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    Wiring front fogs into full beam

    I know it would be possible but would it be possible to have them come on with full beam but also have them switched so I could choose to put them on when its foggy?

    Astra coupe BTW.

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    Yes it would be possible, but I've no idea why you would want to.

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    can be done if you put a toggle switch in thats on all the time, and ruuning a feed from the main beams, but they would be on all the time because of the carnt be arsed and oh i forgot factor,

    stop being lazy and just turn em on with the switch you got!!!! lol

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    A few are saying its illegal. I do not understand this? I have the angel eyes fitten and the light is poor. Putting the fogs on with the full beam improves them no end.

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    It's not legal to use fog lights all the time./....

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    But the fog lights would only be on with the full beam, not the dipped headlights. And if I drove around with full beams on all the time, I would get done for 'not driving with due care and attention'

    Its no different from having spot lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    It's not legal to use fog lights all the time./....
    if this is true then the majority of pigs dont know this as ive been told off many times

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    Fogs can only be legally used in fog - the beam is designed to cut under the fog and light the road up, but the beam only has a useful range of about 20-30ft. Hence it is totally useless as an auxillary main beam.

    Try driving at night with sidelights and fogs only, and you'll see what I mean.

    Unfortunatley, as many have found, angel eyes are all look and no light. Best option for making angel eyes useful is to up the wattage of the bulbs, or do as many are doing now and fit HID conversions.

    It's been covered loads in the past, so a quick search might be in order

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    I did look into the HID's but the fogs light a lot of the side of the road, which is useful. (And the police have said its ok to use fogs on country roads for verge illumination. ????)

    Was just a though. Thanks for the replies.

    I am just left a bit confused because, to me, it is no different than cars having spot lights on with full beams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodg
    .... to me, it is no different than cars having spot lights on with full beams.

    Well, just do it ! ... we wont judge ya, we've just given our opinions...

    I can understand your reasons for as much illumination as possible on th eroads up there...

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