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Old 08-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Angry Driver side fog light keeps burning out

I searched, but I did not find anything related to my issue, so here it is:

I have 2006 WRX and I had to replace my driver side fog light 3 times in a short period of time... Few months ago, I figured it was that time to replace it since I never had any issues before... then it went out again after a month or so, I figured I put some ****ty bulb in.... and last night.

Without taking it to the dealer and have them inspect my electrical wiring to see where it is short circuiting, what can I do myself so I can save some money since I bet something like that is rather expensive to fix.

In addition, my other lights went one by one one (headlights and other fog light), I replaced them and they seem to work fine... for now. but it started to happen around the same time, which raises my concern.

and no, I did not install anything or touched anything...

thanks in advance!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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Search just a tad bit harder. I've seen this problem come up a few times.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:28 AM   #3
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2026472

this one seems to be hid issue... and like i said i did not touch any wiring... I will do more searching, but if you can point me to the right direction, it will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Here's a laundry list:

- Make sure they are not no namer bulbs [manufacturer flaws]
- Check housing for cracks/leaks [excessive uneven cooling on bulb and/or debris]
- Check voltage flucuation [rare but it could happen]
- Check housing loose parts [constant vibration of hot filament not good]
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thank you sir will do!

Btw... it was funny to read posts about fog lights issues and then to find "screw it, it just a fog light... where can I buy fog light covers?" post at the end
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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My fogs are always dying.. The irony is, my driver side fog has a leak, and is full of but the light works, the passenger side is fine with no leaks but the bulb doesn't work.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:49 PM   #7
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My fogs are always dying.. The irony is, my driver side fog has a leak, and is full of but the light works, the passenger side is fine with no leaks but the bulb doesn't work.
LOL...ah gremlins have a sense of humor. Perhaps your driver side fogs have found an equilibrium of cooling evenly and preserving your bulb while your passenger side fogs prematurely burn out from sweltering heat.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #8
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funny, my car just got here(2006 Wrx Wagon) and the damn DS FL is out so I am searching and saw this hoping it would help. GL with fix
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #9
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Check for sitting moisture in wiring/light housing.. i had a car that did the same thing. Took the light off and water dripped from it when flipped upside down.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:58 PM   #10
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I know the feeling. I've replaced my driver side fog light twice this year now with the Hella H3 12V 55W Yellow Star bulbs.

My solution: Don't use my fog lights. The temptation is there to turn on my fogs, but once I turn it on and realize that one of them is out, it annoys the heck out of me and I just turn it back off.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:11 AM   #11
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Check for sitting moisture in wiring/light housing.. i had a car that did the same thing. Took the light off and water dripped from it when flipped upside down.
same things happened to me.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:16 PM   #12
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^^^^^ ME 2! There is obviously an issue. I just bought yellow H3's on Ebay. When they get here I am going to inspect and find the reason behind the water building up and blowing. I will update when I find out. I like the fogs, and am not going to quit until the problem is GONE.
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