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Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« on: 27 October 2019, 19:30:07 »

Hello people, I guess this has been covered previously but I couldn't see an answer anywhere.
I have a 97 Select estate which has a damaged front bumper, I've just bought a good s/h one with fogs in. The wiring is clipped to the front bumper bar on the car but there is no front fog light switch on the dash - only a blank next to the rear fog switch. If I fit a just fit a switch will they work?  :P

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #1 on: 27 October 2019, 19:49:05 »

When you fitted the bumper, was the loom there by the horn to plug the fogs into?

If so, its just the switch :)
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #2 on: 27 October 2019, 19:56:36 »

Yup ;)

Also, the fog light switches can be removed from the main switch, and are physically the same regardless of front or rear, so you can swap the rear switch over to the blank switch to test. Which is nice :y

Re the loom, the temperature sensor wiring shares the fog light loom so should be plug and play :y
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #3 on: 27 October 2019, 23:06:14 »

When you fitted the bumper, was the loom there by the horn to plug the fogs into?

If so, its just the switch :)

Is not a relay too?  :-\
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #4 on: 28 October 2019, 01:04:47 »

When you fitted the bumper, was the loom there by the horn to plug the fogs into?

If so, its just the switch :)

Is not a relay too?  :-\
Possibly, in which case it's another small black one in the panel under the steering column, but don't remember needing one when I added fogs to my GLS ;)
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #5 on: 28 October 2019, 07:09:35 »

A 97 car will probably have the telltale light which shows the fogs are on in the switch itself. Later ones had it in the instrument i think. Led which indicates fogs on are part of the circuit board on the main light switch. Also there are two types og fog switches. The old type with a clear square for the indication light and the new type without this. With fog switches renoved you should be able to see if there are leds on the circuit board on the main switch.
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #6 on: 28 October 2019, 17:59:32 »

I'm a bit confused by all this very helpful help, it has the wiring connectors at the front to plug straight in tothe lights, the rear fog switch has a clear window that lights up orange, and to the left of it is a blank. It doesn't look like there is any wiring behind the blank, but the suggestion to use the rear switch makes sense. I'll wire them up at the weekend and try this out. Thanks for all the reply-ers  :y :y
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #7 on: 28 October 2019, 18:07:19 »

The slight confusion stems from the fact that it could be Pre or mid face-lift and one of the things they changed was the light switch.

At least if the loom is present then the odds are definitely in your favour  :y
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #8 on: 28 October 2019, 18:45:01 »

Thanks Doc.  :y
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #9 on: 29 October 2019, 18:58:57 »

If the last *LETTER* of the VIN is a T or V, then a '97 car is PFL. If it W, then a 97 car is MFL.
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #10 on: 30 October 2019, 16:14:29 »

You will need either the switch, or complete headlight switch block, which I might have £10 delivered. ;)
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #11 on: 07 December 2019, 22:35:40 »

I donít know who will agree with me on this but I find these fog lights absolutely useless, so if I was you I wouldnít bother 8)
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 19:43:17 »

I donít know who will agree with me on this but I find these fog lights absolutely useless, so if I was you I wouldnít bother 8)
They work quite well at illuminating the kerb/verge in heavy fog.

Obviously the world is full of 'tards who think they should have them on all the time, as the opps you I'm OK Jack attitude spreads :(
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Re: Front fog-lights on a non-fog-light car
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 20:13:36 »

indeed thatís true
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