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Hey all, both my fog lights are out so I'm in the market for some new ones. I see that Hella makes both 55w and 100w lights. I just wanted to get some insight on if anyone has tried higher power ones and if they are beneficial or not. If anyone has recommendations on specific lights, let me know!
 

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I would not try 100W on the Passat's fragile wiring system. The headlights melt the wires inside even with stock bulbs. I imagine the fog wiring is no better, you may even burn the reflective surface with a 100W bulb. If you re-wire the system with a relay harness, you can up the power, but since there is little projection in the fogs, it may not be worth it. Not sure if there is a power output regulation for fogs, but there was for standard headlight bulbs.
 
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