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Old 04-02-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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i got a 92 bonneville yesterday and since have been checking things out and seeing what all needs replaced/fixed. but what i cant figure out is how to turn the FOG LIGHTS on...are they supposed to come on with the headlights? is there a switch that im missing? i think im just missing somthing really dumb....or else they could have possibly both be burnt out? whats your guy'* opinoin on a good bulb and also head lamps also, which type of bulb for them? thanks guys
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Welcome aboard... I don't know if this will apply to 92 but I know on 95 and 97 that the fog light switch is on the center top console.. on the roof. and yes the headlights have to be on for them to be on.. but it might be different for your car all together..
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Welcome to the club.

Drifter420 is right as far as the '95 goes. I think most years are the same. The only thing that Drifter420 was a but off on (not by much) is that I don't have to have my headlights on but I do need atleast my parking lights. I know when I first got mine it took me a few weeks to figure it out on my own. When I did figure it out it happened to be at dusk while driving down the freeway. I ended up flashing the lights at the guy infront of me quite a few times (by accident of coarse ).
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wait wait wait , how the hell do you turn on just the parking lights?
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wait wait wait , how the hell do you turn on just the parking lights?
You have a '97 so you have DRL'*. You can't turn on just your parking lights unless you do this. It was either '95 or '96 that was the last year that didn't have them.
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wait wait wait , how the hell do you turn on just the parking lights?
You have a '97 so you have DRL'*. You can't turn on just your parking lights unless you do this. It was either '95 or '96 that was the last year that didn't have them.
The last year was '95
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Yep...'93 has the switch center top console also..to turn parking lights on...you have to pull headlight **** out half way.....
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well i had the lights on and i found the switch on the roof, checked both ways and still nothing...both fog'* must be out? all the other lights work....includng the bright'* indicator thingy, on the gauge panel. it wont go out! it ALWAYS shows as if i have the brights on either way, switching from bright to dim its still there, any way to get rid of that? oh and...whats Check Gauges mean? cause it came on then stayed on too....
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I think the fog lights go out when the high beams are on, so if the high beam indicator is always lit, maybe the fogs are somehow seeing the high beams on, so the fogs stay off. You may need to fix the high beam indicator first. Sorry, I have no idea what to look for there.

My check gauges light comes on if I'm real low on gas. How much gas is in your car now?
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No...fogs stay on when headlights are on and the fog light switch is on...
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