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Not sure there are specific distance regs in the same way as there is for headlamps, spotlamps, etc. Just inboard of the corner and positioned so that vehicles behind wouldn't be confused as to the rough width of the rear of your vehicle. If you fit a fog lamp, then it must be a fog lamp, as in made for the purpose, and on the offside rear corner (nearside is optional, but must must work if fitted). Reverse lamp is optional, but a single unit must be on near side and again if a second one is fitted, then it must work. This is all just a bit of an educated guess to be honest. If you need to know the bones of it I can find out later in the week as I have 2 MOT's to do.

Les.

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Not sure there are specific distance regs in the same way as there is for headlamps, spotlamps, etc. Just inboard of the corner and positioned so that vehicles behind wouldn't be confused as to the rough width of the rear of your vehicle. If you fit a fog lamp, then it must be a fog lamp, as in made for the purpose, and on the offside rear corner (nearside is optional, but must must work if fitted). Reverse lamp is optional, but a single unit must be on near side and again if a second one is fitted, then it must work. This is all just a bit of an educated guess to be honest. If you need to know the bones of it I can find out later in the week as I have 2 MOT's to do.

Les.

Thanks les, I needed to know so I can get it ready for new MOT

Lawrence

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If you fit a fog lamp, then it must be a fog lamp, as in made for the purpose, and on the offside rear corner (nearside is optional,

Les.

Hi Les - I always understood this too but have noticed a number of new cars recently that have one rear fog lamp fitted bang in the centre. Does the offside rule only apply to retro fits????

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Hi Les - I always understood this too but have noticed a number of new cars recently that have one rear fog lamp fitted bang in the centre. Does the offside rule only apply to retro fits????

Rear fog lights must be fitted in 1 of 3 ways

1. if just 1 rear fog light to the right or drivers [nearest centre of the road] side of the vehicle

2. or if just one on the vehicle centre line

3. if a matched pair then equally spaced on both sides of the vehicle. [all of these subject to height above ground & distance from brake lights.]

1. can be seen on all recent Defenders

2. on IIRC small Puegot 206 & similar size cars

3. as here on my 110 -- the 2 lower reds next to the reverse lights

whichever way is chosen ALL must be working to pass the MOT otherwise it's a fail.

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2. on IIRC small Puegot 206 & similar size cars

like Les I always thought if one was fitted it had to be towards the off(drivers) side but as I said I have noticed a number of cars lately with just one smack in the centre, al la 206 as you say......

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whichever way is chosen ALL must be working to pass the MOT otherwise it's a fail.

Not True , If you have two fog lamps fitted to the rear only the Offside one needs to work to get a pass .

Such as Escort vans they were fitted with both N/S and O/S fog lamps in the lamp clusters but the nearside lamp clusters bulb holder is left blank.

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Not True , If you have two fog lamps fitted to the rear only the Offside one needs to work to get a pass .

Such as Escort vans they were fitted with both N/S and O/S fog lamps in the lamp clusters but the nearside lamp clusters bulb holder is left blank.

OK, but if both have bulbs in they must be in working order to pass surely

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