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Old 04-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #41
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Not sure what safety mechanism you're talking about.
Just that you can't run with ONLY fog lights. In order to turn your fog lights on, you must have your low beams on too. In really dense fog, you want fog lights and marker lights ONLY, no low beams or DRL's.

And, as pointed out above, they should be yellow.
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Just that you can't run with ONLY fog lights. In order to turn your fog lights on, you must have your low beams on too. In really dense fog, you want fog lights and marker lights ONLY, no low beams or DRL's.

And, as pointed out above, they should be yellow.
Dude, you can set the headlight sw to park lights (marker lights) and only the marker lights will be on and when you hit the fog light sw they come on with the marker lights...
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Dude, you can set the headlight sw to park lights (marker lights) and only the marker lights will be on and when you hit the fog light sw they come on with the marker lights...
Say what?!?

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Dude, you can set the headlight sw to park lights (marker lights) and only the marker lights will be on and when you hit the fog light sw they come on with the marker lights...
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Say what?!?

Heading out to the driveway...
Also something I mentioned earlier... works on cars with DRLs, too.

Pozi240, I am confused by your attacking me, then providing additional information that supports what I'm saying. I'm not sure you followed my posts, or something.

I couldn't agree with you more on the subject of DRLs... they're absolutely brilliant and certainly increase safety. It also does seem to be the case that most cars these days have fog lights that are for cosmetic purpose. Good aftermarket fog lights, such as the one shown in the diagram posted by BetaDnB, are certainly more effective in poor weather.

I don't like how everyone gets so personal. I don't have anything against any of you... the soul purpose of my original reply was to shed light on why the fogs are disabled upon start up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #45
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Dude, you can set the headlight sw to park lights (marker lights) and only the marker lights will be on and when you hit the fog light sw they come on with the marker lights...
Dude, you rock. It never even occured to me to try that. On my Subie, they would not come on unless the headlights were in the "On" position. Time to run out and get some yellow bulbs.

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Dude, you rock. It never even occured to me to try that. On my Subie, they would not come on unless the headlights were in the "On" position. Time to run out and get some yellow bulbs.

I put the Yeller ones in mine already and I love them. As for DRL's I think some the LED ones are great, but I hate that GM and Mopar and so many others put them as the High beam lights on all day and They are F'n annoying and blinding. I dont think DRL's should be in the Headlights at all, they make it tooooo easy to keep driving at night with the DRL's on and no other lights. Sooooo Many LAZY people. Besides If you can't see a HUGE RED SUV coming at you, what the hell are you doing driving ?
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I put the Yeller ones in mine already and I love them. As for DRL's I think some the LED ones are great, but I hate that GM and Mopar and so many others put them as the High beam lights on all day and They are F'n annoying and blinding. I dont think DRL's should be in the Headlights at all, they make it tooooo easy to keep driving at night with the DRL's on and no other lights. Sooooo Many LAZY people. Besides If you can't see a HUGE RED SUV coming at you, what the hell are you doing driving ?
It's more to do with the fact that at a glance, people don't always know if a vehicle is moving (for example, downtown with onstreet parking). It's just a nice way to be able to tell easily at a glance which vehicles to watch.

When cars use the high beam for DRL, it's at a low power (although C/D/J brand seem to be pretty bright still). They can do this because it's pointed higher. Kind of nice because it uses less power, and doesn't burn out the low beams (or HIDs, for those equipped). Also you can't see the road at night with them, so it's a reminder to turn on the proper lights.

LED running lights are the way of the future. Low power, interesting designs, etc.
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Anyone tried tap splicing their fogs to their headlight harness?
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Anyone tried tap splicing their fogs to their headlight harness?
its called PUSH the BUTTON...
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its called PUSH the BUTTON...
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Read the thread but don't really have an opinion on all the technical jargon.

My 2 cents. Use what you need, if you're coming at someone head on low-beams only, especially in the country. Fog lights for me have been handy in heavy snow, help me see the edges of the road when the markings are covered since anything north of Sudbury seems devoid of guardrails or decent markings. Haven't had too much fog to deal with though.

My drivers ed instructor always said one driver blinded by glare is better than both, so use your fog lights only if you need them.
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