Odd rear fog light on '92 944?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by don b., May 5, 2008.

  1. don b.

    don b. Guest

    I got a "bulb out" light on the instrument cluster.
    As I was going through the all the rear bulbs (since none appeared
    to be out - front or rear) I found that the right side rear fog
    light is a dummy! The bulb mount has a spot for a bulb but was empty.
    The lens is molded with a capped over pass through for the bulb to go into
    the lens! I can't imagine why.

    If anyone knows what could possibly be the reason for this please
    let me know. What would be the point of having a rear fog light
    on only one side...
     
    don b., May 5, 2008
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  2. don b.

    Reed Guest

    It is a European "thing".
    They require a bright red bulb on the driver's side when fog lights are in
    use. Only one side to be different from brake lights. (Remember the
    "driver's side" could be left or right depending on country)
     
    Reed, May 5, 2008
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  3. don b.

    mjc13 Guest


    Yes. It was fun to use the fog lights to simulate brake lights for
    the 'benefit' of tailgaters, but I suppose they might also react to just
    one...
     
    mjc13, May 5, 2008
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  4. don b.

    James Sweet Guest

    Older Volvos had them on both sides, newer ones have it on the driver's
    side. The lense is molded on both sides because they use the same lense for
    RHD cars.
     
    James Sweet, May 5, 2008
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  5. don b.

    don b. Guest

    Interesting...
    Thanks!
    Good information.
     
    don b., May 6, 2008
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