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Old 02-21-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Boxster Rear Foglight?

This is a simple question. Is it true that all Boxster's only have a left rear fog light, and no rear foglight on the right side? Thanks.

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Old 02-21-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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Not sure about other years, but this is true for the 2005.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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It is true. There is a socket on the right side for a bulb, and a wire to it, but no power in the wire.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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Well, Toolpants is correct, but mine was wired and had a hot lead to BOTH sides.

You can, however, simply run a wire from the left side to the right and power that rascal if you like.

I LOVE my twin-fog light setup. Why?

Ride my bumper on the freeway and with a tug of the light switch, you think I am braking hard when my foot is still on the fuel pedal and you'll back off quickly.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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The rear fog lamp is actually only one one side due to laws in Europe. Its just a strange left over thing for us US people

As I have read, I don't think there is a wiring harness to the other side, so there is no point in trying to plug in a bulb

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Randall, do you drive backwards when it's foggy to freak out other drivers coming the other way?
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Well, Toolpants is correct, but mine was wired and had a hot lead to BOTH sides.
Then you have a weird car or someone did a 'hack.'

This is how we run the jumper wire to get both fog lights on.
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:07 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:12 PM   #9
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Icebox, I've never tried to drive backwards down the freeway, but doggonit, I'll find me a good foggy day and try it out for you

Toolpants, I'll go with someone who owned the car before me did a hack. The "wierd car" option is not something I'm comfortable with just yet.

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Old 02-21-2005, 09:37 PM   #10
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Living in a Right Hand Drive country, my fog light is on the right hand side only!

I had an old MKII Golf GTI that was LHD, which I imported to the UK. I ran a wire from one side of the boot (sorry, trunk) to the other and plugged in the bulb there. Too easy :-)
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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I am on the UK and German Boxster boards. What is interesting is that sometimes the bulb socket that has no power to it, has a bulb in it. Confuses them because they want to know why it will not go on. So they switch fog light bulbs, and it still will not go on.
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Old 05-09-2022, 12:47 PM   #12
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I am on the UK and German Boxster boards. What is interesting is that sometimes the bulb socket that has no power to it, has a bulb in it. Confuses them because they want to know why it will not go on. So they switch fog light bulbs, and it still will not go on.
Resurrecting a 17 year old thread but have just wasted half an hour trying to figure why this bulb wouldn't light. I was replacing a brake light bulb and then found that I had a second bulb that wasn't working.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:16 AM   #13
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Cool! An old thread with RandallNeighbour and Tool Pants. Haven't heard from Tool Pants in decades.
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