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Old 11-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Fog Light Issue

I bought new daystar switches (3 pole) and tried to installed them today on my 97 TJ Sport. Prior to install my fog lights worked. I was trying to figure out the wiring and gave up (time constraints). I plugged the oem switch back in and the lights do not work now. I checked the fuse and it was fine. I did a search here and it says I may have a fog light relay behind the fuse box. Looked and I don't. I check for a relay under the hood and don't have one. Could the relay be somewhere else. I also readt that someone said the door defeat may have something to do with it. Checked that and the fuse was fine too. Any ideas what can be the problem. I'm racking my brain and searching here but not finding the answer.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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Edit: I believe the relays are the 2 black switched to the right of it?

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #3
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And know I see my instrument panel is out.
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Checked all the relays and they are working. Anyone have ideas? Why would the instrument panel go out too?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #5
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That fuse is under the hood next to the relays. And I do believe the factory switch is switching a ground and not a positive so
A switch with a pilot light may not work.
I'm basing this on my rewiring of my rear defroster with a non factory switch. I ended up switching the low current side of the relay by creating a new loop with an inline fuse and switch. And then grounded the pilot on the switch.
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How did you wire your switch. What did you take the power wire from. Ive blown fuses from wiring and didnt know what the problem was till i had someone else look with me. I know youve checked them all but actually take them out and look to be sure its worth your piece of mind to know. Sometimes it can be an unexpected one that caused to problem.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:47 AM   #7
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The switch is unhooked. I plugged the oem switch back in and got nothing. I jumped the lights to the battery and they work. I checked all the fuses and relays under the hood and they are working. I checked all the fuses in the panel and the two relays to the right and they work. The switch does work. When I put my rear bumper on it had lights built in. I connected them to the rear defrost line (no hardtop and wires already ran to the front never got around to in this summer to run new wire) and it works fine. No issues at all. For some reason it doesn't like the front lights. And it affected my dash lights too.
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Under hood fuse locations.
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They are all good. Pulled them all and they are fine. Swapped the existing relays with a new and everything works. WTF?
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
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I found it. The one F'ing fuse I didn't check in the panel (parking lamps) was blown. I'm so F'ing stupid. Thank you all for the help. Now I'm going to kill myself
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #11
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I found it. The one F'ing fuse I didn't check in the panel (parking lamps) was blown. I'm so F'ing stupid. Thank you all for the help. Now I'm going to kill myself
Haha i told you.. Check all of them its always something stupid i felt the same way when someone was like dude its right here when i couldnt figure it out.

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