Rear fog light issue

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Rear fog light issue

Post by alfieargyle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:30 pm

I'm after a bit of help and guidance please. I've got a warning message on the dash 'check rear left foglight'. I've checked and the lamp is fine. Before I start delving deeper does anyone know what the issue might be? Thanks in advance 👍

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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by Doc » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:35 pm

You say the lamp is fine, does it light up?
Yours is a LHD caddy? Rear fog is only on the drivers side so it must be.
Have you checked the plug and socket for corrosion?
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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by alfieargyle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Hi Doc, thanks for the reply.
Mine is a 2015 RHD! I removed the rear left cluster and all the lamps were fine. Filaments all good and did a continuity check ok. I assumed there must be fog lights either side. I checked the fog lights and the fronts come on ok but nothing on the rear (left or right)!!

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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by Doc » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:29 pm

That is weird, maybe there is a mistake in the programming of the error message as the rear fog is only on the drivers side. Maybe someone at VW has missed this and it has only been set for a LHD vehicle.
Is yours a Caddy4, 2015 was the changeover year?
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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by alfieargyle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 pm

It's one of the last black edition models so think that's before the caddy4?
Only had it a week and the 'rear fog light warning' has only came on in the last two days.
Could it be connected with the rear compartment light as I've disconnected that and dropped the roof lining to soundproof the back?

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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by Doc » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:38 pm

Nah, it won't be related to disconnecting the interior light.
Have a look at the right side tail light, that's where your rear fog should be.
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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by alfieargyle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 am

Thanks Doc, I'll look this morning and let you know👍

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Re: Rear fog light issue

Post by alfieargyle » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:36 am

Thanks Doc, all sorted. It was the fog light that had blown, but as you pointed out it is on the right hand side and not the left!! Thanks for the help.

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