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Old 24th February 2021, 11:56 PM
CaifanSC CaifanSC is offline
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Default Request: Info about UK rear fog light and lamp housing

Howdy all,

I'll be replacing the actuator boot in the 01 and while I have the trim off the trunk lid I noticed that US cars have a provision for the RHD fog lamp. The cavity is closed, but has clear slots for easily cutting or punching through the cap. For US cars, the rear fog light is on the left (drivers side). If I'm not mistaking, for UK cars the rear fog is on the RIGHT (UK drivers side) correct?

With that said, I'd like to add the right side foglamp bulb on both of mine and have a dual fog light system. It seems so easy....knock out the plug in the housing, get a bulb socket and bulb, splice and run wires across the lid to the other foglamp, and voila! That's where I stumbled upon my question. I'm told the UK fog lamp may also have a reflective coating on the RIGHT (inside the fog light bulb cavity), where as the US right-side lamp does not.

So, could one of you fine folks in the UK check your lamps to try and determine if there is a reflective coating? Or perhaps someone has pictures of a lamp housing that was damaged or cracked opened up for one reason or another? I'm trying to figure out if, in order to successfully do this, I will also need to buy a UK-spec lamp.

Many thanks!

Many thanks!
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