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Rear fog lights
« on: 22 December 2017, 09:53:21 »

Hi all just checking the rear fog lights for MOT and noticed only one driver side was working is that normal?Secondly if I travel to Europe it will need to be changed I suppose or get them both working but how?Many thanks and Merry Xmas to all Glenn
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #1 on: 22 December 2017, 10:05:19 »

Driver side is legal minimum... won't hurt to have both working before going though ;) nothing fancy, standard 21w, 382 iirc :y
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #2 on: 22 December 2017, 10:14:23 »

Hi all just checking the rear fog lights for MOT and noticed only one driver side was working is that normal?Secondly if I travel to Europe it will need to be changed I suppose or get them both working but how?Many thanks and Merry Xmas to all Glenn

Your car is fitted with 2 ..... check the bulb first, then may be wireing  ???
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #3 on: 22 December 2017, 18:00:32 »

Suprised how many newer cars only have one, can,t see bugger all. :D
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #4 on: 22 December 2017, 19:04:16 »

Suprised how many newer cars only have one, can,t see bugger all. :D

Mercedes think we're all too stupid to not be able to tell the difference between a pair of rear fog lights & a pair of brake lights. Though there are two working lights on the back of my Merc, only one is used as a rear fog light .... the pair of them are also used as 'back-up' (auxiliary/stand-by) lights in the event of a side or brake light failure. STAR (Merc's TechII) can tell the car to use the left hand lamp if you're going to Europe.
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #5 on: 22 December 2017, 19:29:04 »

Saloons and estates both only have1 fog light each side... Any more is a wiring fault, any less is most likely a bulb...

But, as said drivers side is the legal minimum :y
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #6 on: 22 December 2017, 19:31:08 »

Suprised how many newer cars only have one, can,t see bugger all. :D


That's still one too many in my opinion. They're so rarely needed, but ineptly used we would be better off without them. The same applies to front fog lights.
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Re: Rear fog lights
« Reply #7 on: 22 December 2017, 19:50:47 »

Suprised how many newer cars only have one, can,t see bugger all. :D


That's still one too many in my opinion. They're so rarely needed, but ineptly used we would be better off without them. The same applies to front fog lights.

Agreed. America manages very well without them
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