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Hi all,

I have a first gen 2001 Forester Limited from Australia.
In the rear bumper there are two blanking covers or cut-outs for the red fog lights.

See this photo (not my car):


** Has anyone mounted some clear lamp housings in that place to use as reversing lights? which lights did you use?

I did a good search and I was surprised I couldn't find any previous discussion.
Right now I'm looking over the Hella catalogue, but I'm sure someone on the internet must have found a light that fits nicely.

For reference, this is what the factory red fog light looks like:


With the cover removed, the holes in the rear bumper are 125mm wide and 75mm high, but the recess in the bumper tapers in a bit.
The recess is 70mm deep on the number plate side, and 65mm deep on the outer side.

Here is a photo from Peaty which shows what the switches for the front and rear fog lights look like:

from this thread:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f85/rear-fog-light-switch-1733/


Thanks :)
 

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Why do you have red fog lights in the rear? That's a new one on me.
 

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Majorik: In Europe they need to have a red-colored rear fog light located low down on the bumper, which you turn on in bad weather so other cars don't rear-end you. In Australia this extra red marker light is incorporated into the rear tail light assembly.

Like this:


I want to put a pair of clear reversing lights in those cut-outs :)
 

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Interesting. That's my new fact for the day. :bananapartyhat:
 

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Majorik: In Europe they need to have a red-colored rear fog light located low down on the bumper, which you turn on in bad weather so other cars don't rear-end you. In Australia this extra red marker light is incorporated into the rear tail light assembly.

Like this:


I want to put a pair of clear reversing lights in those cut-outs :)
Most Mercedes, Volvos and Saabs have them
 

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I was thinking about doing this. I already have a fog light, but dont like that its not symmetrical.

I saw a video where a guy made some plastic headlight lenses for a 200sx, where they were already glass. He filled the glass lense with cement/plaster to make a mould, then heatformed some plastic/plexigalss ove the mold to make a replica of it.

If you are really stuck you could give that a go.
 
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