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This is a discussion on Trouble with Fog Lights? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So i took my fogs out replaced the bulbs and put my laminx covers on, and now theyre shooting the ...

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    Trouble with Fog Lights?

    So i took my fogs out replaced the bulbs and put my laminx covers on, and now theyre shooting the beam upwards instead of down towards the road, most likely blinding drivers. It seems to only be the one side. Is there anyway I can adjust this?
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    Did you install the lamp upside down?
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    Hope not...ill feel like a dumba** if i did. How are they supposed to go in?
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    There is a tab. Look at the one you did not replace to see how it's supposed to go. Check the tabs on the housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    There is a tab. Look at the one you did not replace to see how it's supposed to go. Check the tabs on the housing.
    what do you mean by tab?
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    Look at the known good lamp (the side that's been left alone). There are mounting screws and there is a tab with an adjustment screw. Does what you see on the good side correspond to what you see on the problematic side? If not, make it correspond (the lights are mirror images or "handed" or chiral). If it does, remove the light, check that the bulb is seated correctly, and replace the light again making sure to follow the pattern established by the known good light when mounting, but accounting for the left/right difference.
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    Alright. Ill have to take a look at em. Anyway I could've reversed the Left and Right lights possibly? And just making sure I have the right bulbs...they're sylvania (from the local parts store) 100W H3 bulbs. Its what the place said was for my car.
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    The bulb type is correct but the bulb power is twice what's rated. I do not know how your wiring will fare as a result.

    It is unlikely you reversed the lamps because you said one of the light patterns is correct.
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    Oh boy...yeah that was my bad. The place had 80W and 100W. I really want to get a pair of the PIAA Ion yellows. They're 55W. And it seems as if its coming from one side but now that I look they both look off. I can't really get to taking them out now since I'm at work
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