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    i had a good lok at my veccy today and realised there is only 1 rear foglight on my 2006 sri estate 1.9cdti 150

    but the left side has a bulb in but does not light up i would of though vauxhall would have wired it up is there a way i can wire this up or not or would the board computer keep saying check bulbs

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    The reason only the offside rear foglight is wired up is because of a European directive, which points out that under certain circumstances both onside and offside rear foglamps lit up could be mistaken for brake lights.

    It is not a legal or MOT requirement, so one can happily wire up the onside rear fog lamp.

    Not fussed myself, but I don't like the trend on some cars to have only one reversing lamp (usually on the onside, opposite the single offside fog lamp).

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    yeah i dont like the single fog light when you do use them they look rubbish imo lol

    i think i will be wiring that bad boy up in the next few days

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    Think I'll be doing this too...thanks for the link john!

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnie2457 View Post
    yeah i dont like the single fog light when you do use them they look rubbish imo
    Unless you're looking in your rear view mirror at a reflection from a shop window, how would you know?

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    as i have seen it from the back when the lights are on and looks odd especially when the bulb and everything is all at the other side i like a car to look symmetrical lol its all about attention to detail for me i will let you know how it goes will be doing it next weekend i will take a few pics too

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnie2457 View Post
    i like a car to look symmetrical
    As opposed to being safe?

    The reason for there only being one is that it doesn't mask the brake lights and make them less visible to the 40 tonne truck that's up your backside on a motorway.

    I prefer safety over style any day of the week.

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    Nothing like blinding the guy behind! Trouble is that people drive with fog lights on when it isn't foggy especially the fronts, which is totally illegal.

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    ppl do use them illegal but i dont and also all the cars i have owned have 2 back foglights these include a 2003 mg tf and a 2004 mondeo ghia x estate and both these cars have had 2 rear fogs so i am wiring up my veccy to match

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