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I have a 2014 Kia creed and my fog lights front and back don’t seem to work also it doesn’t light up on my dashboard to say if there on or off. I have checked all the bulbs which are fine and also the fuse which is fine can any help.
 

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Headlights are ON?
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On Stonic Front & Rear fogs will light if just the side lights are on.

Makes sense as in bad fog you don't want head lights on as they cause too much reflection from the fog, the idea of low set fog lights is to cut under the fog and at least let you see the cats eyes / white lines. (no! - front fog lights are not so oncoming drivers can see you better - & you don't need them on unless there is fog)
 

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Agree that headlights are not helpful in fog. On my Sportage and on the RAV4 it is necessary to put the headlights on before turning on fogs,. Once the fogs are on the headlights can be turned off and the side lights left on and the fogs remain on. Bit of a faff but that is how they work,
 

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Agree that headlights are not helpful in fog. On my Sportage and on the RAV4 it is necessary to put the headlights on before turning on fogs,. Once the fogs are on the headlights can be turned off and the side lights left on and the fogs remain on. Bit of a faff but that is how they work,
I didn't know that, thank you. I'll try that next time I get a chance.
 

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@Turnup I tried the lights on my car and I think they are different. Obviously when the switch is off nothing works and switch to Auto us the same, although it wasn't dark, so the lights were not on. Switch to side lights and both front and rear switched on, in no particular order. Obviously in with dipped beam both switched on.
I also discovered with both rear and front fog lights on, switching the fronts off first switched them both off.
 

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I didn't know that, thank you. I'll try that next time I get a chance.
The law is clear that if visibility is reduced you MUST have your headlights on. Running on sidelights and fog lights is an offense. Headlights must be on for others to see you, not the other way around. Sorry, but the times I see cars on sidelights in thick fog is staggering. From the Highway Code,

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236).
 

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The law is clear that if visibility is reduced you MUST have your headlights on.
You are correct, but I never said I wanted to run on side lights with the fog light on. I wanted to understand how the switching works so that I don't need to think about when I do need them. But thank you for your concern.
 

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You are correct, but I never said I wanted to run on side lights with the fog light on. I wanted to understand how the switching works so that I don't need to think about when I do need them. But thank you for your concern.
Sorry Mr Macspot, I should have replied to Radiorails post but got overexcited....
 
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The law is clear that if visibility is reduced you MUST have your headlights on. Running on sidelights and fog lights is an offense. Headlights must be on for others to see you, not the other way around. Sorry, but the times I see cars on sidelights in thick fog is staggering. From the Highway Code,

Rule 226
You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236).
Just shows - I'm never to old to learn!
 

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Front fog lights have always struck me as complete waste of time, especially when you are compelled to have your headlights on at the same time. All you are getting is even more light coming back at you.

The only time I found them any use at all was when I was on unfamiliar country lanes at night in a proper 'pea-souper'. I was fumbling along at about 10mph, and by turning off the headlights and putting on the foglights (on that car positioned at the bottom of the bumper) I was able to make out the edge of the road without blinding myself.

Rear foglights, are lifesavers on the other hand.
 
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Front fog lights have always struck me as complete waste of time, especially when you are compelled to have your headlights on at the same time. All you are getting is even more light coming back at you.

The only time I found them any use at all was when I was on unfamiliar country lanes at night in a proper 'pea-souper'. I was fumbling along at about 10mph, and by turning off the headlights and putting on the foglights (on that car positioned at the bottom of the bumper) I was able to make out the edge of the road without blinding myself.

Rear foglights, are lifesavers on the other hand.

I too have run on fogs + sides in thick fog and I would defend that were I challenged. That said any police vehicles would have had to be within 20 yards of me to spot it.
 

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Thus turning one motoring offence into two.
I would recommend to anyone who experiences the failure of one or both headlight bulbs while driving in low visibility conditions to turn on the fog lights straight away without concern for committing an offence.
I prefer an approaching vehicle with 2 or 3 lights that may be incorrect, to a vehicle with just one light, and a driver that can not see well.

The bulb or light should be replaced as soon as it safe to do so of course. If the vehicle requires partial disassembly to get at the bulb, then the car can remain parked until it's fixed.
It's been mentioned on this forum previously that potential car buyers can enquire to the cost of bulb/light replacement prior to purchase.
Some cars are DIY, some require bodywork removal.
 

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I would recommend to anyone who experiences the failure of one or both headlight bulbs while driving in low visibility conditions to turn on the fog lights straight away without concern for committing an offence.
My daughter was pulled over 3 yrs ago for doing just this. She explained to the 2 officers in the patrol car that she thought it better to have the fog lights on than just one dipped headlight. That didn't wash with them so daughter was escorted by the police patrol car (this was in Lincoln) to the 24 hr Tesco's where she purchased the bulb and they fitted it for her, which was good of them. No tickets issued and lesson learned to carry spare bulbs and only use fog lights when visibility is seriously reduced.
 

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I wonder what that police patrol would made of trying to discharge the HV ballast if they had been Xenon headlights? Further, I'm sure I read somewhere that most / many / some LED headlights have to be replaced as a complete unit if they fail. No experience myself how long they last (abnormal early failures aside).

Wow, we've strayed some way off topic, haven't we?
 
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I suspect that the OP is one of those one posT wonders. One post, no "hello", no "please", gets the answer and no "thankyou"
 
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