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HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

okay so i bought this prelude about 2 weeks ago.
it seems to have i think aftermarket foglights . There black(tinted i would guess).
in side the car i press the fog light button and it turns green and everything but the fog lights dont turn on. why?
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

Check your grounds. Or your bulb. Or your fuse. Multimeter will help you with all of this.
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

Try checking your bulbs. If they are the jdm replica one from eBay, like mines, they would take h3c bulbs, and they do not last too long, for me.
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Try checking your bulbs. If they are the jdm replica one from eBay, like mines, they would take h3c bulbs, and they do not last too long, for me.
Yup. Mine blew second day.
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

get hid's:):)
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Check your grounds. Or your bulb. Or your fuse. Multimeter will help you with all of this.
Ok so what are the grounds and what do I look for?
And as far as the fuse which one is the fuse for the fog lights and how do I know its burnt? And in order to check the bulb I have to remove the signal light with a long philips head right?
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Try checking your bulbs. If they are the jdm replica one from eBay, like mines, they would take h3c bulbs, and they do not last too long, for me.
I'm not sure if they are the jdm replicas but they are black lol
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

Make sure all wires are connected under the dash. Mine keep going out cause I keep kicking two wires loose. xD Also there should be a relay with a 30A fuse in it somewhere, find it and see if it's blown.
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Ok so what are the grounds and what do I look for?
And as far as the fuse which one is the fuse for the fog lights and how do I know its burnt? And in order to check the bulb I have to remove the signal light with a long philips head right?
Whenever it comes to wiring, I leave that to my mechanical friend. However, I was trying to pay attention to him whenever he was installing my fog lights. So, here is what I know about grounds for bulbs. I assume it sends electrons to the bulb from the fuse which causes it to emit light. I hope I am correct, please correct me if I am wrong. I attached a picture to locate where the grounds on a h3c bulb. It is circled in red. Also, to check the integrity of the bulb, you could just get under the car. Then, there should be some clips holding the bulb and a rubber cap. No need to take apart the fog lights from the bumper. I hope my information helps.


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I'm not sure if they are the jdm replicas but they are black lol
Well, I think a replica would have the color altered, so I am going to assume they are replicas, just like mines, since I saw some like those whenever I was in the fog light market.
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

Do you have them wired to turn on with the headlights? Mine wont come on unless my headlights are on, and highs are off.
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Do you have them wired to turn on with the headlights? Mine wont come on unless my headlights are on, and highs are off.
ive tried every possible combination of turning them on lol they dont turn on
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Whenever it comes to wiring, I leave that to my mechanical friend. However, I was trying to pay attention to him whenever he was installing my fog lights. So, here is what I know about grounds for bulbs. I assume it sends electrons to the bulb from the fuse which causes it to emit light. I hope I am correct, please correct me if I am wrong. I attached a picture to locate where the grounds on a h3c bulb. It is circled in red. Also, to check the integrity of the bulb, you could just get under the car. Then, there should be some clips holding the bulb and a rubber cap. No need to take apart the fog lights from the bumper. I hope my information helps.




Well, I think a replica would have the color altered, so I am going to assume they are replicas, just like mines, since I saw some like those whenever I was in the fog light market.
ok im gonna check the bulb. because there pretty nice fogs
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Connect directly to a battery would work lol
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Connect directly to a battery would work lol
haha what do you mean?
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

I suggest taking the bumper off. Then you are able to see all the wires and how they are installed. Makes life much easier.

Are the JDM lights run off of a relay? If so I'm guessing the signal wire would be the orange wire that comes out of the loom next to the windshield washer fluid tank?

Edit* I'll look up how to wire the un-modified JDM replica kit when I get off of work. HID's are an awesome upgrade for the price of a couple of sets and are fairly easy to install. I run three sets of them myself (55w 5000k driving lamps, 55w 15000k headlight, and 55w 5000k highs) and with all six bulbs on it’s like the sun shining at night.
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I'm assuming she has replica's. To remove the bulb you'll either need to remove the signal light and then remove the fogs or remove the bumper. My assumption is that you just have to get new bulbs.
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I suggest taking the bumper off. Then you are able to see all the wires and how they are installed. Makes life much easier.

Are the JDM lights run off of a relay? If so I'm guessing the signal wire would be the orange wire that comes out of the loom next to the windshield washer fluid tank?

Edit* I'll look up how to wire the un-modified JDM replica kit when I get off of work. HID's are an awesome upgrade for the price of a couple of sets and are fairly easy to install. I run three sets of them myself (55w 5000k driving lamps, 55w 15000k headlight, and 55w 5000k highs) and with all six bulbs on itís like the sun shining at night.
i got some 8000k low beam hids already what do yu mean by driving lamps? yu mean parking lights right. yes they are run by a relay but i just dont know the problem and im not familiar with the wiring either
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

I got way ahead of myself there, sorry.

Step #1 grab a test light (if you don't have one they are cheap at walmart or auto zone) and pull the bulb out of one of the fogs. Put the test light in the socket and see if it turns on. If yes - new bulbs. If no - track down your fuse.
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^^ I would say save the money and use the multimeter! All you have to do is turn your light switch on and then use the multimeter to see if there's any power going through those wires. Once you know you'll know it's the bulbs. If there's no power then it's your wiring somewhere.
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I got way ahead of myself there, sorry.

Step #1 grab a test light (if you don't have one they are cheap at walmart or auto zone) and pull the bulb out of one of the fogs. Put the test light in the socket and see if it turns on. If yes - new bulbs. If no - track down your fuse.
ok cool. do you know what size the foglight bulbs are? what do i look for at walmart
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H3c is the foglight size
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Re: HELP WITH FOG LIGHTS

Ok so I took out the bulb and it didn't look burnt and I took it to autozone and he said it didn't look burtn either. So I checked every fuse and nonne seemed to be blown. What's the problem ahhh??
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prob have a short, did u check ur grounds
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