John, do you mean normal for older smart software, or autos in general? My Expedition turns off the fogs when high beams are switched on.It's normal for older software. Newer software eliminates this illegal "feature" of allowing more than 4 forward-looking white lamps.
When I got a feature activated recently, difficulties in programming required a deeper setting. I was warned before I was given the new setting that I wouldn't be able to have the fogs with high beams. I was fine with not having reason to be ticketed.
Older smart software. When the high beams are on, the low beams are still on. Allowing the fogs to be on as well in that situation is actually unlawful, something that smart "fixed" in the later rev.John, do you mean normal for older smart software, or autos in general?
To "look cool" while blinding oncoming drivers.So what would be the purpose of high beams + fog lights?
My fogs used to work with either the high or low beams - but since I had the 2.0 software upgrade they only work with the low beams. Did I get some "new" software that other smarts didn't get? - sheurekaI noticed my fog lights stay on in either low or high beam lights. Not complaining. I like it that way. But is it normal for Smarts?
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I think so, sheureka. If your end result isn't typical, it's possible they had an issue with the "normal" flow of flashing the new software and had to take a different tack with nearly the same results yet a slight difference.
It would be interesting to find out if people getting recent 2.0 upgrades typically lose this "functionality" or not. I got my 2.0 early on but when I later got my fog functionality activated, it was only then that the extra steps needed to get my stuff working would disable the highs + fogs.
2.0 upgrade - 6 june 09An important question is when did you have the 2.0 upgrade because certainly the earlier upgrades didn't force the new operation but the more recent ones might. The jury's still out.
It's normal for older software. Newer software eliminates this illegal "feature" of allowing more than 4 forward-looking white lamps.