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Front fog lights or running lights?

Discussion in 'UK Explorer Owners Forum' started by Hux, January 6, 2018.

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    1. Hux

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      My car has what appear to fog lights in the lower part of the front bumper, they are smallish rectangular lights. However, I can't find any way to turn them on and they aren't mentioned in the owner's manual, any ideas? Are they running lights perhaps? Either way they don't do anything!
       
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      On my 98 XLT.

      Passenger side of the dash board.

      Last button to the bottom near the A\C controls.

      Looks like a light switch with the beam facing down.
       
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      You can call them fog, driving or running lights. I use mine as running lights. Their point is they are aimed low. Unless someone installed a different front bumper on a vehicle that never had the lights the switch should be the button to the right of the radio (under the rear defogger button, if so equipped). Note - the lights do not work when the high beams are on.
       
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      There is a modification posted that I have seen where you can change that if you want.
       
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      Thanks, I don't have that button so I guess it's had a different bumper fitted.
       
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      What year?

      What trim line?

      May have been after market by previous owner.
       
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      Factory looks like this.

      DSCN1339.JPG

      DSCN1340.JPG
       
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      Thread moved to UK owners sub forum.

      Please update your information with location. European models are different, most US members have no information on these.
       
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      @Turdle ,

      Sorry,

      Speed reading again....

      UGH
       
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      That's exactly what mine looks like, I do have that button but it only operates the rear fog light.
       
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      Rear?

      European?

      Never heard of that.

      Never too old to learn.
       
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      They should work with high beam. They are not fog lights. Check fuses and relays.
       
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      As per Howards post. In the UK they are classed as Aux Driving Lamps and operate via a relay controlled by the High Beam switch. Which is a bit pointless in this country. You could keep the relay and alter the wiring to use them as fog lamps operated by the existing fog lamp switch or a separate switch
       
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      Understood.

      Actually there are quite a few threads in this forum about wiring modifications to keep them on regardless of high beam "On or Off".
       

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