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Fog lights on with High Beams?

Is there some way to have this? I just installed HID fogs and I really don't want them toggling on/off with the high beams.

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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

That's illegal, isn't it?

Edited to add...

Not trying to start an argument over it. If someone wants to do something badly enough I suppose there's always a way to make it happen. Check your state's lighting laws. There's a reason they're wired that way from the factory.

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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

Yes.... Yes it is, (On most public roadways) and it's also illegal to exceed the speed limit?

What's your point? Do you fear the headlight/foglight police?
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

The point is that it's illegal. Illegal mods are not supposed to be discussed here.

I'm retired from law enforcement. Any more questions?
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

Illegal mods are discussed here all the time......

From European headlight/taillight mods, rear facing independently operating overseas rear foglights mods, to many offroad lighting options, non EPA compliant performance intake/exhaust options......

I could go on, literally dozens of mods, for looks, function, or better on and off road operation.

Something tells me you were that d*ck cop who nobody wanted to run into. Lighten up, sometimes more light on a dark un-lit roadway is much safer; not to mention the dozens of off road situations more frontal facing lighting would help tremendously.

If the OP could run both his OEM fogs along with his OEM hi-beams he may not have to install supplemental aftermarket lighting for improved night time lighting in situations it's required.
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

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Illegal mods are discussed here all the time......

From European headlight/taillight mods, rear facing independently operating overseas rear fogs lights mods to many offroad lighting options......

I could go on, literally dozens of mods, for looks, function, or better on and off road operation.

Something tells me you were that d*ck cop who nobody wanted to run into. Lighten up, sometimes more light on a dark un-lit roadway is much safer not to mention the dozens of off road situations more frontal facing lighting would help tremendously.
Gee, you sound just like one of the know-it-all fools who ran into me.

Lighten up yourself, dude. If you want to do something illegal, be my guest. Just don't cry about it when you get caught.
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

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Gee, you sound just like one of the know-it-all fools who ran into me.

Lighten up yourself, dude. If you want to do something illegal, be my guest. Just don't cry about it when you get caught.
Get caught doing what??

Lighting the roadway or offroad path I'm traveling on at night to see better and go forward as safely as possible?

I certainly would never what to get caught doing that!!


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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

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Is there some way to have this? I just installed HID fogs and I really don't want them toggling on/off with the high beams.
Do you really need to?
I have always thought the Headlights (HID) were really bright when the high beams are on.
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

Can't say that I really NEED it. Just wanting to save power cycles on the HID fogs. Also, as others have mentioned, I do like the added light output while I am not on public streets.
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

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Get caught doing what??

Lighting the roadway or offroad path I'm traveling on at night to see better and go forward as safely as possible?

I certainly would never what to get caught doing that!!
I have a simple, legal solution to your perceived lighting dilemma... stop over driving your headlamps.

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The know-it-all fool you see is the man in the mirror!
If it's illegal (which even you admit to) then you really don't have an argument here. Only a fool tries to continue one under those circumstances.

I'd suggest you educate yourself a little on your own state lighting laws as well as the federal standards under FMVSS 108. You might be surprised at what you find.

Also, it doesn't matter if you intend the lighting for off road use as simply having it (or set up to operate that way) gives you the potential to also use it that way on the road.

I understand where BadTA is coming from as far as cycling his HID fogs on and off with the high beams. He'll do whatever he wants... I was only cautioning him as to the potential consequences of doing so. Some jurisdictions are touchier about it than others. It's up to him to determine if it's worth it in his case.
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

just install a relay with the trigger from the highbeam, pretty simple really, gotta love the forum police lol
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Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

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I have a simple, legal solution to your perceived lighting dilemma... stop over driving your headlamps.



If it's illegal (which even you admit to) then you really don't have an argument here. Only a fool tries to continue one under those circumstances.

I'd suggest you educate yourself a little on your own state lighting laws as well as the federal standards under FMVSS 108. You might be surprised at what you find.

Also, it doesn't matter if you intend the lighting for off road use as simply having it (or set up to operate that way) gives you the potential to also use it that way on the road.

I understand where BadTA is coming from as far as cycling his HID fogs on and off with the high beams. He'll do whatever he wants... I was only cautioning him as to the potential consequences of doing so. Some jurisdictions are touchier about it than others. It's up to him to determine if it's worth it in his case.
Really!!

The only fool posting in this thread is you!

More light at night is generally always better, (not necessarily for heavy fog situations), as long as your not blinding oncoming traffic. Are you aware that night vision for humans is the first thing that tends to diminish as we age. Bet they never taught you that in traffic ticket school!

Your suggesting I educate myself on the lighting laws of my state, dictated by mindless bureaucrats and enforced by clueless d*cks such as yourself.

I'll pass on that, always, every time!

I live in the real world & I'd rather be able to see at night, all the time, every time. Thanks

Never had a problem using my JW Speaker fogs along with the OEM HID's on my 2012 WK2 and every other vehicle I've owned that I set up to burn both fogs and hi-beams at the same time. NEVER!

Once got pulled over for having a dirty rear license plate, after a snow storm, at night with both fogs and hi-beams on....... Guess what... after I stopped laughing for the dirty plate even the cop had to laugh I was sent on my way, no ticket no foul.

From your posts in this thread it appears your that a**hole cop everyone would be better off to avoid. Writing mindless stupid tickets to everyday citizens as real crime runs unchecked and drugs are everywhere. Thanks for your input Mr. law and order. Now please go away!
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