a relay in there or you may find yourself afire.

Use the wiring diagram above! Buy a new switch. I'm sure you'll see some heat damage when you pull it out.
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Does it make a difference if I have a soloniod in there or not?
What is the main purpose of it?

Also on the diagram, mine is different, meaning the number 6 is the lower light negitave, number 3 is out going to relay, number 7 is upper light negitive, number 8 port is upper light positive..
Do they mean that the upper light is the upper light on the switch and the lower light on the switch? If so do I need to ground those wire or what?
Sorry for all the stupid questions, I am new at this and my dad Which is an electrician is also a little confused by the upper light and lower light ports on the diagram that came with the switch...
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No, you don't need a solenoid. I'll post a better diagram when I get home. That one is specific to that ARB system.

You won't have some of that stuff. And if you have a 3 pole switch, you won't be running to "dash illumination power" either.

From the switch, you'll have power from the fuse block, out to the relay and a ground.

The relay will have a ground, connection from the switch, power and out to the lights.

If you didn't put a relay in you must not have run the lights very long or you used heavy wire to wire everything...
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Does it make a difference if I have a soloniod in there or not?
What is the main purpose of it?

Also on the diagram, mine is different, meaning the number 6 is the lower light negitave, number 3 is out going to relay, number 7 is upper light negitive, number 8 port is upper light positive..
Do they mean that the upper light is the upper light on the switch and the lower light on the switch? If so do I need to ground those wire or what?
Sorry for all the stupid questions, I am new at this and my dad Which is an electrician is also a little confused by the upper light and lower light ports on the diagram that came with the switch...
If the switch is a V1D1F or V1DAF,
Terminal number 6 and terminal number 7 both need to be grounded.
Terminal number 8 is normally attached into your dash light circuit.
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solenoid isnt needed.just the relay

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