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Lightbulb Parking Lights and Fog Lights?

Wondering if anyone knows how to modify the lighting system to run the fog lights with just the parking lights. Would look great at dawn/dusk hours when the headlights are too bright but the dlrs and parking lights are not enough.



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There is a post on this but it does make it so the fog lights do not go off with high beams.

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I found it kind of odd that you HAVE to have the low beams on for the fogs to light. Normally if you NEED fog lights having the low beams on will be counter productive.


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I think your logic is correct, it's just that Subaru's logic is 'few drivers have a clue as to what they are doing, so let's idiot-proof things'.
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Interestingly enough, it appears to be a state law in many states that the low beams have to be on for you to be within your legal rights to illuminate the fogs. This was covered earlier in the year on another thread (google around in our Gen4 forum). I imagine that this is why Subie made it this way.
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Regardless of fog operation, it is (essentially) illegal in no/low light/visibility situations to not have you Lows on. So yeh the nanny logic is: fog = low visibility, Lows on.
And guess what happens when Fogs are available on High, people would be illuminating the fog (to see more of it).
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Regardless of fog operation, it is (essentially) illegal in no/low light/visibility situations to not have you Lows on. So yeh the nanny logic is: fog = low visibility, Lows on.
And guess what happens when Fogs are available on High, people would be illuminating the fog (to see more of it).
the legality of it doesn't bother me, its just for looks. my older bmw came with the ability to do this from the factory. ever see the newer gm suvs? they use the fog lights as running lights. I know that it is illegal just to run them at night, but in the daytime or dusk/dawn it should be fine.


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Understood. I was referring to why manufacturers do/idiot-proof things.
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Understood. I was referring to why manufacturers do/idiot-proof things.
agreed, I know its off topic but bmw disabled the rear fogs on american cars because they thought we'd misuse them manufacturers should really let us have more choice with our cars controls.


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Ahhh yes.
But remember we’re not alone on the road. Those rear fogs… Driver behind you slams on his brakes.
Let’s talk roundabouts (which is commonplace in Europe).

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