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Old 12-22-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default 2001 SC2 Fog Light & Dimmer Switch Replacement

My fog lights quit periodically, and the fog light push button switch does not work, meaning it does not engage. Simple fix right? Where can I find a replacement switch? I have the housing that includes both the fog light push button switch and the instrument panel light dimmer switch that is the likely culprit.

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My fog lights quit periodically, and the fog light push button switch does not work, meaning it does not engage. Simple fix right? Where can I find a replacement switch? I have the housing that includes both the fog light push button switch and the instrument panel light dimmer switch that is the likely culprit.

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2001 SC2 Fog Light & Dimmer Switch Replacement

I have found the 3rd gens are less common to come with foglights than 2nd gens, but I have seen the odd foglight dimmer switch out in my local yard. They are there, just not tons of them it seems. that is where you have to go... Wreckers.

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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My fog lights quit periodically, and the fog light push button switch does not work, meaning it does not engage. Simple fix right? Where can I find a replacement switch? I have the housing that includes both the fog light push button switch and the instrument panel light dimmer switch that is the likely culprit.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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The fog light switch is not available as a separate part. It only comes as one piece along with the I/P dimmer knob as you described.

Junkyard is the best bet since new parts are getting harder to obtain by the day. This part from a 2000+ SC2, SL2, SW2 will work. If you can find a 2000+ SC2 that is the best bet since fog lights were standard equipment on all 1997-2002 SC2s. However, the 1997-1999 models have the 2nd gen interior, and thus don't have the part you need.

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Default Re: 2001 SC2 Fog Light & Dimmer Switch Replacement

apparent fix/repair:
my 01 SC2 fog lights have intermittently not been working. sometimes they wont come on when button is pushed....sometimes wont shut off...sometimes come on/off randomly w/o even being touched........wth!
upon removal of the switch and carefully opening it up, i polished the male terminals/pins where both connectors plug into with a small round wire brush.
i then very carefully used a tiny flat blade screwdriver to bend the stainless steel tangs/wipers out....only about .060"(using the other untouched wiper as a reference to distance). then, bending the other tang out to match the 1st one bent. this only applies more pressure to the circuit board.
Recommendation: spreading the current grease on the board back onto the contact area, or applying some more dielectric grease to the area where the wiper contacts.
i also carefully polished the small grid with the wire brush, where the push-button contacts to turn on the fog lights.
i previously read of corrosion being inside the switch...causing poor contact.
i live in Michigan, and my switch did not appear to hv any of this.....only possibly on the connector terminals(which were polished).
so far, no more random ops w my fog lights

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