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superdave 05-04-2011 07:22 PM

Fog Lights! Stupid?
 
2010 Tacoma

Aren't fog lights mounted low on a vehicle so it will cut the glare back to the driver in a fog or snow situation? If so, why do the fog lights only come on on my 2010 Tacoma when the higher mounted low beams are on? It's unsafe in the fog. This is just common sense. If they came on with only the amber marker lights, it would make more sense, cut the glare back at the driver, and add to the safety which is the idea of the fog lights in the first place......

Engineered right? I think not.

lwszabo 05-05-2011 03:55 AM

Stock foglights are for looks. People want them for the looks!

Chris(NJ) 05-05-2011 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by lwszabo (Post 3131131)
Stock foglights are for looks. People want them for the looks!

They are? :confused:

Call me crazy, but I want them to cast more light in front and to the sides of me.

808matt 05-05-2011 05:29 AM

before you blow a gasket here

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...free-mods.html

post #9

Pugga 05-05-2011 05:36 AM

Never had an issue or felt unsafe using the low beams with the fog lights in heavy fog or snow... That's why they ONLY come on with the low beams. If it's dark, the fogs don't produce enough light to drive with in my opinion so I think it was engineered just fine.

OZ-T 05-05-2011 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Pugga (Post 3131292)
Never had an issue or felt unsafe using the low beams with the fog lights in heavy fog or snow... That's why they ONLY come on with the low beams. If it's dark, the fogs don't produce enough light to drive with in my opinion so I think it was engineered just fine.

Agreed

Pugga 05-05-2011 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by dhk (Post 3131814)
Fog lights definitely belong close to the ground and should come on withOUT the headlights. Their purpose is to shine a light BELOW the level of the fog such that they light the ground rather than blinding you.

They are no good for snow because UNLIKE FOG, the snow goes all the way to the ground.

I agree that fogs should be close to the ground but if they do not produce enough light to see where you're going then it's useless to have them on without the headlights. They're there to suppliment the headlights, not replace them when it's foggy. I've found the headlights when on low beam to be aimed down enough so I don't get blinded in snow or fog.

They work for snow the same way they work for fog. If you have high mounted lights in snow, it reflects back at you and blinds you so having the low mounted lights work well.

OZ-T 05-05-2011 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Pugga (Post 3131847)
I agree that fogs should be close to the ground but if they do not produce enough light to see where you're going then it's useless to have them on without the headlights. They're there to suppliment the headlights, not replace them when it's foggy. I've found the headlights when on low beam to be aimed down enough so I don't get blinded in snow or fog.

They work for snow the same way they work for fog. If you have high mounted lights in snow, it reflects back at you and blinds you so having the low mounted lights work well.

Agreed

BUZZCUT 05-05-2011 08:31 AM

ibtl

Pugga 05-05-2011 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by dhk (Post 3132082)
That would imply an additional defect in the OEM foglights... should be brighter.

Yes, that would be nice and if they were bright enough to drive with I'd join your side of the argument and say they should come on without the headlights.

Pugga 05-05-2011 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by BUZZCUT (Post 3131882)
ibtl

:confused:
Everyone's playing nice in the sandbox

Jerez 05-05-2011 09:35 AM

if u want them one without turning one ur headlights, then just do the fog light mod...5 mins or less and ur done lol :thumbsup:

DeeKay21 05-05-2011 09:40 AM

Yeah just do the FLM and do what you want with them after that.

chris4x4 05-05-2011 09:42 AM

Niburu

joerussell610 05-05-2011 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhk (Post 3131814)
Fog lights definitely belong close to the ground and should come on withOUT the headlights. Their purpose is to shine a light BELOW the level of the fog such that they light the ground rather than blinding you.

They are no good for snow because UNLIKE FOG, the snow goes all the
way to the ground.

There is a differance between a fog light and a driving light. Its all about the COLOR. Sorry bad color yellow. ITS ALL ABOUT THE COLOR!

We do not have fog light on our trucks unless you change the lense color. White means driving light. Yellow means fog/snow conditions.

OZ-T 05-05-2011 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by joerussell610 (Post 3132181)
There is a differance between a fog light and a driving light. Its all about the COLOR. Sorry bad color yellow. ITS ALL ABOUT THE COLOR!

We do not have fog light on our trucks unless you change the lense color. White means driving light. Yellow means fog/snow conditions.

Wrong

And it's colour

river rat 69 05-05-2011 09:58 AM

Glad your here to clear this up !!!!

OZ-T 05-05-2011 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by river rat 69 (Post 3132249)
Glad your here to clear this up !!!!

You're

chris4x4 05-05-2011 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 3132253)
You're

SO you can spell that right, but you fuck up "color"?

thinkingman 05-05-2011 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by lwszabo (Post 3131131)
Stock foglights are for looks. People want them for the looks!

Best answer so far.


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