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Re: Question for the guys in Europe? (archive)

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Posted by Matt S on November 01, 2000 at 11:35:23:

In Reply to: Question for the guys in Europe? posted by PJ on October 31, 2000 at 21:57:25:

Hey I was just looking at my tail lamp assembly today and was wondering if the car came from the factory over there with a rear fog lamp? Because here in the states our tail lamp assemblies have an extra bulb slot. But Im unsure if the heat from a single filliment bulb would melt the housing. I know my friends audi has a factory rear fog lamp and his car has a 55 watt bulb with no problems so I know it is possible. So I guess what I would like to find out from one of you guys is if your car does have the rear lamp and if so what wattage is the bulb? Thanks for any input guys!!!!

The euro tail lights have the same basic housings, but the have on extra contact for that rear fog light. The lenses as well have an extra reflective portion for the fog light. You could probably add just the bulb to the original housing, but it would appear as a spot of light in the lens instead lighting that portion of the lens evenly. The BMW units use a 21W bulb of the same type used for the brakes and turn signals on the rear. The fog tail lights were generally only used on the drivers side, but for some cars BMW actually made a wiring kit to install a second rear fog light.

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