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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

i bought fog lights on ebay for my 2006 3 they are carri TB001MD i installed the fog lights in the bumper and used the factory stuff not the giant harness and relay. but the three wires that go to the switch are black, red, and yellow with orange stripe. i ONLY hook up the red to the red/black wire off the headlight switch. they work fine until i start the car. then the fogs shut off and the switch will illuminate, i shut the car off and wait a minute hit the switch they come on, until i start the car again. anyone know how to solve this or do i need to just buy the factory colum switch?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 11:13 PM
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Re: why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

sounds like a power issue to me. I am not a professional at wiring in lights or anything but maybe your battery dosnt have the juice to turn them on?

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Re: why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

maybe you can post the directions. why are you not using furnished hardware? do they recommend you toss that relay when you receive it? obviously, they didn't instruct you to connect one wire and leave the rest hanging?

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Re: why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

i went ahead and got the oem switch, they work with the park/lowbeams... and shut off with the highs. well worth the money, and i have had no problems.


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Re: why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

had the same issue myself, never really got it to work and it was just too frustrating. nobody was able to help me as i also put up a thread. it was only on when: the car off, couple of seconds after ignition, and when i turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right while the car was on.
i did what sicrid8724 did and bought the factory switch @mazda. the switch got the fogs to work, though it was 140$ (CAD) for me
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Re: why fog lights work great when car not running & shut off when i start car?

[quote author=renown link=topic=131125.msg3076950#msg3076950 date=1240426805]
had the same issue myself, never really got it to work and it was just too frustrating. nobody was able to help me as i also put up a thread. it was only on when: the car off, couple of seconds after ignition, and when i turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right while the car was on.
i did what sicrid8724 did and bought the factory switch @mazda. the switch got the fogs to work, though it was 140$ (CAD) for me
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OUCH!!!!!!! :shock:


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