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 Post subject: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:02 pm 
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hey guys, i have a typhoon body kit on my el, refeer to sig,

anyway wanting to know if i should wire my lights up as driving lights wired to my high beams or if i should wire then up as fog lights on a seperate switch, but if this is done i want the switch to look factory and not out of place

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:18 pm 
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I don't know if it is the same in QLD, but if the lights are below the number plate, they are considered to be 'fog lights' and must be wired through a switch. You could wire them to come on with your high beams and as long as you have them controlled through a separate switch, you're all good and legal.

If the lights are above the number plate, they are 'driving lights' and don't have to have a separate switch.

This is just what I was told when I was getting a pink slip with low mounted driving lights...

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:22 pm 
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hmmm ok i'll see what google turns up

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:31 pm 
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yeah, but being a ghia wouldn't they be cornering lights?

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Depends on how a cop looks at it.
In Vic the only difference between driving lights/fog lights is wether they're on a switch or not.
I'm not 100% sure as I don't actually have either in mine as yet but some mates have had experience with this (in a legal regard).
I think driving lights have to be wired to the high beams, not the lows.
Fog lights are not allowed to be on unless its foggy.

Where the cornering lights on a ghia get classified, I don't know but a mate of mine got fined for his, from memory.
Personally your car is probably going to attract a fair bit of attention, so better to have them on the seperate switch and only use them at the appropriate time. Saves getting fined because some copper decides he wants to get you for something.
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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:39 pm 
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yeah i need to get my high beam looked at too! doesn't work until you give it a light tap then it comes on

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:45 am 
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Mitch. You know if you stop being a tight a*** just get a B series Typhoon and driving lights the bars etc are already on it and wired up. Problems solved. :mrgreen: :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: driving lights/ fog lights
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:38 pm 
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93EB wrote:
Mitch. You know if you stop being a tight a*** just get a B series Typhoon and driving lights the bars etc are already on it and wired up. Problems solved. :mrgreen: :wink:


hey f**k you! i'm to young for that yet

 

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