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    Default Rear Fog lights - Random?

    I noticed the other night in fog i had a bulb out on the passenger side. Got a new one today and it seems the car only has 1 active rear fog (drivers side) even tho there is a bulb in the passenger side.

    Spoke to my dad who said its always been like that and passed the mot etc

    Is this correct and a case of vauxhalls cutting costs or do i have a fault?

    The car is a 2005 CLUB model

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    All veccy's have 1 rear fog light mate

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    unless you put in the wires for the otherside your self.

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    By law you only need one fog light on the side of the car nearest the centre of the road...

    Mine is wired in on the other side... literally... a wire lol! Dunno who did it but saved me doing anything to legalise my car for Germany Worth getting the other one hooked up though it looks better lol

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    Apparently its some EU safety thingy. Apparently its much safer to tailgate someone in the fog when the person you are following has only 1 fog light rather than 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Apparently its some EU safety thingy. Apparently its much safer to tailgate someone in the fog when the person you are following has only 1 fog light rather than 2.
    So the people behind don't think they're your brake lights apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke4487 View Post
    Worth getting the other one hooked up though it looks better lol
    Fashion wins over safety yet again.

    As others have said, having only one fog light improves the chances of someone behind you seeing your brake lights.

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    Eu law states that a car can have 2 rear foglights, but 1 is requried.


    why should that in improve the chances for someone behind you seeing you?? wouldt the 3 breaklight make sure of that (thats actually the reason that became the law)

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    anyone know how to wire it in as there is a bulb the lot there so may aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    anyone know how to wire it in
    I believe there is a how2.

    But is it really worth it? I probably use my fogs twice a year if that.

    Not needed if visibility is greater than 100 metres. Also not needed if you're in a queue or trail of cars because the car(s) behind you will be closer than 100 metres behind you and all you'll do is pee them off even more with two blinding fog lights switched on instead of just one.

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