[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] Fog Light Switch

Adam Dieckerhoff fourquattros at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 19 13:59:52 EST 2001

>Those discourteous alleged "drivers" that fail to reduce their forward
>lighting to a max of two lamps total on low beam when in the presence of
>oncoming traffic after a friendly and short 'blip' of the highs get the 
>wrath of 560 Watts of relayed Halogen Eurolight forward power for their
>indescretion. Perhaps 10% of them at best get it and dim. (fogs on in the
>presecnce of fog excepted) Most don't know how to use the fogs anyhows and
>leave the main headlamps on with the fogs pretty much defeating the value 
>the fogs anyway. Many of the factories wire them up this way - fogs can 
>werk with the main headlamps on! Oh well.... go figure... Re-wire them
>correctly for control independent of the main headlamps - please!

I guess I'll appologize ahead of time before I encounter you on the road.  
I'm one of those "discourteous aleged 'drivers'" that leaves his fog lights 
on all the time.  My S4 with stock DOT lights benifits significantly from 
the additional light output the fogs provide.  They're adjusted properly, 
IE: their beam cutoff is below the low beam's cutoff, but they still provide 
significant illumination in front of and to the side of the car.  It seems 
like a lot of fog light owners adjust their fogs as far up and out as 
possible, effective aiming them directly into the oncoming driver's eyes.  
This also completely defests the purpose of the fogs.


Adam Dieckerhoff
'93 S4 (black/ecru)
'00 TT quattro (silver/gray)
'00 A6 2.7t (black/melange)
'86 5kcstq (gone, but not forgotten)
fourquattros at hotmail.com
Bellevue, WA

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