I am obliged to have my rear fog light on the left side, but it is on the right. I've never fiddled around with my Fiat Punto '94, but I'd like to make the switch myself, if you don't advise against it. Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?

  • Which bit are you uncertain of? Physically opening up your light shells? Swapping the wires over from right to left?
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 18:31
  • @rory do I have to open the light shells? Do I have to swap wires? If I do, how? Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 18:34
  • Do you have after-market fog lights attached to the bumper? It is older car, so I assume something like that. Or is it an OEM equipment? Why can’t they just put two fog lights anyway?
    – theUg
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 21:11
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    May be something is "lost in translation", but in the U.S. fog lights are mounted in the front and on both sides. Perhaps a photo of both rear sides will make it clearer to those of us on the other side of the pond, what you are trying to do.
    – mikes
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 22:22
  • This is a nice video about it. In Lithuania, preferably there should only be one rear fog light and it is obligatory that it is on the left side (driver side). My rear fog light is on the right side and I have been told to change it to pass the technical examination. Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 7:40

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As fog lights are physically different to 'ordinary' ones, you will have to swap bulbs and wires - my assumption is that the reversing light is in the equivalent position on the other side.

If your light housings are transparent, then this is as simple as opening up the housing, swapping the bulbs over and swapping the wires over (either in the boot/trunk or under the dashboard)

Open the boot - remove the little plastic cover near the roof and pull the cloth lining away towards the bottom of the boot. There is 1 nut behind the top one and 1 behind the bottom one. Use a socket set to remove them. Then you can just pull the whole light assembly off. The wires are connected by a clip, so you'll need to pop this off to get the whole light assembly off. Once it is off, just unscrew the 4 or 5 phillips screws to get at the bulbs.

Unfortunately on a 94 Punto the shells are generally tinted, so it won't be as easy. If you swapped the bulbs then the reversing light would end up red, which is probably going to breach driving regulations where you are (in the UK it is illegal) so you need to buy new shells.

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    You can probably get light shells from a scrap yard, in order to have the clear/red sections on the correct side.
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 10:14

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