Post Number: 79
|Posted on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 12:16 am: |
My US spec 1994 Continental R has non operative rear fog lights, I know these are disabled in US spec cars, so I cheked why and I found that there were no fog light bulbs in the rear light clusters.
Eureka, I thought, just found some 21 Watt lights and screwed them in place, but no way: these lights are always on when I switch on the light switch, and I want them tooperate only with the fog light switch on.
Does anybody know how to retro-fit the fog light function in a US spec 1994 car?
Thanks in advance.
Post Number: 308
|Posted on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 03:31 am: |
Luis, I think it's a dip panel setting. See attachment.
Be VERY careful when changing the dip settings.
Make a map of the high and lows before changing anything. Don't change any other ones out of curiosity.
(Moderator, This is a copy out of my manual, but you should be able to pull it from your tech library if you want to change it.)
Post Number: 1663
|Posted on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 09:17 pm: |
For the wiring diagramme, component locations and key, see:
I'm afraid that you must work through the miriad of switches, diodes, patches, links and relays. The foglamps are conventionally hard-wired, so software settings and diagnostics are not involved.
This document, along with many others, is awaiting publication in the Library until the complete 30,000+ series chassis information is fully compiled.
Post Number: 80
|Posted on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 01:26 am: |
Thanks, I'll try to decypher the instructions and see what I decide...
Best regards, Lluís
Dr. Omar M. Shams
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 May, 2009 - 02:55 am: |
did you work it out?
My Japanese spec Turbo R has the same issue. Did you change the dip settings or did you work out the hard wiring?
Post Number: 81
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 May, 2009 - 06:27 pm: |
Not yet, the main problem seems to be that I do not have the rear fog light switch, and I am not ready to change the full center console, so either I operate all four lights on one switch, either I add a hidden switch, which I do not like.
I am not obliged to have rear fog lights for the technical inspection here, but I might think of adding a hidden switch somewhere, because they are nice to have.
It was annoying the other day in France, because driving under heavy rain in a dark car I would have rather had them.
Post Number: 84
|Posted on Friday, 08 May, 2009 - 11:11 pm: |
The culprit of the problem is found:
I do not have a rear fog lights switch. I could not believe this, but indeed in the manual none of the pictures show a rear fog light switch and of course, being a Bentley there is no "blanking" plug... for more information see the diagram of Richard, I think items 11 and 14.
So no rear foglights unless I install a switch, which I may, or just connect all to the front fog lights, which will look neater but be more impractical.