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Rear Fog Light Question

Postby DMEX » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:39 pm

I apologise if this is has already been posted.
My car has two rear fog lights and I only want the left one to illuminate. If I simply pull the right bulb, will this bring up a fault code? If de-activation is a VCDS fix, can someone tell me the procedure?
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby Kaiser Soze » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:42 pm

It will bring the code up yes, how you clear I don't know and why would you only want the left one for??
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby Stu » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:17 pm

It used to be possible with A5 platform cars, (Golf 5 / Octavia / Leon etc) which only had one fog light enabled, to enable the second with VCDS so it may be worth investigating.


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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby DMEX » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:07 am

I guess I'll have to wait until I get a new Laptop and do some experimenting. This is the first car I have had which had both lights activated. Thanks.
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby AudiDoDee » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:30 pm

DMEX wrote:I apologise if this is has already been posted.
My car has two rear fog lights and I only want the left one to illuminate. If I simply pull the right bulb, will this bring up a fault code? If de-activation is a VCDS fix, can someone tell me the procedure?


Good question - Why? do you only want one. They are only there for increased visibilty - with 2 they will see you.
I'm just intrigued - :?
On my wifes Eunos it has one in the middle and the club does a mod to to fit 2 in the cluster.

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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby DMEX » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Because two drown out the brake lights.
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby Kaiser Soze » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:36 pm

DMEX wrote:Because two drown out the brake lights.


Really?? That's a new one :lol: Shouldn't matter as you have a strip in the rear window.
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby DMEX » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:47 pm

Having driven behind cars kicking up a mist in the rain, some with one rear fog and others with two, the ones with one light are easier to notice when they brake.
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby Nomads » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:55 pm

Just be careful- there is an irony that you may well void your insurance if anyone noted that one of your fogs was out in the case of an accident (I'm not talking about the 'modification' argument, but one where you've disabled a safety aspect of your car. I'm sure you'd have considered this :)
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Re: Rear Fog Light Question

Postby p3asa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:42 pm

DMEX wrote:Having driven behind cars kicking up a mist in the rain, some with one rear fog and others with two, the ones with one light are easier to notice when they brake.



:?: :?: But they are for fog not rain!! the more light the better. That is what they were designed for and as someone else has said, your middle brake light should sort the braking issue out!
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