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fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Mon May 17, 2010 11:18 am



Neither one of my fog lights are working...........yet when I check, they are receiving power. Is there a relay that I should look for? If so, where is it located?



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Re: fog lights

Postby gareva1 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:14 am

Is it possible the bulbs are burnt out? If you are getting power to the harness that the bulbs plug into, then no relay would be stopping them from lighting.

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Re: fog lights

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 18, 2010 11:45 am

I understood you message the same as Gareva1, if you are getting 12 volts at the bulb and no light, then the bulbs must be dead? Did I misunderstand your statement?

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Tue May 18, 2010 11:50 am

There's no power at the harness.........I've checked and both bulbs are good.

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Re: fog lights

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 18, 2010 11:55 am

So could you clarify what is receiving power? Do you have a manual as the fog light circuit is quite simple. There is a fuse for the ligts, so that would be the first thing to check and then the relays. It sounds like you have made some measurements already, I just don't understand what you ahve checked.

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Tue May 18, 2010 12:17 pm

First of all, please excuse the confusion....I'm sitting at my desk relaying this info from my husband. And sometimes the translation....
OK. There is NO power at the juncton of Honda male plug and fog light female plug. He's checked the fuses & all are ok. Is there a relay somewhere that he can check?

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Re: fog lights

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 18, 2010 12:20 pm

There is a relay, but first for the obvious question, he has turned the fog lights on? That is a square button on the left fairing panel that you push in. The fog lights only work on low beam, so confirm that the lights are turned on and that he has the headlights in the low beam position. I will find out where the relay is located.

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Tue May 18, 2010 12:26 pm

Our fogs have been installed for 2 yrs. We know that a relay has to turn them off when the brights are on. All fuses appear ok. But if you could tell us where to locate the relay, that would be tremendously helpful.

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Re: fog lights

Postby gareva1 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:08 pm

It can vary slightly depending on who made the fog light switch (EC, hondaline, kuryakyn, etc)....but most likely directly under the panel where the fog light switch is located...follow the wires from the switch, and you will find your relay inline eventually.

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Tue May 18, 2010 3:12 pm

Thank you both........we'll take a look tonight!!

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Re: fog lights

Postby raycw » Tue May 25, 2010 8:07 pm

Soooo.... what did you find out??? Are they fixed??? and what was it???

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Wed May 26, 2010 7:28 am

It was the relay. Thanks for all your help! We're all lite up!!!!

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Re: fog lights

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu May 27, 2010 4:57 am

Now-get rid of the relay so your fogs stay on with the high beam headlamps on:
http://www.electricalconnection.com/wir ... glight.htm

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Re: fog lights

Postby lcauthon » Thu May 27, 2010 7:39 am

That's exactly what we did. We wired them directly to the switch w/ an in-line fuse! Thanks!!!!!




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