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Old 09-01-2005, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This happen to me recently this even. i was coming home after a movie. i turn on the lights and the fog lights "ON" indicator come on. and im thinking but i dont have fog ligths how could they be on. Im lost with this i dont know where to check... some one help me out.. thnx
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting, I wonder if you have the switch to turn the fog lights on to right of the headlight switch. Also you may want to remove the fuse under the hood for the foglights, as they might be shorting if it says they are on. I am not sure this is one of those odd, symptons. If it makes you feel any better I do have fog lights, and even when they are on, the indicator doesn't come on. Although I think the bulb in the dash is just burnt out.
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ok i try remove the fuse.. just to be safe.. its pretty weird actually i turn on the headlights and the fog lights on indicator come on with it. it wont go away either.. weird hey.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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so you're saying it just recently started doing this or the car is new to you and it came that way?
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you should be happy, this would mean that all the wireing is in place for when you do decide to get fog lights!!!
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You sure it's not your High Beam indicator?
E36 do not have fog light indicators in the dash guage area?
is the indicator light blue?
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this may help clear some confusions up.......
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thats just to clear up the locations of the fog light indicator and the highbeam indicator, sorry i confused you, lol
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fog light low left corner.. i read the owner manual.. lol.. thnx for making feel dumb for a min but no.. nice try lol.. the car is pretty new to me.. i had owned jap car for most of my time.. and drove a few bmw that sort of converted me over.. being a vallet give u opinion on alot of cars.. and i mean alot lol.. well back to problem.. what could be wrong.. im not sure if it just a short or the indicator just being stupid on me.
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so you've already check the fuses right? or no?
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not sure what fuse lol.. dont want to pull random stuff out.
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not sure what fuse lol.. dont want to pull random stuff out.
Check your manual, it will tell you exactally what fuse it is. I would try to explain where it is but that would probabally just confuse the hell outta you!
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