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How Long Does a Fog Light Switch Last?

Fog Light Switch

When driving at nighttime, your vision isn't the greatest, never mind if you're dealing with snow, fog, or rain. With all of this going on, sometimes your headlights just don’t seem like enough. That’s exactly why fog lights exist and are so popular among drivers. These lights help to illuminate the road that extra bit more and can make a massive difference in how well you’re able to see. Fog lights are found on the front bumper of your car, but are positioned quite low to the ground. The idea is that they produce a wide flat beam of light across the road.

Obviously, you won’t need them on at all times, which is exactly why there is a fog light switch. This switch gives you the ability to turn them on and off as you please, so that they don’t have to run constantly. This switch is completely separate from your headlights, meaning it works on its own circuit and has its own wiring.

While your fog light switch is meant to last the entire lifespan of your vehicle, this isn't always the case. Should your switch become faulty, it's important to get it replaced as soon as possible. Here are some signs that your fog light switch isn't working as it should.

  • You turn on the fog light switch and nothing happens. It’s safe to assume something is going on here, but having a professional mechanic diagnose the problem will uncover what exactly needs replacing.

  • Keep in mind that sometimes it may not be the switch that is faulty, it could be as simple as your fog light bulbs being burnt out. It’s wise to check your bulbs first to be sure they are in fact okay.

  • In order to replace the fog lights, you'll need to have the trim panel removed and then put back. An expert mechanic is really the best for this kind of job.

Your fog light switch is what you use to turn your fog lights on and off. When this switch becomes faulty you won’t be able to use your fog lights, which can compromise your safety. It’s best to have it inspected as soon as possible to determine what the problem is.

If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect your fog light switch is in need of replacement, get a diagnostic or book a fog light switch replacement service with a certified mechanic.

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