Why does PT foglight come on with right turn signal?

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by Pete E. Kruzer, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Recently when I put the RIGHT turn signal on, the foglight comes on. I
    assume it comes on, because the instrument panel foglight indicator
    comes on. Doesn't do it on a LEFT turn signal. Any ideas? I know how
    to turn the foglights on and off. The handle is pushed in to the OFF
    position, but signal for a right turn, and on comes the indicator
    light. And maybe the fog lights.
    Pete E. Kruzer, Aug 29, 2007
  2. Pete E. Kruzer

    maxpower Guest

    The switch may be getting ready to go out. I have seen several instances
    where the fog lites would not turn off even with the key out of the ignition
    and run the battery down. Just a thought

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Aug 29, 2007
  3. ++++++++++++++

    Thanks Glenn, I just went out and checked. YES, when the turn signal
    lever is ser for a right turn, the indicator light and the two fog
    lights come on.
    Can I have the fog lights disconnected, I've never used them one time,
    or am I still cruisn'* for a new light switch.

    *Pun intended, how much should I be prepared to spend to have the
    switch replaced? If I need a light switch (PT has 45K on it) it just
    further confirms my suspicion that PT means Piece (of) Trash!
    Pete E. Kruzer, Aug 29, 2007
  4. Pete E. Kruzer

    maxpower Guest

    You can disconnect them at the lites if you want. the switch is easy to
    replace, just make sure you don't forget to put the old T/S relay into the
    new switch if you do the job. Im not sure how much the switch is, maybe
    $100? Me personally I think the PT Cruiser has been a very good reliable

    maxpower, Aug 29, 2007
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    Ron S. Guest

    You're right Glenn. The PT is one of the better vehicles out there. We
    are on our second one ('07 in Opal metalic w/ 5 speed stick) and we love
    it. We put 131,000 miles on our first one and only replaced brakes and
    Ron S., Aug 30, 2007
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    Bob AZ Guest

    The handle is pushed in to the OFF

    Perhaps the ground for the signal lights and the fog lights is shared
    and needs some help.

    Bob AZ
    Bob AZ, Aug 30, 2007
  7. Pete E. Kruzer

    who Guest

    That switch is a problem which a new one will only solve for a few years
    until it goes again. A friend of mine had his fog lights occasionally
    come on when he was parked and drain his battery.
    I've read that many owners either pull the fog light fuse, or install a
    separate fog light switch.
    who, Aug 30, 2007
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    philthy Guest

    one of the better vehicles on the road i'll second that and cheaper to fix than
    honda'sor toyotas
    i see them with now 200 k and running good and still just needing brake jobs
    philthy, Sep 2, 2007
  9. Pete E. Kruzer

    Guest Guest

    I agree with the reliability and style of the PT, however, having had
    a 2003 sedan and 2005 convertible, the gas mileage is mediocre. The
    03 had the standard engine and did not get over 22 ever! The 05 had
    the 180HP turbo and the best it could acheve was 24, once! We traded
    it in two weeks ago for a 2007 Dodge Caliber and have been very
    pleased with the car, getting over 26 city and on our first short
    trip, 27, the car has less than 700 miles on it. I would like to have
    seen the PT with the 2.0 engine and the CVT gearbox, or better, the
    diesel that is sold in Europe.
    Guest, Sep 2, 2007
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    Steven Stone Guest

    I bought our 2006 PT Cruiser not for mpg but because it seemed like a
    fairly safe car for my daughter to drive, could carry her entire dorm
    room in the back with the seats removed, and was the right price point
    for me. I do get grief from the Accord / Honda owners over how loud the
    engine sounds and what they consider piss poor mpg (about 10 mpg less
    than their rice wagons)
    Steven Stone, Sep 3, 2007
  11. Pete E. Kruzer

    Guest Guest

    I agree with all that you say about the safety, the style, the
    reliability, etc. The gas mileage was killing us: what with gas here
    in South Florida at $3 and sometimes over, it was costing us $400 a
    month just to commute 200 miles a week, not counting going to the
    store or to eat locally. I am saying that the PT should have been
    designed with an engine that gets better mileage to go with its great
    looks. I also own a fully restored 1940 Chyrsler Royal coupe with
    overdrive,and it can get 21 on the road with a 241.5 c.i. flathead
    six. I would have purchased another PT if it would have had a
    different engine/transmission combination.
    Guest, Sep 3, 2007
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    Steven Stone Guest

    |I bought our 2006 PT Cruiser not for mpg ....

    I forgot to mention the first dealer I went to was pushing the new
    Caliber at the time.. It didn't seem to be able to carry as much
    "stuff" as the PT Cruiser would, but I was told my daughter would love
    being seen in the Caliber and it had all this whiz bang neato stuff..
    like the glove box cooler and drop down rear thumper speakers and lots
    of cup holders and power outlets.. whoopee !
    Steven Stone, Sep 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    My wife and I had 2003 and 2005 PT's. We got a new Caliber SXT and
    are loving it. You do not need to get the R/XT with all the bells and
    Guest, Sep 3, 2007
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    Steve B. Guest

    200 miles a week
    x5 weeks in a long month
    1000 miles
    add in a couple hundred miles for the store and stuff

    1200 miles
    /15mpg if you drive like a maniac
    80gals gas per month
    X $3 a gallon
    $240 for an absolute worst case month with a maniac driver.

    You better buy a locking gas cap!

    Steve B.
    Steve B., Sep 3, 2007
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    maxpower Guest

    Save you money on the cap!!

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Sep 3, 2007
  16. Pete E. Kruzer

    Guest Guest

    I am not complaining about the PT. However, what you didn't know is:
    $500/month payment on the turbo PT, yea, my wife wanted her first
    "expensive" car, gas running close to $400 bills a month, in South
    Florida, you don't go anywhere without a car and gas is the most
    expensive here in Palm Beach and Martin County, maybe because they
    think that just because Tiger Woods lives on Jupiter Island, we all
    can pay high prices. Last night, just to meet friends for a weekend,
    we had to drive to South Broward, that was 70 miles one way,of course
    we didn't have to do that. So, I hope that where you live, that a car
    is not so important. As I stated, we really only have one car, the
    antique has been around for a long time and is used for car shows and
    our club hobby, only driven to shows and maybe for a Sunday drive.
    So, when you add up my figures for the PT, it was getting close to
    $900 a month just to drive the thing! Now with the Caliber, $141 a
    month less, and our gas bill has been cut, so far in half. If the PT
    Cruiser had that mileage and payment, I would still be driving one.
    Guest, Sep 4, 2007
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    Steve B. Guest

    My point was that you are either driving a lot more than you said you
    are or you had an issue with gas theft as there is no way you could
    get a PT to use that much gas in so few miles.

    I agree that mileage on a PT sucks. I drive a '95 Fleetwood for work
    and regularly get better mileage than my friend gets out of their two
    PT's. My car weighs twice as much and has an LT1 higher performance
    350 in it so I just can't figure out what the heck a PT can do with
    all that gas.

    Steve B.
    Steve B., Sep 4, 2007
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    maxpower Guest

    The only way to remove fuel from this vehicle would be to pop a hole in the
    fuel tank or actuate the fuel pump with the line disconnected from the fuel
    rail and pump it out. Just about every one( 2001 to present) of Chrysler
    vehicles has a ping pong type roll over ball in the bottom of the fuel
    inlet. This ball is used to seat the fuel tank and prevent fuel from
    spilling out in case of a vehicle rollover. A siphon hose will not get past
    this ball and into the tank to remove the fuel
    Just a thought

    maxpower, Sep 4, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    We seem to be getting into agreement here on the fact that the gas
    mileage on the PT sucks big time. There was no gas theft, and the
    mileage I stated that we drove was correct. The 180hp turbo Touring
    Edition was supposed to get better than the 150hp standard that I had
    in my 2003, but did not! I drove a 1949 Chrysler with a 135hp
    straight eight and got better mileage! I, and many others on PT
    forums cannot understand how the car will just not get the gas
    mileage. I realize that it is an "emotional" buy and not one for pure
    mileage, but come on! A 2.4 four cylinder that cannot get better than
    22! Just refilled my Caliber today, got 28.115mpg, now that is
    getting some good mileage! I used and am using Mobil One synthetic
    oil in all my cars, except the 1940, and even used the K & N air
    filter in the PT's because I read that it did increase the mileage by
    a little bit, which it surprisingly did, but not much. I had a 1992
    Lincoln Continental V-6 that would get 30 mpg on the road and 24 in
    town, so something is very wrong here.
    Guest, Sep 4, 2007
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    Ron S. Guest

    All I know is that both of our PT's had 5 speed sticks in them and both
    ALWAYS get 30 to 31 MPG with mostly highway miles (which is how my wife
    uses it for going to work). It doesn't matter if the A/C is on or not.
    Even city driving only drops it to the to high 20's. We don't have a
    turbo, just the standard 2.4 and 5 speed. I'm seeing something about 15
    mpg ??? I don't believe that. Even the 21 mpg sounds wrong, or else
    something is wrong with the engine or someone has a lead right foot.
    I have an old '94 Plymouth Acclaim that I use for back and forth to work
    .. It has the 2.4 and auto and even that thing gets around 28 mpg in
    mixed driving.
    Ron S., Sep 8, 2007
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