Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls
  1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. How Long Does a Fog Light Switch Last?

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Get a Louisiana Driver's Permit
s licensing program. The first step in this program is to obtain...


Related questions

Q: Passenger power window front 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Hi there - from your description of the power window problem, it sounds like the master window switch on the driver door has partially failed (window down portion of the switch). I recommend a master power switch replacement by a...

Q: How do I use the one-touch up or down front windows?

The one-touch up or down power windows allow you to entirely roll up or roll down the front windows, with just one quick press of a button. Press either front Power Window switch down all the way and immediately release...

Q: How do I use the driver door power window switches?

The driver door has power window switches for all four windows. These switches are located on the inside of the driver door, and their placement corresponds with their window (for instance, the power window switch at the lower right corner...