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Fog lamps with cornering function

Those of you with the lighting package.
What does that mean "cornering function"?

Are they saying if I turn left the left fog lamp will light up? Or maybe the amber side light on the door lights up until I complete the turn?

If I'm right, can you actually tell a difference at night outside the city and if you don't have tinted windows?
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When you turn a corner at night the fog light in the direction you are turning, comes on spilling more and wider light to illuminate the sidewalk, driveway or the shoulder of the road.
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When you turn a corner at night the fog light in the direction you are turning, comes on spilling more and wider light to illuminate the sidewalk, driveway or the shoulder of the road.
O that is awesome! I am guessing only under a certain mph?
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Are you talki9ng about a 451 or the newer 453 ? It's something I never heard of until now. DCO
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Are you talki9ng about a 451 or the newer 453 ?
OEM = 453

"Cornering lights are (usually) low wide angled beam fog lights that illuminate as you take bends. These just illuminate on the side that you are steering towards to light up kerbs, potholes, white lines and pedestrians. Generally they work when you are at a stand still and between 2 set speeds and only illuminate the lower lights when the steering wheel is rotated passed a certain angle." per our friend Kane @ Evilution.

BUT, here is a 451 solution that Kane has suggested.

SmartKits.net: Luci Svolta ForTwo 451

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This add on isn't just cornering lights. In the same unit you also get:

"Daytime running lights that come on with the ignition and go off when the headlights come on.
This and having them dim is the only legal way to have DRLs function. If they come on with a switch
and not the ignition and don't turn off or dim when the headlights come on, they aren't road legal.

Coming home and leaving home lights that come on when you lock or unlock the car using the key fob. They stay on for 30 seconds to illuminate your way to or from the car and gently fade out."
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The best part is on the 453, you can turn on both fog lights by twisting the light stalk, including the rear fog light. We have some days/nights with pretty thick fog... They work.

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When the signal is on and your headlamps are on, both fog lamps turn on when your speed is less than 25 MPH
In addition, when you turn the wheel far enough at low speed (likely less than 25 MPH), the fog lamp for that side turns on. It may look like you have a fog light out at first, but it's a useful feature. Interestingly it will still do this when your high beams are on.



It definitely makes a large difference to the visibility on the side. When I turn into the garage (downhill), right when I start turning, the fog lamp lights it up. It also lights up the sidewalk at night when I am turning.
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When the signal is on and your headlamps are on, both fog lamps turn on when your speed is less than 25 MPH
In addition, when you turn the wheel far enough at low speed (likely less than 25 MPH), the fog lamp for that side turns on. It may look like you have a fog light out at first, but it's a useful feature. Interestingly it will still do this when your high beams are on.



It definitely makes a large difference to the visibility on the side. When I turn into the garage (downhill), right when I start turning, the fog lamp lights it up. It also lights up the sidewalk at night when I am turning.
While that is an interesting function, why not just leave your fog lights on at night? I do that with each car I have that has fog lights. Makes side road visibility much better, especially on the dark, narrow roads prevalent in our area. Improves safety too.
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While that is an interesting function, why not just leave your fog lights on at night? I do that with each car I have that has fog lights. Makes side road visibility much better, especially on the dark, narrow roads prevalent in our area. Improves safety too.


In some states you will get a ticket if you are running fog lights full time, on a clear night. If it is a foggy night, you're OK. One of those states would be Oregon.
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