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Old 08-16-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
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The foglight switch on my Brother'* SLE is sticking and is inoperable now. It'* stuck in the "in" position and cannot be moved. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, how do you fix it? Will the switch need to be replaced? I have his SLE for the week and he has my Aurora so I'm doing some work on it while I have it. It goes in for a new FL wheel bearing Wednesday too.
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Have never heard of this happening before. I'd think you have to replace the switch.
Not sure if you can just replace fog light sw. by itself though, may have to replace entire switch pod.
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i havent heard of it either... i think the whole panel needs to be replaced...
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92-99 you can replace just the switch. Like many people I have a few of them from the junkyards.

I'm guessing the 00'* are a pain in the butt though.
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What year is the car?

92-99 you can replace just the switch. Like many people I have a few of them from the junkyards.
since its posted in the 2000+.........

and could you take the panel apart and take a look in there?
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What year is the car?

92-99 you can replace just the switch. Like many people I have a few of them from the junkyards.
since its posted in the 2000+.........

and could you take the panel apart and take a look in there?
Edited 1/2 second after posting. But wasn't sure if the 00, 01, 02 etc had different styles from year to year.
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Take that pod apart, unclip the switch panel from the vent pod and look at it, it may be pinched by the panel itself but i think you can take that small pod apart[is take off the front panel of it], not sure. Give it a try.
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Alldata shows that the entire switch assembly (switch, dimmer, and adjuster) is removed and replaced as an assembly. It did not list a part number, however.
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Take that pod apart, unclip the switch panel from the vent pod and look at it, it may be pinched by the panel itself but i think you can take that small pod apart[is take off the front panel of it], not sure. Give it a try.
I took the switch out of the dash and was able to get it working again. the problem was the tolerances for the front plate were incorrect allowing the plate to pinch the buttons. The two round ***** were hard to turn too. I had to reposition and lightly sand some parts and now everything works fine.
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Good deal, glad you resolved it. I was just going to break out the fsm.
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