General Maintenance & Repairs - Fog lights don't work
05-18-2006, 09:32 PM
I have a 1998 Trans Am that I have owned since new. I have approx. 34k miles on it. The last 3-4 years I have had increasing trouble getting the fog lights to work. I replaced the switch and that didn't fix the problem. The fog lights will work for the first week or two after I take the car out of storage from the winter and then don't work any more for the rest of the year. Anybody have any ideas on how to fix them?
05-18-2006, 10:52 PM
Stock fogs? Does the fuse keep blowing? (its the same one for the tail lights on the panel inside) anything like that?
05-19-2006, 04:10 AM
Sounds like corrosion somewhere in the wiring. Dries out during storage. Then starts up again when its out in the world awhile. Trace both the ground and the hot back a few connections. Clean em and di-electric grease em.
Car sounds like a keeper!
Have you been reading here awhile? Or just found the place? One post!
05-21-2006, 12:31 PM
Mine did the same thing about a month ago. Bought the car, they were working fine. Then one day they just both went out, and won't come back on. Still don't work...
05-21-2006, 04:32 PM
try swapping out a relay you know works for the foglight relay--fusebox under the hood.
05-31-2006, 04:29 AM
Mine has the same problem, 99 T/A mostly stock. Fog lights worked fine and then they both just quit at the same time. I've replaced the relay. I've checked the bulbs and the wiring that i could trace around them and found nothing. The switch inside lights up like normal when you try to turn them on. What else could it be??
I've found this problem in other posts but none of them has a solution!!!
06-01-2006, 07:28 PM
Yea me too. I have a 98 and the fog lights haven't worked in a while. The switch has power but the lights no work.?.??
07-20-2006, 11:22 PM
i have a 99 SS and have the same problem.. my fog lights dont work but the light on the switch works... :confused:
07-20-2006, 11:31 PM
pick up a cheap multimeter and start checking the wires for continuity
07-21-2006, 12:40 AM
I know it sounds basic, but your high beams aren't on are they? the fogs turn off with the high beams
08-14-2013, 12:35 AM
mine has the same problem has n e one found the problem? thanks
10-14-2013, 10:39 PM
10-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Check to make sure the wires aren't exposed and grounding out somewhere.
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