I did some investigation into fog lights early on, found that the G8 headlight switch with the fog light control (switch pulls OUT) will work in our cars with a direct plug-n-play. Only problem is the G8 switch illuminates red, while all of our interior illumination is off-white. If this color difference doesn't bother you that's fine, if it does the LED's in the switch need to be changed, this means pulling the switch apart.
I found a good comprendum on parts required for fog light installs on the VE Series 2 on another forum, I'm copying the information here for everyone's review. Keep in mind the part numbers are Holden and the dollars are not in US currency.
I saw some info. on another US forum that the fog light issue has also already been figured out here, if there's info. to be had please post it up for everyone!
Thought I'd share my experience installing factory foglights on my base model VE this morning.
It took about 2 hours all up -it was straightforward, with the hardest part working out how to pull off the bumper. The SIDI Omega/International commodores already have the relay, fuse, dashboard light and main wiring harness connector installed. Apparently, earlier VE's don't have these bits, and will need them fitted as well as extra wiring.
The existing headlight switch needs to be replaced with one for a Berlina or Calais (or SV6/SS), where the knob pulls out to turn on the foglights. Besides the switch,lamps and bezels, the other bits needed are a small wiring harness to connect the 2 lights to the main harness, plus screws and clips.
92172577 - Foglight harness - $37.25
92173487 - left foglight bezel - $31.52
92173488 - right foglight bezel - $31.52
92161781 - fog lamp assy x2 - $413.64 (genuine) or $100.82 aftermarket
92201133 - headlight/fog switch -$84.65 new (green illumination) or $25 secondhand
92138826 - screw x8 - $9.59
09114472 - plastic nut/clip x8 - $8.97
Total price = $244.67, or $617.14 if all new and genuine parts are used
The aftermarket lights I bought off ebay look and fit identical to the genuine ones, and come with the 55w globe. Label on the box indicates the same lights are used in various Renault models, and probably other makes too.
I want to change the green illumination to white, to match the Calais headunit I'm installing - I can get the back off the switch easy enough, but the PCB seems pretty much impossible to remove without breaking things.
Anyone been able to disassemble one of these things?
Update - I managed to pull the old headlight switch apart - I used 3 flathead screwdrivers 120 degrees apart, between the PCB and bottom of the shaft.
A bit of gentle persuasion, and the shaft came off.
There are 5 PLCC-2 surface mount green leds on the PCB - these will be replaced with white ones, but red or blue could be used too.
And here is the switch after white led modification. The Foglight switch has 6 PLCC2 leds compared to 5 for the standard one.