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Old 03-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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rear fog light does not work on right

I have changed the bulbs, even flipped them from one side to the other. The fuse is dine, and it is not the bulb. Has to be the socket? Can you order a new plug assembly? They seem pretty easy to take out. I tested the plug, and I am sure there is voltage to each wire coming into the assembly . I hate to take it to porsche dealer for $100+ /hour for something I could swap out in 5 minutes.
any suggestion on where to source one?
Oh and on driver' side the parking lights don't work front or back

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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Update. #4a fuse was bad, that took care of the side left marker/parking lights. Rear right fig light still no good
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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It's supposed to be that way. Read your owners manual.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Question fog light

I don't see anywhere in the owners manual that says the right rear fog light should not work? I am not sure you understood the post. I was saying the one issue was a fuse and was resolved, however the I have checked and the fuses that control the fear fogs are good and so are the bulbs, so I think it could be the light socket housing that has a bad connection in it?
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No it really is supposed to be that way. Only one rear light comes on.
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Been there, been confused, been educated and attained nirvana!

NO gog er i mean fog light on the right. Only on left.
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There is one fog light so that following drivers will not confuse the fog light with brake lights. This per EU regulations is what I've always read and makes sense. Every time I hear of a sandstorm or fog chain pileup I think that such lights might be a good idea.

The inside of the lights even including bulbs are the same perhaps so they can use the same parts in LHD and RHD cars?
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Again with the fog light question.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
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Been there, been confused, been educated and attained nirvana!

NO gog er i mean fog light on the right. Only on left.
got it.. obviously i'm not the first to think this.

I have a jaguar- rear fog lights both sides, i had a Saab 900s turbo convertible, had rear fogs as well., so this is new to me, and i appreciate suggestion of owner's manual, i had been thru it but missed that somehow.

I was once pulled over by a deputy sherrif - i was in the 2004 jag, i had the front and rear fogs on- he said my brake lights must be stuck on- i said i do not think so, may i get out and look, he says sure, i look and see its the fogs he is referring to, so i tell him i will test the brake, and show him the brakes are fine it is a fog light- he says" ive never heard of that before , so i tell him all the cars i know that have them, - but thanks for being concerned , if it had been what he thought, i would have been glad to know, how else would you know, see you later, he says wait, i have to give you a warning!!! i say, for what? he says he has to because he already called it in , so then i get a little perterbed and ask why i would get a warning to fix something that was not broken, maybe i should give him one for jumping to conclusions!! he did not like that, but he still insisted,. I told him if he gave me one he better write on it exactly what the thought and what it was., - and i took it to his supervisor who i happen to know,-
small town-- he got a slap on the wrist for being a idiot and had to sent a written appology - now you dont see that too often.

now i can just see being pulled over for having one fog light not 2, and trying to explain that "officer, that is the way it is supposed to be" just wait- it will happen.
thanks for the help.

now i hve to go and fix my broken ignition switch
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Page 69 of the owners manual (in mine anyway) describes the front fog lights (plural) and the rear fog light (singular).

I know, you're thinking to yourself "How on earth could I have missed something that obvious?"

It has been covered many times in the forum though. In fact just about everything has been covered in this forum. It's always a good idea to do a quick search before posting a question.
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Just dont use the rear "defrogger' lights.
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I converted my rear fog lights into normal running light on both my Boxsters. Much better rear lights for tired drivers to see me.
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Just dont use the rear "defrogger' lights.
HA HA ! John99 is back and feeling better !!!! Good to have you back on the forum. Stay well. MAX
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With all this talk of fog lights, does anyone have interest in making them both light up? I actually read about a guy who had both his light up on his 90s era boxster, which proved useful for tricking dangerous tailgaters from backing off.
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I converted my rear fog lights into normal running light on both my Boxsters. Much better rear lights for tired drivers to see me.
Do tell how. Sounds like more are interested in how this is done.
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I converted my rear fog lights into normal running light on both my Boxsters. Much better rear lights for tired drivers to see me.
I've converted my rear fog lights to signal lights. Looks and functions much better to me.
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