Electrical & Lights Rear fog light bulb

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by exec, Monday 7th Sep, 2015.

  1. exec Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Does anyone know if the left hand side rear fog light is supposed to come on? Currently only the right one of mine is lighting up so i'm wondering the other is blown or only one of them is supposed to switch on.

    Also does anyone know what bulbs is required? Autobulbsdirect is showing 382 (P21W)
     
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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Not sure about Accord but are you sure the car has the left side fog lamp? by law only single one is required in either middle or the driver's side. I found this out after a lengthy session of sorting out why one of the fogs in my car isn't working which was this close to me ending in tears.:Smile: the other side of lamp cluster just contained a reversing light in the same place.
     
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  3. exec Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    ^ Yeh that is what I'm wondering, I could have sworn both sides come on, but not so sure now!
     
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  4. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Drivers side only mate, when I checked mine and thought it wasnt working on the passenger side, its just blanked off. So year drivers side only is the fog that works,
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Just the one mate , take both cluster off and see the other side has a wiring.
     
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  6. exec Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Cheers lads, thats one job I won't have to do for MOT, was going to buy a bulb, just the exhaust left to sort out!
     
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  7. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's good to hear mate.
     
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  8. lessonstar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Some cars come with two rear fog lights, but only one of them will be factory wired. So, if only one is wired up, why is there two on the car? Well, there could be a few potential reasons. Two could preserve the symmetry of the car, or it could simplify the manufacturing process by using the same chassis in any country. For example:
    In the USA, the left-side rear fog light will be wired

    If that same chassis is used for a car in the UK, the right-side fog light will be wired instead
    You may be tempted to wire both rear fog lights, but we would not recommend this. If both are illuminated at the same time, other drivers may confuse them for brake lights as they both are red in colour. This could lead to the following safety problems:

    A car with a single rear fog light is assumed to be driving at a constant speed, but if it has two and both are illuminated, drivers may think the car is braking and will also start to brake
    Even if drivers behind you are able to determine you are using both rear fog lights, their powerful beam may obscure the actual brake lights, making it difficult to see when you start to brake
    In other words, using a single rear fog light on the driver’s side avoids confusion for others and helps the fog light to achieve its function.