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    Hey, just wondering if anyone has converted the driving lights on a 205 to foggies. How much did it/ would it cost?
    Assume I'd need to get some actual foglights (yellow with trapezoidal pattern) and pay to get them re-wired to operate on parkers and low beam. Is there any thing else that I'm missing? (come to think of it, i prob need a professional fitting too so I don't blind people or light up the fog instead of the road )
    And before the light police start, I live on a mountain so foggies are almost a must, and I do little country driving (not that i can tell the difference when i use the driving lights anyway)


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    It's illegal but what u need is a foggie switch from a 504 GTI and a couple of wires. Then u have to re-angle your foggies so other drivers don't get pissed off. The last thing to remember is that you wire them with the parking lights so they come on with the parkers and full head lights (seperate switch to turn them off when u're not in Olinda.)

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    Would prefer a little more legit solution, and I understand foglights are different in construction than the standard driving lights (so the light stays low and wide).
    But if worst does come to the worst, perhaps a little bush mechanicism will be in order
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    Yeah, that's the sort of thing I'm after! Any ideas of costs / tech specs / % of luggage space occupied by batteries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbrain
    Hey, just wondering if anyone has converted the driving lights on a 205 to foggies. How much did it/ would it cost?
    Assume I'd need to get some actual foglights (yellow with trapezoidal pattern) and pay to get them re-wired to operate on parkers and low beam. Is there any thing else that I'm missing? (come to think of it, i prob need a professional fitting too so I don't blind people or light up the fog instead of the road )
    And before the light police start, I live on a mountain so foggies are almost a must, and I do little country driving (not that i can tell the difference when i use the driving lights anyway)
    It's not fog lights that are the problem. They are a great product. The issue of the Light Police is when people use them in clear fine weather or my personal favourite, during the middle of the day. If people used foggies when they are supposed to (fog, rain,snow) and turned them off when the weather turns fine, there wouldn't even be any debate.

    Sounds like foggies (err, froggies??) would be a great idea considering where you live.

    Question? Are you sure the white 'driving lights' fitted to your 205 aren't fog lights? They latter are mostly white these days

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    Thanks for the replies!
    Umm, if they are foglights then some pug engineeer has no clue about how to drive in fog! You can only use them with the highbeams on
    Has anyone done this to their 205????
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    The best thing to do is to wire up the driving/fog lights in with the lighting circuit, and connect the foggies to a realay and have them on a seporate switch.
    This way you can have the foggies on when you have selected, parkers/normal/highs, and can turn them off seporatly, when you get to the city.
    By putting them in with the lighting circuit, whin you turn your lights off through the arm on the wheel, the foggies will go off with the lights.

    Well this is what i have done... and it works great.

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    Sounds good, will look into it further...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbrain
    Thanks for the replies!
    Umm, if they are foglights then some pug engineeer has no clue about how to drive in fog! You can only use them with the highbeams on
    Has anyone done this to their 205????
    They are a driving light not a fog light which is why they come on on high beam.
    ive seen euro models with the yellow fog light which are activated by a swith on the dash.
    you could leave the driving lights on and put some foggies mounted on the bottom valance .
    or put in foggies in place of the drivers and get them rewired to a switch and then mount driving lights on the bumper.......im getting carried away sorry.-BAZZ
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    I think what I'll try to do is remove the driving lights, mount foggies in their place, and try to wire them to the same switch that activates the rear foglight and formerly the driving lights. Would have to change the wiring so they could be operated with parkers and low beams though.
    Hmm, looks like a brain aching time with the haynes manual follows...
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    hi brain damage,

    how about leaving your current set-up as is, and mounting 2 proper foglights next to the driving lights? you can get same spec (same look and size) cibies or hella lights from an aftermarket light specialist. they have a seperate switch and can be flicked on and off at will.

    i noticed a fair few 205gtis with the same set up in europe, and a few published in euro motor mags with the same set up, and look shit hot.
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    My 205 GTi had factory yellow-lenses ordered through my parts place (European Auto Imports) and they looked fab. Originals were definitely fog lights (clear) - easy to re-wire - just don't forget a relay!

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    i use my fog lights at all times... i find people see me easy, espically in over cast situations...

    i've almost been in some serious accidents where cars have blended into the gray haze of overcast skys... and the driver of the car i've been in hasn't seen them...

    don't care what you say i'm going to use them... for my safety...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugjet
    hi brain damage,

    how about leaving your current set-up as is, and mounting 2 proper foglights next to the driving lights? you can get same spec (same look and size) cibies or hella lights from an aftermarket light specialist. they have a seperate switch and can be flicked on and off at will.

    i noticed a fair few 205gtis with the same set up in europe, and a few published in euro motor mags with the same set up, and look shit hot.

    Yeah, over there they are putting the front valance of a 309GTi on their 205s as they have both foggies and driving lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstoned
    My 205 GTi had factory yellow-lenses ordered through my parts place (European Auto Imports) and they looked fab. Originals were definitely fog lights (clear) - easy to re-wire - just don't forget a relay!
    Thanks for that! Do you have a url for this auto imports place? What was the difference between the originals and the ones you got? (or is there no difference bar the yellow lense?)

    In terms of install I think I'll take it somewhere to get it done, anyone know a good auto electrician in the east of Melbourne?
    Had a look at the wiring diagram and promptly discovered the electronics unit of year 12 physics does not equip you to tackle auto-electrics!

    Finally, any estimates on cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstoned
    My 205 GTi had factory yellow-lenses ordered through my parts place (European Auto Imports) and they looked fab. Originals were definitely fog lights (clear) - easy to re-wire - just don't forget a relay!
    The aussie imports came with driving lights not fog lights.
    if you put on your high beams in foggy situ,it makes visibility far worse not better, due to light refraction in the fog turning light to reflected glare.
    the bottom lights are hooked up to go on with high beam so they are considered driving lights.[pendantic i know]
    also if you put on the rear fog light and turn on the high beam,it will turn off as its not meant to be used in situ where the high beam is activated.-P.S.IS YOUR CAR THE WHITE 205 GTI THAT IVE SEEN OUTSIDE AUTIPARIS BY ANYCHANCE????
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    What are the big round lights on the front spoilers of WRX's? Foggies or driving lights?

    They are really dazzling to oncoming traffic? Or is it that the poseurs have been fiddling with the inserts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404
    What are the big round lights on the front spoilers of WRX's? Foggies or driving lights?

    They are really dazzling to oncoming traffic? Or is it that the poseurs have been fiddling with the inserts?

    Dave
    definitely used to be fogs , with quite a good cut-off in the GC8 models(up to the bug-eye), but since then they've appeared to get a lot brighter...
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