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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun May 31, 2020 5:47 pm

Hi

I’m looking for a part for the fog lights and it’s dificult to find so I should buy a new pair of fog lamps. What is the diference between spot and fog lights? I don’t know which type I have so I put a picture.
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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun May 31, 2020 5:57 pm

This is the part I need:
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PostPost by: Lyn7 » Sun May 31, 2020 6:14 pm

Hi. The light in your photo has a lens with a beam pattern. This indicates it is a fog light. Spot lights usually are a plain lens for a direct "spot" of light. Fog lights are mounted below the bumper to light below the fog. Spot lights are above the bumper maybe as high as the main lights to light into the distance.
Good luck finding your part.
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 pm

Dieschelan wrote:This is the part I need:

If you go on e-bay and do a search on headlight bulb clip you may find waht you need.
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PostPost by: EPC 394J » Sun May 31, 2020 11:29 pm

Mmmm

Being a Plus 2, it’s entirely possible your car would have had one fog and one spot. How old is your car?
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 am

Pretty sure my car has one spot and one fog light. That was fairly standard in the '60s.
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PostPost by: HCA » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:55 am

Go into ebay and put in 'H3 lamp clip' and any number of hits will pop up.

The only problem is that you cannot buy a single clip for an H3 bulb - you have to buy a pack of clips that suit all the H series bulbs, and throw the rest away :D Prices for the packs range from 6€ - 8€, but cheaper than buying a whole new lamp... :D

https://www.ebay.es/itm/6Pcs-Bulb-Retai ... SwzCFehr71
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 pm

Dieschelan wrote:What is the diference between spot and fog lights? I don’t know which type I have so I put a
picture.


On my UK car, the Fog is on the left and the Spot (Driving light) is on the right (drivers side)

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