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I'm a new owner of a 2006 S40 and I was wondering if there was a way to have the front fogs always come on when the headlights are on? I can turn them on manually but as soon as the car is restarted they turn off again.<p>Also, the only way to disable DRL's is have the dealer reprogram them, right? I have the Bi-Xenons, if it makes a difference.<p>I tried searching but it kept telling me that my search terms were too common...<p>Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

If you have Bi-xenons the use of anti-fog lights is no necessary - trust me, I live in very foggy region - aprox 285 days of fog - and use them from time to time. Its because xenons are so strong <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Also, using anti-fog lights all the time make you look like a x-mas tree and bother other drivers - keep that in mind. Not to mention that 99% of them will refer to you as an "idiot"... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Crashy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm a new owner of a 2006 S40 and I was wondering if there was a way to have the front fogs always come on when the headlights are on? I can turn them on manually but as soon as the car is restarted they turn off again.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not that I am aware of (and why would you want them on all the time?)<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Crashy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, the only way to disable DRL's is have the dealer reprogram them, right? I have the Bi-Xenons, if it makes a difference.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes - only a dealer change can turn off DRLs.<p>UKMatt
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

Just curious... Why is it that you would want to drive with your foglights on all the time? They're meant to be used in situations where the visibility is less than 100m! Is it to show off or what? Even the cheapest cars have them factory fitted, so that can't be it, or can it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

I keep mine on most of the time too; love the look of the quad lighting ever since I switched out the stock bulbs for some Xtreme White PIAA's. Unfortunately no, there's no way to keep the fogs on after you switch off the car. You need to turn them on manually each time. I've simply gotten into the habit of turning them on as I start the car.
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (jailon)

Isn't that illegal? Here, you can get fines up to $200 for driving with your fogs on. Sadly that doesn't often occur... I like the look as well but I'm happy just looking at them 30 seconds a day, when the follow-me-home is on. You can't see them when you're in your car so why bother?
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

In my city most of the people think about ppl using fog lights for no real reason is that they want to make their _CHEAP_ cars look better. I admit that is some cars they might look cool but still, please dont <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My last car would let the fogs be on all the time the low beams were on. The button for the foglights was kind of a "latching" switch that would remember its settings even if the car was turned off.<p>I wanted to have them on all the time because I figure the more light I have in front of my the better. Plus, since the lights are aimed at the ground not too far from the vehicle I didn't figure I would be bothering anybody.<br>
 

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unfortunately, they are not only bothering other drivers as well as make you look cheap... Please, dont do it to yourself and your Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (fir646)

Nope, not illegal, and in fact quite popular around here. Interesting the difference in perception though; looks like Europeans aren't too big on it and Americans are. Not only do I think it looks great and sporty, but it warns everyone up the road I'm coming. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Popular around here in Miami too, especially with the various cars that are 'hooked up'. I love my hyper yellow fogs, and the contrast with my hyper white low beams looks beautiful, so i drive with mine on all the time.
 

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Indeed quite interesting the difference in perception across the Atlantic. People in Toronto often have both sets of lights on, both during the day and at night, and during any kind of weather conditions.
 

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Re: 2006 Lighting questions (Crashy)

It's just a little button, not to hard to push it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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