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  1. 1997 E36 323i Front Fog Indicator 
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    Hi, since last night the fogs along with the green dashboard indicator is not working. When I press the switch, the relay clicks. All related fuses are fine... ahhhhhh.... can anyone point me in the rough direction, pls?

    Also the rear fog indicator lights up , but changes in intensity depending on the On/Off position.
     
     

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    Check fuse No.15
     
     

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    Hi, strange thing is, the slot for 15 is kept blank in the fuse box. 22 is fine, but 13 and 15 slots are blank. I checked the bulbs and the connections. All are fine. Checked the relay again, and its fine too.
     
     

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    Ok, called the BMW agent and asked them. Its Fuse #38. This is the same fuse that controls the ABS/ASC... why it controls the Fogs, I have no idea! Replaced it and its fine. But strange that the ABS/ASC lights never indicated a malfunction.
     
     

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    Never heard of that. Every bit of info I have says fuse 15. Never mind, they're working again
     
     

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    Tell me about it. It seems that sometimes the fuse layout diagram is not 100% accurate on some models... fuse 15 controls the relay. Perhaps 38 controls the actual switch link.
     
     

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    All diagrams show fuse 15 for fog lights (relay contacts) and fuse 22 for the relay coil. I didn't mention fuse 22 as you said the relay was operating.......strange.
     
     

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