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Old 10-30-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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Fog Lights - question of the day

While changing the oil and filter on my 8000 QD generator today, I discovered the drivers side fog light lens was broken. I decided to replace both with LED lights. It was a pretty straight forward job - remove the light brackets, cut the 2 wires, install new light brackets, wire them up, solder the connections and cover the connections with heat shrink tubing. Nice and clean, only 2 wires.
Started the engine, turned on the headlights and pushed the fog light button, and ..........nothing.. I tried every combination with the lights possible. All other lights work. The light on the dash says the fog lights are on but no lights (both sides).
I checked the owners manual for a fuse location and am unable to find one for the fog lights. I checked the fuses behind the drivers side front compartment and the fuses above the inverter. Nothing identified as fog lights. I lifted the lid on the dash and didn't find any fuses there.
Thoughts and advisements, please.

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Old 10-30-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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My first check would be make sure the lights actually work especially if they are Walmart or pep boys quality.. . Next I would check to make sure I had power to the end lead. Finally when all else failed, check the grounds.

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Old 10-30-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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Are led lights Polarity sensitive?
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:20 PM   #4
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That was my next after thought but figured I'd wait to see if an update was given.

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Old 10-30-2015, 09:23 PM   #5
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Sometimes you need a relay, if I remember, for led bulbs.

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Old 10-31-2015, 12:17 AM   #6
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LEDs are polarity sensitive. They are diodes, one way only works.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:35 AM   #7
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fredhardy,
You have a fog light button to push, I pull my headlight button up to turn on the fog lights.
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Get out the volt meter and start troubleshooting and yes some led do need a relay or something to cut down the voltage or you will blow them depening on the lights good luck
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:54 AM   #9
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Well.. The problem we have here is no follow up to any questions or help provided... We can keep throwing darts. Or I guess wait and see if we get some more info.

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Well.. The problem we have here is no follow up to any questions or help provided... We can keep throwing darts. Or I guess wait and see if we get some more info.

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