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Re: Is a relay needed in a fog light installation

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Subject: Re: Is a relay needed in a fog light installation
From: "Bob D." <>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 14:18:35 -0000
I give up. How in the world is a rear fog light helpful? I can only imagine
it helps you see what you already ran over.

Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 4:43 PM
Subject: FW: Is a relay needed in a fog light installation

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dodd, Kelvin
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 8:12 AM
> To: 'Jim'; Chuck Renner;
> Subject: RE: Is a relay needed in a fog light installation
> If you ever see me driving down the road foaming at the mouth it's usually
> because there is a late model Jaguar or Range Rover close by with rear
> foglights blinding away on a clear night.
> Major Pet Peeve
> For years the feds wouldn't let us have front or rear fog lights because
> they didn't think we could handle them.  Now we have them, there are
> out there proving the feds were right.
> Rear foglights in particular are a life saver in thick fog or snow.  To
> realize that most high end cars have come to the states equipped with
> life saving devices for years, yet they were not allowed to be connected.
> SAAB, Volvo and even my venerable 80 Rover SD1 all have provision for rear
> fog lights in the cluster.
> If there is interest, Moss has access to the Hella rear fog light which we
> are using as part of a magnetic 3rd brake light.  I'd be happy to catalog
> the unit as an add on rear fog light.
> Since this seems to be peeve moment.  I'm wondering why my wife's
> Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with front fog lights, but with no warning
> lamp.  At night there is no indication they are on and blinding oncoming
> LBCs, unless you look carefully at the lighting pattern.
> oh well.
> Sunny Solstice to all and sundry.
> Kelvin.

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