Twin rear fog lights
Add a second rear fog lamp to the rear of your Metro
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- Complete rear fog lamp
- A-series left fog lamp lens
- Fixing screws
- Short stubby Phillips screw driver
- Socket set
- Wire connectors
K-series Metro & Rover 100
All K- Series Metro and Rover 100’s only have a single rear fog lamp but the blank is there for the left (or right for Left hand drive models) to be added.
A-series Austin Metro
Some of the lower spec A-series Metros (Vans and city’s) also have only a single rear lamp to keep costs down.Luckily All A-series Metro have the wires for both rear fog lamp so look around inside the boot behind where the fog lamp blank is located and you should find 2 wires and a connector hanging lose and simply connect this to your new lamp. But you will need to get a fog lamp wires from the same mk as yours or the wires wont connect up as they change from mk1 to mk2 and mk3 & mk4 are different again.
- You will need to remove half (or all depending on if you have a short screw driver) rear bumper to gain access to the rear fog lamp screw mount on the inside of the bumper.To remove or loosen the rear bumper there are 4 nuts holding it on at the top and 2 screws and the bottom corners.To save time when upgrading mine I undid only 2 of the rear bumper mounts and removed the left rear light cluster. These where the nuts to hold the left hand side on, the left main nut and the 2 plastic nuts holding the cluster on.
- Now the bumper is hanging off (or is removed) I removed the fog lamp blank and placed my spare fog lamp in the hole.
- With the short screwdriver mounted it to the bumper with the 2 screws.
- Place the wires into the hole already provided on the body.Then replaced the bumper it self which is the reversal of removal.
- Wiring up the lamp (K-series Metro & Rover 100 only). Now the left lamp is fitted it needs a power source, which can be provided by the other existing rear fog lamp.I got a metre and a half of wire and ran a parallel circuit of the other fog lamps wires. Picture below shows wire block connector, which are temporary but will be soldered later.
- Hide away the wires neatly behind the sides and around the other wires.
- Test to see if both rear lamps work and hopefully you will be finished.