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Old 11-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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how do you turn on the fog lamps

Call me stupid but I cant find any control to turn on the fog lights or the lamps in the bumper. I have tried everything anyone educate a idiot?
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Press the center of the headlamp switch.
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I do not think you can control the fogs when you have an RS package
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no you cant with the rs package they are only for day time running light
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Lights must be different on the SS/RS. Sounds like a bit of a wiring mod might be in order....
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Lights must be different on the SS/RS. Sounds like a bit of a wiring mod might be in order....
If the RS package is present the fog lights act as DRL's and therefore really aren't fogs at all. Got me on that one, ask GM :(.
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Call me stupid but I cant find any control to turn on the fog lights or the lamps in the bumper. I have tried everything anyone educate a idiot?
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owner's manual??
i ain't never heard tell of such!!





to the OP
if you have the RS package, without modifications, you do not have a switch to turn on the bumper lights. to be technical, you don't even have fog lights - they are Daytime Running Lamps. they come on when your headlamps are off and have no separate control save for disabling the automatic headlamps by clicking the light switch back one click. this turns off the DRLs and automatic control of the light system
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I am from around hopkinsville ky. And I have the rs package and I tried pushing turning everything you can do and they will not come on day or nite. Any suggestions
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:42 PM   #12
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Please dont tell me I gotta problem for the dealer to fix I want to drive not sit in a garage!
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:46 PM   #13
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by the way I read the owners manual and it did nada just as my lights are doing day and night. They are not on as DRL my halos are on but the bumper zilch
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DRL lights dont come on but the halos do?

The owners manual tells me nothing I already know
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I am from around hopkinsville ky. And I have the rs package and I tried pushing turning everything you can do and they will not come on day or nite. Any suggestions

Dawson Springs here
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I don't own a Camaro yet, but on other GM cars the DRL's will only come on when the car is in gear. You may have to find a reflection somewhere to see if they are on when you are driving. Also if the headlights are on the DRL's should be off.

Please don't everyone rip my head off if I'm wrong....
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In an RS equipped vehicle if the headlights are on the "fogs" or DRL bumper lights turn off. There is no way to get them to come on while the headlights are on unless you modify the car and tie the "fogs" into the headlights or just put a switch somewhere for them only.

In RS cars there are no such things as fog lights, just lights where fog lights usually are that are not controllable.
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If you want ur DRL's to become fogs just check out thebrainhart thread:


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I am from around hopkinsville ky. And I have the rs package and I tried pushing turning everything you can do and they will not come on day or nite. Any suggestions
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by the way I read the owners manual and it did nada just as my lights are doing day and night. They are not on as DRL my halos are on but the bumper zilch
then you need to take the switch off the "park" setting & put it on "auto"

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i knew i saw that around, but i couldn't remember where
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I don't own a Camaro yet, but on other GM cars the DRL's will only come on when the car is in gear. You may have to find a reflection somewhere to see if they are on when you are driving. Also if the headlights are on the DRL's should be off.

Please don't everyone rip my head off if I'm wrong....
You are correct, but to expand on what you said a little further; once the headlights are on, the foglights become normal and will illuminate the roadway as any other normal foglight. They act as DRL's at half power only in daylight and only when the headlights are off. Also, the DRL's are on full time on a manual shift car and only when in gear for the automatics.
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You are correct, but to expand on what you said a little further; once the headlights are on, the foglights become normal and will illuminate the roadway as any other normal foglight. They act as DRL's at half power only in daylight and only when the headlights are off. Also, the DRL's are on full time on a manual shift car and only when in gear for the automatics.
and you're partially correct - your description refers to the non-RS cars. and DRLs turn off in manual cars when the parking brake is set.

as for the OP, his car has the RS package, which means the lights in the bumper only function as DRLs and the headlamps only function as headlamps and the two cannot be on at the same time without wiring modifications
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I have a 1SS M6. NON- RS I still have not been able to figure out how to turn on the fog lights (bumper lights). I ahve manually turn off the headlights at night and pressed the center button with the engine running and in gear with the parking break on and still nothing. Anybody out there have any ideas
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I have a 1SS M6. NON- RS I still have not been able to figure out how to turn on the fog lights (bumper lights). I have manually turn off the headlights at night and pressed the center button with the engine running and in gear with the parking break on and still nothing. Anybody out there have any ideas
I just checked my car and your headlights have to be in auto on or manual on and on low beams for the fog lights to work...If you manually turn the lights off or turn on the high beams the fogs will go off...

P.S. When the fogs are on you will get a Fog light Icon and headlight Icon lit up in the Tach pod.
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Okay. I just went out to garage and here's what I tried. Key in ignition and turn to the on pos (not started). Headlights manualy turn off. (DRL off) pushed the button on the lamp switch and the parking lights come on but no fog lamps, but I do hear a clik under the hood, possibly a relay clicking on. Tried it with just the parking lights on and still no lights, but I hear the same click. But in all instances the Fog light icon will go on in the dash. Headlights on manualy push button and I hear a click under the hood, but the headlights stay on, and no fog lamps. Healights on in auto (DRL) push button and the same thing. No fog lamps.
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