Why does my car only have one reversing light?

My 2015 Hyundai i20 has two white lenses as if for reversing lights but only the nearside works. Is this normal or should both light up? Getting into these looks far too complicated for someone as ham-fisted as me so I cannot get to the actual bulbs. I have emailed Hyundai customer service and my local main dealer with this question but neither replied. I use a small independent garage for servicing so cannot be sure they would have the information for this exact trim level.

Secondary question, I have seen advertised LED replacement bulbs for reversing lights, do you consider these to be advisable?

Asked on 25 March 2024 by Ray Jenkins

Answered by David Ross
Many cars, including your Hyundai i20, only have a single reversing light. It is likely that the white lens on the opposite side is the fog light, which you can check yourself.

While LED bulbs can offer greater visibility and longevity, given that the reversing light is used for a very limited amount of time during a vehicle's lifespan we would suggest it is not a necessary upgrade.
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