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Hi,

This is my first post and I hope someone can help me. Can I add rear fog lights (included in the tail lights) to my 2007 US GTI? How? Do I really want rear fogs ? :-\

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Phil :)
 

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Hey Phil. What's up man? Listen send a message to blackgti06. I think he has it done and can proboly tell you how involved it is to do. I know if you get all the hardware installed, you'll still need to find someone with Vag-Com to make it work.
 

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I dont think you will be getting a response pawcio
 

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Rear Fog activation

Hi, This is my first post and I hope someone can help me. Can I add rear fog lights (included in the tail lights) to my 2007 US GTI? How? Do I really want rear fogs ? :-
Thanks, Phil :)
DIgging up the past here, but was there ever any info turned up about this? Thanks
Quite honestly, at least in the area I live, it is rare to encounter fog conditions severe enough to properly warrant illuminating the rear fog light. Last time I encountered such conditions was February 2007. Using a rear fog when conditions do not require is just rude and should get you pulled over.

My first experience with rear fog lights was in a German rental car (all cars sold for use in Germany have a rear fog light by law). I discovered if you ignorantly leave the rear fog on when its is not needed in Germany, the other drivers will go off on you too :rolleyes:

Yes, a rear fog light can be added to the US market Mk V GTI. The process physically involves adding a headlight switch with rear fog control, adding a wire from that new switch to the Central Electronics Controller (to activate rear fog indicator in the tach), moving the driver's side inner tail light wire to a new location on the CEC and a fixture or bulb change to the driver's side inner tail light. Reprogramming of CEC settings with a VAG-COM completes the task.

I activated mine mainly because the LED tail upgrade came with rear fog and I was less than anxious to disassemble the fixture to remove the red lens. I used a VW Vortex Jetta rear fog DIY as my guide. As it relates to the rear fog wiring and controller settings, the a5 Jetta/GLI and the a5 Golf/Rabbit/GTI /r32 are the same. LED tails have tungsten filament inner fixtures, so the process is the same for any tail light fixture too.



 

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amber turn signal lights?

I installed these today ...they have an orange bulb but i dont know how to activate it...is this the fog light??

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An orange bulb - are you sure it is orange?
Amber would be turn signals.
Red would be a rear fog - rear fog light will ALWAYS be red.

Bet you need to run two new wires to activate amber turns in addition to the changes indicated above.
Running new tail light wires is one huge task if you choose to do it right,
involves stripping the interior to route the wires properly.





amber turns FTW
 

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I would suggest to just not drive backwards in the fog! or just get a rear la bra (which is of course autoundies) for your bumper in case you run into something. I heard they make clear ones so no one notices and makes fun of you like they make fun of me.:(
 
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