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    Default How do you hardwire the other rear fog light.

    Not really a styling question but the closest category I could find.

    My car goes in for its BFG lighting (Army MOT for Germany) test next week and needs to have the other foglight working or they'll bolt some nasty addition to my rear valance. Luckily the pre-facelift Vec-Cs have rear adjustable headlamps so I didn't have to shell out on a set of LHD ones.

    I've heard that you can just run a wire along the inside of the boot to the other foglight and hey presto. I'm none too proficient with electrical type stuff so I was just wondering how I'd go about this?

    Is it just a matter of getting a length of bell wire and screwing it in under the foglight bulbs?

    It doesn't need to be permanent, just as long as it works for the test, then I can remove the wire again until next year.

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    Im sure theres already been a thread on this, have you tried searching for it?

    Click Here

    Seems you just have to run a wire from the existing fog light to the other one. I wouldnt of thought it would be too difficult. Although saying that i havent tried it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite2.2DTi
    Im sure theres already been a thread on this, have you tried searching for it?

    Click Here

    Seems you just have to run a wire from the existing fog light to the other one. I wouldnt of thought it would be too difficult. Although saying that i havent tried it myself.
    Yes, I did read that thread but it doesn't come to a definitive conclusion. I don't want to go sticking wires in things and frying something CANbus related. If I use wire thats not of the right thickness, it'll send an altered voltage pulse with unknown results.

    So, if somebody who has done it reads this, could you please let me know what you did and what type of wire you used etc.

    Thanks.

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    I haven't done it, but I had both rear lamp units out few weeks ago.
    As far as I know all wiring is present and even the bulb is in the fitting. I guess the only thing that is missing is the small metal piece that gives contact to the bulb. Can't be difficult; I would ask for it at a FOH (= "Freundlicher Opel Händler", the official name for an Opel-dealer in Germany )

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    hi m8

    all you need to do m8 is run 2 wires from the origional 1 to the other1 you
    want to get workin,use brown for the earth and red for live so you know,
    then connect it and it should work without any probs.


    2011 insignia elite tourer 2.0 cdti 160 manual,silver

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    I've done this on my car, all you have to do is run 1 wire to the other side. The plug that goes in to the back of the light on the drivers side has a wire in every slot but the passenger side has nothing in the bottom slot, all you need to do is join bottom slots from driver and passenger side plugs to each other.

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    Cheers Stewart, I'll have a go at this later.

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    Done it today Stewart and its working now. I'll remove it once its passed the test as I don't like the unsightly wire in the boot of the car.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Glad you got it sorted. I took the plastic trim off the rear of the boot and taped the cable up with the other harness then put the trim back on.

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    Did not realise my faclift Elite did not have both rear fog lights, yet another thing they have taken off, my Veccy B CDX had both.

    I think its silly to only have one, in very bad fog you could be considered as a bike or as two cars as the lights are at different intesity when seen from a distance.
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