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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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PLEASE HELP! What is This?!?!?

so i have a 2008 cobalt 2LT completely stock and no mods at all...im looking for the fog light wires...which i wasnt successful...so i took the DS headlight out completely and located the bracket and took that out as well and i found this weird thing in the bracket for the headlight...heres a pic




it was a two wire set up



and it was mounted in the smaller hole under my thumb in this pic






so my questions are...

what is this?
where are the fog light wires, if in the coblat LT anyway?
is it attached to the wiring harness for headlights in a specific area?

thanks guys
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That is your ambient Air temperature sensor, the one that gives you the outside temperature reading with your digital odometer.

To find out if you have the harness for fog lights you have to remove the little dash panel with cluster light dimmer to the left of the steering column. If you have a connector there all taped up you have the harness.
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And if you have the harness then you should look for this connector and wire colors somewhere behind the bumper where the horns are.
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thanks man! i appreciate that. but wait...so what is that sensor in the dashboard close to the winshield on the drivers side? i always thought that was the temp sensor?

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And if you have the harness then you should look for this connector and wire colors somewhere behind the bumper where the horns are.
yes i have that



but where do u look for that wire, ive looked and cant find it, where can i look for it, what general area is it in, AND is it one wire or two?
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thanks man! i appreciate that. but wait...so what is that sensor in the dashboard close to the winshield on the drivers side? i always thought that was the temp sensor?
That is the dusk to dawn sensor that turns your lights on automatically. How could it measure outside temperature from inside the car???

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but where do u look for that wire, ive looked and cant find it, where can i look for it, what general area is it in, AND is it one wire or two?
Apparently it is taped to the horn wires behind the bumper. Like the diagram I posted shows it is a two wire connector (purple and black)

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That is the dusk to dawn sensor that turns your lights on automatically.

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Apparently it is taped to the horn wires behind the bumper. Like the diagram I posted shows it is a two wire connector (purple and black)

thanks coby.....so im not going nuts, i DO have the proper harness for acceptance of fog lights, so i can just buy the fogs and im good to go?

oh and my fault i apologize, i ment is it one wire (the set of two) for both fog lights or one on the PS for the PS fog light as well?

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Well it should but make sure you find that connector before buying all the lights, bezels, switch and new dash panel.

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Well it should but make sure you find that connector before buying all the lights, bezels, switch and new dash panel.
i will tomorrow, wen i have some daylight. you have ben a great help.

kinda hoping to have the other end, because i have a fuse for the fog lights in already from factory
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That don't mean zilch, I have intercooler relay and my car is NA and a fuse for heated seats but no such luck this morning at -11F.

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Hey coby.....rather sad news to report, I have no wires for the fogs around the horn. Can I buy a aftermarket fog harness that ties into my harness now, get the whole new harness or splice it in to what I have now? Which is better to do?
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