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squarepegs wrote:

Hi Fools!
I'm getting set to buy a new car, and I'm considering getting fog lights as a dealer accessory. I live in an area that sees fairly heavy fog with high frequency, so I thought I'd make it easier on myself. But a friend of mine just told me that he didn't think his fog lights helped him out very much. I've never had them before, so I'm looking for some more opinions. What sayeth the Fools?

Specialty fog lamps can help... a lot! Generally, you can forget the ones that come from the car manufacturer. Euro model cars I've owned or driven here have "proper" fog lights. I owned a Euro model W123 chassis Mercedes wagon -- a 250T -- that had the single Euro rear red fog light. It was an incredibly bright and visible light that assured I was seen in bad weather.

As far as front fogs go, take a look at the patterns that lights are supposed to give.

take a look at "Beam Types" in left hand column.

You can always have a quality shop install them for you after the car is delivered. A simple toggle switch can be added in or under the dash.

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