Nope, the Rear fog or second Pull on the switch does not illuminate only the first pull setting does.Does the rear fog icon light up? That would be the indicator of whether or not it is OEM or knock-off.
Hey, Opelmania what did you have to do in order to add a "Rear" fog light? I wouldn't mind installing one.Mine doesn't but I know when its on. I haven't had any issues with mine and I've had it in for over a year. Plus I just added the rear fog mod about 5 months ago. No issues whatsoever.
I don't really care if the rear fog light shows up on the instrument cluster I just want it to work.I do have a rear fog light. Still no light. On the cluster either. I just didn't run any more jumper wires.
Oh, I see. So you don't just ran the wire from the switch to the back light and change out the bulb? It requires a totally new fog light. Okay, enough said. I will pass on that for now.That's the kit everyone uses. But it is a VW part and is available, sometimes cheaper, elsewhere on the net. I'm not sure what you mean by "an inexpensive way to get it to work", You need the light assembly, AND the switch to have the rear fog. The switch you bought also has a position for the front fog only (parking lights on, headlights off), and the ability to add in the rear fog to the mix, or turn it on all by itself (required for street parking at night in some Eurpopean countires). The thread covers all that if you'd read through it, and the indicator light in the instrument cluster was only on one (or a couple) years. The OEM switch has the rear fog icon light up, that is what we were talking about earlier. I snagged my rear rear fog light assembly from someone on here who was selling one they had either not installed or removed before a sale, I don't remember. Installation includes running a lone single wire from the switch to the rear location, it is not a plug and play.
I am from Germany and lived there for over 20 years and I never heard anything regarding turning on the Rear Fog Light when you are parked regardless if it is dark or not. Actually there is a Law that states the Rear Fog light can only be turned on if there is actual Fog which limits visibilty to less then 50 meters. The front fogs may be used during heavy rain or snowfall the rear may not! Also if you do turn on your rear fog light you are automatically required by law to go no more than 50kmh/30mph. They take these rear fog lights very seriously and you can get ticketed if you have it on and there is no fog. I once accidentally had my rear fog light on during a clear day and I got honked at and yelled at by other drivers. I had no clue what the heck their problem was until I pulled into a gas station to fill up my POS Opel Corsa and the guy next to me at the pump advised me that my rear fog light was on and that is a HUGE No No over there. So I can't imagine that they require anywhere in Europe to turn on this very Bright rear fog light if you are parked. I could see maybe the parking lights if you are parked half way in the street and there is no street light but never the fog light.My lenses are tinted white and the red LED lamp that Duffy gave me is plenty bright. :thup:
I was also wondering how the rear fog would be on while parked. :dunno:
That is pretty weird since the TFL tab is the Daylight Running light (Tagfahrlicht) tab. Not sure what the B tab stands for but it didn't do anything for me. I didn't want to try and bend the TFL tab since I didn't want to risk breaking it. I was a little worried straightening out the B tab but it lined up just fine and the switch installed very easily. I guess I will leave my Daylight running lights alone for now.A bent "B" is what works for my car...the TFL bent had no effect.
What lights are you refering to? The parking lights? On the Euroswitch the first position is for the parking lights where the DRL's automatically turn off. You don't need to bend any tabs in order to have those on and the DRL's off.Note that the little tiny lights below the headlights still come on even with the bent tab, but not the DRLs...
WOW, that is weird. Are you saying the DRL's weren't on in the Off position when you didn't have the B tab bent?No, I'm referring to the two tiny lights directly under the projectors. I think these are what are referred to as "city lights." You can see them in the photo below. They're small, but they illuminate the silver area below the headlights.
Without bending the "B" pin, I had DRLs coming on in every position of my Euroswitch, except for when it was off.
Okay, today I did go back out and removed the Euroswitch and taped up the TFL Tab with a thin strip of Laminate plastic. That worked actually pretty well. Plugged it back in and voila, DRL's are no more. Not sure why on some Beetle's the "B" Tab disables the DRLs but on my Beetle the "TFL" pin disabled my DRLs or "TagFahrLicht" as it is called in German.A bent "B" is what works for my car...the TFL bent had no effect.