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Old 02-05-2012, 11:11 PM
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The "correct" way to use your fog lights in a foggy or low visibility situation is to actually turn your headlights to the park position and then turn on your fog lights. This allows your tail lights to remain illuminated while using the low angled fog lights. Before everyone crucifies me, try it out on the next really foggy morning or in a blizzard condition. You will be amazed.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:23 PM
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The "correct" way to use your fog lights in a foggy or low visibility situation is to actually turn your headlights to the park position and then turn on your fog lights. This allows your tail lights to remain illuminated while using the low angled fog lights. Before everyone crucifies me, try it out on the next really foggy morning or in a blizzard condition. You will be amazed.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:23 PM
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Re: Fog Light Usage

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The "correct" way to use your fog lights in a foggy or low visibility situation is to actually turn your headlights to the park position and then turn on your fog lights. This allows your tail lights to remain illuminated while using the low angled fog lights. Before everyone crucifies me, try it out on the next really foggy morning or in a blizzard condition. You will be amazed.

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oh right. good point. i read a lot about how ideally you're not supposed to use the headlights and fog lights at the same time but there is no way to turn your fog lights on by themselves. this solves that problem.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:30 PM
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oh right. good point. i read a lot about how ideally you're not supposed to use the headlights and fog lights at the same time but there is no way to turn your fog lights on by themselves. this solves that problem.
Yes there is. Like I said, turn the headlight selector switch to "park lights" then push said button in. Bingo no headlights fogs only.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:31 PM
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[QUOTE=rustyosaurus;568236]oh right. good point. i read a lot about how ideally you're not supposed to use the headlights and fog lights at the same time but there is no way to turn your fog lights on by themselves. this solves that problem.[/QUOT

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:35 PM
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It's illegal to drive with park lights on and for good reason.
Not of you have your fogs on. They
Count as your forward facing directional white light. At least in the great states of Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and Colorado. I've lived in those four states. However, I can not say for certain in the other 46.

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Re: Fog Light Usage

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So you are making it harder for others drivers to see becaue you can't see that well. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Please have some courtesy to other drivers.

I don't think this is prohibited as highs, w2k stock low is not as powerfull even in compare to my other cars. Fogs are positioned low and normally never distract me from other cars with them on but they are adding more visibility and as result preventing exsidents with people walking on highways in dark etc. Besides in my area fog is every morning, light or heavy.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:17 AM
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Yes there is. Like I said, turn the headlight selector switch to "park lights" then push said button in. Bingo no headlights fogs only.
Thanks, JRoll1ns. I can't wait to give this a try. I was complaining to my kids the other night that none of our cars let us turn off the headlights when using the fog lights, which makes the fog lights almost useless.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:17 AM
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So you are making it harder for others drivers to see becaue you can't see that well. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Please have some courtesy to other drivers.
As some have said, I don't see the wk2 fogs being that bad. They really don't put off as much light as other vehicles fog lights I have owned. Besides that, NJ drivers are not afriad to bright somebody if they are brighted. So with your concern, you'd know about it right away.

My wife drives with them on all the time, I personally see little value in it as it provides light just in front of the jeep. In other trucks I've owned, the fogs have thrown light wide and low. Helps with detecting deer on dark roads.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

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Yes there is. Like I said, turn the headlight selector switch to "park lights" then push said button in. Bingo no headlights fogs only.
Does this turn on the tail lights? I don't have my Jeep close by to see if they come on with parking lights. Obviously having tail lights on (and not just brake lights) would be crucial in fog.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

Yes, the tail lights are lit with the parking setting.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

IMO The Jeeps fog lamps are nowhere near bright enough to affect peoples vision in on oncoming situation.

I find that the new LED bulbs however are nearly blinding whether someone is behind me or in oncoming traffic. I think at some point the LEDs will either be outlawed or regulated.
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