Fog Lamp Adjustment

08Bluesky

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The other night was the first time we had the car out while dark. I turned on the Fog Lights and noticed that while they indeed worked, they were aimed mighty low. I could barely tell they were even on except for ?5? feet in front of the car.

So as with most things mechanical… My motto has always been; If they didn’t want you to open it, they shouldn’t have put it together with screws. (Nor even rivets or welds sometimes) J

Always one to learn the hard way, I started by looking UNDER the car – found that the panel (2 Torx screws / bend it away) WAS NOT THE PLACE FOR ADJUSTMENTS!! J - Great for getting to the lamp for replacement, but indeed not adjustment.



Then I wised up (sort of) and looked at the Lamp Assembly from straight on and saw that it indeed has an Adjustment Point - 4mm Allen Wench.



Looks like turning clockwise raises them? – but to be continued… for by dark I was too comfy to go back outside to find a deserted flat road. I plan to do so shortly. With these new cars you can’t “Just turn on the Fogs” so I take a few towels to drape over the headlamps while adjusting. J



Also noticed the Head Lamp Adjustment Point – 6mm Allen Wrench – looks like it only adjusts the Low Beam (projector) which is kinda typical now-a-days


Happy Adjustments - Enjoy!
 
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Peco

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Nice. Also you can turn on the fog lamps without the headlights being on. Just turn the Headlight switch to the left and a message will come up on the DIC "Automatic Headlights Off" and then hit the Fog lamp button.
 

08Bluesky

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Also you can turn on the fog lamps without the headlights being on. Just turn the Headlight switch to the left and a message will come up on the DIC "Automatic Headlights Off" and then hit the Fog lamp button.

Really? Thanks, I’ll have to try that on both the Encore & Sonic.
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weekend_drive

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Thanks 08Bluesky




The euros get "rear fog lights" ... when more info hits the 'net, I would love to mod a second set of reverse lights. :)
 
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