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Model S foglights

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by tdelta1000, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Can someone explain the operation and the features of the Model S fog lights. I've attached an image pointing out the areas of concern.
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    Thanks
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    td, I don't profess to 100% know, but I have seen pictures where A was illuminated as an LED strip (perhaps the tech package upgrade?). So perhaps it's part of the DRL while B is the "normal" fog lamp?

    IMG_2587.JPG

    with this blown up, it looks like there MAY be a turn signal in there too?
     
  3. tdelta1000

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    I forgot about the yellow reflector. Hey Outs you may be right.
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    I wonder what that third light does, "C". Maybe a cornering lamp or additional fog lamp?? Seems to be angled downward.
     
  5. tdelta1000

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    It is sitting on an angle. Is there anyone with enough information on the fog lights that can clear this mystery?
     
  6. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    We have that cornering lamp on our A6, and I'm not 100% sure, but I thought it was located higher -- like within the headlamp enclosures. I'll have to remember to check tonight.

    If you wanted to think overly positive, perhaps a little radar thing for adaptive cruise?
     
  7. drbradfo

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    I think they are cornering lamps. If you watch the video when they move the White Beta into Sanata Row, you can see the lights turn on and off when they turn the wheels.
     
  8. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    checked the video ...The lower lights "C" are the fog lights and "B" are the cornering lights
     
  9. tdelta1000

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    EV_de, thanks for the clarification on the fog lights.
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    That makes sense now, given the angles. Thanks!
     
  11. tdelta1000

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    A. LED Accent Lighting
    B. Directional Curb Lighting
    C. Foglight

    The yellow reflector is a regulated safety feature.
     
  12. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    In the US. I wonder what the European Model S will look like as far as lighting tech is concerned.
     
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    I guess A. LED Accent lighting is standard?

    B and C come part of the Tech package as the "LED Cornering lights"?
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Correctamundo!

    except that currently there are no fog lamps...
     
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    For those that have the fog lamps, can someone please let me know if they believe they are worth it? I finally got an answer to my question of purchasing the new fog lamps and having them installed, however I'm not sure its worth the price being asked. I've been quoted 1550$ for the lamps and installation. That is almost double what I expected.
     
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    I got them with reservations (wife and brother both pushed me) but was glad to have them in a dense fog without painted lines. Kept me on the road.
     
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    woot woot Portland fog!
     
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    Is it possible to only have the LED strip "A" illuminated without the foglight "C" ??As in the picture below ?

     
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    That LED pipe is part of the parking lights control. So, to have that on, just turn on parking lights. It also comes on with the headlights (sorry, if this is obvious).
     
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    In Arizona they are useful driving at night, because when set to 'on,' they are off when brights are on, but turn on automatically when you turn the brights off so they illuminate in front and to the sides a bit more in a sort of "intermediate" way between the low/high beams. I like the illumination field they give, as compared to having them set to 'off,' and toggling the brights, as if I didn't have them installed. So I haven't used them in actual fog yet, but am glad I got 'em.
     

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