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Old 31-07-2004   #1
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1987 1 Litre Fiat Panda Fog Light Problem

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Can anybody here help me? I've got a 1987 1 litre Fiat Panda but have a problem. It failed it's MOT on a few things all of which i've fixed apart from the fog light. The problem is that it will only come on when I have dipped beam on. Is this supposed to happen or has anybody had this problem themselves and can help me out? Thanks very much :)

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Operating like that is what they're supposed to do :)

Have a look here:

http://www.ukmot.com/manual/1-1.htm

I'm not sure if it's the definitive source, but it agrees with what mine do...

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Mines only come on with the driving lights(not low beam) and stays on with the high beam too.:p

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I'm working on the basis that it's a UK specification car, built to conform with UK MOT.... rather like mine.
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What do you consider "dipped beam". I´ve never heard of the term yet:D.

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What do you consider "dipped beam". I´ve never heard of the term yet:D.
UK speak for headlights fully on (not "dimmed"), but not dazzling the oncoming traffic.

Dazzling them would be "main beam" - and a blue warning light in the dash, too: headlights shining as far as possible.
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In other words it is driving lights like i said. (The others being low beam and high beam)

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Yep.
U.K. spec ...Rear Fog light must only operate in conjunction with front dipped beam, as full beam must never be used in foggy conditions.

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In other words it is driving lights like i said. (The others being low beam and high beam)
No.

You said yours stay on with high beam too - which is wrong in the UK.

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Now that you mentioned i noticed they do turn off with high beams on(truth is i´ve never used the fog lights on my panda, haven´t even driven it in the rain yet!![xx(])



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Thanks very much fellas - i can stick it back in for it's MOT now i know there's no problem with the fog light... should be back on the road by tomorrow so thanks!
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