Fog lights Shake/Wobble Fix

Fog lights Shake/Wobble Fix

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    I am new to the forum and just want to post a fix to a problem I have not been able to find an answer to. My '15 1500 fog lights shake terribly when I drive down the road, as I can see the light dance all over. I found a bunch of topics without anyone seeming to post an answer. Basically the fog light sits inside of a bracket that is mounted to the inside bumper. What holds the light in the bracket are two round pegs and the adjustment screw. It seems the rounded pegs were designed to allow the light to swivel up and down when you move the adjustment screw. Over time, the pegs wear away the openings on the bracket and then you get play. I am sure they were snug from the factory, but after 36k miles, there is a couple mm of slop. Here is what I did to get rid of the play:
    1. Climb under the front of your truck and find the fog light bracket. Take a flat screwdriver and back out the wiring harness flip from the fog light bracket. The unplug the wire harness from the fog light bulb.
    2. Next back out the (3) 10mm screws that hold the light in place. Once done, remove the entire housing so you can work on it at a work bench.
    3. Then unscrew the leveling nut and remove the screw.
    4. (BE GENTLE FOR THIS STEP - YOU CAN BREAK THE TABS) There are a tab on the left and right side of the bracket that you can gently insert a screwdriver in between to have them go over the pegs to remove the entire fog light from the bracket.
    5. I then took electrical tape and put a 1-2" piece around the peg. The amount you use is going to be dependent on the severity of the gap between the peg and the bracket hole.
    6. Once complete on both sides, you can put the bracket back on the fog lights. Put the pegs in their holes and then re-install the adjustment screw.
    7. Once together, re-install the bracket back on the bumper, insert the wiring harness and wire holding clip.

    I did one side at a time so I could use the existing light as a reference to re-level it. Then do the other side.

    All in it took me about 20-30 minutes. Good luck!
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    The dealer just replaced mine on my truck. I was told there is no fix other then replacing them and that is covered under your 3/36 warranty. I was pulled over be a LEO, he told me my driving lights were "bouncing and blinding people on the road" and not to use them until they were fixed.

    If your still under warranty I would just make FCA fix them, if out of warranty then follow the steps above.
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    2015 Laramie 4x4 with 42,000miles: I kid you not, during the Thanksgiving weekend, I was driving at night on the open road and noticed my lights were flickering/shaking/wobbling. Of course I had the headlights on and the fog lights. First, I turned off the fog lights and the flickering went away. It's was clear as day that the culprit was the fog lights and not the headlights. Roughly 1 year ago while driving on the freeway behind a belly-dump material truck, a decent size rock hit my front bumper and caused a golf-ball sized dent. I have a $0 deductible on my comprehensive insurance so I decided to take it to a body shop for repair. They simply replaced the entire chromed bumper. I'd assume the fog lights weren't reinstalled properly which is why they are now wobbly. Thanks for the write up Rat Pack.

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    That fix will work for a while. Eventually it will wear the tape out.

    someone needs to make an aftermarket repair for that.

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    Wounder if you could use JB Weld to build it back up then use a die grinder to reform it? That should fix the problem, also FCA/Ram needs to be made aware of this as it looks like it is a know issue and probably why they went back to the other fog lights. LED fogs are rumored as coming on the 2018 remodel trucks but that doesn't help us. My 04 had the round fog lamps and other then a drivers side seal failure at around 120K never had an issue with them.
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