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Old 06-12-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Wrangler Sport '03 fog lights

How do you turn on the fog lights? Sorry, if this is a stupid question, I've had 3 people try and we can't figure it out. We have no owner's manual.

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Old 06-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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Turn On Head Lights, then Pull the End of the stick out...(theres a little graphic of a fog light on it)

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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I'm sorry... questions like this make me question the future of mankind....
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Welcome to the forum dude. 603 there is no need to insult the guy for just getting his first jeep.

also you can very easily make the fog lights also run with the high beams.
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Turn On Head Lights, then Pull the End of the stick out...(theres a little graphic of a fog light on it)
u dont pull on nothing on 03 models.. it should be on the combo lever where u turn on ur headlight. just play with it a bit..
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On my 2008 model, you kind of twist and pull this little thing on the end of the knob that controls the head lights.

On my brothers 1998 jeep, there is actually a switch under the radio almost down near the cup holders, its next to the hazard light switch if I remember correctly. Hope this helps. It took me a little time to figure out the fog lights on my jeep to, dont worry about it.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:13 AM   #7
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Got it. The end of the stick pulls out. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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Hey Triple88, where can I find the write up for the fogs on with the highbeams? Thanks.
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i installed a set of driving lights and instead of taping into the low beam power for the relay i pluged it into the power wire leading to the lights on the fender flare. this way i can have the driving light on when the low beams or high beams on.
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Hey Triple88, where can I find the write up for the fogs on with the highbeams? Thanks.
Here you go man, enjoy... there are pictures near the end of the thread.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-jeep...hts-18381.html
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:50 PM   #11
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Hey Triple, thanks a lot. I've been looking for that for a long time. Just to give you a heads up, its illegal to do in PA where I live and you could have trouble at inspection time. Thats why it doesn't come like that. Never made sense to me. You're going to turn off the highs when you meet other cars anyway. Thanks again!
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:26 PM   #12
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no problem Tjopilot, any reason why it's illegal?
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:17 PM   #13
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I think its the brightness factor. Doesn't make sense though because whether your fogs are on or not you are not going to highbeam anyone ideally. We have a pretty huge write-up on it over on the Tacoma forums (my other toy).
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Wanna talk bright? All mine can run at the same time, even with high beams on.



Not that I would, but I COULD... though the driving lights and windshield lights are covered when not in use.
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though the driving lights and windshield lights are covered when not in use.
Why not get a clear cover?
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The fog lights are set to work with low beam only because using high beams in the fog is counter productive. The water droplets in the fog just reflect the light right back at you. Driving lights are normally wired to the high beam circuit so that they turn off when you dim your lights for oncoming traffic. I don't know if it is a legal issue with the fog light part, but here you can get a ticket if your driving lights stay on when you dim, I know because I got one back in the day.
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if you wanted to you could also disassemble the foglamps and remove the little shield from in front of the bulb... makes them like 10x brighter. but like parrot said, makes them counter productive in the fog. But for wheeling in normal conditions at night they are cool
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The fog lights are set to work with low beam only because using high beams in the fog is counter productive.
yes i understand that however when you're using the high beams, why not have the fog lights on so you can see far and still have visibility in front of the jeep?

Also for the driving lights, if you have them pointed lower, will it still be an issue? From what i know driving lights are made for far away light in a single strong beam. When you point the beam down and not in peoples eyes, whats the problem? I just can never understand some laws.
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yes i understand that however when you're using the high beams, why not have the fog lights on so you can see far and still have visibility in front of the jeep?

Also for the driving lights, if you have them pointed lower, will it still be an issue? From what i know driving lights are made for far away light in a single strong beam. When you point the beam down and not in peoples eyes, whats the problem? I just can never understand some laws.
What would the point be. I mean why bother having extra lighting if you are only going to point them down? With the low beams and the fog lights do you really need more light so close? For me the whole point of having the extra lighting is to see farther so that you have more time to react to things in your way on the road like deer etc. And, while you don't understand that law, my guess is it exists to protect your eyes from idiots who would blind you with misaligned lights. If you run them and aim them down, you probably won't have any problems with the law.
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Why not get a clear cover?
Probably be illegal (but not likely in AL). Not to mention I've seen reports of the IPF's with 110W bulbs melting the cover or overheating the housing when left on. Not sure how true it is, but I don't really want to find out.
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high beams and fog lights is a good combo though. Any reason why that is illegal? My point is let say you want or need to drive on high beam headlights. Its a dark road with out any cars coming so high beams are no problem. It would hurt to see up close in addition to the high beams for far away.
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high beams and fog lights is a good combo though. Any reason why that is illegal? My point is let say you want or need to drive on high beam headlights. Its a dark road with out any cars coming so high beams are no problem. It would hurt to see up close in addition to the high beams for far away.
No, I doubt that this is illegal
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No, I doubt that this is illegal
right, thats what i have in mind.. just curious why would jeep even bother making them turn off.
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Hey Triple, its like that with all the vehicles I have. A couple times a month I drive some really deer filled Jersey back roads and when I turn the highs on I would lose my side vision when my fogs turned off. THAT SUCKED!!! I did the fog mod to my Tacoma right away. Trust me, this law sucks and doesn't make sense. Like I said before, you are not going to high beam anyone with or without fogs on.
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i'm still wondering why does the law say that the fogs are required to be off when the high beams are on. I'd imagine it would be better so you can see better.

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