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Old 08-13-2008, 12:38 PM
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Fog Light lens cracking

I was washing the truck the other day...and noticed the fog light lens are both cracked. They are not leaking or holding water inside..but the plasic lens are cracked badly. I do use the fog lights quite often....maybe the heat from the bulb? Anyone else have this happen? I will try to snap some pics of them tonight...if I can remember.
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Hmmm.
Interesting. Pics would help.
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I will get some pics tonight...and post them.
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Both fog lights are like that...and to my surprise they lens are plasic. Like I said...not leaking but both just recently cracked. I had them on and felt the heat...and they get hot.
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I would say that is from rocks hitting them, but I think the chances of so many is unlikely. I would stop by the dealer and see what they say. The plastic looks inferior for sure.
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I would have thought that if rocks were hitting them I would see alot more damage around the paint of the bumper cover...and I don't. But I think I am going to take it to the dealer and see what they say.

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Same exact thing happened to me....your crack and my crack look the same...luckily it happened within the first month I got the truck and the dealer fixed it for me for free. I use my fog lights all the time. Because it happened so quick from me getting the truck my thinking is that it was a rock. Have not had the problem since.
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Looks like rock damage to me...

If the dealer is unwilling to do anything about the cracks, I might suggest wicking some thin superglue into the cracks to keep moisture out unless you're going to replace the lights or lenses really quickly.

As for fog light use, if your lights are the kind that aim into my rearview mirror, I'd ask you not to use them unless there is really fog...
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I plan to talk to my dealer...and see what they say. I have looked the part number up and it looks like I can get them on line for about $60 a peice. They retail for under $80 a peice.
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What is that large hole in the fog light lens? Is that a strobe light?
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What is that large hole in the fog light lens? Is that a strobe light?

Not quite sure what you mean?
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My bad, optical illusion it's the lamp bulb socket hole I see, it looked like there was a hole drilled in the lens.
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If the dealer is unwilling to do anything about the cracks, I might suggest wicking some thin superglue into the cracks to keep moisture out unless you're going to replace the lights or lenses really quickly.

As for fog light use, if your lights are the kind that aim into my rearview mirror, I'd ask you not to use them unless there is really fog...
Who cranks their fog lights up that high? It would render them useless.
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