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Hi all,

sure I read this somewhere but I can't find it so may be dreaming!

is it possible with a mk3.5 focus to activate cornering lights (fog light coming on into low speed corners when turning) as commonly found on German cars? I had this on my old Kia and found it a very useful function. 

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I'm sure on my previous car, a Mk5 Mondeo Titanium, the fog lights were used as cornering lights at low speed. I'm assuming that the Mk4 Focus does the same but TBH I haven't taken it out enough in the dark to notice yet.

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I think they're totally useless!. I didn't realise the Mondeo had them for about a year. I kept thinking I could see lights going on and off as I was driving out of the housing estate on dark mornings and wondering what was wrong? Eventually someone in the office mentioned cornering lights so I looked and sure enough, that's what it was. About as much use as a chocolate teapot! Unless, of course, you are the supplier of the bulbs, going on and off like that has got to lead to early failure...

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3 hours ago, ianincheshire said:

I'm sure on my previous car, a Mk5 Mondeo Titanium, the fog lights were used as cornering lights at low speed. I'm assuming that the Mk4 Focus does the same but TBH I haven't taken it out enough in the dark to notice yet.

Yes, my Mk4 Focus Titanium X has them so you should be the same.

I stand to be corrected but I think they are standard on Titanium and above.

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They're meant to illuminate kerbs and around corners so you don't knack your expensive alloys or kit some kiddy on the road because you didn't see them in the dark.
I also find them particularly handy when parallel parking so you know you're clear of the back of the car in front.
Tests have proved that they are beneficial for impriving road safety.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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To counter that. The first time I came across them was when I was waiting to pull out at a junction. The cars what I thought fog light lit up and I thought he was flashing me out. Thought it odd he'd do that plus was saying to myself he only had 1 working.
Yes I know that is not what flashing your lights is for and did in fact ignore it. I just thought someone could mistake that for that very thing.

I also have the same thoughts of your auto headlights powering on as you approach a junction and again someone jumping to immediately pulling out.

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