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Old 07-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Anyone else have this problem...fog lights won't turn off

I've got an '02 Sahara that has the factory fog light switch on the end of the turn signal stalk. Ever since I bought it, the fog light indicator light on the dash has stayed on, but the stock fogs were removed. Now I know why.

I ordered KC replacements that plug directly into the factory harness, as soon as I plugged them up, they lit immediately. What I figured out was, if I push the turn signal stalk toward the steering column, they go off.

I first thought it might be something with the end of the stalk where the switch is, but it is the whole stalk. If I grab the stalk near the steering column and push it toward the column they go off.

Anyone run across this or can tell me what I need to do??? Thanks!

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Old 07-02-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
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The switch is bad, common problem. Easy to replace. Pick up the part at the local auto parts store.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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The switch is bad, common problem. Easy to replace. Pick up the part at the local auto parts store.
Not sure I follow... when you say the switch is bad and pick it up at the local parts stores, what exactly am I picking up? I was thinking the entire turn signal stalk would have to be replaced.
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It could be either the switch or the fog light relay that has gone bad. If the switch is bad, unfortunately you can't replace just that turn signal switch. You will end up replacing both stalks on both sides of the steering wheel as they are one module.
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It could be either the switch or the fog light relay that has gone bad. If the switch is bad, unfortunately you can't replace just that turn signal switch. You will end up replacing both stalks on both sides of the steering wheel as they are one module.
Thanks Jerry! Do you have any idea how much $ I'll be looking at to replace both stalks if that's what it is?

Is there an easy way to troubleshoot it to figure out if it is the relay?

Thanks again!
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I think I heard the entire assembly was $70 or so, not TOO bad. If you're not familiar with how to troubleshoot electrical circuits with a meter or test light and can read a schematic, I suggest swapping the relay first which just plugs in. If that fixes the problem, that was the problem. If not, you're left with the switch that controls the relay.
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I think I heard the entire assembly was $70 or so, not TOO bad. If you're not familiar with how to troubleshoot electrical circuits with a meter or test light and can read a schematic, I suggest swapping the relay first which just plugs in. If that fixes the problem, that was the problem. If not, you're left with the switch that controls the relay.
Awesome! Thanks again Jerry!!!

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