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Old 08-04-2002, 01:41   #1 (permalink)
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XF S Pak Foglamp Installation/Query

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My XF S Pak has the factory fog lamp brackets, and i assume this is the correct wiring (green coloured wiring near radiator with two round shaped connectors), and i also have the switch near the steering wheel column. Firstly, can i use any square shaped fog lamps in these brackets? or do i have to purchase a specific type...and secondly, when i press the foglamp switch, the light does not illuminate in the dashboard....i suspect this is because i have no fog lamps installed at the moment...or does that mean that the wiring is not connected at all?

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Hey Guys,

My XF S Pak has the factory fog lamp brackets, and i assume this is the correct wiring (green coloured wiring near radiator with two round shaped connectors), and i also have the switch near the steering wheel column. Firstly, can i use any square shaped fog lamps in these brackets? or do i have to purchase a specific type...and secondly, when i press the foglamp switch, the light does not illuminate in the dashboard....i suspect this is because i have no fog lamps installed at the moment...or does that mean that the wiring is not connected at all?

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XD had SEV Marchal lamps
XE had Bosh
XF were Hella's - should still be available at good auto shops - they were white lens fog lights.

If there is no power at the connectors is the relay plugged in or are they wired through your high beams. The XD's weren't but I think both XE and XF were through the high beam circuit. Correct me if I'm wrong

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They are wired through park light circuit on XE and XF.

The dash light should come on regardless of whether you have the fog lights fitted or not - if it doesn't there is something amiss in your wiring - check that there is power to your switch when the park lights are on - check for blown fuse - check that the plug is connected at the switch.
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Thanks for your replies guys!

Youve jogged my memory...i remember in my old XF Ghia i had the factory lamps...they were wired through the park/headlamp switch, they wouldnt switch on unless the headlamps were on!

and yes...they were hellas!

so any hella square shaped lamps should fit into the brackets?

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XF's had two seperate pieces of wiring - one for DRIVING lights (wired through parking lights circuit), and the other for FOG lights (wired through high beam circuit???). The dashboard light only comes on when the FOG lights are on. The loom for the switch (near the steering column) is for the driving lights only.


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XF's had two seperate pieces of wiring - one for DRIVING lights (wired through parking lights circuit), and the other for FOG lights (wired through high beam circuit???).
Wouldn't that be the other way round? I would think the driving lights are wired through the High beams and the fog lights through the parking circuit. That way you could use your foggies/low beams without getting any reflection back off the fog.

My ESP is wired this way, I fitted driving lights above the bumper (wired with the high beams through a switch) and the factory Foggies were below the bumper - these operate through the ignition (ie off when car is turned off and on when key is turned to Acc or started)
I remember a lot of times driving between Adelaide and Melbourne you get a lot of Fog around the Grampians / Ballarat area, I would simply leave my low beams on and turn on the foggies, slow down a bit and Bob's me Auntie.

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