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The fog lamps were not axed at all - there are windows left in the front bumber and in Europe, higher level trims come with fog lamps preinstalled at the factory. I'm not sure about the US, but I think it should be dealer and/or service installable option.
You better tell me what the RIGHT button is supposed to do! I think I'll never be able to figure it out myself
In the USA, the foglights WERE indeed AXED for the AVEO LS SEDAN! They were SUPPOSED to be part of the "Appearance Package" which included fog lights, mudguards and aluminum wheels and a rear spoiler for the 5-door model! It was listed at SEVERAL GM sites for the 2004 model year AVEOS. Someone at GM made a decision to drop them, but no one at GM will tell me how this came about and why they were not even offered as an option when they were readily available in Canada! I spoke to Joe Jacuzzi, the GM for Chevrolet and he had NO clue! If he did, he wouldn't admit it.Originally Posted by DmitryKo
Foglights can indeed be retrofitted to the area in question in the front bumper, but it will NOT be setup the same as the factory installed foglights if you read the owner's manual. As for the other button to the right of the emergency flashers- I can only GUESS! Maybe it's for REAR FOGLIGHTS that seem to be available on some model cars in Europe.
I've looked through the PDF manual for 2005 Aveo and it seems that fog lamps are switched by a band in the central part of the Multifunction/Turn Signal Lever (p. 3-6). Do you have this band installed? Do you have the left-sided button in place as well? If either is true, I bet it's simply a matter of connecting the wires to the corresponding fuse in the engine compartment (p.p. 5-83 to 5-84); all you need is get the genuine lamps somewhere.Originally Posted by fastdriverNo, there's no rear fog lights on any Eurpean model...As for the other button to the right of the emergency flashers- I can only GUESS! Maybe it's for REAR FOGLIGHTS that seem to be available on some model cars in Europe.
I was speaking about the 2004 model, not the 2005. Fog lights are now available on the 2005 US Aveo.Originally Posted by DmitryKo
Like I said, it was just a guess about the rear fog lights because several European cars do have them-
Yes- Joe Jacuzzi is his real name-
Chevrolet Central Office
100 Renaissance Center
Mail Code: 482-A29-D76
Detroit, MI 48265-1000
Name and Responsibilities
Phone Joe Jacuzzi 313-667-9181 Director of Communications
are you asking what the button are?Originally Posted by fastdriver
I know the middle one is for Hazzard lights
Well, I've also read through the PDF Owner's Manual for 2004 model year, and the fog lamps band on the lever, a well as the fuses in the engine compartment, are still there (p.p. 3-7 and 5-88 to 5-90). Just visit your local GM service, I think they should have ordered and installed the lamps gladly...Originally Posted by fastdriver
I KNOW what the owner's manual says. I read it too! You're NOT listening to me. The fog lights were DROPPED from the 2004 AVEO lineup. They were NOT even offered as an option. There is NO fog lamp band on the USA models! I know what the picture shows, but I know what the turn signal stalk looks like in my car.Originally Posted by DmitryKo
Enough time spent on this topic. I was previously told that the fog lights from the Canadian model could not be retrofitted to the USA Chevy the way they come from the factory. I'm sure I could get the lights now from Chevy and have someone install them, but they will not be set up the same as they are on the 2005 model.
This is the part I don't understand - what part won't be "set up the same" exactly? In Moscow, they can set you up anything in any place, no matter the car model and makeOriginally Posted by fastdriver
IMHO, the only difference between factory and dealer/service installation I can think of is the placement of wired cables in the engine compartment, but I don't believe it's all that critical if they are either sticked to the interiors with an adhesive tape or duly placed in a vacuum-sealed plastic tube along with other cables
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