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Old 09-16-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Question Fog Lights

I plan on getting the RS package on my new 'maro and that includes HID headlights. My questions if you so choose to answer one or all of them is can I make the fog lights HID too? Is that legal? and Do the fog lamps automatically run at night with the headlights? I ask these questions because I think it looks quite tacky when a car has HID headlights but normal Halogen fog lights that run at the same time. Thanks in advance for any answers I get. They are all greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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i cant say for sure but i know that a lot of gm vehicles have similiar controls. that said my colorado pickup has a seperate button to turn on the fogs

and with the right inverters, lenses and bulbs you can make anything have hid's
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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Running fogs in perfect weather is tacky anyways and if you are using them when appropriate nobody will know what you are driving anyways.
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Running fogs in perfect weather is tacky anyways and if you are using them when appropriate nobody will know what you are driving anyways.
Tell that to a Bimmer driver. lol!
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So I guess I am tacky, I like the way my truck looks with fog lights on, no matter the weather.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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Although it may look tacky, some car's fogs come on with the headlights and dont have a seperate way to turn them off. And I have to agree with Sierra. I dig the way a car looks coming head on with four lights! All the better to hunt down those Rustangs and Challenges at night.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
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Tell that to a Bimmer driver. lol!
haha, i'll take blame for that!

i have angel eyes on mine and they hooked up to my running lights, so during the day its just the rings and fogs most people like it
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haha, i'll take blame for that!

i have angel eyes on mine and they hooked up to my running lights, so during the day its just the rings and fogs most people like it
It doesn't bother me either. I've yet to see a black BMW without foglights on during the day.
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In many places it is against the law to run fog lights or driving lights in traffic, same as it is to run with your bright lights on.
Barney Fife may have had a fight with Thelma Lou and is in a bad mood and want to give someone a ticket and you may be him LOL
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
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It doesn't bother me either. I've yet to see a black BMW without foglights on during the day.
they are not fog lights but running lights..different intensity, same as our DRL's
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:45 PM   #11
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In many places it is against the law to run fog lights or driving lights in traffic, same as it is to run with your bright lights on.
Barney Fife may have had a fight with Thelma Lou and is in a bad mood and want to give someone a ticket and you may be him LOL
I drive my envoy every day with the Fog lights on and have never been ticketed in 6 years.i would rather people know im there,that way they dont lane change into me.Plus if fog lights are aimed correctly they dont shine into some ones rear view.
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I would prefer if GM gave us the option to choose when, and when not to have our DRLs(or similar) on or off.

I want to be in control
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I plan on getting the RS package on my new 'maro and that includes HID headlights. My questions if you so choose to answer one or all of them is can I make the fog lights HID too? Is that legal? and Do the fog lamps automatically run at night with the headlights? I ask these questions because I think it looks quite tacky when a car has HID headlights but normal Halogen fog lights that run at the same time. Thanks in advance for any answers I get. They are all greatly appreciated.
If HDI is available for the fogs, leave it alone. I say this because if light shines to bright while in fog, it will only blind you. Low beam lights are better in fog, the light cuts right threw the cloud. You need to leave the lights as they are. If you ever need to use then for there intended purpose it will back fire on you.
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If HDI is available for the fogs, leave it alone. I say this because if light shines to bright while in fog, it will only blind you. Low beam lights are better in fog, the light cuts right threw the cloud. You need to leave the lights as they are. If you ever need to use then for there intended purpose it will back fire on you.
Thanks for looking out. But if you havn't noticed...I live in Las Vegas. I have seen fog out here one time and that was when I was up next to a moutian. Im just going for looks here. Scratch functionality. I don't need it.
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Running fogs in perfect weather is tacky anyways and if you are using them when appropriate nobody will know what you are driving anyways.
i disagree, i run mine every night and if they are the same color as the headlights it loooks good.
what i hate is the rices that run hids or just blue or purple colored bulbs and have red or yellow fogs on
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:27 AM   #16
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i disagree, i run mine every night and if they are the same color as the headlights it loooks good.
what i hate is the rices that run hids or just blue or purple colored bulbs and have red or yellow fogs on
ya, i agree that the dual color looks tacky, i wouldn't use my fogs at all when i got HIDs because there was a slight color difference, now i got hyperwhite (or something like that) bulbs for my fogs and they match again
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i disagree, i run mine every night and if they are the same color as the headlights it loooks good.
what i hate is the rices that run hids or just blue or purple colored bulbs and have red or yellow fogs on
I dont know about Arizona, but here in CA, red lights to the front are illegal.

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I drive my envoy every day with the Fog lights on and have never been ticketed in 6 years.i would rather people know im there,that way they dont lane change into me.Plus if fog lights are aimed correctly they dont shine into some ones rear view.
+1 to that. Being seen is always a good thing
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Thanks for looking out. But if you havn't noticed...I live in Las Vegas. I have seen fog out here one time and that was when I was up next to a moutian. Im just going for looks here. Scratch functionality. I don't need it.
Do you never leave Vegas? I live in LA and never get fog around where I live, but whenever I go up north there is a good chance I'll hit fog.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:54 AM   #19
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I think they look tackey too if they don't match the headlights.

Personally, I'm expecting to replace the foglights with some PIAAs or something. I've always liked driving lights better to illuminate the road and have run PIAAs on my '95 and '02. There are obvious choices in this regard and different light colors. I'm just planning on getting super whites that match the HIDs better
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Thanks for looking out. But if you havn't noticed...I live in Las Vegas. I have seen fog out here one time and that was when I was up next to a moutian. Im just going for looks here. Scratch functionality. I don't need it.
Hey bro what ever floats your boat and tickles your pickle.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:41 PM   #21
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i disagree, i run mine every night and if they are the same color as the headlights it loooks good.
what i hate is the rices that run hids or just blue or purple colored bulbs and have red or yellow fogs on
. Dude when I lived in Germany I had more trouble over there from the fog I lost count. Not to mention the military installation I was at was on the side of a mountain. Fog at least two to three days per weeks.
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You can bet on it that if the car has HID lamps it will NOT have HID fogs and they will look yellow'er compared to the HID. Almost all ca makers do this.

My Acura CL had this, Audi, etc. If you have a halogen headlamp they will match well but once you go HID they will look off. I bought a set of Polarg M6's for my fogs in the Acura and they matched the HID extremely well b/c they burned much brighter.

They won't last as long but i too agree that HIDs with standard fogs looks terrible
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I leave my fogs on all of the time. I am probably the least picky person on this site, but the one thing about the Camaro that I somewhat dislike about the fogs, at least on the SS, are farther apart than the regular headlights, so I might not use them as often. I think the certain Pontiacs with super spread apart fogs look fugly. Also, dimmer yellow lights supposedly allow you to see better in the fog. I wouldn't know because I have never driven in thick fog let alone with yellow lights.
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I dont know about Arizona, but here in CA, red lights to the front are illegal.
They are but that doesn't stop anyone
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I've noticed that the Camero and C5 Corvette have almost identical foglamp designs with the exception that the cameros have the bulb mounted from the underside.

Does anyone have an output pic (against a wall) of the patten of your foglights?

If i can get a set of Camero fogs to work on my vette, I will be most pleased.

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