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Old 05-07-2018, 09:07 AM   #1
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986 front fog lights

My right side front fog light is dim, even after I installed a new bulb

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Old 05-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #2
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Check the ground connection and contacts in the socket.
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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Probably a faulty ground. Hard to check, but you can do visual inspection for corrosion and check continuity with a cheap multimeter set to measure ohms. Porsche grounds are generally brown colored wires.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:43 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by A8ked View Post
Check the ground connection and contacts in the socket.
+1 on corroded contacts in the socket. A little contact cleaner and then some dielectric grease could clear it up.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #5
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The socket the light plugs into can also come a bit lose in the arm that holds it so the connection isn't made fully when plugged in, mine did and I had odd things like the the fog lights flashing with the indicator... worth a check.

Also, many lights I've looked inside have had cracking and decaying wire coating inside, apparently Porsche used an environmentally friendly coating that breaks down over time.

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