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Fog lamp additional function?

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I was cleaning the car today and I happened to be cleaning the headlight switch. Twisted it CCW and right side markers turned on. But I pulled on it and the foglamps turned on! As if I could "flash" the fog lamps with this feature. I didn't get to try it with the engine on (see if that worked) so I was curious why the car has this feature?

Also, while we're on fog lamps: While we were searching for a TE back in Jan, we tested other cars for sale (TE also) and some of them had rear fog lamps, but ours doesn't. Or maybe it's just the bulb, but the bulb out lamp on the cluster doesn't light up if I activate it, so I would guess it didn't have this function.

I know in Europe it's standard to have rear fogs, how about in the US for the w124 chassis?
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I checked my 1994 E320 and the switch operates exactly as you describe. My car is an american version and it does have the Driver's side rear fog-light. As far as I can tell by looking through the paperwork, this car came this way. No mods were done to allow this. Probably never would have known about the Fog-lights with Right park light thing, if you hadn't posted it.
Yep - I agree who knows if this is an inteded feature. It is still a nice little feature to know about. I'll bet you all the secret agents use this feature - LOL!
I tell you - that is funny - Neanderthal, you had me laughing - I'm still laughing! Don't you understand that it is a feature only the secret agents are supposed to know about - LOL! But then again, who really cares if it was intended or not? (Other that you and Karug, that is!) My point is that his switch is probably fine - mine works the same way. I think that was the basis for his (Karug) question/concern.
Still the best laugh I had in quite a while - keep it coming.
Karug - Please don't take any offense. I think it is really neat that you found this feature (intended or not). Sometimes forum topics get a little off and unfortunately, yours was one of them. Don't let a joking around upset you. Keep posting any questions, concerns or thoughts you have. I certainly did not ever mean any malice towards your post. I apologize if anything I posted offended you.
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