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Rear Fog Light Mod????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dessertsand05, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    dessertsand05

    dessertsand05 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After a few nervous hours finally finished the DTRL mod with OEM light switch. That leaves me one open spot on the top row for a rear fog light or an extra rear backup light.

    Anyone ever consider setting it up so the rear turn signals are tied to a switch and stay on?

    Would the tail lights be too high to function as a rear fog light?

    I realize rear fog lights never caught on, and even those cars that had them usually could only legally have one. Just seems like it would be cool to have a switch that would turn on the taillights in storm conditions. Was just wondering if it has been done.
     
  2. May 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    NC15TRD

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    never thought about that though it is kind of a neat idea
     
  3. May 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    I love when the people in the Audi in front of me have that thing on with zero fog at night to blind myself and others :mad:. Sorry random thought :D.
     
  4. May 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Actually never seen one in action. I am guessing they are red so they don't mess up other drivers night vision. One site had a mod for a car that used the existing led taillights, although it may have only been one side.

    It would be kind of cool, want someone to follow you, turn on the rear fog light and you would be hard to loose.
     
  5. May 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    The rear fog light on the Audi is VERY bright and blinding when it's on without fog. I'm not saying anything against your mod idea, just inconsiderate"people". I'm actually much more for this idea then the "people" that tint their taillights black :rolleyes:.
     
  6. May 28, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Most state laws say no white light to the rear while in motion. Of course unless you are backing up.
     
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    I had these on my rovers, I loved them, if you figure this out I will try it too.
     
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    I wouldn't use your brake lights. That would leave just your third brake light to let people know when you're actually braking.
     
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    886 reverse light mod. Search it unless ur set on additional lights.
     
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    How about turning on the 4-Ways???
     
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    Found it thanks, I'll purchase today and mod.
     
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    Nice install looks clean. Is it a smoked clear lens? Is it going to illuminate red? Did you just wire it to a switch in the cabin?
     
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    remember, the fog should only be on the drivers side. That tells the driver behind which side of the car to pass on in heavy fog. assuming people obey the left lane is for passing idea, which they never do. and the fog light is as bright as the brake light, no brighter. same bulb actually.
     
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    It's smoked with a red bulb
     
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    It is on the driver side.
     
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    Yep. But a reminder to others. I see people do the double fog mod all the time.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2015 at 10:11 AM
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    Sorry I hooked it up to the existing fogs for now
     
  20. Nov 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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    Here is a night pic

    2015-11-07 10.43.13.jpg
     
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