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Looking at the lights on my 2005 LS430, I noticed that the fog lamp in the lower bumper is split into two sections, one as a foglamp, the smaller outer part apparently empty.  Any idea what this was supposed to be for?  Perhaps side markers in another market?  I'm considering whether that would make a nice place to install some constant lights as DRL.

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Superduner, could you point me in the right direction please? I’m probably not using the correct search terms.

Many thanks,

Jeremy

13 hours ago, Superduner said:

There are loads for sale out there that do just that

 

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The outer section is blocked off on the UK model fog light housings. It's the same in the US market.
The 2000-2003 model ones had the DRL in the outer section in the Japanese market, but I can't find any info for the 2004-2006 models.
It does seem stupid to have that empty outer section though.
 



 

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31 minutes ago, Superduner said:

You could start here:

led drl fog light | eBay

Sorry, I thought you meant something specific to this car - yes I'm comfortable with the wiring using relay and should be able to make an appropriate cut in the housing - I had raised hopes that perhaps someone markets a plug-in LS430 shaped lamp assembly with bulb mounted 😉

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2 minutes ago, BigBoomer said:

The outer section is blocked off on the UK model fog light housings. It's the same in the US market.
The 2000-2003 model ones had the DRL in the outer section in the Japanese market, but I can't find any info for the 2004-2006 models.
It does seem stupid to have that empty outer section though.
 



 

I did also look at other markets and found nothing... but didn't think to check pre-facelift... well done for spotting it there, I wonder why they didn't do that in the post-facelift model.  How curious!

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I put some amber side markers in my old LS in that spare socket, but I didn't like the look - there's no seperation in the housing so the light leaks across. But each to their own. 

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I've chosen to let them be and instead swap the indicator bulbs for "switchback" LEDs that will illuminate white with engine running and headlamps switched off - and then flash amber with the indicators.  Hoping it'll look like it was supposed to be there.  I'll post back with photos when I get it done.

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