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Old 03-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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... sixer likes electrical fires..... foglamps this time...

SOOOO i reinstalled my front kit and plugged my foglights in turned my foglights on and the right side(from the inside) wasn't working and BOOM smoke started PORING from the dash (I have the heater And A/C controller thingy out... ) i PaNiC like a squirrel in the middle or the highway.... grab hold of the Battery terminal and yank it off.... after I calmed down and realized my car wasn't on fire i took a flashlight(it's night) and saw the wires to the fog lamp switch were Fired to all hell.... anyone know how hard it would be to rewire them?
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thw wires at the switch so far ans to the fuse block....
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dont think so let me check.....
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if there isn't, it should be a straight forward kinda deal. you just have to get the right connectors to plug into the harness. and hopefully your switch isn't fried too.
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Switch is fine... just the wires to the fuse box from the switch... there crispy.... so this is gonna suck.....
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... noob cake..... ok then..... tures out wat look like happende the wire wore againest a piece on metal and grounded out...... lucky i didn't have the foglights on at the time when it actually wore through...... simple wire rewire... BUT pain Because it is the wires that go through the firewall.....
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... noob cake..... ok then..... tures out wat look like happende the wire wore againest a piece on metal and grounded out...... lucky i didn't have the foglights on at the time when it actually wore through...... simple wire rewire... BUT pain Because it is the wires that go through the firewall.....
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BUT pain Because it is the wires that go through the firewall.....
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^ i only have Plastic coat hangers...
lol im not suicidal, i'd go homicidal....
noob cake though?
I am going to rewire the foglights with a seperate harness so i can turn my foglights on with my parking lights but go off with the ignition....
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