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Old 09-25-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Whats the deal

My light switch i just discovered pulls out hmmmm is it supposed to stay out when you turn it or turn and click back down ? And is purpose of this just for turning switch left
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Pulling out the headlight switch one click turns on your front fog lights, two turns on the rear.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #3
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My light switch i just discovered pulls out hmmmm is it supposed to stay out when you turn it or turn and click back down ? And is purpose of this just for turning switch left
No owner's manual ?
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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Make sure both rear fog lights are working. Often one is out....
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Make sure both rear fog lights are working. Often one is out....
Timco, you pot stirrer, you!
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Make sure both rear fog lights are working. Often one is out....

I bet it's the headlight fluid. Usually you don't need to replace the bulb.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
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Make sure both rear fog lights are working. Often one is out....
Oh, that's wicked
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i have a manual but when you have this much brain power sitting around u just got to tap in to it. Im impressed more each day.


Who would have thought them lights had oil in the brilliant
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Oh, that's wicked
Co-workers are always fond to point that out.

It's amazing that 100% of the time it's the passenger side...
Must be some design flaw....

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If you pull it out to the third level
You'll need a new light switch
Also if you rotate the swich to many time you have a catastrophic light switch failure
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Per the 2003 Boxster manual on US cars
The rear fog light is only on the drivers side.
This is so that the fog lamps are not confused
With the brake lights.
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Per the 2003 Boxster manual on US cars
The rear fog light is only on the drivers side.
This is so that the fog lamps are not confused
With the brake lights.
Party pooper.
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Per the 2003 Boxster manual on US cars
The rear fog light is only on the drivers side.
This is so that the fog lamps are not confused
With the brake lights.
Timco was just kidding, Jinx. It's common for owners to not understand the rear fog light.
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Per the 2003 Boxster manual on US cars
The rear fog light is only on the drivers side.
This is so that the fog lamps are not confused
With the brake lights.
I had no idea, I always assumed it was both because every other German car I see with them on has two. Good to know!
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:53 AM   #15
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Per the 2003 Boxster manual on US cars
The rear fog light is only on the drivers side.
This is so that the fog lamps are not confused
With the brake lights.
Lived in Germany for ten years and never saw a car with two fog tail lights. As Jinx says, it would confuse other drivers: look like you had your foot on the brake the whole time. If you have two fog tail lights, somebody's been screwing with the wiring.


ps Cold weather is almost here for some of us. Don't forget to check your blinker fluid.
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Don't forget to lubricate the muffler bearings or maybe install a DOF for them
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Don't forget to lubricate the muffler bearings or maybe install a DOF for them
Man you guys are chippy today! Love this forum.....
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Man you guys are chippy today! Love this forum.....
Actually, he was chippy yesterday.

We will need to wait to see how he is, or was today........
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