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    Rear fog lights + Air suspension

    How many rear fog lights should I have on my 2013 R Line? There seem to be 2 but only 1 lights up, on the off-side. Is this a RHD/LHD scenario or should they both be on?
    And with apologies for so many basic questions but I am unable to get answers fro my dealership. There is a note in the handbook to the effect that, when changing wheels, the suspension should be at max height. You achieve this by using a switch on the dash.
    Nowhere can I find such a switch - am I missing something really basic?
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    I haven't looked at the Touareg but I would say its the same as other VW models. They only fit one rear fog lamp which is the legal requirement. Does the one work?
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    Yes there should only be one working fog light on the off side.

    Air suspension needs to be in jacking mode which involves pressing the switch on the centre console marked 'Lock'. No switch suggests no air suspension.
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    OK thanks. There is only 1 rear fog light, on the off side. I'd half thought that 2 would be fitted, partially for extra visibility and partially to cover European driving as the rear fog light should be on the off-side.
    Regarding the suspension I thought that R-Line had air suspension as standard? It was the SE version that came with springs?
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    No, steel springs are standard fit on R-Line Touaregs. If you had Air you would have additional switches in the centre console.
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    Thanks for the advice. Mt fault as I bought the car in a bit of a rush and seemed to have had a salesman who had only been on the job a couple of weeks. I didn't get much of an explanation and a few wrong comments; I'm still unsure as to what exactly I have as off road capability - hill descent etc.
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    Thanks - do you know if it's possible to get another rear fog light fitted so there are two? Only ask as I do a lot of continental driving. I've asked my local dealership who were particularly unhelpful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cityman View Post
    Thanks for the advice. Mt fault as I bought the car in a bit of a rush and seemed to have had a salesman who had only been on the job a couple of weeks. I didn't get much of an explanation and a few wrong comments; I'm still unsure as to what exactly I have as off road capability - hill descent etc.
    For serious off roading the Escape model still retains the transfer box and selectable low range that was present on all previous generation Touaregs.
    The low range was dropped I guess because most Touaregs are used as the proverbial Chelsea tractor and never venture off road.
    You will still have fairly capable off road ability within the confines of the R line bodywork...hill descent is on all models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityman View Post
    Thanks - do you know if it's possible to get another rear fog light fitted so there are two? Only ask as I do a lot of continental driving. I've asked my local dealership who were particularly unhelpful!
    Most things are possible if your determined enough. If you really think it's worth it for the amount of use it's likely to get could pick up a left hand drive light unit while you are abroad then get a good independent garage in your area to fit it and run wiring across.
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