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I was thinking of trying out a pair of switchback LED fog lamp on my Treg. In case anyone isn't familiar they're fog lights that have the ability to be switched between white/yellow light output as needed for driving conditions.

I'm wondering if anyone has tried a pair, what brand did you go with, were they CanBus ready, how is the light output? Any other helpful info on them is welcome as well.
 
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I would love something like that as well. I had an Isuzu Hombre (aka S-10) back in the day that I put a set of white/yellow fogs on and I loved them.

I think the light output of my low beams suck and I would love a good bulb to use as driving lights. The fact that you can switch to yellow is even better for the snow and fog.
 

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I have them, I've had them for years. I started with the Touareg, then when I sold my T1 I put them in my A4. They're super super bright, and have the ability to strobe as well. Yellow cuts though the snow and fog like nothing. I use them every day and they've been amazing. They're not cheap but 100% worth it. Customer service sucks with them but the product is A1

So wait - I'm in for these as the stock halogen bulbs suck... How do they operate or switch modes, by turning on/off through the standard fog light switch to activate??? Says turn on/off fast to operate strobe mode. Not interested in that, just want white, option for yellow is cool.. Any insight in how the modes are switched??? Also, do these play well with T3 Canbus, or do I need a VAG com to switch some bits to get working properly?
 

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I have them, I've had them for years. I started with the Touareg, then when I sold my T1 I put them in my A4. They're super super bright, and have the ability to strobe as well. Yellow cuts though the snow and fog like nothing. I use them every day and they've been amazing. They're not cheap but 100% worth it. Customer service sucks with them but the product is A1

Thanks for that link.
So you had to order the resistors to make them CanBus compliant?
 

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So wait - I'm in for these as the stock halogen bulbs suck... How do they operate or switch modes, by turning on/off through the standard fog light switch to activate??? Says turn on/off fast to operate strobe mode. Not interested in that, just want white, option for yellow is cool.. Any insight in how the modes are switched??? Also, do these play well with T3 Canbus, or do I need a VAG com to switch some bits to get working properly?
As far as I've seen it seems toggling from white to yellow is done by turning the fog lights off, after they are initially turned on, then turning them back on again. At least this is what I was led to believe.
I wonder if the bulb check can be turned off for the fogs via VCDS if in fact the CanBus system checks them as it does other bulbs.
 

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CanBus compliant?
light bulbs have nothing to do with your CAN-bus system. CAN-bus is an information network between various control modules. Bulb failure is based on resistance/current draw.
 
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So wait - I'm in for these as the stock halogen bulbs suck... How do they operate or switch modes, by turning on/off through the standard fog light switch to activate??? Says turn on/off fast to operate strobe mode. Not interested in that, just want white, option for yellow is cool.. Any insight in how the modes are switched??? Also, do these play well with T3 Canbus, or do I need a VAG com to switch some bits to get working properly?
You turn them on and off to switch modes, by turning the fog lights on and off.

Thanks for that link.
So you had to order the resistors to make them CanBus compliant?
That may be resolved by the resistor. If I were to get these, I would try without the resistor first unless @Touaregman33 says he needed them.
They work just fine without the resistor, on my T1 and A4, but when I put them on strobe mode I do get a error message saying that they're out. ( They're not) If I would have bought the resistor I wouldn't get the error code.

But they work perfectly without the resistor, no coding plug in and play.
 

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Here they are on my T1, I don't have many pics of them in her as I got these fog lights in late 2019, and then covid hit and I stopped driving it, then she broke again and then switched them to my A4 before selling her.

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How was the light throw? It says you can rotate them to get the angle you want. I put whiter, brighter bulbs in mine but it still isn't enough for me.
 

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So I just ordered the deAutoLED switchback fog lamps that Touaregman33 suggested in post #2. I went with these, despite seeing LASFIT has them available for less, because they offer a lifetime warranty.
I found discount code FOG15 and wound up paying $133.11, shipping was free.
 

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So I just ordered the deAutoLED switchback fog lamps that Touaregman33 suggested in post #2. I went with these, despite seeing LASFIT has them available for less, because they offer a lifetime warranty.
I found discount code FOG15 and wound up paying $133.11, shipping was free.
LOL. I have both of those tabs open, too. Very good point on the warranty vs cost.
 

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I ordered them without the resistor based on the info given in post #12. I'm just hoping I don't get a fog lamp out warning on the MFD. There's something in the back of my mind that I recall having to buy CanBus ready LED fog light bulbs due to getting the message with standard LED ones.
Worse comes to worse I can put the ones I have now back in until I get resistors.
 
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