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dim fog light?

I have an '05 level 2 with fog lights. The fog light on the passengers side has gone noticably dimmer then the other and it also works when it wants to. Also, if I wiggle the light behind the valence, it will go on and off. i tried replacing the light with a new one but it still does the same thing. Can anyone suggest to me what I should/could do to fix this??...thanks
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Wiring. Sounds like bad connection in the plug perhaps or a bad ground. Probably has a ground wire since the valance is plastic and so is the light housing I believe, at least it appears to be plastic on my 2008.
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any idea where the ground may be? I looked and I am not sure......
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If you wiggle the connection and the light goes on/off it's the connection, Maybe the contact in the connector were pushed too far back, maybe they're corroded.
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if i pull out the light and the connector looks corroded, is there a way to clean it? Must I get a new one?
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dim fog light

If i wiggle the light from behind, it does go on/off. If I need a new connector, where can I pick one up or is there an easier solution to this problem??
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Check www.fordparts.com and www.rockauto.com
I get most of my parts through either one. They have pretty decent prices.
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according to the ford website, if I get just the harness, is will be $75!!! I can't think of anything else to check with this problem. The connector is a little corroded. if I pull the lamp out, is there a way to clean the harness connectors?
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Rockauto has what you need for alot less. Just need to figure out which connector you need. There are 2 choices.



2005 FORD RANGER FX4 4.0L 245cid V6 FI (E) : Electrical-Connector : Fog Light Connector

Item Price Core Total
MOTORCRAFT Part # WPT107 {#1U2Z14S411FA}
Black; 2 Leads

$24.99 $0.00 $24.99
MOTORCRAFT Part # WPT259
Grey; 6 Leads
* Non-stock item--shipping delayed up to 2 business days

$32.79 $0.00 $32.79
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Thank you very much!!!! you have been very helpful and I appreciate it!! Have a nice Labor Day....(what's left of it anyway).
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Glad I could help. Make sure you get some bulb grease to put on the end of the bulb before you plug it into the socket.
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No bulb grease is why it got corroded in the first place. While your at this go ahead and grease up the other bulbs on the truck. And inspect your plugs while your at it.


Im assuming your out of bumper to bumper warranty.
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