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#61 Dave the Dude

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:06 AM

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Newbie here with a related question re this subject. I live in Thailand and the right hand fog light comes on when ' normal' rear lights are on. believe it or not this is factory standard here. As we have no fog or bad weather here, i would like to simply replace the red lense with a clear one so both are the same and the car will look symetrical from the rear. I will wire the new one to then come on a a second reverse light and maybe need to change the bulb, Dunno???

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hi
Newbie here with a related question re this subject. I live in Thailand and the right hand fog light comes on when ' normal' rear lights are on. believe it or not this is factory standard here. As we have no fog or bad weather here, i would like to simply replace the red lense with a clear one so both are the same and the car will look symetrical from the rear. I will wire the new one to then come on a a second reverse light and maybe need to change the bulb, Dunno???

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Hi and welcome to the forum,
you will require a uk Near side reverse light lens unit,
and if the unit that side illuminates along with your reverse light already, then you wont need to wire anything just replace the unit

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

Wish we had good enough weather to not need fogs!!!
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I think he means that the fog comes on with the rear side lights / parking lights, not the reverse lights :S that's how I interpreted it but not sure mate
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

Wish we had good enough weather to not need fogs!!!
Haha
I think he means that the fog comes on with the rear side lights / parking lights, not the reverse lights :S that's how I interpreted it but not sure mate
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Thats right Haz
The standard set up is !Removed! stupid. BTW I am talking about right hand cars like back in Blighty.

The passanger side has clear reverse lense same as u lot, but on the drivers side it has an un-nessesary red fog light that is wired up to blind the drivers to the rear of you every night!!!!!
I think I will need a left hand drive reversing light unit as described in the guide? maybe Ebay or Cambodia!!!! LOL!

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

Wish we had good enough weather to not need fogs!!!
Haha
I think he means that the fog comes on with the rear side lights / parking lights, not the reverse lights :S that's how I interpreted it but not sure mate
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ah yes lol
first post i read today and i was half asleep sorry,
yes he would need to run a link from the reverse side to the replacment fog,
but i would advise to put a 3 way switch on the line with both connection from the fog and the reverse to the one unit,
then if the car is ever being sold he could fit a red bulb and flick the switch to II instead of I

I = the reverse feed flowing to the bulb
O = Nothing flowing to the light unit
II = the fog light feed flowing to the bulb

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Hi

Great guide for this project!

Not being one to fail to have a fiddle and alter things I have a quick question...

On my car i have just had a look, behind the o/s fog lamp unit there is a plug with a about 6-8 wires going into it but just a dummy connector in it...

Is this for trailor electrics? and could i take my feed for my new reverse lamp from this?


The reason i ask is I will shortly be fitting a towbar and it would save faffing around splicing and scotchlocking (shudder) if i could just go into the back of either the towing socket or the plug that plugs into the socket on the car...

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

For anyone thinking of doing this to a mk2 I found this on ebay. Save you 10-15quid. Just ordered one myself so hopefully I'll know if its any good soon.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

Mk2.5 version

http://www.ebay.co.u...&_qi=RTM1053524

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

Mk2.5 version

http://www.ebay.co.u...&_qi=RTM1053524


Cheers man,

On my ebay watch list until I get paid :)

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:21 PM

Cheers man,

On my ebay watch list until I get paid :)


No problem ;)

Was getting ready to pay 35quid for a mk2 one, then after a lot of searching I saw that one for 20quid n thought I'm !Removed! having that.

Then I clocked they also had the 2.5 for same price so thought I'd post it cause it might save a few people some money. Seems genuine enough and can't really complain about the price.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

Not very good with the electric side of things so will not be attempting the second reverse light mod.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

Not very good with the electric side of things so will not be attempting the second reverse light mod.


It's really easy mate I'm gonna get the rest of the part together in the upcoming weeks then do it myself.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

Then I clocked they also had the 2.5 for same price so thought I'd post it cause it might save a few people some money. Seems genuine enough and can't really complain about the price.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

Right mine turned up today so quick delivery

Trying to post a shot up of the new one against the original but photobuckets being !Removed! stupid and failing the upload even after a few attempts

But here's a quick test fit shot

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Looks loads better. Now I just gotta get my 2 cree reverse bulbs, the red cree fog bulb n the sockets n I'm ready to go. Till then the old fog units back in.

But yeah I can now vouch for this seller the new fog units bang on for a 15quid saving over ford.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Right mine turned up today so quick delivery

Trying to post a shot up of the new one against the original but photobuckets being !Removed! stupid and failing the upload even after a few attempts

But here's a quick test fit shot

Looks loads better. Now I just gotta get my 2 cree reverse bulbs, the red cree fog bulb n the sockets n I'm ready to go. Till then the old fog units back in.

But yeah I can now vouch for this seller the new fog units bang on for a 15quid saving over ford.


looks excellent mate,
the new clear unit looks a little brighter than the left one but this is due to the one on the right having a red bulb still in place giving a little bit of red tint in the unit thus making it look a shade brighter than the left on when a picture is taken.
but they are a pefect match in reality.
also dont purchase a mirror finish red fog bulb because they shine out pink instead of red lol
best results fit a cree red fog light along with the cree reverse ones.

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