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Rear fog lights?!

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Lighting - Inside and Out' started by Rango, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Rango

    Rango United States Active Member

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    Just saw (at the end of the attached Utube video) that the Stinger has rear fog lights?! Can someone post a pic of the rear fogs? I have not seen anything about this feature anywhere on the internet.

     
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  2. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    Ok, great catch. That is interesting..... It looks like the video is saying there are a couple of additional red lights on the hatch? This would be good to confirm.
     
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    Gdank United Kingdom Active Member

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  4. MikeyCanuck

    MikeyCanuck Canada Active Member

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    I can confirm that us Canucks do not have the fog light switch... so no go on that one for us... but it would be interesting to know if wiring and potential is there...
     
  5. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    Now that's interesting, I thought CA got all the features. Wonder if this is just a Korean spec feature only? Any other owners from other regions?
     
  6. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    If I'm not mistaken these are used in Europe as a safety feature - not in the U.S. Different rules. I could be wrong...
     
  7. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Active Member

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    Probably EU safety regulation, and yes it’s most probably different in each country.

    However I wouldn’t have thought it’s worth the cost saving to omit in some countries.
     
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  8. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom Member

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    I think it has been a legal requirement in the UK for donkeys years. It is definitely required for MOT testing and I remember having to retrofit them to cars when I was a lad. Apart from the twats that turn them on in the rain, I cant believe they are not required in all countries they are such an important safety feature.
     
  9. TomTom26

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    Nice feature to dazzle others.
    They are very bright and at the right height.
    If you forget to shut off the highbeam you will get the full load... :sneaky:
     
  10. tofu

    tofu Canada Active Member

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    Definitely an EU thing. I occasionally see European cars (Mercedes, BMWs, etc.) here in Canada that have rear fog lights but they're very out of place.
     
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  11. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    +1 for another feature the US doesn't get.....
     
  12. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Active Member

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    Blame US regulations ...
     
  13. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, but this is different because no US car gets them - and, honestly, nobody wants them. I mean - generally here in America - nobody has ever even heard of rear fog lights. Thus, nobody (generally, nobody) wants them...

    note: Sorry for all the "generally" - but I've learned to include these disclaimers in my every day life. If I'm having a conversation with somebody about chocolate and vanilla - and I say, "Come on! NOBODY likes vanilla more than chocolate!" - I don't literally mean NOBODY. I know there are a small percentage of people out there who prefer vanilla over chocolate. What I'm trying to say is, generally, almost everyone prefers chocolate to vanilla. Generally...
     
  14. Bobr

    Bobr Russian Federation Active Member

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    Btw, I heard that rear lights have that strange form because of some US regulations where tail lights should always be placed both on the rear and side-rear sides. That's why Stinger's tail lights have those extended stripes.

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  15. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, in the U.S. our safety regulations state that we need rear side reflectors. I guess this was the best way Kia could make them make sense. I didn't like them at first but they've grown on me...
     
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  16. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly United Kingdom Member

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    To be pedantic, most people generally prefer vanilla, that is why most ice cream in the world is vanilla!
     
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  17. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

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    MIND BLOWN. :p
     
  18. eolith

    eolith United States Newish Member

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    FWIW: I can confirm this is an EU regulation requirement. I would love to see this in the US for those foggy times. We get that a bit here in Ohio in the fall, and would love to have the added visibility. I saw one car recently that had it set up. It was likely a vet who bought in Europe and shipped over. Huge base here.

    This is something I'd be interested in pursuing, now that I've jumped in to my Stinger
     
  19. Robs

    Robs Singapore Active Member

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    We have them here in sunny Singapore, together with heated steering wheels:whistle:
     
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  20. robz32

    robz32 United States Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

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    This is a great. Never understood why the US does not require rear fog lights, with the downpours we have been getting, the foggy nights and snow blizzards, you would think they would allow them in order to increase visibility of the vehicle when its in front. They greatly underestimate the importance of vehicle visibility under those conditions.

    Also I can see from the video that DRL's are always on regardless of the position of the knob on the EU models, the north american model requires you to have the knob turned to auto in order for the DRL to be on.

    Any chance of someone sourcing the EU rear light bar with the rear fog light? I would like to install it on mine.
     
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