2013 2.5i Premium CVT
Is there an easy "fix" to make the fog lights operate independently of the headlights?
What he said ^I was responding to upflying. It would be irresponsible not to mention the legal issues since so many use this board as a resource.
While I agree with most of your post, I disagree here. They are very functional and very usefull on any rural 2 lane road. If all you drive is lighted city streets and interstate highways, then yes, they are for style. But go back any rural 2 lane road and give em a try. They really do light up the ditches.The factory lights on the OB's are really just driving lights, just like the Toyota Venza for Style! LOL
I'm not sure about legalities but, regardless fogs only help your night vision in fog if the headlights are off.
Some vehicles still come from the factory with independent switches for the fogs.
Under real foggy conditions the lower the light to the ground the better. If you run with headlights and fogs on its masks the improvement as the water droplets are diffusing the light from the headlights. Amber fogs are superior for vision in fog over a white light.
The factory lights on the OB's are really just driving lights, just like the Toyota Venza for Style! LOL
If you really want vast improvement driving in fog, best to add aftermarket lights designed for what you want. The lower grill area is open and good location for an install. This will give you superior fog lighting and the independent use your looking for.