[xj] bullets in the boot

Our car does have some suspicious indents on the body that seemed to have a
lead glaze from slugs, and we do think the PPO was a drug dealer, but the
bullets I’m asking about are in the boot, rear of the spare tire. The cluster
of bullet connections are held down inside under the rear floor panel. Maybe
they’re for trailer lighting, but one or two are a question:

White/tan – has 12V on it
Brown/violet – ??

The remainder I think I understand: red (running lights), green with white or
red (directionals) and green/violet (brake lights). Another, coming out by
the brake-lamp assembly is red/blue, which I assume is the rear-facing fog
lamps.

Anyone know the first two – the British color-code guide isn’t helpful?
Thanks,

Alex
79xj6L SII

Alex: Where do you get this British color-code guide for the wiring?
Danny

The remainder I think I understand: red (running lights), green with
white or
red (directionals) and green/violet (brake lights). Another, coming out
by> the brake-lamp assembly is red/blue, which I assume is the rear-facing fog
lamps.

Anyone know the first two – the British color-code guide isn’t helpful?
Thanks,

Alex
79xj6L SII

Cannara wrote:

…Another, coming out bythe brake-lamp assembly is red/blue, which I
assume is the rear-facing foglamps.

List:

I’ve never heard of rear facing fog lamps. I assume they so that others following
can see you. Are they red like a tail lamp?

Regards
Lou

HI Lou -

Yes the rear facing fog guards are red - and quite bright too! If you look
at a pic of a Euro spec SIII rear end you will see them mounted in the rear
bumper. The fed’s in their almost infinite stupidity decided these things
were too dangerous to be put in the hands of US drivers (like 7"
headlamps), and so outlawed them. I believe ALL European cars now have them
as standard equipment, and I for one think they are a godsend in really
poor visibility.

Of course since I frequently see drivers round here driving in snow, heavy
rain or fog with no lights at all perhaps the fed’s were right. Rear fog
guards are as useless as last week’s salad if you don’t turn them on…

Cheers,
Loudon-
85 VDP, Josephine, 68K - and fog guard deprived like all Federal spec
cars…At 12:37 -0500 2.17.0, Lou Danzico wrote:>Cannara wrote:

…Another, coming out bythe brake-lamp assembly is red/blue,
which I
assume is the rear-facing foglamps.

List:

I’ve never heard of rear facing fog lamps. I assume they so that others
following
can see you. Are they red like a tail lamp?

Regards
Lou

Lou, others know more, but I understand they’re legal outside the US and are
bright yellow, facing backwards, activated by the “fog” position on the main
lighting switch – the position is disabled on US cars.

Alex
79xj6L SII

Lou Danzico wrote:>

Cannara wrote:

…Another, coming out bythe brake-lamp assembly is red/blue, which I
assume is the rear-facing foglamps.

List:

I’ve never heard of rear facing fog lamps. I assume they so that others following
can see you. Are they red like a tail lamp?

Regards
Lou

Yes: they are called “fog guards”, and they are brilliant red, approximately
the same brilliance as the stop lights. Fitted to European models, and in the
SIII, integral with the rubber bumper cover.

                                        Gregory

The rear fog lights on my '85 Sovereign come on in the first
position of the switch when it’s pulled out and those are the
only lights that come on (possibly because my front fog lamps
don’t work). The only problem is (as in my “brides” case) if
you happen to push the light switch in to it’s normal position,
you don’t get the rear fog’s off it will obviously run the battery
down. They are definitely noticeable and should be mandatory.

Danny from Missouri----- Original Message -----
From: “Cannara” cannara@attglobal.net
To: “Lou Danzico” danzico@voicenet.com
Cc: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] bullets in the boot

Lou, others know more, but I understand they’re legal outside the US and
are
bright yellow, facing backwards, activated by the “fog” position on the
main
lighting switch – the position is disabled on US cars.

Alex
79xj6L SII

Lou Danzico wrote:

Cannara wrote:

…Another, coming out bythe brake-lamp assembly is
red/blue, which I

assume is the rear-facing foglamps.

List:

I’ve never heard of rear facing fog lamps. I assume they so that others
following

can see you. Are they red like a tail lamp?

Regards
Lou

I’ve never heard of rear facing fog lamps. I assume they so
that others following
can see you. Are they red like a tail lamp?

Regards
Lou

Required by law in the UK. On the XJ they are fitted in the rear
bumper, which is totally different to the US version. And they are
BRIGHT! They are the same power as the brake lights (21W), but have a
much more directional lens, and so appear much brighter to a following
driver. They should only be used in fog. Unfortunatley those drivers
of small brain put them on in the rain too. All that means is that a
following car can’t see clearly when they brake, and end up rear-ending
them.

Craig