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I'm a firm believer in using rear fog lamps (as are required on all new cars in Europe), and was wondering if anybody knows if they are mounted on the tail lamp assembly on European models, or in the location where American versions have the lower reflectors? Or, maybe on that little cutout cover in the center at the bottom? I'd love to have a built-in rear fog lamp, but I'm not sure if it would be a simple 'plug-and-go' job, or would it require extra wiring to install? And, does anybody have any sourcing for such parts from domestic or overseas locations?

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I too was considering adding rear fog light for safety during canadian snow storm. My thought was use either a red led light bulb on the driver side reverse light with some wiring, or the lighted bumper reflector with some wiring...Here is what I found for such project Screenshot_20190522-073903_1558525419993.png
 

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Can these be wired to the factory fog light circuit? Does anyone have some installed, or seen the installation instructions?
 

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Can these be wired to the factory fog light circuit? Does anyone have some installed, or seen the installation instructions?
If they are anything like the ones I installed on my Scion, they are a dual-circuit light. I have them wired so that both circuits come on when a switch on my center console is turned on, and I have them jumped from the running light circuit. You could also wire them up so that 1 circuit is wired from the running light circuit, and the other through a switch, or to the brake light circuit, or whatever.
 

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I was thinking the same, great addition to the rear. Especially bc not all of the rear tail lights up on our cars, vs what I first thought.
 

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Reviving and old post, but I think is still relevant. The original foglight in the European model is located on the same spot as the reverse light on the driver side

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Jdm tails have the fog and are easily sourced on ebay. Also chargespeed makes brake lights that go in the lower reflectors.
 

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These are neat if used as intended. Nothing worse than being stuck behind some one on a two lane road with their “euro” fog light on.


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My old rally car not only had a Hella rear fog lamp, but I also had an old fog light with a 100W halogen bulb, wired up to a 2 position switch; it could go on when reversing, or I could throw it on when some dipwad behind me had his high-beams on...
 
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