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Trying to figure out how to get the Rear Fog cover replaced. I went down to my local Nissan dealer and he said the only thing he saw in the

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to figure out how to get the Rear Fog cover replaced. I went down to my local Nissan dealer and he said the only thing he saw in the parts list was the actual rear fog light.. which of course is illegal in California anyhow.. The dark red cover that comes on the car has rock chips in it which show up white and it looks funky. Anyone know how I can get a replacement? I suppose I could get the light itself and just not hook it up.. but what's the point.. lol
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I say get a rear fog light since it's legal:

Link to CA DMV: V C Section 24602 Fog Taillamps

Fog Taillamps

24602. (a) A vehicle may be equipped with not more than two red fog taillamps mounted on the rear which may be lighted, in addition to the required taillamps, only when atmospheric conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, smoke, or dust, reduce the daytime or nighttime visibility of other vehicles to less than 500 feet.

(b) The lamps authorized under subdivision (a) shall be installed as follows:

(1) When two lamps are installed, one shall be mounted at the left side and one at the right side at the same level and as close as practical to the sides. When one lamp is installed, it shall be mounted as close as practical to the left side or on the center of the vehicle.

(2) The lamps shall be mounted not lower than 12 inches nor higher than 60 inches.

(3) The edge of the lens of the lamp shall be no closer than four inches from the edge of the lens of any stoplamp.

(4) The lamps shall be wired so they can be turned on only when the headlamps are on and shall have a switch that allows them to be turned off when the headlamps are on.

(5) A nonflashing amber pilot light that is lighted when the lamps are turned on shall be mounted in a location readily visible to the driver.

Amended Sec. 30, Ch. 615, Stats. 2004. Effective January 1, 2005.
Amended Sec. 11, Ch. 270, Stats. 2005. Effective January 1, 2006.
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Yea why do you think its against the law to have one?
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I'm more surprised that he has rock chips on the back of his car I guess that could just be me
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hmmm.. interesting.. The dealership that sold me the car told me the reason that they come with a cover instead of the actual light is that they are illegal. He said the ones in Europe and Japan have them installed since they are legal there... Also I noticed above that the post says "mounted not lower than 12 inches." Pretty sure it is lower than 12 inches.

Yeah the dealership owner's son drove my car for the first 5,000 miles before I bought it... No idea how he got rock chips in it.. lol
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Rear Fog Lights are leagal. Audi, BMW, Mercedes, all have or had cars sold in America with a rear fog light. Why Nissan does not keep it on for US Spec cars is beyond me. Why dont we get a rear wiper as well? I would have loved to have that.
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Like everyone else, I say go with the Rear Fog lamp, it looks great.

I installed it on my 40th, and added this intelligent flasher to it.

Intelligent Brake Light Flasher - $29.95 Comagination VisiStop

It looks like an F1. A cop pulled up next to me once, rolled down his window and asked where I got it, he really liked it.


If your stuck on going with the stock black cover, PM me, I have one in the closet somewhere.
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