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Old 08-01-2011, 12:11 AM
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Question Fog light switch going bad?

For some reason out of knowwhere my fog light switch has started to act up a bit. what i mean is when i just flick it on like i normaly do sometimes that will turn them on but alot of time i have to gently tap the switch a couple of times or turn it off and on a bunch to get the lights to come on.... is it a broken wire or switch? what should i do here?

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Old 08-02-2011, 01:58 AM
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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Multi-function switch that is going bad, or dirty contacts? There have been several threads on here recently where folks have had to "adjust" their switch like you are describing... If you have to bump thte switch up a little to get the lights to shut off, it could be an indicator of a bad return spring in the multifunction switch too... I don't recall who started the thread, but there was an individual on the forum that had some good luck taking his apart and just rebuilding it...
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would this be easily visible if i took the center dash cover off ? what i mean is would i be able to see the problem if i took the center dash cover off or is the switch covered even more?
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I haven't checked out the problem yet but may do that tonight. I have a problem with my fog lights, not the same but this may help. Also, I'm new at this so I don't know how to do a fancy redirect thing.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2002...em-104382.html

If anyone has the thread on how to take apart to rebuild I would also appreciate that too...
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Angry please help

hi we bought an 02 cj5 sahara and for some reason my fog lights wont come on, i took one of the fog lights off to see if it was blown come to find out both the lights r fine but when i pull out the light switch to turn them on they dont light up any ideas pleas???
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It could be the relay
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Go to stu-offroad.com and look up foglight mods and you will find the location of the relay
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hi we bought an 02 cj5 sahara and for some reason my fog lights wont come on, i took one of the fog lights off to see if it was blown come to find out both the lights r fine but when i pull out the light switch to turn them on they dont light up any ideas pleas???
Did you check the fuse?

Also..." 02 TJ sahara". The CJ ended in 86.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:45 AM   #10
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yea it could be the actual switch is going bad i needed to replace mine when i got my car because my trucks head lights where stuck on hi beams go figure
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I know I'm WAAAAYYYY late to the game on this one but I wanted to add to it for the benefit of anyone who might be Googling this problem and came up with this thread like me. My understanding of the TJs during that time is that most of them had faulty stem switches that affect the fog light function just like you're talking about. My temporary fix was to pull the relay in the box under the hood.

After that, I grabbed a toggle from Autozone, a spool of wire (don't remember the gauge off the top of my head but make sure it matches your factory wire), some wire disconnects and then rerouted the power from the stem switch to the toggle on the dash. You can install it wherever you want but I just cut one of the pre-existing open slots on my dash to fit the toggle and then filled it with sealer. Also, if you like having your top down, consider a waterproof toggle.

The last thing I will say about this, there are a few forums and threads I've seen that detail how exactly to rewire the fogs and which wires provide juice to what, but my '05 TJ RME was an exception to the rule when it came to foglight power. The Haynes manual, the threads, everyone, said the yellow-coded wire (white with yellow stripe) was the fog power but after MUCH head-scratching, cursing, shaking fists at the skies above, etc. I found out through careful detective work that the orange-coded wire (orange stripe) was actually my fog power. Now that might be a manufacturer error, or just unique to the Rocky Mountain package... I don't know. But if after following the other threads' instructions, you don't get any result, you know to look there.

As always, modify your jeep yourself (especially the wiring) in any way at your own peril.

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