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Old 12-07-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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Having a problem with the drivers side fog light on my 02 wrx. Last week I replaced the 55watt bulbs with 100watt bulbs, tested, both lights worked, no problems. Went out for a couple of hours with fog lights and headlights on, came home and drivers side fog was out. Pulled it apart, bulb looked fine, replaced it anyways with another 100 watt bulb, still nothing. Tried the bulb I just took out in the passenger side and it worked. Checked all connections on drivers side, everything looks good. Check fuses, perfect. What the heck is the problem?? I've checked everything I can think of and got no where, anyone have a similar problem or have any suggestions??
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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My guess is that the excess current draw over stock has blown the fog light relay for the driver's side.
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:50 PM   #3
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Where is the relay located so that I can test it???
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:10 AM   #4
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It's under the driver's side dash, in the general vicinity of the fuse block. It will be the middle relay of the 7 in the relay block.
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:53 PM   #5
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Ok, subaru dealership says it's probably not the problem and that they can't locate the relay I'm talking about. Anyone know the part number off hand so that I can order one.....also anyone with a similar problem?? What was your solution??
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:12 PM   #6
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a subaru dealership can't find the foglight relay? I don't know the part number, exactly, but it's B48 on Subaru schematics.

But, that's beside the point, if it /was/ the relay both lights wouldn't be functioning, as there is only one for the pair of fogs.

I presume you've checked all the connections at the back of the lights? The stock wiring harness may have melted from the excess current (note: 100% pure speculation) and if either the 12+ or ground wire connection was damaged at the lamp itself, that one would cease working. A $15 multimeter can verify this for you.
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:20 PM   #7
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I'm going to che k the ground tonight.....also going to by an automotive voltage meter....thanks....lets hope it's the ground
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:41 PM   #8
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I have an '02 2.5RS and bought higher powered foglights as well, and the driver side bulb went out after a few months, so I replaced it with a new one, which proceeded to go out after two days. I haven't removed it yet, but I'm wondering if you figured out what the solution is. I'm not even sure that the second one was blown since I just assumed it was the bulb.
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