Q. In your column ( Motormouth, March 15 ), D. W. from Mundelein asked about german cars with one bright taillight. I ‘ll bet the drivers of those german cars were among the morons who drive around with their fog lights on ! many european cars have one bright taillight when the fog lights are on, kind of a rear warn system. D.M., Geneva


Q. just wanted to let you know that all Mercedes-Benz models, and most other german cars, do have a daze light incorporated in the left rear taillight assembly. On an M-B it is activated by pulling the headlight switch out two clicks. obviously german police requires that all vehicles have a bequeath rear daze light. When on, the leave rear taillight doubles in intensity. B.M., Barrington


Q. In answer to D.W. from Mundelein and his doubt about the extra-bright bulb in one of the left rear lights of some german vehicles, I recently bought a 2001 Audi S4 Avant, and one of the features on the car is a buttocks fog lamp. Upon energizing of a splashboard trade, a bright bulb in the left rear light is illuminated. K.C., Chicago Q. In reception to the question about german cars with extra-bright bulbs in the entrust buttocks taillight, my wife and I just purchased a 2001 Volvo S40, which has an extra bright left rear taillight This is a rear daze light. I do n’t know how effective it is ; it has n’t been identical dazed since we picked up the carand I am normally in the car, not following it. But it seems like a good idea.

D.B., Palatine A. Almost everyone knows about this, but yours in truth, but we are indisputable to remember now. We could barely count the electronic mail we received, and they were even coming in as we were writing this column. Thanks for the enlightenment. Q. I have a 1986 Buick in identical good determine that runs well, except for the presence of a gasoline smell in the passenger compartment. What could be causing this and would it be worth spending the money to fix it ? D.L., Chicago A. If you plan to drive the car, this is not worth ignoring. away from the obvious fuel hazard, gasoline fumes can impair your ability to drive. Chances are, you may need something american samoa simpleton as a new percolate for your evaporative control organization. Bob Weber.


— — — — — Bob Weber is an ASE-certified Master Automobile Technician, having recertified every five years since 1978. Address your technical questions to Motormouth, 17717 Silcott Springs Rd., Purcellville, Va., 20132. Send electronic mail, including name and township, to MotormouthTribune @ Answers will be supplied only through the paper .

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