For some silly reason a JDM Forester XT (SJG) comes with a single rear fog light on right side (and a dummy on left side).
I am amazed that these rear fog lights are not disabled during compliance. They are useless, annoying and illegal in NZ.
Too many times I was stuck behind an oblivious BMW driver in rain only to be blinded by their rear fog lights.
In my opinion these people who drive with rear fog lights should be fined.
So, the rear fog light got to go.
Since I did not want to have a lower row of lights to be completely useless I decided to convert them to another stop/park light set. At same time I replaced all the bulbs with LED lights.
The only thing that I need to purchase is a set (2x) of 7443 sockets. One small mistake was ordering the sockets with 4 clips (vs 3 clips), thus not only needed to drill and cut out dummy side, I also needed to modify the fog light side to accept 4 clip socket. I could not reuse the fog light socket due to it being 2 wire (as I wanted fully functional light, not just stop).
On left light:
On both sides:
Note: thoroughly vacuum inside of the lights to get rid of the plastic debris left from drilling and cutting!