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Sky/Opel rear fog

New in box Opel rear fog. This is the original OEM red and clear rear fog light that is no longer available. Have one wired into my own sky at the license plate so when I am driving at night it can be seen from behind. Have been offered $200.00. Serious inquiries only please.
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Wait... you have a blinding red fog light on all the time at night? I bet the drivers behind just love you

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Opel fog backup light .
This is a steal .
I posted the install on this light about 3 years ago .
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There's nothing blinding about it.

The Opel unit Is no brighter than your red rear running light. The clear portion of the light is wired into the vehicles back up function.

The custom unit simply acts as a third rear running light. Totally legal. I think this to be the most logical use for the unit. I use standard stock bulbs so its luminosity matches the other two. Looks awesome inside of Norms rear spoiler which is where I have it mounted. Increases night visibility substantially and is never questioned as its OEM. Looks totally stock, and normal except that you will seldom (if ever) come across one.

I wired the red section of the two lamp fixture into the license plate wire so that when the lights come on, so will the red portion of the Opel unit. I than spliced the clear lamp wire into one of the vehicles clear back up lights. The clear portion of the unit has now become an additional back up light which now illuminates when the vehicle is placed into reverse. Easy peeeeezy.

Since I am using standard stock bulbs and not lED's, candle power remains consistent and there was no need to splice any diodes or ballasts into the wiring.



Nothing blinding about it.

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I use standard stock bulbs so its luminosity matches the other two. [...]
Nothing blinding about it.
Ahh, OK, well thank goodness for that!

Mind you, I still doubt that it is legal, given you now have three running lights. But no quibble from me if it's the same intensity.

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There's nothing blinding about it.

The Opel unit Is no brighter than your red rear running light. The clear portion of the light is wired into the vehicles back up function.

The custom unit simply acts as a third rear running light. Totally legal. I think this to be the most logical use for the unit. I use standard stock bulbs so its luminosity matches the other two. Looks awesome inside of Norms rear spoiler which is where I have it mounted. Increases night visibility substantially and is never questioned as its OEM. Looks totally stock, and normal except that you will seldom (if ever) come across one.

I wired the red section of the two lamp fixture into the license plate wire so that when the lights come on, so will the red portion of the Opel unit. I than spliced the clear lamp wire into one of the vehicles clear back up lights. The clear portion of the unit has now become an additional back up light which now illuminates when the vehicle is placed into reverse. Easy peeeeezy.

Since I am using standard stock bulbs and not lED's, candle power remains consistent and there was no need to splice any diodes or ballasts into the wiring.



Nothing blinding about it.

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I thought the center backup light was the ONLY backup light.
The red portion on mine is wired as a 4th (pulsing) brake light, tied in with the CMSL. Had to use an LED bulb.

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I thought the center backup light was the ONLY backup light.
The red portion on mine is wired as a 4th (pulsing) brake light, tied in with the CMSL. Had to use an LED bulb.
It all depended on how u wired the light...it is a preference of the owner.
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I thought the center backup light was the ONLY backup light.
Indeed center reverse light is the only white illumination source back there.
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Wait... you have a blinding red fog light on all the time at night? I bet the drivers behind just love you
Its only an 18 watt bulb. The exact same bulb as you would find in low voltage outdoor garden lights.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the backup light on the Chevy Volt is the same light that was used on the SKY. If so, the light on the European version Opel Ampera should be the same as the Opel GT rear fog/backup light. Mine was "imported" by a guy who went to Europe on business. Anyone going to Europe soon?

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SkyKing1 (Wayne) is correct, it is the same light that is on the Ampera. It is not out of production. And as the rest have said, it all depends on how you wire it up. I have mine wired up as a true rear fog so when you switch it on it is the intensity of the brake light when applied. We wired SkyKing1's as a fourth brake light cause that was his preference. Wiring it as a full intensity fog is a little longer wiring process but definitely not hard.

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