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Old 06-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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1 Dim Fog Light...

So I am waiting to get some real lights on my new bumper and will run the wiring through the bar when I decide to drop the cash but in the mean time I ran a quick wiring to the stock ones to have something...

All I did was extend the wire (see spliced in more) from the light and used the stock plugs. Now one is dimmer than the other...

My first thought was ground so I pulled it apart and cleaned the connection and nothing... Is there something obvious that I may be missing?

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I would pull out a volt meter and check the input voltage and if that is ok run a direct ground.

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also an easy way to make sure of good ground besides just running a jumper to the battery -, is to use a dvom and check the resistance of your wire from your light to ground shouldnt ever be over 1 ohm, if it is your probobably have corrosion
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also an easy way to make sure of good ground besides just running a jumper to the battery -, is to use a dvom and check the resistance of your wire from your light to ground shouldnt ever be over 1 ohm, if it is your probobably have corrosion
could it be inside the light itself?
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could it be inside the light itself?
Yes, you can have bad connections at the bulb. That's where I usually start.
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Don't have the foggiest idea what could be wrong. Hopefully someone else can shed some light on this.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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Define "spliced into existing wire"

Some of the little splice clips won't connect worth a damn. A volt meter would be key in diagnosing this problem. Check for 12v on the positive end and continuity to the engine block or negative terminal on the battery for starters. If you don't have a DVM (digital voltmeter) go pick one up at RS for $30 bucks, it'll be well worth it in the future

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