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Old 07-05-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

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Fantastic.

Install instructions show 2 lights in the kit.

Instructions also do not show a switch as part of the kit? Or mention a switch whatsoever.


I do believe they go on with the fronts...
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:56 PM
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

Thats a deal breaker. They need to be deployable independently. At the very least rear fogs require front fogs, but you need to be able to activate front fogs on their own.
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Thats a deal breaker. They need to be deployable independently. At the very least rear fogs require front fogs, but you need to be able to activate front fogs on their own.
I'm sure someone will figure out a way to put a switch in line.
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

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Thats a deal breaker. They need to be deployable independently. At the very least rear fogs require front fogs, but you need to be able to activate front fogs on their own.
Just curious- why do you want to activate front lights independently?
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

There are a few reasons ..... primarily because there are many conditions where front fog lights are warranted, and rears are not. Keep in mind that rear fog lights typically have the same out range of brake lights, so you want to use them sparingly. Because they are so similar in output to stop lamps, they can create a type of "dazzle effect", and cause a vehicle behind you to not see your illuminated stop lams.

Now, my state requires rear fog lights be deployed only when visibility is less than 500 feet (24602 (a) cvc). There are many instances where fog is not dense enough to lower visibility to 500 feet, but you may want the added visibility of front facing fog lights. Additionally, there are 2 circumstances I activate front fog lights, when there is no fog present: very long, dark, undivided highways, where extra visibility (for both me and oncoming traffic) is a safety necessity AND when extra illumination is required lower than the headlight beams throw - driving on a nasty dirt road at night, for example.

With all that being said, I am not convinced that they are designed to work on conjunction with each other.
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

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There are a few reasons ..... primarily because there are many conditions where front fog lights are warranted, and rears are not. Keep in mind that rear fog lights typically have the same out range of brake lights, so you want to use them sparingly. Because they are so similar in output to stop lamps, they can create a type of "dazzle effect", and cause a vehicle behind you to not see your illuminated stop lams.

Now, my state requires rear fog lights be deployed only when visibility is less than 500 feet (24602 (a) cvc). There are many instances where fog is not dense enough to lower visibility to 500 feet, but you may want the added visibility of front facing fog lights. Additionally, there are 2 circumstances I activate front fog lights, when there is no fog present: very long, dark, undivided highways, where extra visibility (for both me and oncoming traffic) is a safety necessity AND when extra illumination is required lower than the headlight beams throw - driving on a nasty dirt road at night, for example.

With all that being said, I am not convinced that they are designed to work on conjunction with each other.
Thanks. Makes sense.
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

Hemi05WK, I haven't seen a thanks yet from folks who were clamering for this, unless they did it privately. Just a little 3rd degree...........just a little. Thanks for the info on this. Love your badge "PAID". Any story behind this or did I miss it somewhere?
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Hemi05WK, I haven't seen a thanks yet from folks who were clamering for this, unless they did it privately. Just a little 3rd degree...........just a little. Thanks for the info on this. Love your badge "PAID". Any story behind this or did I miss it somewhere?
Thanks! and you're welcome. The Paid badge is what was given to employees when the gov't loans were paid..... I copied it from a friend of mine, I thought it was fitting.
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

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better to just deploy your rear wiper w/ wash .... give him a nice bath.
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Re: Mopar Rear fog LIghts

I would love to add a switch in the main row below the air controls. I have the summit and there is still room left for another.
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I would love to add a switch in the main row below the air controls. I have the summit and there is still room left for another.
I have a funny feeling that this will not be necessary ... time will tell, but I believe that there will be a new headlight switch that controls rear fogs, if not already part of the assembly.

Because the current fog light switch is a soft click (not a hard on or off), it would make sense that a second click (after enabling front fogs) would activate the rear fogs. Again, time will tell...
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