Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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They looked into this on one of the Elantra forums. They decided not to do it because the Aussie tale lamp assemblies were not US DOT approved (you can tell if the DOT initials are molded into the plastic). Luckily for Elantra hatch owners, the rear fog lights are there but not wired. Run a wire and it's good to go.
I ended up adding front and rear fog lights. They light up semi-independently: With ignition in ON I can turn the front fogs on any time. I got a blinker switch at a junkyard from an XG350 that had the fog light switch built into it. That XG also had auto lights, so the headlight switch goes Off-Park-Head-Auto. I rigged the Auto postion to keep the head and parking lights on and, if the front fogs are on, it also turns on the rear fog lights.
I rarely use the rear fogs- only in really severe weather. It looks like your brake lights are always on to people who don't know what rear fogs are.