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I'm a noob with an '02 1.8T. I just purchased a Euroswitch and want to use it to the full extent, so I plan on wiring the rear fog lamp. Reflexive's web site http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Factory/8609/Passat/rearfog.htm
has the following instructions with the pictures below:

The key difference between B5 and B5.5 Passats is that B5.5 Passats already have the socket and bulb for the rear fog/extra brake light -- it is the high-intensity filament of the bulb in the lower circle of each taillight. On North American Passats, this bulb is electrically bridged to the high-intensity filament of the top circle. To perform the mod, you must break the connection between top and bottom circles.




My question is what am I supposed to cut? The two bridges circled on the bulb side of the tail lamp, or is connection inside the channel. Any help would be most appreciated.
 

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Thanks for the response, but I ended up screwing up anyway. :mad: I cut through the two "bridges" on the bulb side of the tail light (pic 1). Now I have no break lights, and when I turn the rear fog on, the turn signal comes on continuously. Guess it's time for a new tail light assembly. For the future, do I cut through the top bridge only, no bridges or what? I'm obviously confused. :???:
 

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Oh no, you cut the wrong thing. You have to cut the wire that is in the channel not the ones over the channel. Maybe this picture will help.

http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid={BF1D760C-2CD5-4334-83CF-F036A9CC135D}&ndx=5&slideshow=0&AlbumId={26939B64-BE4E-4607-AFBC-0D7DD145037B}&GroupId=&screenheight=1024

Here are Gordy's instructions that I used. If you want to retain all of the brake lights and add the fog, gordy's directions are good, if you want to do the euro-spec way, then you will have to deviate from his directions.

http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/home?userid={BF1D760C-2CD5-4334-83CF-F036A9CC135D}&inv=A5478BF10A584AF&albumid={26939B64-BE4E-4607-AFBC-0D7DD145037B}

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28896

If your not good with electronics or soldering then I would recommend you get help from someone who is, as having your brake lights work properly is pretty important. If you were local I would help you do it.
 

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GMcHale, you've been very helpful. Perhaps I'll take your suggestion and have someone with a little more electrical experience give me a hand, if I decide to do it at all. This was one of those quick weekend mods gone wrong!
 
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