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- 09:36 pm, March 08, 2011
This is also something you can do to increase visibility, especially if you live in a place where fog is a regular occurrence. First, you need to have cutouts for the lamps themselves in your bumper. Get matching lamps, install them with the relevant wiring and voila! No more blind drives on foggy mornings. If you’ve got a headlamp switch with the fog lamp switch built in (this is more likely on those cars with the rotary switch on the dash) then you’ll have individual control over them. In a car that usually has the fog lamp switch along with the headlamp switch on the indicator stalk, you can either get yourself a new stalk with the switch, which is a whole load of trouble, or just wire the fog lamps to turn on when you turn on your running lamps.
This may not be very necessary in areas that don’t get too much rain, but in a region like the western coast of India where it can pour for days on end, the ability to see where you’re going in the wet is a valuable asset. Upgrading to better wiper blades will ensure that you don’t have streaks on your windshield and they’ll last much longer, too.
First Published on 09:36 pm, March 08, 2011