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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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oem fog lights but no switch?

I have a 2000 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.7. I have fog lights. the bulbs are there.. the wiring is there, but i cannot find out why they wont work. i read on here that ppl have a switch on the headlight stick and u pull out. well mine does not have that switch. i cannot pull out on anything. there has to be a way for them to come on. why would jeep put fog lights and wiring if their were no way to turn them on? plz help thanks

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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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maybe somone replaced the turn signal switch with one that didnt have for lights at somepoint?
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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its the very end of the "headlightstick" that pulls out... double check that i know a friend of mine who couldnt figure that out for days till i showed him lol
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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maybe somone replaced the turn signal switch with one that didnt have for lights at somepoint?
i have seen them with the fog light emblem on the stick and some without, i believe there is a third one with auto fogs too if i remember correctly, so ill second that
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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For lack of words I just snapped a pic

pinch like shown and pull out towards the drivers door
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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well i know its not on the stalk.. cuz i actually ended up breaking it trying to pull it out.. but, are their really auto ones? that do not have a switch? because all the wires are there, ive checked and the relay was already there.. and the fuse is in good condition for the fog light as well...
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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There are switches which allow auto headlight operation, but not auto fogs. Sounds like you either got the wrong switch coming off the factory line or the switch went bad and was replaced with the wrong one. I am sure you can get the right switch from someone parting out a WJ.

Also, you have to twist the knob to the parking brake or headlight setting before it will pull out. If you just try to pull it out in the "off" position, it won't move... and you'll break it.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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yeah i tried pulling it out when the lights were on, my jeep has the auto headlight and the switch i have has that setting, just no fog light setting, i took it off and notice the harness that goes back toward the fuse and relay box has 1 empty spot, and its the same spot that the switch i have now has a spot without a prong, is it possible jeep put the fog lights with bulbs in and the wires, just never connected them to the steering column?


better yet, what color is the wire for the fog lights? maybe i can find that and go from there...
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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i wonder id at somepoint somone got a used bumper that had fogs in it and hooked the wires up thinking they would work, i believe the wires up front are always there or atleast theres a goid chance of them being there even if you didnt have factory fogs right?
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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my stepdad was previous owner, and i know he did nothing like that...
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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On my 04 it was a blue wire that went up to the stalk that powered the fogs. I know this bc I installed the oem fogs and the stalk they sent me didn't work. The stalk is easy to switch in and out.
If you know someone with a GC with the same stalk but with the fog switch you could hook his up real quick and check to see if its your switch
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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thats a good idea, but i dont know anyone atm with a jeep.
would the 2000 and 2004 have the same wires and colors?
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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Why not get a build sheet from Chrysler? Then you can see if you had fogs originally-equipped and get one more clue in this mystery.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #14
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how would i go ab doing that?
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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Go to Jeep.com. Click on "For owners" then "Contact Us". Be polite, ask for a build sheet, and include your VIN. Every time I've done so, I've had next-day turnaround.
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