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      02-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Fog Lights Auto On

Anyone figure out how to code to automatically have the fog lights come on when the headlights turn on on the F30?
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      02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Is it permanently foggy where you live then?
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      02-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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Why does everyone care about whether people have their fog lights on even if it's not inclement weather? Do you not have anything better to do? Would it make you feel better if they were called Driving Lights. That way when we are driving our cars with the Driving Lights on, you can rest easy at night?

I personally turn my fogs on whenever my headlights are on...regardless of weather conditions. They help light up the peripherals of the road at night and also help to make me more visible to other drivers. How's that for a reason?
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I pronounce it "Beemer" and turn my fog lights on even when it's not foggy.

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      02-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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Why does everyone give a shit whether people have their fog lights on even if it's not inclement weather? Do you not have anything better to do? Would it make you feel better if they were called Driving Lights. That way when we are driving our cars with the Driving Lights on, you can rest easy at night?

I personally turn my fogs on whenever my headlights are on...regardless of weather conditions. They help light up the peripherals of the road at night and also help to make me more visible to other drivers. How's that for a reason?
Unfortunately they are not legal in many countries if used when it is not Foggy. Here in the UK you must not use them unless visibilty has been reduced to 100m. If you do have them on, you will get stopped by the police. Plus they do tend to dazzle the driver infront.
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      02-22-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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I personally turn my fogs on whenever my headlights are on...regardless of weather conditions. They help light up the peripherals of the road at night and also help to make me more visible to other drivers. How's that for a reason?
+1 always have them on at night for the same reason
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      03-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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Unfortunately they are not legal in many countries if used when it is not Foggy. Here in the UK you must not use them unless visibilty has been reduced to 100m. If you do have them on, you will get stopped by the police. Plus they do tend to dazzle the driver infront.
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      07-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #7
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I'm with Richard on this one.

The reaon for NOT using them when it is not foggy is because of safety - for all involved.

Just because many people do use them (for show?), and even if they do light up a bit to the side that does not mean you should use them.

Those lights are mounted close to the road - in order to get under the fog and thus light the road surface. But that also means they reflect much more from the road surface - and into the eyes of oncoming drivers - especially if the road is wet and there is no fog to dispurse the light.

For drivers with older eyes (ie anyone over 45-50) the glare can be much worse - and it can reflect backj upward a long way forward - further than the headlights due to different angles with the road.

And - unless you are going very slowly (under say 30MPH) the light from the fogs is so limited in distance that it provides no useful light to prevent hitting anything. It is meant for dense fog.

So running your fogs on all the time is not doing anyone any favours - and drivers who know better tend to have a very low impression of anyone who does.

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      07-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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Is it permanently foggy where you live then?


It could be, but odds are there are more trailers than fog.

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With all due apologies to folks who live in trailers and own new BMWs.
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seriously the op is asking a legitimate question for something he wants to do and u guys turn the thread into a debate that is irrelevant to the op
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So how do we code it?

I, too, would like to do this. In my case, I feel that I am at greater risk of hitting a deer jumping out from hiding at the road edge than hitting another vehicle. I can understand why city dwellers wouldn't be interested in this mod, I sure am. Thanks.
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