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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:34 pm 
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:roll: in all the adverse weather i hope everyones had the foggies on... hahhaa!

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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:01 am 
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What's the go with spot lights? Do they have to be on an independent switch to all other headlights etc.?
Guessing 'illegal' to use on road but fine off road.
Might install some as I drive a dark rural road every night.


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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:03 am 
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I don't know about the law but yes you would have them on their own switch (in cases where you have covers on them etc) but the relay would be activated by your hi-beams

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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:36 am 
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Are the lights on Foz's 'fog' lights or driving lights? I know on my SG they are angled so low they barely go past the front of the car, and pick up so much road dirt, so it's bloody hard to see how they could blind anybody.

I live in NSW but on recent trip had a SA cop early one foggy morning tell me to turn them off as they weren't yellow, so in his opinion not fog lights.


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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:47 am 
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Are the lights on Foz's 'fog' lights or driving lights? I know on my SG they are angled so low they barely go past the front of the car, and pick up so much road dirt, so it's bloody hard to see how they could blind anybody.

I live in NSW but on recent trip had a SA cop early one foggy morning tell me to turn them off as they weren't yellow, so in his opinion not fog lights.


What does your owners manual say they are? Mine for the same model car say foglights. Over the years the Subaru Oz website has listed them as foglights. To use them properly you should have them on with only your parkers switched on.

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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Yeah book says foglights, but cop said driving lights, so safest and less expensive thing at the time was to turn them off and then back on 10km down the road. Maybe he was bored - Renmark at 6am is not the most interesting place in the world. Didn't think showing the cop the manual would be a great idea.


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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:09 pm 
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If you were in a C'dore or Falcon he probably wouldn't have given you a 2nd glance..... /rant

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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Fog lights have a low, wide beam, driving lights have long, narrow beam. Any third set of lights (after high and low beam) that are factory installed are always fogs and no car comes from the factory with driving lights, other than specially made rally cars, etc.

Driving lights usually have to have a separate circuit, but they MUST be able to be turned off via the factory high beam switch on the stalk. Even if this isn't a legal requirement in your area, it's the only way to do it. Anything else is suicidal.


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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:43 pm 
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So have a relay to the spotlights/driving lights that you can activate them off and on with a switch and the highbeams activation on the stalk will actually turn/light them on or off.


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 Post subject: Re: FOG and DRIVING LIGHTS ( the rules as we know it )
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:27 pm 
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Exactly. Both switches need to be on to turn them on, but then either one one will turn them off. When an on-coming car suddenly comes over a crest you just kill the high beams with the stalk and off go the spots. If you leave the second switch on they come on whenever you need high beams. Easy and bloody effective if some idiot flashes you.


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