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I don't understand the difference between these two. What are fog lights used for? Are fog lights on all the time and just gives you more light?
 

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Re: Fog Lights vs High Beam (smartytai)

errm.. doesn't the word "fog" give you a clue ?? and you can turn them off .. can't you ?? I didn't get it for my car.. but planning to have it installed and put hids in it
 

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Re: Fog Lights vs High Beam (smartytai)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Wait for some fog at nite. Then turn your fog's on. Basically, they give more light to you, as they are located very low, and fog usually is located few inches ABOVE the ground. This way, you see something, instead of seeing nothing or "milk".<p>Another way to use fog's is... during very heavy rain, also at night time.<p>Third way of using them, is... at night time, on very curvy roads. <p>Fourth way - at leat here in europe - is to make fool out of yourself, and drive with everything on that is possible <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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The main differnence between high beams and fogs is the direction the light is directed. High beams send light directly forward. In fog this light is reflected directly back at you so you see a opaque relection. Fog lights direct the light low and down so the objects in front of you are illuminated, not the fog.
 

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Re: Fog Lights vs High Beam (tomi22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomi22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Wait for some fog at nite. Then turn your fog's on. Basically, they give more light to you, as they are located very low, and fog usually is located few inches ABOVE the ground. This way, you see something, instead of seeing nothing or "milk".<p>Another way to use fog's is... during very heavy rain, also at night time.<p>Third way of using them, is... at night time, on very curvy roads. <p>Fourth way - at leat here in europe - is to make fool out of yourself, and drive with everything on that is possible <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the UK we get a lot of members of the CFTFS Club (Can't Find The Foglight Switch) who seem to think it is clever to drive around in all weather dazzling other road users......
 

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Re: Fog Lights vs High Beam (BobV50)

Hehehe... good one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just had fog lights installed on an S40 by dealer. I haven't tried them yet at night. Just checked them after the daytime install to see if the dealer got them connected right.<p>I've had fog lights on other cars and they seemed to work great in the very occasional fog we have here in the mid-west USA. I had more occassion to use them in the heavy rain. In general the fog lights didn't seem to have much reach, but did illuminate the road in a wider beam. Actually useful for keeping a look out for ditch leaping deer that we have been invaded by in great numbers.<p>I never asked the installing dealer, and I guess I could figure this out with outside the car observer, but are the high beams programmed to turn off the fog lights when activated? <br>Seems to me this would solve problem of really blinding other drivers. I call it the UFO landing effect that so many drivers like to use even in good weather <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Why did the dealer have to program the car to recognize the foglights? Will a fault light go on inside the car if a foglight fails?<br>
 

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Shame car dealers can't program the drivers not to use them improperly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dont worry, Truck drivers do it for them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Have you ever seen what happens if they see you using them without a puropuse like in good weather? I did, well I happended to me few times, when I forgot to turn them off. What they did to tell me about it, was that they turned on EVERYTHING they got installed on their "machines" <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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