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Offline macplace1215

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Fog lights not working
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:03:08 PM »
Got a problem with my 2012 tex fog lights, noticed that the switch for the fog lights did not light up when first switching on the bike, checked lights not working, checked fuse and replaced with good fuse still not working. The switch on the bars does not seem to be getting power could it be the relay if so could I swap it with another relay to eliminate it as I have no multimeter to test and which relay to swap with. If not the relay any idea on other possible problems cheers.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 10:09:29 PM »
Don't try to diagnose electrical problems without a multimeter. They cost £10. We can talk you through using it if that's a problem.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 05:56:44 AM »
I just wondered if you ever got them sorted, I have the same issue.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 11:48:57 AM »
Got the same problm too.     I'm waiting till the bike is garaged for a longer period then i'll get in about it.     Anyone know which relay?   According to the foglight kit for the 2012 there is no additional relay supplied but i assume one of the existing relays must control the power.
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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 09:22:56 PM »
Got the problem sorted turned out it was the switch. when I purchased the bike both the fog lights and heated grips switch, would light up for a second every time you switched on the bike. Then I noticed the fog light switch did not light up, only the heated grips, on turn on, checked the lights to find them both not working, took a punt and replaced the switch and they worked again, but still only the heated grip switch lights up for a second on turning the ignition on.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 02:14:38 AM »
I have just replaced my switch and it’s the same, lights work and the switch lights up but only when they’re on, not as part of the start cycle.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 10:22:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bigsi999 [+]
I have just replaced my switch and it’s the same, lights work and the switch lights up but only when they’re on, not as part of the start cycle.

Being new in the explorer/tiger world a small question after this remark.
Maybe it is intended that the switch only lights up when the foglights are on. As a soort of reminder.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 12:44:41 PM »
hello all, i have a 2016 1200 explorer electric screen, i have the heated grips and the fog light switch however i do not want to use the triumph fog lamps, i want to use the denali d4 tri optics just modify the cable ends to series j connectors and plug into the original triumph fog connectors and the fogs then come up on the dash just like the grips  !!, however i have been told it wont work because of the canbus ????heard the term on bmw bikes. HELP confused old geezer. regards.

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 02:22:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by tommy tiger [+]
hello all, i have a 2016 1200 explorer electric screen, i have the heated grips and the fog light switch however i do not want to use the triumph fog lamps, i want to use the denali d4 tri optics just modify the cable ends to series j connectors and plug into the original triumph fog connectors and the fogs then come up on the dash just like the grips  !!, however i have been told it wont work because of the canbus ????heard the term on bmw bikes. HELP confused old geezer. regards.

This should possibly of been posted as a new topic  :018:

The canbus controls all electrical equipment and is also a sort of fuse to protect each circuit, it does this by monitoring the current drawn on a circuit and if that circuit draws more current than a pre-set limit for that circuit it turns the power of to protect that circuit. So if your lamps exceed the limit set for that circuit (and we don't know what that is) then yes they will fail to light.  :002:

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Re: Fog lights not working
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 03:12:03 PM »
canbus reply. thanks for the reply to my question, i understand i will check but i believe the denali l.e.d lamps operate with much less draw on the circuit, so one would assume they should work, thanks again. TT. 

 


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