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Old 03-28-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Hi all, new here! I have a 2004 Bonneville and it is annoying if the fog lamps get switched on at night the car remembers that and then they stay on on broad daylight! I traded a 2000 Grand Prix for this new last year. On my GP the fog lamps came on automatically with the headlamps at night if switched on, but went off with the automatic headlamps. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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so your saying that if the fog lights are put on at night, they stay on in the daylight with the headlights off
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so your saying that if the fog lights are put on at night, they stay on in the daylight with the headlights off
No, they stay on all the time when the ignition is on, instead of coming on just with the headlamps at night/darkness. The foglamp switch seems to override the automatic operation, as by turning on the foglamps, headlamps, all the markers and interior lighting comes on too and will stay on when the ignition is on.
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simple solution, push the fog light button!

Whenever you have the fogs turned on, they will be on (except when high beams are on). During the day and when driving down the road, this will turn on your park lights, headlights, as well as the fogs. To turn the fogs off when the ignition is on, simply push the fog button.

Personally, I run with the fogs on at all times because I like how it looks and makes the car more visable. Plus I don't have to worry about turning on my lights when it gets foggy or alittle snowy in the daytime (DRL'* don't count for this because you still don't have parking lights on with DRL'*).
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simple solution, push the fog light button!

Whenever you have the fogs turned on, they will be on (except when high beams are on). During the day and when driving down the road, this will turn on your park lights, headlights, as well as the fogs. To turn the fogs off when the ignition is on, simply push the fog button.

Personally, I run with the fogs on at all times because I like how it looks and makes the car more visable. Plus I don't have to worry about turning on my lights when it gets foggy or alittle snowy in the daytime (DRL'* don't count for this because you still don't have parking lights on with DRL'*).
I know that, just don't want to! I had an '96 Eldorado then a 2K GTP, no need to manually switch the foglamps on everytime the lights came on on those, so I was naturally used to that. Also, I'm NOT a fan of DRL'*, I could cycle the headlamp switches on my other cars and they'd go off if I wanted to run in "sleath mode", as cops around here look for DRL'* on speeding cars. This is all just a pain in the hinder, IMO.
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I did some serious research in the service manual, well all the switching is controlled through the DIM & the BCM. If anyone knows a way to bypass this somehow, post it here please! Thanks.
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this annoys me too. I like the look of the fog lights but wish that it wouldn't leave my interior lights on all the time. it makes them burn out fast!
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this annoys me too. I like the look of the fog lights but wish that it wouldn't leave my interior lights on all the time. it makes them burn out fast!
interior ligfhts on????? what the hell??? my fog ligths never turn on or off my interior lights......
PARTSMNGER, as far as having them come on with your head lights only at night... re-wire them to your headlights... as far as DRL(Day time running lights) not sure if we can disconnect them
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What the hell does fog lights have to do with your interior lights staying on?!?!
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this annoys me too. I like the look of the fog lights but wish that it wouldn't leave my interior lights on all the time. it makes them burn out fast!
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interior ligfhts on????? what the H***??? my fog ligths never turn on or off my interior lights......
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What the H*** does fog lights have to do with your interior lights staying on?!?!

my point exactly..
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