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foglights don't work

cluster indicates that they are on when I engage the switch . They don't come on. stalk is in low beam and bulbs appear to be good. relay in the engine compartment fuse box appears to be good as well because I swapped it with another relay with an identical pn#. Any one with any suggestion. I cant find a repair manual by Haynes or Chilton.
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You didn't mention the fuse. #53 , 15A

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Does the light on the switch illuminate when u engage the button. Just narrowing down some questions here.
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Do a little research on this site, this was disgust. I believe the problem could be the switch.

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Do a little research on this site, this was disgust. I believe the problem could be the switch.

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If the indicator light is on how can it be the switch?

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Good reminder for me to go check mine.. to see if indeed they do work upon request. Haven't checked them this year.
Once a year usage. It could be the switch if it has power/ground? DIC says one thing to the owners eye, but... things are
different when electrical gremlins appear out of no where.

Ground problem? Power to the switch/relay/fuse/socket, bulb is ok, but no light? Wiring connection in the loom gone bad?
Corrosion or bad plug/other that could have gone bad. Meter check? How often do you as owner use them?
Once a week, month, or like me.. once a year?

Never really looked that closely at mine, rarely use the things, but it IS nice to know they do work,
if I should need them to perform their job as intended by the designers of the Kappa.

Been crazy weather here(nice now though for the moment ), just before the 4th of July.
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Keep checking off the list of what if I try this next here: Electrical chase for a problem is always fun for the owner/operator. Not.
Stay persistent in your pursuit. I know it's just the fog lights here but it is the principle of the thing here. I hate it when something
is not to my liking no matter how small the issues might be. Fix it or Forget it?

Frustration and money spent on solving these minor problems is part of the automotive culture.
Comes with the territory of ownership. Be lucky it's the fog lights or lack there of here. It could have been
something far more serious with greater deep pain to your checkbook/credit card.

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If the indicator light is on how can it be the switch?
I'm just going by what others have found.

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Fuse is ok . I purchased a switch and it has 4 poles . Im going to assume that one feeds the cluster light. It doesn't appear to be too challenging to replace it , so I will start there.
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Fuse is ok . I purchased a switch and it has 4 poles . Im going to assume that one feeds the cluster light. It doesn't appear to be too challenging to replace it , so I will start there.
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Nope. The switch has two of the contacts, the others are for the backlight.

Like John said if your indicator light comes on in the dash, the switch is working.

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I would have someone turn them on and off while I listened for the relay to click. Or turn them on and unplug the relay and see if it clicks when plugging it back in.

Some of the relays can be plugged in backwards, so you might check for that.

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I would have someone turn them on and off while I listened for the relay to click. Or turn them on and unplug the relay and see if it clicks when plugging it back in.

Some of the relays can be plugged in backwards, so you might check for that.
I agree with the 'click' check idea.

But all our relays are either keyed insertion, or symmetrical and it doesn't matter which way they go in.
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I agree with the 'click' check idea.

But all our relays are either keyed insertion, or symmetrical and it doesn't matter which way they go in.
Odd. My DRLs weren't working, I reversed the relay, and then they did. I wonder what the problem really was.

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Odd. My DRLs weren't working, I reversed the relay, and then they did. I wonder what the problem really was.
Maybe just a bad connection, or the vibration when removing fixed it?

I know for sure the DRL relays are symmetrical - coil wires on diagonal pins and contacts on the opposite diagonal. See: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...d-users-73671/.

(Note: AFTER that mod, the relays were no longer symmetrical )

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