Fitting Fog Lights 450
Guide to fitting Fog lights.
Please Check Before Continuing
It has been noted that some fortwo models do not come with the foglight wiring.
The list so far seems random but there was a big redesign from May 2005 so
there is a possibility that some fortwos after that date may be without the require wiring.
Therefore it is recommended you check your car before going any further.
Don't bother. The light output of the smart fog lights is poor and of no real help in fog.
The parts are very expensive, rarely used and frankly rubbish.
Fitting The Foglights
When Kat ordered her smart, she ticked almost every box in the options list.
One thing she didn't go for was fog lights, a £130 option. She would never use them so why bother?
It's only when she left the smart garage she started taking a dislike
to the fog light hole covers that are installed when the fog lights aren't.
I spent the last few months asking everyone who was breaking a smart if they had the fog
lights and switch for sale, eventually, Smartmaniacs member Paulminize got the goods.
Aim to pay about £60 for all 3 parts second hand, although smart sell these for about
£90 each you can buy them cheaper from Smart Parts Direct or Michelak do a kit also.
On the rear of the grill you will see the blanking caps with the 4 clips, push the caps out.
Look inside the holes where the fog lights will be and you should see the connectors taped up.
Un-tape them and pull them out of the holes.
With the kit you should get 4 clips for screws and 2 clips for bolts.
The bolt clips should slide over the top holes, circled red.
the screw clips should slide over the holes circled in blue.
Clip the plug into the fog light.
Offer the fog light up to the hole, the top bolt is longer and is used for adjusting the aim.
Do not tighten this all the way in, leave about 10mm to 15mm gap.
Tighten the 2 bottom screws so they are tight.
Do the same with the other side, leave the grill off for now.
Move inside the car and locate the blanking plate for the switch next to the interior light.
It will be hard to prise out, the easiest way is to pull the centre light switch out,
Put your finger into the hole and push the blanking plate out from the back.
Rummage around and you will find a red connector, pull it out and plug it into the switch.
Push the fog light switch back into the hole being aware of its orientation.
Remember that the fog lights will NOT come on unless you have the sidelights on as well.
Flick on the headlights and press the fog light switch to ensure they work.
Bend down in front of the car until the headlights are shining right in your face,
the fog lights should ideally be shinning below this point and the beams should be level.
Use the top adjustment screws to angle the fog light beams so they do not dazzle other drivers.
If they do not turn on, check the wiring connections or replace the H3 bulbs.
Once you are happy with the aim of the lights, push the grill back in place.
That's it, job done. The smart does look a lot better with the fog lights but please don't
drive around with them on unless it is extremely foggy (which it rarely is).
Driving at night with your fog lights on makes you look like a nob.
They are fog lights NOT driving lights, the clue is in the name.