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i need to fit a rear fog light on a (cough non land rover) vehicle which currently does not have one (well it does, but its large, fixed below the bumper and its only a matter of time where the ass of said vehicle gets dragged through the dirt leaving the light behind).

i'd like something like this

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but obviously in red.

i'm hoping someone who has been building something non standard recently and had to sva it may have come across something suitable that they can suggest.

i had considered using the above ring ones with some sort of tinting paint, but to be honest i think 55w is far too bright and will just shine through. my test with an led torch and a bike light lense certainly seemed to suggest so.

anyone come across something similar for a rear application? i whipped a fog light off a vw transporter in the scrappies at the weekend to fit into the bumper, but behind the plastic is lots of metal that i can't be bothered cutting, so i was just looking to mount a wee free standing thing on the spare wheel carrier.

thanks

callum

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I think that not only is 55W too bright, it's illegally bright if the vehicle is required to have a proper rear foglight.

There are some neat LED lights on the market which can be flush fitted etc., check truck parts suppliers, VWP, kit car suppliers, etc.

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thanks for the links.

i think i should be a bit more specific and warn that i'm being pretty fussy as well.

the car, a landcruiser, has a retrofit fog light already, but it hangs down quite low and is pretty vulnerable.

a flush mount option would be preferrable, which is what i acquired the vw transporter light for, but there's quite a bit of metalwork behind the bumper, including the crossmember which is pretty wide.

mx5 and skyline owners seem to be happy to fit a light for the sva/mot and then whip it off, but i'd rather just have one on all the time.

with that in mind i was looking for a very small (and legal) free standing rear fog to fit to the wheel carrier. that ring front fog for example is 39 x 63mm.

piaa make a nice led one, but at £85 its a bit much

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anyway, thanks for the suggestions.

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Hiya,

I have just revamped my lights, I have now fitted a third circlar standard light with a clear lens as is already on my 1987 90, i ordered a set of coloured bulbs off Ebay, but no fog light?, solution, tin of red spray paint and sprayed standard 12v 21watt bulb, works better than the coloured bulbs i paid for.

Cheers

Paul

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