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How to turn on Rear Fog Light?

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Hi y’all! Thanks in advance for reading this—there’s so much kindness and knowledge in this blog and I appreciate it so much. 

 

Had a quick question—how exactly do I operate my rear fog light on my USA sold ‘99 Boxster 986?

 

Though I’ve read on forums that I’m supposed to push the front light stalk until I hear a second click (at which point the rear fog light will be on), I don’t see that option on my car. My stalk only clicks one way for the front fog lights—no second click. 

 

Same goes for the lights dial—the manual shows that I should be able to turn the dial counterclockwise for the fog lights, but it doesn’t seem like my dial turns that way to the left. Is it possible the dial is stuck or something? 

 

Currently, when the car is on and at least the parking light is turned on, however, it appears that the driver’s side fog light is on—so I’m guess either there’s something wrong with a switch/wiring or I accidentally turned it on at some point and don’t know how to operate it properly and turn it back off. 

 

Im attaching some pictures of what the lights look like and what my lighting dial looks like. You can see that the fog light is lit on the driver’s side, and is not on the passenger’s. 

 

I’d appreciate any help or advice! 

 

 

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Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

The rear fog lights are controlled by the light switch on the dash, by pulling it out slightly.  If you look on the switch itself, it is marked right on it.  It is also covered in the owner's manual.

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Only the drivers side rear fog light works.  There is no passenger side rear fog light.  That is by design.  Just so you don't go running around checking all your wiring, fuses and bulbs.

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For me, I would say that the switch pulls out to two positions. One for front fog lights and then the second for the rear fog light. 

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The front fog lights remain on at the second stop for rear foglights.

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