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Old 02-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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what sense does this make???

k so i put new lights on my front bumper and figured instead of running all new wire for it i would use the stock fog light wiring and switch since i removed those lights. i tested the wires and with the switch off, on, and switch removed i still had 12V from that wire. this told me that something has happened with that wire. even more strange when i hook up the lights to those wires, i get no light. its wierd cause it has 12v to it....i cant explain this at all....anyone have any ideas?

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Did some one open the ground wire @ the switch instead of the hot wire?

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I would chase the hot wire. I am betting you will find there is another wire spliced to it. As far as the lights not working, I would check the ground.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:54 PM
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i tried following the wires and lost them between the radiator and grill...cant figure out where they come back out. ive decided to just run all fresh wire especially since i broke the stock switch. going to attempt to find a plastic or aluminum plate to cut to size and put over the stock one to cover the hole and allow a place to put more switches as well. both of you guys make a good point though sounds like a ground issue on getting no light. just still cant explain the 12v coming through the wire when the ignition is off and the switch is off. they are supposed to be switched power.
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