View Full Version : Fog lights
08-14-2007, 12:24 AM
I upgraded my fogs to a set of 50 watt's. I turned them on and they blew 2 fuses 29 and 30. one is a 15 amp and the other is a 10. Do I upgrade them to a higher amperage or what? should I up them to 20 and 15 or higher?
08-14-2007, 01:49 PM
Nevermind that failed miserably, I upped the 10 to a 15 and the 15 to a 20 and they both still blew. I disconnected the fog light switch, they are just for show now lol.
08-15-2007, 12:29 AM
That's ok.. The GTA only has fog about 3 nights a year.
08-15-2007, 01:23 AM
I think I wired them wrong, my brother said that polarity matters on these ones because they are some fuxed up type of bulb. Oh well I would never use them anyways.
08-15-2007, 04:38 PM
yes you would dont lie. they have a cool factor about them :P anyways the foglight fuses should both be 7.5A, not 10 or 15. why they are blowing is mysterious. what did you 'upgrade' the light to? did you put a 100W bulb in by mistake? they look the same i think
08-15-2007, 05:05 PM
they are just for show now lol.
mine too *rockout*
08-15-2007, 06:29 PM
I have aftermaket fogs (with halogen bulb)and they're for real.....using only 7.5a fuses and work fine..............
08-15-2007, 10:05 PM
Yea they're hooked up wrong, it's alright no big deal i'll fix them.
08-16-2007, 01:33 PM
You can't hook a bulb up backwards, it is simply a resistive piece of material that glows when current passes through it. Ur bro is likely full of poo. No offence to your bro, lol. :D
Try running only one at a time. If the current is too high (unlikely), one will run ok. If one runs, and the other always blows the fuse (likely) then you probably accidently shorted the wires while taping them together or something like that. Just take apart whatever you did, redo it, only more carefully this time. :)
08-16-2007, 01:54 PM
solder the suckers, too. one of my turn signals stopped working because someone before me did a crappy wiring job. take the time, do it right.
08-16-2007, 02:28 PM
Another tip.. don't twist the wires together before you solder them. Strip 1cm from each one, put them parallel with the stripped sections aligned together and gently intertwine them around each other, but only once around. They should pull apart very easy. Now, hit them with solder.
If you ever need to remove them, you can just heat the joint and the two wires will pull apart easy, AND you can shrink wrap / tape them and they'll be smooth and straight.
vBulletin® v3.8.1, Copyright ©2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.