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Bulb Warning System

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Mackers, Mar 22, 2012.

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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    i know my A4 B5.5 has the warning system, as the dip headlight went out and it flagged up on my dash, i swapped the main beam and dip (so i could see properly) and it went off.
    My question is, are the front foglamps "wired" to the warning system too, as i want to fit the cheaper (non can-bus) HID's to them.??
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    [Mar 23, 2012]
    take a fog light bulb out and see if a warning comes up on the DIS
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    No they arent.

    B5 only monitors front dipped beam, and rear tail and brake lamps.

    Installing HID's in fogs is completely pointless though, totally wrong characteristics for the purpose.

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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    took the bulb out and like already stated, the warning system didn't pick it up. as for them being pointless, that may be the case, but can't be any worse than the STD facelift headlights, plus i think they look better and "should" perform better than the STD units also.
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Did you actaully read that link?

    Because its somewhat impossible to read it and understand it, then still think driving around with your fog lights on improves your night time vision.

    Additional foreground illumination is BAD for night time driving.
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Can u change to leds?
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    i've seen the LED ones too, but the lumen (brightness) is ****. i've never had foglamps on any of my cars in my 16yrs of driving, so i just want to be seen.
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