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I've read lots of great posts on here about this topic and hoped to get some updated advice as some of the posts on this topic are quite old.

Can I firstly caveat - I'm not technical or car savvy at all and don't plan on doing the modifications myself - so layman's terms are appreciated 馃檹馃檶 and also budget-friendly / quick solutions as I only have 5 weeks to get this right once!

My VW EOS (2007) needs to pass a Spanish ITV and they've said I need a LEFT rear fog light. The front lights somehow passed using the UK patent Eurolite stickers.

I understand adding a trailer-type extra fog light to the left (using a bolted light) isn't easy as it would need substantial wiring - is that correct??

So ...

Can I just buy a left fog light from a second-hand EU parts deal and take it to a mechanic to swap it with the current light? (e.g. I found this https://www.recambioscoches.es/vw/eos-1f7-1f8/18976/10540/faros-de-luz-antiniebla-conjunto-optico?criteria[100][0]=L&sort_categories[1]=289) ??

Thank you in advance for your help 馃ぉ
 

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I've read lots of great posts on here about this topic and hoped to get some updated advice as some of the posts on this topic are quite old.

Can I firstly caveat - I'm not technical or car savvy at all and don't plan on doing the modifications myself - so layman's terms are appreciated 馃檹馃檶 and also budget-friendly / quick solutions as I only have 5 weeks to get this right once!

My VW EOS (2007) needs to pass a Spanish ITV and they've said I need a LEFT fog light. The front lights somehow passed using the UK patent Eurolite stickers.

I understand adding a trailer-type extra fog light to the left (using a bolted light) isn't easy as it would need substantial wiring - is that correct??

So ...

Can I just buy a left fog light from a second-hand EU parts deal and take it to a mechanic to swap it with the current light? (e.g. I found this https://www.recambioscoches.es/vw/eos-1f7-1f8/18976/10540/faros-de-luz-antiniebla-conjunto-optico?criteria[100][0]=L&sort_categories[1]=289) ??

Thank you in advance for your help 馃ぉ
Replacement of the front fog light is easy, you can follow the instructions in my video

 

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I'm assuming ITV has issue with the rear lamp cluster which I can understand because the rear fog would be on the wrong side? The front fogs if fitted are low angle straight ahead AFAIK and don't need beam deflectors. Swapping a rear light unit isn't that simple because the wiring and programming for lights will be for UK right hand drive and once you start there could be issues keeping some lights to right drive and others left. You seem to have got away 'light' with the ITV because I thought they were going to start insisting on Left hand drive spec. for residents and either for short stay tourists?

With that in mind and possibly some future hurdles I'd choose the easiest/cheapest option for a Spanish mechanic if ITV accepts it? That would be a bumper fixed rear fog kit right side which should include wiring and an illuminated fog switch to put somewhere. You need a kit because that should include a relay part to ensure the fog can only be used with headlights on. You would probably have to disable the right side fog at the switch wire. If you just removed the bulb, you would get bulb out warnings. Did they say anything about the reversing light which is on the wrong side?
 

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I'm assuming ITV has issue with the rear lamp cluster which I can understand because the rear fog would be on the wrong side? The front fogs if fitted are low angle straight ahead AFAIK and don't need beam deflectors. Swapping a rear light unit isn't that simple because the wiring and programming for lights will be for UK right hand drive and once you start there could be issues keeping some lights to right drive and others left. You seem to have got away 'light' with the ITV because I thought they were going to start insisting on Left hand drive spec. for residents and either for short stay tourists?

With that in mind and possibly some future hurdles I'd choose the easiest/cheapest option for a Spanish mechanic if ITV accepts it? That would be a bumper fixed rear fog kit right side which should include wiring and an illuminated fog switch to put somewhere. You need a kit because that should include a relay part to ensure the fog can only be used with headlights on. You would probably have to disable the right side fog at the switch wire. If you just removed the bulb, you would get bulb out warnings. Did they say anything about the reversing light which is on the wrong side?
I initially thought he was referring to the rear fog as well, but his link in the post shows a front fog light, hence why I posted the front fog light replacement procedure. I think the OP needs to clarify exactly what fog he is referring to.
 

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Thank you so far!

The guy at the ITV said I need to change my rear fog light to be on the left-hand side.... does that help clarify?
Yes it does. I don't know what type of tail lights you have, did they originally have a fog light or a backup light? North American cars don't have a rear fog light, so the tail lights are different and our headlight switch is different also, as it does not have a rear fog capability. I don't know what would be needed if you were switching from North American non fog tail lights to euro spec with the fog light. You would need the switch and the tail lights, but I can't help you with the wiring.
 

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Yes it does. I don't know what type of tail lights you have, did they originally have a fog light or a backup light? North American cars don't have a rear fog light, so the tail lights are different and our headlight switch is different also, as it does not have a rear fog capability. I don't know what would be needed if you were switching from North American non fog tail lights to euro spec with the fog light. You would need the switch and the tail lights, but I can't help you with the wiring.
i bought a Euro switch and it has the rear fog option. The switch lights up when i turn it on. I wish it was plug and play if i got a UK tail but i bet its more involved with running wires to that tail light. never really looked into it much but would be cool to have. i know there is a kit for the GTI/ Jettas bit dont think it would work for the EOS
 

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The UK setup for each lamp fitted to the trunk lid (Both are bulbs), is the rear right is a single bulb fog and the left side has a single white backup light. They are handed and can't be swapped over. To avoid adaptation with diagnostics it would be fairly easy to cross the wires over.

V.W parts lists refers to them as 'tail lights' but for UK one has a clear lens for a backup light and the other a red lens for fog V.W call 'cherry red'. The outer clusters used as tail and brake lights are both led. The part numbers are listed in V.W speak left hand or right hand traffic. Even after getting clarification via wikipedia, the parts description remains confusing to me. The generic part numbers are 1Q0 945 093 and 1Q0 945 094 with an important letter code which appears to define the drive and style. Early trunk lid lights like MY07 have horizontal venetian stripes on both backup and fog lights.

So for plan B advice to the OP: Go to www.ebay.es and search for the the above parts from sellers in Germany and Spain but ignore Reino Unido. There are plenty cheap as chips. Look at the photos and compare the style with U.K lights fitted on the trunk lid and get the same light style and shape with opposite lens colors - white on right inner and red cherry fog on left inner. Extend and cross over the wires to each lamp. Message the Spanish seller to confirm its from a LHD EOS before buying.



 

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At least you are in Madrid where garages may understand the EOS. In the Balearics I know well, I would not trust any shops to repair an EOS roof.
 

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At least you are in Madrid where garages may understand the EOS. In the Balearics I know well, I would not trust any shops to repair an EOS roof.
Hi again. Some people who have an EOS in Alicante, speak about a garage in Valencia only for roofs. They said about the garage is an specialist, but i don麓t know about that man. But if you are in Baleares, you must take the ferry... expensive.... Here in Madrid we have an specialist about the TFSI... incredible engine... All the best
 

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Yes, I would say Madrid or Barcelona first choice. A roof specialist is what you need. Repairing many EOS roofs gives a lot of experience.
 
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