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Is there a problem with the stock fog lights on the rangers or what? I just replaced the passenger side one a few months ago and it's out again! It seems like every couple of times i got muddin one goes out. Is there a mod for this or some way that i can keep them from burning out? Fifteen bucks for a new light everytime i go muddin is gonna **** me off. Thanks in advance.
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Is there a problem with the stock fog lights on the rangers or what? I just replaced the passenger side one a few months ago and it's out again! It seems like every couple of times i got muddin one goes out. Is there a mod for this or some way that i can keep them from burning out? Fifteen bucks for a new light everytime i go muddin is gonna **** me off. Thanks in advance.
I don't know what year yours is, but my 01 Had a huge moisture problem. They were always fogged up. They had 6 replaced under warranty and I had two more done after. The funny part was it was always the drivers side. I even bought an edge bumper from the dealership (which came painted and had foglights already in it) and it fogged up about two days later. I have had no problems with my square 04's foglights.

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Is there a problem with the stock fog lights on the rangers or what? I just replaced the passenger side one a few months ago and it's out again! It seems like every couple of times i got muddin one goes out. Is there a mod for this or some way that i can keep them from burning out? Fifteen bucks for a new light everytime i go muddin is gonna **** me off. Thanks in advance.
I think you just answered your own question. Hot lights don't like cool water.
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I am on my third Drivers side fog light (all under warranty)....Always fog up.....like mentioned above.
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I never had a problem with my fogs after mudding and mine was an 02.
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My passenger side actually gets 1/2" or so of water in the bottom .. I always leave em on and it dries out on the way home normally. I wasnt careful once and filled it up while
carwashing.. it must have a massive leak. Driver side one is good though.
on that note anyone have a 02 fog light(round style) for sale on the cheap?
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The 01-03 fog lights are crap! I also have had several sets replaced under warranty. The design is poor, if you look at the back, there's no way they can't leak. Not long ago I replaced the drivers side, and wasn't going to pay dealer price [for crap] so I bought one off ebay - it leaks just like the factory light. I guess it's something I just have to live with. I now use the cheap bulbs because I was spending a small fortune constantly replacing the Silverstars.
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I had problems after wheeling with one of mine old ones on my original bumper. Had damn near ripped the plastic off, and it broke the seal on one of 'em. Haven't had any problems though since I replaced it with a used one from a member here though. I've had them hold up pretty good, but I think it's one of those YMMV.

You may wish to see if you can take it off and re-seal it somehow. Not sure how well it will work though, but it may help.
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