Driving through thick fog can throw even the most experienced driver off-guard. A thick blanket of mist can pose hazards to motorists. You'll need better illumination to see the road, and this is where your Chevrolet Colorado fog light comes in. Angled downward toward the road, this fog light reduces glare, making driving a lot easier. Unfortunately, a fog light is prone to early wear and tear because it's always exposed to the harsh elements in the environment. Below are some of the things you might have experienced with the fog lights on your pickup truck:
Exhausted bulbs are one of the first things that you need to check when one of your fog lights does not work. Just like with any other type of automotive lighting, burnt-out bulbs need to be replaced immediately to make the fog light work again. Check the bulbs for any sign of darkening near the base. You also need to unscrew the bulbs from their sockets to check if filaments inside are still intact.
Fog lights are connected to your pickup truck's battery. If your fog lights do not work, and you've already ruled out a burnt-out bulb problem, you need to check your vehicle for loose or damaged electrical wirings. Loose connections are easier to troubleshoot. By gently tugging on the wires, you'll know which ones are not fastened properly. However, damaged wirings are a little trickier to deal with. Frayed wires should only be dealt with experienced DIY-ers. Additionally, check the fuse inside the fuse box to see if the metal strip inside it is not burnt or broken. If it's damaged, replace it with a new fuse that has the same amperage as the old one.
Fog lights sit low on all vehicles, making them susceptible to scratches from stone chips and from other sharp objects on the road. Light scratches can be easily rubbed off by using any kind of toothpaste or jeweler's rouge. However, deeper scuffs may require a more vigorous buffing or sanding off. Replacement of the fog light housing might be needed if the damage is too great to fix.