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    Hi does anyone know if the wiring is in place to get the passenger side rear fog light working?

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    No m8 all you have to do is feed a wire from the drivers side across to the passengers side and then it'll work.

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    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    No m8 all you have to do is feed a wire from the drivers side across to the passengers side and then it'll work.
    Won't this screw up the canbus, or at the very least confuse the bulb failure warning system ?

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    no, done it on vectra & astra. Even the bulb is fitted, the earth is connected. Just needs a live from other bulb.

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    some bull arguments, its down to cost. If you want it working bung a wire from the working side across. How does anyone explain the up market cars that have 2 working rear fogs. I love all the references to "some kind of european driving law" lets see a copy and paste of this and i'll eat my words !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post
    I love all the references to "some kind of european driving law" lets see a copy and paste of this and i'll eat my words !
    It's not a european driving law. It's a directive. It is mandatory to have a rear fog light fitted on UK vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980. This fog light is required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles.

    A nearside foglight is optional and not a necessary requirement. Most car manufacturers realise this, and as you quite rightly say, some of it is down to cutting costs. The reason for having both a left and right fog light available in the Vectra light clusters is down to the fact that whichever country the car ends up in, the relevant fog light can be enabled / disabled; most likely with Tech2.

    That aside, I can't recall the last time I used either my front or rear foglights, so I'm not really fussed that only the offside one on the rear is operational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    It's not a european driving law. It's a directive. It is mandatory to have a rear fog light fitted on UK vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980. This fog light is required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles.
    Yep......

    4.11. Rear fog lamp 4.11.1. Presence
    Mandatory.
    4.11.2. Number
    One, a second being optional.
    4.11.3. Arrangement
    No individual specifications.
    4.11.4. Position 4.11.4.1. Width:
    If there is only one rear fog lamp it must be on the opposite side of the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle to the direction of traffic prescribed in the country of registration.
    In all cases the distance between the rear fog lamp and the stop lamp must be greater than 100 mm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    It's not a european driving law. It's a directive. It is mandatory to have a rear fog light fitted on UK vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980. This fog light is required to be fitted to the centre or offside of vehicles.

    A nearside foglight is optional and not a necessary requirement. Most car manufacturers realise this, and as you quite rightly say, some of it is down to cutting costs. The reason for having both a left and right fog light available in the Vectra light clusters is down to the fact that whichever country the car ends up in, the relevant fog light can be enabled / disabled; most likely with Tech2.
    I must admit, I had been lead to believe that it was some European safety thingy to only have the one. I guess it's been distorted as it's been passed on from person to person. As you say the European directive only requires one to be fitted, two is optional, so obviously some manufacturers decide to only do the minimum. Does seem mad though to have the cluster with the fog light in it, the bulb holder (deemed as a spare by Vx in the manual) and not just wire it up to have both working. All it would be is a bit of wire to enable it - they've done the 'expensive' bit with the cluster and bulb holder!

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    thank god for that - for once im right - quick tell the wife !!

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