Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
I went mad and bought a front fog light kit on eBay (I've always hated the blanks on the front of the car where the fog lights go).

However the 34 pages of fitting instructions are somewhat daunting, especially the bit in the middle where the steering wheel has to be removed!!

Has anybody here fitted these lights (to a 2002-2004 model), and is it as daunting as it looks?
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - robcars
excuse my ignorance but I thought the fog lights would fit on the front of the car? Not sure why you would need to remove the steering wheel to fit them (or wire them)!
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
The kit comes with new light switch/indicator stalk (new because it now inlcudes the front fog switch). It's fitting this that needs the steering wheel removed.

I'm thinking (if I ever get around to doing this)that I'll probably just put a more ordinary switch somewhere.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Tomo
Presumably to do with switching on one of the stalks. Submit just fit a plain switch with an indicator light somewhere.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
Yes!
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - PhilW
"I've always hated the blanks on the front of the car where the fog lights go"
given the above and the fact that even if wired up you will probably never use them (legally)why don't you just mount them but not bother wiring them? Wife's xantia has fog lights, she has owned the car for 4 years, we live in the foggy midlands yet I can never recall switching them on!!.

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Phil
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
given the above and the fact that even if wired up
you will probably never use them (legally)why don't you just mount them but not bother wiring them?


I did think about that, but if I recall correctly, they've got to work in order to pass the MOT.

I certainly would never drive with fog lights on in non-foggy weather, but living in rural Cheshire it is noticeable in fog that cars with front fogs on are visible slightly earlier. This could be valuable in avoiding people pulling out in front of you.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - PhilW
I'm not sure but from
www.motuk.co.uk/mot_testing.htm
No mention of front fogs

"What items are examined in the MOT test?

Lighting Equipment, Stop Lamps, Reflectors, and Direction Indicators

Front and rear position lamps, rear registration plate lamps, rear fog lamps
Headlamps
Stoplamps
Rear reflectors
Direction indicators and hazard warning devices
Headlamp aim "
I take your point about visibility but how often is visibility less than 100m?
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Phil
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - robcars
front fog lights are not tested in the mot
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
front fog lights are not tested in the mot

Thanks. Weird that - I was always under the impression that any auxiliary lighting had to be fitted according to the rules and had to work.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Altea Ego
BP, ignore all the moanies here, wire them up and use them to your hearts content. Look cool man.
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Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Honestjohn
Seems to me that running with foglights alone makes a car more visible without causing the distracting dazzle of running with the headlights on.

HJ
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - drbe
You could wire them through the ignition switch, so that they are on all the time the engine is running.

I mean, you don't want to look out of place - do you?
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - IanJohnson
Seems to me that running with foglights alone makes a car
more visible without causing the distracting dazzle of running with the
headlights on.
HJ

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In my experience they cause more glare - especially in the wet when, if set correctly, the light is refected back of the road straight at oncoming drivers.

They should only be used when the fog/snow is so thick that the reflected glare from your own headlights prevents you seeing anythng - the fog lamps are then intended to show you where the kerb is so you can crawl along at 15-20 mph. If you can do 30 you don't need fog lights.

BTW I have experienced these conditions twice in 30 years of driving - once in fog, once in snow. Unfortunately I experience uncessary glare from foglights far more!
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Bill Payer
>> Seems to me that running with foglights alone makes a
car
>> more visible without causing the distracting dazzle of running with
the
>> headlights on.
>>
>> HJ


They should only be used when the fog/snow is so thick
that the reflected glare from your own headlights prevents you seeing
anythng - the fog lamps are then intended to show you
where the kerb is so you can crawl along at 15-20
mph. If you can do 30 you don't need fog
lights.


I haven't driven a car for years where the foglights illuminated the kerb to any useful extent. However, I have sat at the exit to our village on to its fast bypass road, and (in fog) you see the front fogs of approaching cars slightly earlier than you do the same car's headlamps.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Hamsafar
I agree, don't bother wiring them up. Just consider them to be 'styling punctuation'.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Dynamic Dave
Can we get back on subject with any information on how to wire them up, rather than yet another discussion on the virtues of whether fog lights look cool, blind other road users when used in non foggy conditions - etc.

DD.
Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Ethan Edwards

Phil round 'ere people only turn them on the once . Then they're left on permanently.

I call it the Clarkson effect.

Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - newjazzy

I Know what you mean about those blanks, I have the same feeling for them.

Question, How in the world do you get them out????

Honda Jazz - fitting front fog lights - Moksaphoto

Hello Everyone,

I have not fitted fog lights on my Jazz, but I had to replace the indicator stalk switch on mine because it had been mailfunctioning. I am guessing in order to connect the fog lights, you need to remove the indicator stalk switch because it has the switch to the fog lights. A Honda service guy told me that for this I have to remove the steering wheel. As I checked it is indeed true, but I noticed that it would be very easy to remove the switch if the plastic dashboard would not hung in the way with a half of an inch. I got really mad at this point because it is truly a way of design that pushes you to take your car to a service specialist to fix, for a lot of money... So I went with the "barbarian" way and cut the corner of the dashboard. Now I can pull in and out the switch easily whenever I want... The next project is how to patch the hole nicely but it is hard to see since the steering wheel is covering it mostly... :)

 

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