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Fog lights going out every few weeks

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    So i'm already on the 2nd set of fog lights and the driver side keeps going out within a month...The first set came originally with the fog lights when i bought them, driver side burned out then the passenger a week after the driver. Bought some sylvania bulbs from walmart, same thing...lasted less than a month...

    I want to know if people have experienced this before, or is their a way to like lower the voltage or something so that the bulbs can last a bit longer, or what should i use???

    This is for the silver S corolla, its using the original wiring harness and switch.

    Both bulb sets were 55w h3 size.
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    I've always known the fog light bulbs to be H4, so there's your problem.
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    no way :eek: that cant be true!

    but all over the web it said h3 which is why im using them...
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    You're using just regular clear bulbs? Are they both burning out the same amount?

    What a noob.
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    Gold. I was trolling him. Read everything else. I'd check the fuse that you are using. And how often do you run the lights? Could be cheap bulbs.
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    regular clear bulbs...the driver side burns out first, always.....then the passenger will last a little longer but will burn out too.
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    Fuse has nothing to do with it.

    Must be Stockton/Crompton.
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    well, Since my dad is the one that drives it the most...i leave the switch on the on position but they wont turn on unless the inside dash lights turn on, basically at night time.
    Added: Jun 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM
    I use the cheapest yellow bulbs from ebay for my 10th gen fog lights and those last me months...which puzzles me
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    Well if the wrong fuse is in the harness, if it gets some weird surge of random power, it'll blow the bulbs instead of the fuse, right?
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    I think that car just needs to burn to the ground.
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    Its using the OEM harness....fuse? IDK, where is that, under the hood near the battery?
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    There's one there but doesn't the car have the harness you sent me? There's a fuse in the wire there.
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    nope, because its the OEM Corolla S harness so i would need to find the fuse....one of my boxes does not even have a cap so that doesnt help

    my corolla has the harness i sent you which has the fuse box on the wires.....
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    Oh ok got it. So the silver one has the stalk fog switch? I'll check it out tomorrow
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    yup, its a S. the most basic model S, manual mirrors, no rear view mirror light, no rear heater vent, no cd player, no spoiler, no tilt steering column, no wiper speed selector, no cruise control, no nothing.....
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    It's "an" S, and no Corolla came with a CD player
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    my LE came with a CD player :kidding: oem
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    My VE came with a JDM cassette player.
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    My Lexus came with a cassette player lol.
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    Not really, it automatically goes to the other side! :awyeah: Too bad I replaced it because it didn't work.
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    u left a cassette in there and it melted didnt it?
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    I actually never used it :oops: But the CD player didn't work. Oh wait, yeah I used the cassette for the Aux-in adapter thing, because I was too broke after buying the car lol.
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