Thread: Rear Fogs?
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      06-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #169

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Originally Posted by OilPatch View Post
That sounds right, I'm sure if it doesn't come set up that way they are eCode which does not meet the same DOT requirements.

Side note my parents had no idea what it even was until I showed them, so I can see why most manufactures don't bother with making it DOT compliant.
acutally, here's what wiki said:

In Europe and other countries adhering to UN Regulation 48, vehicles must be equipped with one or two bright red "rear fog lamps" (or "fog taillamps"), which serve as high-intensity rear position lamps to be energised by the driver in conditions of poor visibility to enhance vehicle conspicuity from the rear. The allowable range of intensity for a rear fog lamp is 150 to 300 candela,[15] which is within the range of a U.S. stop lamp (brake light).[6] For this reason, some European vehicles imported to the United States have their rear fog lamps wired as stop lamps, since their European-specification stop lamps may not be sufficiently intense to comply with U.S. regulations, rear fog lamps are not required equipment. However, they are permitted, and are found almost exclusively on European-brand vehicles in North America Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, MINI, Land Rover, Porsche, Saab and Volvo provide functional rear fog lights on their North American models. The final generation Oldsmobile Aurora also had dual rear fog lights installed in the rear bumper as standard equipment