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More dangerous with a soldering iron than paint. Not sure if nature or man likes symmetry. <p>A few point before the comments:<p>Yes I have driven on the Autobahn.<p>If this is Illegal I'm with Dickens "The law is a ass"<p>WHY? Hitting the fog lt ( they look like brake lights) while depressing firmly on the accelerator confuses road foe.<p>As an artist I accept praise and criticism equally.<p>Bring on the euro hatred <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j270/curtboy/100_0205.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Add 2nd rear fog light. (CURT)

I like it. Did you just plug another bulb into the other side? Was there any modifications needed?
 

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Re: Add 2nd rear fog light. (CURT)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Care to provide instructions on this one? And, does it involve spray paint? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric<p>P.S. Nice license plate...I'm sure JRL is honored! lol
 

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No spray paint! Wired it across from the real bulb. I had to cut a small hole in the tail light. Then vacumned out the chips. Used same bulb #. No error codes<p>What no AD Hominem?
 

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Maybe we should modify those lights to flicker like strobe lights. That would realy freak out any tailgater. Or if you were driving backwards you could pull people over like the po-po! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have it too on my C70, I like it a lot more. A lot of new cars have them standard too btw... (including Volvo's in the past).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Maybe we should modify those lights to flicker like strobe lights. That would realy freak out any tailgater. Or if you were driving backwards you could pull people over like the po-po! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I vote for a connection to the radio so that they'd pulse in time with the music...of course that could cause seizures in the people behind you which would be inconvenient for them, if not you. (Anyone remember the Simpsons episode with the "flying seizure robots" cartoon from Japan?)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You have the cool stobe lights.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> my crashed 740 had 2 foglights in the rear so why want it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>His lisence plate is WAAAY cooler <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Does that say "JRL" on the lic plate? If so, I bet it is a grumpy plate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Nice! A 2nd foglight definitely isn't illegal - '02+ Audis have two; our Allroad has them both at least...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CURT</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wired it across from the real bulb. I had to cut a small hole in the tail light. Then vacumned out the chips. Used same bulb #. No error codes</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm confused. Did something change on the MY05+ tail lights? On my '04, I simply removed a small plastic tab covering the right "fog light" socket, inserted a bulb and *viola* two rear fogs. No wiring necessary.<p>It really does look cool when they are on (when needed, of course). My wife was following me the other day and confirmed that they are indeed "very obnoxious" when lit. Mission accomplished (for tailgaters that is - not my wife)...<p>- Tryg
 

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MY05's taillights are jeweled and in the passenger side tail light instead of a plastic tab like in the MY04's there is a silverish ball to simulate the look of a bulb.
 

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Re: Add 2nd rear fog light. (CURT)

You are a Volvo God. I am on the "who can be called a Volvo God" commitee and you are not only nominated but immediately appointed<p>How did I miss this thread?<p>You innovation is to be celebrated <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>PLEASE DO A QUICK WRITE UP
 

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Re: Add 2nd rear fog light. (CURT)

I did the same thing, except the computer was just reprogrammed. I only use these when I have a tailgater. One time, a chick flashed her uber BRIGHT <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> lights. I was like.... hi! lol
 

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Sorry, a second fog light is a horribly bad idea from a safety perspective. The reason for a single one is well documented (check Folsom's insurance research for details.)<p>The reason for a single fog light on the driver's side (and this is the reason why many Euro cars come here with a blank on the passenger side because they are sold in countries with left side drive) is because it has been proven that when a car comes up behind you and you are parked off to the side of the road the driver tends to pull to the dominant drive side.) <p>As further proof of the lunacy of two fog lights I present the sad case of General Motors. They didn't do their homework (gee what a surprise) and when they decided to introduce rear fog lights in the now departed Olds Aurora they figured they would one-up the Europeans and put them on BOTH SIDES <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I do wish more car makers would offer the left-only parking light option that Mercedes uses. This is a very nice feature when you can't pull very far off of the road.<p>As for the rear fogs, ultra-low visibility is so seldom here in Washington (and Tennessee I imagine), it's more or less a novelty. Tailgaters beware!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Add 2nd rear fog light. (CURT)

I did that on my Saab. Replaced them both with 'hyper-brights' as well, so they were even brighter than the brake lights. Worked nicely for tailgaters. If not because they simulated brakelights, then because they were so obnoxiously bright. A nice first step before you start washing your windshield.
 
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