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    The rear fog lamp on the n/s of my car does not work. There is a bulb in it though. Is this one of those things Vauxhall do to cut costs? It looks so naff. How can I connect it up?

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    yes u can connect it up... run a wire from the other one and join them up

    think theres a how 2 somewhere.

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    Uk law says you only have to have one fog light on the offsie so you know which side of the car to pass if you can only see the fog light. It's fitted with both bulbs so that the same parts can be used for LHD models...

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    Copied from Wikipedia, which is good enough for me...
    In Europe and other countries adhering to ECE Regulation 48, vehicles must be equipped with one or two bright red "rear fog lamps" (or "fog taillamps"), which serve as high-intensity rear position lamps to be energised by the driver in conditions of poor visibility to enhance vehicle conspicuity from the rear. The allowable range of intensity for a rear fog lamp is 150 to 300 candelas, which is within the range of a U.S. brake lamp. For this reason, some European vehicles imported to the United States have their rear fog lamps wired as brake lamps, since their European-specification brake lamps may not be sufficiently intense to comply with U.S. regulations, and in North America rear fog lamps are not required equipment. However, they are permitted, and are found almost exclusively on European-brand vehicles in North America — Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, MINI, Land Rover, Saab and Volvo provide functional rear fog lights on their North American models. The final generation Oldsmobile Aurora also had dual rear fog lights installed in the rear bumper as standard equipment.

    Most jurisdictions permit rear fog lamps to be installed either singly or in pairs. If a single rear fog is fitted, most jurisdictions require it to be located at or to the driver's side of the vehicle's centreline — whichever side is the prevailing driver's side in the country in which the vehicle is registered. This is to maximise the sight line of following drivers to the rear fog lamp. If two rear fog lamps are fitted, they must be symmetrical with respect to the vehicle's centreline. Proponents of twin rear fog lamps say two lamps provide vehicle distance information not available from a single lamp. Proponents of the single rear fog lamp say dual rear fog lamps closely mimic the appearance of illuminated brake lamps (which are mandatorily installed in pairs), reducing the conspicuity of the brake lamps' message when the rear fogs are activated. To provide some safeguard against rear fog lamps being confused with brake lamps, ECE R48 requires a separation of at least 10 cm between the closest illuminated edges of any brake lamp and any rear fog lamp.

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    also that bulb would be used as a brake light if all the others were to fail

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    Here's the How 2 but I for one can't see the photos http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41022

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    looks like they ahve been deleted.

    Gazza4

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    I am now hearing of people being issued with VDRF for both rear fog lamps not working
    The issue arises when the drivers says they weren't aware the bulb was faulty or blown, and accept the VDRF issued to them

    The VDRF cannot be completed as the bulb is not powered!
    The MoT agent can then only write "defect rectified" so that the VDRF is processed

    Shows that even some Police officers are not aware of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by vecgsiboy View Post
    also that bulb would be used as a brake light if all the others were to fail
    Not unless you physically remove it and put it into another bulb socket as the NS foglight doesn't have any wires going to it.

    The lower tail light takes over the role of tail/brake light should the upper tail/brake light fail.

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