View Full Version : Fog light switch smoking!
09-07-2005, 04:11 PM
last night noticed my fog light switch was melting. the contacts on the switch turned a whitish color and the switch smokes when the fogs are turned on. Is this the grounds or is it because i have my side markers rigged into the switch as well?
09-07-2005, 04:19 PM
whats the rating on the switch? im guessing theres too many amps going to it
09-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Load through the switch is too high.
Unfortunately you probably kicked that switch's ass. When you wire it back up you might want to find a new source for your sidemarkers
09-07-2005, 04:22 PM
or get a higher rated switch
09-07-2005, 04:31 PM
15a i think its rated.
09-07-2005, 04:35 PM
its the connectors to the switch thats melted....could it just be the wires arent the proper gauge?
09-07-2005, 04:36 PM
now you need to find out how many amps your fogs and your sidemarkers run on
09-08-2005, 12:57 PM
either way. Remove the switch and all the wires and start from scratch.
And next time try running some inline fuses so you dont burn down your car.
And if you rig it again try to not park near anybody else
09-09-2005, 10:46 PM
i would suggest rewreing everything and a swith for each pair
09-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Do like Snoopy said, get some inline fuses, do some good wiring (Don't half ass it), and you should be good, but put the fuses to where you can easily get to them..
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