2008 Volkswagen VR6 Eos
This is primarily for NA vehicles, as we don't get a parking light feature.
Ah, I assumed the light would be green, based on how the other light functioned. Yes, we have two backup lights. Not sure if I could rewire for the fog or if euro lights would be needed, just have not got around to taking the panel apart to inspect.Nicely done! I don’t know how it works for US spec vehicles, but on my euro spec Eos the illumination for the rear fog light doesn’t change when it’s switched on - instead you get a yellow light on the instrument cluster.
If you don’t have a rear fog light, what do you have in the trunk lid - two reversing lights?
Would you happen to have that diagram you could post? I was hoping the wiring was there and just not used.According to the wiring diagram, the left and right backup lights are on different feeds from the central electronics module. If you wanted to make the left-hand backup light into a fog light, you'd need to change the position of one of the wires going into the central electronics module (the green and white wire in pin 12 on connector C would need moving to pin 4 on connector B), recode with VCDS... and of course fit a red bulb.
If you wanted to be fancy, you could probably do something with dual-colour LEDs and a little re-wiring in the trunk lid, and get dual reversing lights and dual rear fogs.
I don't believe the blinking fog light is an "issue", seems that it is by design. Going by this video, which of course is a GTII haven't seen anything about the fog light blinking, but it is possible that cars with the same version of the Central Electrics module would suffer from the same issue. There are different versions depending not only on the year but also on the equipment level, and I upgraded mine to get more features.
You've got a PM with a diagram in it.
Are NA EOS's different to EU spec.?This is primarily for NA vehicles, as we don't get a parking light feature.
Yep. The differences I know of are around lighting (the rear lights have side markers, turn signals are red, and the electronics are different; and there are side markers in the front bumpers too) and the radio (digital satellite radio). The instrument cluster will be MPH - don't know if it has the smaller km/h markings on it per UK spec models. Some other parts may be different - e.g. air conditioning can be provided by Valeo or Denso (usually Denso on EU models, I believe). I also seem to remember an exchange on here around the halogen headlamps, where I and the other person were puzzled by each other's description of the headlamp installation - so probably the headlamps are different too, even though they look the same.Are NA EOS's different to EU spec.?
Yes that bugs me to. But even more buggy is MY07 rhd has the hood release correct on the right for me, but I have another 2012 UK rhd VAG and the hood release is on the left.It always bugged me that VW didn’t bother to move the handbrake lever to the driver’s side of the centre console for RHD cars.