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Operating high beams together with fog lights?

Does anyone know whether it's possible to operate both high beams and fog lights at the same time on a 2014 GC?

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Old 01-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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Does anyone know whether it's possible to operate both high beams and fog lights at the same time on a 2014 GC?
Not on mine. That would defeat the purpose of the fog lights.

Page 168 of the owner manual;

"The fog lights will operate only when the parking lights
are on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam.
An indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when
the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the
high beam is selected."


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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

The law also requires them to be operable only with the headlights on low beam.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

No. They are mutually exclusive.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

How about using European coding? Anyone knows how to change settings to European coding where usage of both high beams and fog lights are legal?
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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No. They are mutually exclusive.
I'm talking about operation with the headlights here, which is what the OP was asking about.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

Why do you need to? Fog lights are for very low visibility so you can see the edges of the lane. High beams are to see further into the distance. If the air is clear enough, you do not need fog lights, if the visibility os so poor that you actually need fogs, high beams will just reflect back at you.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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I'm talking about operation with the headlights here, which is what the OP was asking about.
I was replying to the OP's original question, not to your post.
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I was replying to the OP's original question, not to your post.

Then you should've quoted who you were replying to, right?
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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Then you should've quoted who you were replying to, right?
My brain cannot work while my fingers are typing. Illegal and mutually exclusive.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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My brain cannot work while my fingers are typing. Illegal and mutually exclusive.
LOL... okay, I can't say that's never happened to me.
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Re: Operating high beams together with fog lights?

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How about using European coding? Anyone knows how to change settings to European coding where usage of both high beams and fog lights are legal?
This worked back on my '05 Magnum and our 06 SRT 300... Just set the lighting features to "export mode" with the Dealer tool (at the time, StarScan).

I always thought that was still likely n the dealer setting somewhere but asked around on multiple forums back when we first got our 2012 Jeep and nobody had any luck finding it...

To the person who asked about WHY... IMO our "fog" lights are not all that great for fog anyway as they are a bit too white.... They should be closer to the 2700 - 3000K color.

This part is just my opinion though, some prefer "Yellow" fogs (IE 300K temp), some don't. Not sure if there is any scientific proof behind either but for FOG usage, the off white / yellow color has always worked better for me.

On our 2012 they were still a halogen bulb so that kept them in the 3200K range helping some but on the 2015 SRT they moved them even further away in the color spectrum by going with LED Fogs which match the headlights in the ~4500K arena.

As such, for me they are more of a driving light than a fog to begin with but besides that, sometimes I just want MORE light. Its VERY annoying to turn on the high beams and lose a lot of the closer to the vehicle (and side) visibility.

Where I live, animals (mainly deer) LOVE to run out in front of you or even jump into the SIDE of your vehicle. As such, often I need to look FAR in front of me (high beams) while also paying attention to the ditches and woods on the side of the road near to me...

So my reasoning is, I more often need far off visibility AND side to side visibility than the times I will be driving in fog and need only the dispersed (again, IMO in the more useful "yellow" color) FOG light.

Ultimately if it cant be done in the settings, I will resort to a manual wiring solution.
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