Keeping the optimum amount of light needed for vision especially during rainy and hazy weather conditions is made possible through your auto's fog lights. You see, the stock fog lights on your Ford Escape is built to withstand extreme weather while providing the right amount of light to guide your way. Since these lights are located at the front of the vehicle, they are more susceptible to damage. If you think you already have defective fog lights, then better perform some troubleshooting. Listed below are just some of the common problems with Ford Escape fog lights and the reasons behind them:
If your fog lights start to flicker, check your SUV's fuse box for any abnormalities. Flickering lights are usually symptoms of defective fuses. Luckily, your car's fuse box can easily be located with your owner's manual. You only need tools like the fuse puller to remove the fuse and check if it is intact. Other times, flickering fog lights are a result of loosely equipped bulbs, so be sure to also check the casings for misalignment and defects.
When fog lights simply fail to start, the most often cause is a failure on the bulb. You see, this defect is diagnosed through a voltage tester. This tool helps you determine whether there is enough voltage that is going through the bulb. Fortunately, finding one is easy and trouble-free because most auto supply stores offer this device. In addition, using the tester is also made simple because it usually comes with a quick-read manual.
Although your SUV's fog lights are built to enhance your vision in hazy areas, they are not immune to fogging or clouding. Luckily, you can easily detect one by visual inspection. You may notice signs of droplets of water inside the fog light casings.
When performing checkup, repair, or replacement on your Ford Escape's fog lights, be sure to wear gloves because skin oil can affect the bulb's service life. You wouldn't want your troubleshooting to cause the faster wear of your auto's fog lights.