I'd like to give you some answers for a little peace of mind.Thanks mrtn for your comments. No real issues with the lights. Wondered if I could buy the fog light bulb fitting and use it just for the symmetry. Struggling with the switched live for DRL though. Thanks again
Good on ya for the years driving. My last run was 22 years on the AUS-DFW air freight linehaul, 6 nights a week for 20, then 5 for the last two after the law changed. 422 miles per night, 53' dry box, dock to dock. Hazmat. Up I-35 in the NAFTA Corridor. Fun! Only ever ran over two drunks! One wrapped around the front and the other under the trailer. After some intense searching I was able to find a few YouTube videos on these Euro Rear Fog Lights, but most showed them as accessory installs. Literally mothing on Google. Even I am surprised at the difficulty of trying to find anything out on this. But I learned something new - thanks for that! First time I've ever heard of it. Another one of those oddball regional things - I wonder what other ones exist in the world I don't know about yet. Fascinating! I still don't understand the near side - off side thing. Is this in UK only or all right hand drive countries?Sorry I over redacted. Near side in UK is passenger or left. Offside is driver or right hand side. The vehicle is 2012 but one of the last generation 3.Our front fog lights are white. Our rear fog lights are high intensity red. No white lights allowed here either unless reversing. I am also professional driver. 45 yrs articulated trucks (18 wheelers) and still going. My question was only because all my previous vehicles fitted with rear fogs have had a matching pair. I'm also frustrated at not having a switched live feed under the bonnet /hood to add daytime running lights.
Sorry again and thanks for the reply
Hi, in your case your bigger problem is not the wiring, its the fact that your passenger right taillight does not have a hole to fit the fog light plug... So even if you managed to do some wiring around the boot (which is fairly simple) you would have to drill a hole in the plastic and the inside mirror of the fog light housing!Hi..Does any know if it is possible to convert the rear near side light cluster to accept a high intensity fog lamp therefore having 2 working lights. Any pointers would be appreciated.
All are 21W as are the Reverse and the Brake Light.Now I have bulb questions. So, it there are high and low (regular) intensity taillight bulbs for these fog lights, are these the same bulbs as our tail/brake dual filament bulbs, or are the fog ones a different, super-bright bulb? And if so, what are those bulb numbers?
Okay, thanks. Hmmm. I was expecting the answer to be some sort of ultra-bright bulbs. Which would interest me as I'd like to increase my rear visibility to following drivers with brighter rear lights. I'll have to investigate an LED solution. I know they have those in ultrabright flavors, as I've had them on big truck trailers, and those are like twice as bright as stock ones. I've also seen some on local cars. Research time!All are 21W as are the Reverse and the Brake Light.
21W is the max (tungsten) wattage allowed in the rear lights in Europe. Rear fogs are brighter due to special lens/reflector design. The beam is more directional and concentrated than in the brake lights.I was expecting the answer to be some sort of ultra-bright bulbs