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Old 06-14-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler Fog light switch problem!

Hey guys im new to the forum. Hello everyone ok so my question for you guy is my fog lights will come on with out me turning them on. I heard it is a common issue for TJ's. I have read in to many forums on here with this issue. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/bad-...hts-28155.html
And all they said is the switch, what switch? Everything in my wrangler is stock. Is this what I need Jeep Wrangler TJ 01-06 Multifunction Light Switch (Headlight Turn Signal Fog) | eBay This is what I currently have. Would that fix my problem. Thanks guys

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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I assume your turn signal/light stalk has a fog lamp switch out on the end of it that says Pull? If so, that switch... The whole stalk. Its only the end that is bad but its built into the stalk.

And yes , that eBay switch is the switch. But note his is broken just like ours are?

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Like he said up there, that switch on ebay is the right one but it is also broken likes yours is now. You can get a new one at most parts stores for about 60 bucks.

Heres a write up for fixing that problem if you are inclined to go that deep into it.
Fog light switch repair

Heres a write up for replacing the switch if you just buy a new one.
Replacing multifunction switch

Alot of people would tell you to cut the fog lights out and wire them to an aftermarket switch to avoid this problem in the future.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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Alright thanks guy. I swear the nicest people are on the fourms.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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Glad you got your problem, I had this exact problem a few months ago, Previous Owner pulled the fuse to mask the bad switch I had in my steering wheel. $100 later and I have working fog lights, If only I could point them in the right damn direction, haha
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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so where can i find the multifunction switch for $60 ?
everywhere i looked is $180+
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #7
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I asked at my local Dodge dealer a couple of weeks back when I was buying a resistor and he quoted me $80 "something". Didn't really hear (or remember) the exact number so could be closer to $90 all said and done. Haven't bought one yet so hope he had it right.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #8
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I'm having the same problem. I called my service manager and he told me to pull the fuse until I could get my baby, um Jeep, into their shop. He and I both agreed since we are in Phoenix and summer is starting, I really don't need my fog lights. :-) Glad to see I'm not the only one experiencing this issue, but it certainly did drain my battery!!
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so where can i find the multifunction switch for $60 ?
everywhere i looked is $180+
Rockauto.com lists them at $56
Autozone has them at $52
Orielly auto has them at $65
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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Thanks for the write-up - my '04 TJ has the same problem. To prevent a dead battery, I pulled the relay from the under-hood relay box. Time to break out the hand tools and the JB weld...
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Rockauto.com lists them at $56
Autozone has them at $52
Orielly auto has them at $65
thank you sir, will be ordering that one from Autozone soon.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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Turn your left signal light on when you park/turn off key and see if your fog lights go out. Did on mine until I had time to replace the switch.
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Easiest temp fix is to just pull the fuse.

It is located in the fuse box under the hood... NOT in the one behind the glove box.

this way the lights don't flash on and off while your driving nor does the little Green indicator lamp in the Gauge pod keep going on and off while your driving either.
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I just fixed this issue today on mine. I took the two Phillips head screws out of the bottom of the steering column. Removed the casing. Removed the two t20 screw from right behind the steering wheel on top of the column. Removed the two electrical harnesses from the back of the multifunction switch. Removed two t10 screws from the back of the cluster. Removed the relay. Pried up the top plastic carefully. Removed the plastic. Carefully removed the plastic pieces, remembering where they go. Remove one more t10 screw. Now you find the lever that lifts the metal from connecting the circuit. Remove this piece and lengthen it by about the thickness of 2-3 sheets of paper. You can do this by using JB Quik Weld, or do what I did and get a small rivet that fits over the plastic pin, hammer out the pin, and cut it down so it is slightly taller than the pin. Then put everything back together and see if it works. If they lights still stay on, it's not long enough. If the lights won't turn on, then you need to shorten it. It's all a matter of trial and error.
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Hey guys, first reply here on the forum!

I have the same issue going on in my 05 LJ. I'd like to remedy the problem without having to replace the entire column. I noticed the fog lights will turn off when enough pressure is applied to the switch. I don't wish to break the entire thing but is there a way to remove just the fog light pull switch? I guess you could say I'm cheap but as fellow jeep owners would say; Just Empty Every Pocket.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #18
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^most of us on here could be called cheap, but for about $52 you can get a new switch, your LJ deserves it. I did this repair to my TJ last year, very simple swap.

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