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Old 08-11-2007, 10:03 AM   #11
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I am having the same problem right now. I had the harness replaced as soon as I got the car and I have already had 2 bulbs burn out in the last 2 months. I have to take it in for an oil change so I will bring up the housing part. Luckily my SA is a good friend of mine so I normally get things done pretty easily.
Last time I was in the dealership the ordered me a new housing for the drives side fog light. The part is in along with another steering shaft (it was replaced before I bought the car). Now I just have to find time to go in and get it put in.
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I had my harnesses replaced very soon after getting the car and since that time I have not changed a fog bulb. And I use them alot. The key was that I forced the dealership to change the harness on BOTH sides. They were only going to replace the driver'* side.
I'm not sure what you mean by the harness on BOTH sides. When I had the harness replaced I held the new one in my hand. It is about 6 or 7 feet long with about 30 connectors on it.
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sorry. I meant "housings" instead of harnesses on both sides. I had them replace the housing on the drivers side and passenger'* when they changed the harness.
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I understand now. I should have them do my passenger side one while they are doing the drivers side.
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3 days with a new bulb, already burned out. They are replacing BOTH housings this time.
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Mine does eat foglight bulbs, but the bulbs last at least a few months. In the summer I reduce my foglight usage to keep the bulbs from overheating.

I did recently replace the bulbs. When I did so, I turned on the foglamps while the car was cool. After a minute, the wire that was integral to the bulb got pretty hot; it was too hot to hold for more than a few seconds. However the harness itself did not get hot or even warm as far as I could tell. I checked it a few inches away from the connector by separating the plastic covering, and further up where the fog harness joins the main harness. So based on that, it appears I have the good harness or it was changed before I got the vehicle.

As a side note, I find myself checking to see if both fogs are working when Iím at a light behind a vehicle with chrome bumpers, which is almost as funny as trying to stay off the brakes to keep the wheels clean.
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As a side note, I find myself checking to see if both fogs are working when Iím at a light behind a vehicle with chrome bumpers, which is almost as funny as trying to stay off the brakes to keep the wheels clean.

That is priceless - I do the same thing on both accounts.

I had the first set of factory bulbs fail right away, but just lost a bulb on the passenger side after about 5,300 miles. And I always have the Fogs on. I just think vehicles that have fog lights always look better with them on - usually more aggressive looking.

And I have a new set of cross-drilled rotors and ceramic pads ready to go on as soon as I have the time to install them and it isn't flooding here!
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I got my new drivers side fog light assembly today. I left the factory bulbs in this time to see how long they will last. I am sick of buying new bulbs so I am going to stay with factory bulbs this time.
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I believe that what the dealer said about the foglamp housing providing ground doesn't make sense to me. The harness has both a power and ground wire. The body of the harness is plastic and is bolted to a plastic part of the body.

I would expect that the ground wire is connected to the metal part of the housing that holds the bulb. I can't imagine what kind of problem could exist there...but who knows.

I've decided that I am going to provide ventilation to the bulbs to extend their life. And yes, that bring a whole 'nother set of issues. But I believe the bulbs are overheating and the heat cannot be dissapated effectively enough. I've checked my harness, and it is not getting hot with the fogs on.

My Tbird has aftermarket housings using the same H3 bulbs that are indirectly ventilated and have drain holes. The bulbs lasted 1 - 2 years at a time. So I'm going to try that. I'm already paying for the bulbs on my GXP anyway because I don't have time to set up a service appt. So I don't care about losing the warrantee on the foglamps.
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Yea I just was looking at the housing yesterday and what you say turbo is exactly correct. However when they installed the wiring harness the fog light went out before I got home and when I took it back up to the dealership thats when they told me that the housing was bad, and since then I haven't had any problems. Now like you said turbo the ground is in the cap that is on the back of the fog light, meaning that, that is all apart of the housing so maybe thats what the SA meant when he said the housing was bad.
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