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Old February 14th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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So I've had my HID fogs for almost 2 years and just last night, had a strange problem starting.

Matt (redhot150) had the same problem immediately, and I think it's weird that mine started so late.

I pulled into parking spot last night, and shut the truck off and noticed my fog lights were still on. Puzzled, I went back to the truck, checked the switch and of course it was off. Shut the door and again they were on. I started and shut off the truck, turned the switch on and off, but they would go out and come right back on.

Let me say this again, truck was off, light switch was off, key was out of the ignition and the lights would remain on. Finally I gave up and removed the fuses for the relays.

Any suggestions on why this would happen? I noticed the where the ballasts were, that there was some snow and wetness, but these have gotten wet before and they still performed fine. Also, this was almost 2 years later, and Matt's started as soon as he installed them.

Don't want to go back to halogens, but looks like this is the only solution.






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Had a faulty relay when i installed my light force driving lights and the lights would turn off when activated the relay and on when i de-activated the relay. Plugged in a new relay and it worked fine. Maybe you have something along that line happening


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had the same problem when i had fogs on my truck, any time after 4wheeling the lights would stay on. the inside of the relays got wet "jumping" the circuit. just unplugged the relay and let it dry out. ended up replacing it a few weeks later, then a week after that my lights and lower valence got torn off somewhere on a trail in colorado

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a week after that my lights and lower valence got torn off somewhere on a trail in colorado
Well thats a easy way to solve that problem


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Had a faulty relay when i installed my light force driving lights and the lights would turn off when activated the relay and on when i de-activated the relay. Plugged in a new relay and it worked fine. Maybe you have something along that line happening
I've seen this a few times with my truck with halogens.

the smaller relays (6 grey ones), one of those was doing exactly what you described intermittently. It was turning my fogs on, when the keys were off and the light switch was not touched for 2 days.

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yeah there till up there... somewhere...

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HID = Headache In Disguise

Just made that up! Sorry to read that Vin. Maybe its time to start thinking
about a chevy (he he he). You can hang out with Cat and drink some cold
beers while you make fun of Fords (and how much better they are)!

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OK webby, think I will try everyone elses ideas first, hope you understand.

Gonna unplug them, let em dry out, if not, replace the relays, if not still, scrap em and go back to standard bulbs.

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OK webby, think I will try everyone elses ideas first, hope you understand.

Gonna unplug them, let em dry out, if not, replace the relays, if not still, scrap em and go back to standard bulbs.

Thanks everyone.
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HAHA, I'll take my chances.....






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