Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Fog Light Bulb Replacement

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    West Hoxton NSW
    Posts
    10
    Users Country Flag

    Fog Light Bulb Replacement

    Hi all,

    My MY16 Passat have the luxury pack installed so it has the beautiful looking LED headlamps. However, the fog lights down the bottom still retain the old yellow/orange colour light when it is turned on. Just wondering if any have successfully sourced and upgraded these bulbs with aftermarket LEDs or it also emits White light as the LED headlamps?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Tasmania
    Posts
    61
    Users Country Flag
    Plenty of aftermarket resellers for that bulb type, eg powerbulbs.
    Cheers, Anthony

    2016 Passat Comfortline 132TSI
    2017 Passat Alltrack 140TDI Wolfsburg Edition

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,184
    Users Country Flag
    Quote Originally Posted by Adelbaran View Post
    Hi all,

    My MY16 Passat have the luxury pack installed so it has the beautiful looking LED headlamps. However, the fog lights down the bottom still retain the old yellow/orange colour light when it is turned on. Just wondering if any have successfully sourced and upgraded these bulbs with aftermarket LEDs or it also emits White light as the LED headlamps?
    You must get plenty of fog in your area?

    I can see why you would want to change them.
    Just find the correct bulb and away you go!
    2012 (MY12.5) VW Jetta 118TSI Comfortline + Sport Package (with 18" Charleston wheels) + Leather (with Electric Seat) + RCD510 (with RVC) + some extra goodies... (Black Pearl)
    2016 (MY16) VW Passat 140TDI Highline Wagon + Luxury Package + some extra goodies... (Harvard Blue)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    3,545
    Users Country Flag
    Fog lights are supposed to be a yellowy color as it doesn't reflect back off the fog. The only reason to change to white lights is to use them as wnaker lights as it is illegal to use fog lights when there is not fog or inclement weather. Shame it isnt enforced properly
    2011 Passat TDI Wagon, Cashmere Brown, Bluemotion, Auto tailgate, Driving assistance package, Front assist, City EB, Lane assist, Adaptive Cruise, swiveling Xenons, Park assist 2, RVC, Satnav, 12 way Memory seats, Tilting & remote folding Mirrors, Desert Beige Nappa interior, Walnut trims etc. Front Dash cam Blackvue DR500GW HD WIFI and Rear Blackvue DR450GW-HD Dash Cam. Polaris HUD for speed readout
    2010 Polo 77TSI Flash Red, for shopping basket with Blackvue DR400G HD dashcam.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Tasmania
    Posts
    61
    Users Country Flag
    For vehicles equipped with the LED headlights (presumably like the OP's - and certainly mine), the "fog lights" serve double duty as "cornering lights" - the light on the inside of the corner is illuminated... So hardly what I would call a "wnaker light" scenario - more like just wanting to have lights which are illuminated automatically by the vehicle, in a matching colour temperature...


    As for use purely as fog lights......well, we get PLENTY of thick, heavy fog down here in Tassie. I'm guessing we get just a little more fog than you people in Brisbane do
    Last edited by doc_777; 12-10-2017 at 02:16 PM.
    Cheers, Anthony

    2016 Passat Comfortline 132TSI
    2017 Passat Alltrack 140TDI Wolfsburg Edition

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,184
    Users Country Flag
    Quote Originally Posted by doc_777 View Post
    For vehicles equipped with the LED headlights (presumably like the OP's - and certainly mine), the "fog lights" serve double duty as "cornering lights" - the light on the inside of the corner is illuminated... So hardly what I would call a "wnaker light" scenario - more like just wanting to have lights which are illuminated automatically by the vehicle, in a matching colour temperature...


    As for use purely as fog lights......well, we get PLENTY of thick, heavy fog down here in Tassie. I'm guessing we get just a little more fog than you people in Brisbane do
    Incorrect...

    I am assuming your 132TSI has standard Halogen headlights?
    And then I am also assuming your Wolfsburg Edition has the standard LED headlights?
    If so, the static cornering lights would be active from the Fog Lights as you mentioned.

    However on the Luxury Pack, the LED Headlights have AFS and do not use the Fog Lights for static cornering lights, that is all done within the LED Headlights...
    2012 (MY12.5) VW Jetta 118TSI Comfortline + Sport Package (with 18" Charleston wheels) + Leather (with Electric Seat) + RCD510 (with RVC) + some extra goodies... (Black Pearl)
    2016 (MY16) VW Passat 140TDI Highline Wagon + Luxury Package + some extra goodies... (Harvard Blue)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by ope126 View Post
    Incorrect...

    I am assuming your 132TSI has standard Halogen headlights?
    And then I am also assuming your Wolfsburg Edition has the standard LED headlights?
    If so, the static cornering lights would be active from the Fog Lights as you mentioned.

    However on the Luxury Pack, the LED Headlights have AFS and do not use the Fog Lights for static cornering lights, that is all done within the LED Headlights...
    Totally Correct.

    There is no good aftermarket LED fog bulb with good lens on it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Mount Cotton - QLD
    Posts
    7
    Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but what about the DRL for B8’s without the LED front lights. Any recommendations for LED bulbs?
    [2016 Passat 140TDI Highline Wagon, Pearl Black, 18” Monterrey’s + R-line package]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Tasmania
    Posts
    61
    Users Country Flag
    Quote Originally Posted by ope126 View Post
    Incorrect...

    I am assuming your 132TSI has standard Halogen headlights?
    And then I am also assuming your Wolfsburg Edition has the standard LED headlights?
    If so, the static cornering lights would be active from the Fog Lights as you mentioned.

    However on the Luxury Pack, the LED Headlights have AFS and do not use the Fog Lights for static cornering lights, that is all done within the LED Headlights...
    Well colour me wrong

    Either way, the fog lights on both of MY vehicles are illuminated when cornering (at intersection etc). On the Comfortline, the fog lights ALSO serve duty as DRL's.
    Cheers, Anthony

    2016 Passat Comfortline 132TSI
    2017 Passat Alltrack 140TDI Wolfsburg Edition

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Canberra, ACT
    Posts
    1,930
    Users Country Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Passerati View Post
    Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but what about the DRL for B8’s without the LED front lights. Any recommendations for LED bulbs?
    if they're H8 like the Superb, then check out these - Generation 2S LED Car Headlight CREE ETI Flip Chips 12V Car Headlight 30W 3600LM
    Superb 162TSI MY17; DSG6; Business Grey; Tech Pack; Comfort Pack

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
| |