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Old 11-07-2006
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2nd Foglight switch FIXED (formerly partially crapped out!)

I just got home about maybe 10-15 minutes ago and haven't checked things yet...

The blue dash light within the 2nd OEM foglight switch I installed has apparently died. The switch still works, so I don't think I have a blown fuse anywhere and my dash lights work. In the past when I blew a fuse related to this my cruise control wouldn't work and it did. So I'm thinking the bulb died? If so where can I get replacements and what size bulb? Griggs, if you're reading this I remember you changing out your bulbs for LED. Any suggestions, opinions, input, what-have-you would be great!

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Change it to a LED. Griggs has a how-to on his cardomain.

Do the lights that are hooked up to it still work?
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yup, the KC light up, just no blue dash light on the switch now. I do get the green bar light at the top of the switch when it's on. But again, the light that illuminates the fog light icon no light up.
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Ford does not sell the bulb separately. You can replace the entire switch or do John's LED conversion.
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The blue dash light within the 2nd OEM foglight switch I installed has apparently died.
I'm confused, you mean green light correct? If it's blue, it sounds like it already has been 'modded'..
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I'm confused, you mean green light correct? If it's blue, it sounds like it already has been 'modded'..
The illumination is green on the later Explorer switches, 98+ I think. The earlier ones are blue.
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where in the world can one get 30 ga. "wire wrap" wire?

I've gone all over town looking for 30 ga wire and no luck. Can I use straight wire, no plastic covering?
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I got mine at radio shack.
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I called the 3rd radio shack in town today. When I posted the other day they were already closed (7pm). They had the 30 ga wire, obviously. It took me 2 LEDs and 3 rewirings to finally get solid connections. My cheapie Wal-Mart soldering iron was being just that, cheap! After the 3rd wiring and testing in the truck I got the result I was after. I then took the 2nd (original) LED I had and soldered a clipping back to the positive lead to see if I had fried the LED from my iron. My test, the mini mag-lite I have. Pop the LED in and nope, still good. Oh well, so I wasted $2.13.

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