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    GEN F HSV Parking Lights

    Hi Guys
    Couldn't find anything in the threads so posting up. Does gen-f HSV have parking lights similar to the normal commodore?
    Reason I ask is I ordered some led parkers and number plate lights, but when I parked my car last night, I could not see any parking lights on the top part of headlight(similar to commodore). When I turn the light switch to parkers only the DRLs light up at the front. Does this mean that Gen F HSV's don't have parkers and DRLs actually work as parking light as well?
    Also when do the fog lights come up? I have tried switching on high beams, but the fog lamps won't light up. Just fyi, I am not planning to turn on my fog lamps in day to day driving.

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    Can't help you with the parking lights as the only VF I have is a SV6, and yes I changed mine over to LED.

    However, I also changed the number plate lights and got an error on the dash as they weren't pulling enough current. They require one of those CANBUS resistor packs. I CBF, so went back to stock number plate lights.
    MY12.5 Clubsport Manual in Alto Grey, MY11 SV6 auto in Voodoo, 1964 EH Manual wagon in Cream.

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    .. no, Gen-F do not have parkers (in the normal sense of the word)
    the DRL function sort of like them but switch off when the car is shut off
    (parkers in a normal VF also switch off automatically after 10 mins)



    hth
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo_sv6 View Post
    Can't help you with the parking lights as the only VF I have is a SV6, and yes I changed mine over to LED.

    However, I also changed the number plate lights and got an error on the dash as they weren't pulling enough current. They require one of those CANBUS resistor packs. I CBF, so went back to stock number plate lights.
    Thanks! I have actually ordered the canbus error free t10 lights which the seller guarantees are error free, will give it a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    .. no, Gen-F do not have parkers (in the normal sense of the word)
    the DRL function sort of like them but switch off when the car is shut off
    (parkers in a normal VF also switch off automatically after 10 mins)



    hth
    Thanks Smitty!
    Do you know how the fog lamps come on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENR8 View Post
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    Thanks Smitty!
    Do you know how the fog lamps come on?
    mine come on with high beam
    (which is REALLY stupid imo.... ever tried driving in fog with high beam?)

    I have complained to HSV about this.. bloody dangerous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    mine come on with high beam
    (which is REALLY stupid imo.... ever tried driving in fog with high beam?)

    I have complained to HSV about this.. bloody dangerous
    I tried the other day and the fog lamps do not come on with high beam for me.

    Driven a number of times in fog, and it is indeed outright dangerous with high beams on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    mine come on with high beam
    (which is REALLY stupid imo.... ever tried driving in fog with high beam?)

    I have complained to HSV about this.. bloody dangerous
    What are they referenced to in the manual?

    Only Holden/HSV's that I've owned that had proper fog lights were VP Senators. They would dim the lights back to parkers when you turned them on as that's how they're required to be wired up.

    Most cars now, they're not actually fog lights and are usually called "driving lights" or something along those lines. VT-VZ are like that and can come on with any light combination but legally, you can never use them with on coming traffic, much like a high beam.

    How does it say to turn them on in the manual? I'd imagine it's with the high beam but there will still be another switch for them, generally like a two stage process as you're not really meant to drive with them on...just like spotlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    What are they referenced to in the manual?

    Only Holden/HSV's that I've owned that had proper fog lights were VP Senators. They would dim the lights back to parkers when you turned them on as that's how they're required to be wired up.

    Most cars now, they're not actually fog lights and are usually called "driving lights" or something along those lines. VT-VZ are like that and can come on with any light combination but legally, you can never use them with on coming traffic, much like a high beam.

    How does it say to turn them on in the manual? I'd imagine it's with the high beam but there will still be another switch for them, generally like a two stage process as you're not really meant to drive with them on...just like spotlights
    There is no mention of actual fog lights in the manual. Parking lights are the DRLs:

    Park Lamps: Reduced brightness
    A light that illuminates when the
    lamp control switch is turned to;.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    What are they referenced to in the manual?

    Only Holden/HSV's that I've owned that had proper fog lights were VP Senators. They would dim the lights back to parkers when you turned them on as that's how they're required to be wired up.

    Most cars now, they're not actually fog lights and are usually called "driving lights" or something along those lines. VT-VZ are like that and can come on with any light combination but legally, you can never use them with on coming traffic, much like a high beam.

    How does it say to turn them on in the manual? I'd imagine it's with the high beam but there will still be another switch for them, generally like a two stage process as you're not really meant to drive with them on...just like spotlights
    I believe they come on with the high beam. Will check the manual again when I get back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    What are they referenced to in the manual?
    ................
    How does it say to turn them on in the manual? I'd imagine it's with the high beam but there will still be another switch for them, generally like a two stage process as you're not really meant to drive with them on...just like spotlights
    Item 6.4 in my manual
    states simply .... lower front driving lights come on when high beam is selected


    that's it (and in my case, they do)
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