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why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

It's always been bothering me.

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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

Its simple, really. Our european brothers can also shed some light on this. If the fog lights lit up both sides, it would duplicate brake lights being applied, indicating "slowing down". By having only one light on, it is a universal indicator of a fog light on.
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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

Okay, that makes sense. One thing I don't like is that it makes it look like it is malfunctioning or something is wrong with one so bright.

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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

As I understand this if the vehicle is lefthand drive the rear foglamp will be on the leftside tail lamp too, if the vehicle is righthand drive the rear foglamp will be in the righthand rear tail lamp, this will indicate the driver following this vehicle what type of version is it in europe.
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As I understand this if the vehicle is lefthand drive the rear foglamp will be on the leftside tail lamp too, if the vehicle is righthand drive the rear foglamp will be in the righthand rear tail lamp, this will indicate the driver following this vehicle what type of version is it in europe.

Not so much "what kind of vehicle it is" as opposed to placing rear fog light at center of road .
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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

My 2 cents,

All of your replies made a lot of sense, what I never understood is why the orange dash lights up only after all 3 fog lamps are on.
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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?


I think that's because they do not come on independently,ie the indicator only comes on when they are all on or off when they are all off.Having said that,I think they are wired differently depending on the intended market.
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RE: why do the rear fogs only get integrated into one of the tail lights?

i think its called parking light and you suppose to use it when parked on a side of the road at night

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