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Old 06-24-2002, 04:15   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fog lghts

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Im wanting to put fog lights into the front air dam. I am on a fairly low budget, but i dont want to comprimise quality too much. Just wondering what everyones opinion is regarding the lights, and i any one can tell me the easiest / best way to fit them. Finally, where should i put the shitch, bearing in mind i want it very neat (i also have a gas / petrol switch in the rear demister panel.)


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Old 06-24-2002, 04:32   #2 (permalink)
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Chris> What model car? Depending on the space you have available - just fit the largest light you can basically, and keep with a good brand name. Where you put the switch is up to you.
Fog lights are covered by ADRs so get one that has a compliance number on the lens or you can be knocked back at rego time.
Choose a white light and make sure it has a shielded globe - if it has a compliance number it should have a shield anyway.
Fog lights can be wired almost anyway you like - most ppl prefer to wire them through the park light circuit. I personally wire mine through the ACC circuit because I use them as a day light and don't need the park lights (or dash lights) on during the day. Also if you forget to turn them off they will go off when you turn your key off - better than a flat battery eh?
BTW - the whallopers are having a crackdown at present on ppl who have their fog lights on all the time at night (they can't stop you during the day) - you've seen all those rice burners with really bright fog lights, well the coppers have had so many complaints they are booking everyone who has them on, rice or not!
There is a section in the Motor Traffic Act (or whatever it's called now) that prohibits the use of fog lights except in fog, snow, rain or other atmospheric conditions that reduce visibility.
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Dead on man.... Here in WA they're cracking down here too Bigtime.. My bro got a canary cause he fitted a set to his Probe and hardwired em in so whenever his low beam was on they were too. Because he wasnt able to switch em off independantly over the pits he went...
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Old 06-24-2002, 05:39   #4 (permalink)
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Yeh thats right!
i installed the fairlane cornering lamps on my EF Fairmont so they stay on when i put the parkers on (they are surposed to be hooked up to the indictors and turn off after 5 seconds) .. The jacks told me off for having them and let me off with a warning demanding i make a switch in the cabin for em.
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and chubbs have ya made a switch yet?
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LOL no...
But just today i replaced the Green parkers with normal ones (im over it).. so thats one illegality out the way. lol
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gotta hand it to ya but love ya machine after ive finished my ute ill get myself a EL Ghia 8
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Thats the spirit!!! lol
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I personally wire mine through the ACC circuit because I use them as a day light and don't need the park lights (or dash lights) on during the day. .....................

There is a section in the Motor Traffic Act (or whatever it's called now) that prohibits the use of fog lights except in fog, snow, rain or other atmospheric conditions that reduce visibility.
Which includes running them in daylight.
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They aren't too harsh on you here in Victoria are they? I drive past cops all the time with mine on and I never get anything. If you've got them aimed too high then it annoys people, that's when you get busted. I've got mine low enough to see the road and not piss ppl off, coz I know what it's like. Them damn crapadores (VTs/VXs) do it all the time.
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