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      01-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Fog Light Switch Mod

Hey everyone. I was browsing another BMW forum site and found out we don't have to order the European light switch to use the rear fogs. The button is already there but it has small tabs keeping us from pushing the button. If you remove the light switch and cut the tabs you will have a functioning switch allowing you to turn on the rear fogs.

check it out... http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610664
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      01-28-2013, 02:24 AM   #2
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Did it the first day I owned my car
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      01-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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I guess the only con is you wont have a pretty little symbol telling you its a switch for the rear fogs. Almost like a hidden button!
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      01-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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Did it the first day I owned my car
same here, love that feature

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I guess the only con is you wont have a pretty little symbol telling you its a switch for the rear fogs. Almost like a hidden button!
the dash still lights up. that's good enough for me!
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      01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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Did mine also during early ownership. Good for those people that tailgate. Blast them with these bright lights and they will def back off
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      01-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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So cool! Does anyone have a link/writeup on how to remove the switch in our cars, or is it a similar process to the 1 series?
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      01-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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yes will do mines I ahve thos ASSWIPES who like to tailgate her in Puerto Rico
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      01-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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I am gonna do this soon, I really needed it today with blanket of fog we have over Toronto.
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      01-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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some pointer after doing this yesterday: the actual piece can be removed by carefully pulling it out starting from the bottom of the switch assembly. When you get to the actual fabrication it is blatant that there are three tabs holding the button from being functional. Two that are easily reached because they are the lower portion of the button and the other sits in between two buttons. I used an eye glasses type of screw driver to do this mod. Maybe this will help...
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      01-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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Does this mod apply to 2007 coupes as well?
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      01-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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Does this mod apply to 2007 coupes as well?
I think you may need the "Lego mod"

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=switch
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      01-31-2013, 12:36 AM   #12
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Thanks man. I wish it was just the matter of cutting the tabs off
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      01-31-2013, 10:09 AM   #13
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This also apply the 2011s?
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      01-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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2011's only need the tabs cut off. I did my 335d and e93 M, total took 20 min.
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In the old.days you could actually buy the switch assembly which had the proper symbol on the button itself. Sadly BMW put the.kibosh on that.
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      01-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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Tx Kay will try to do it this week gracias!!
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Did mine during a lunch break in a parking garage
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Rear Fog Light

Am finally getting around to doing this rear fog light thing.

Can you cut the little plastic stays for the rear fog light switch button from the outside using an Xacto knife without taking the entire switch assembly out?

Thought I'd ask before trying it and regretting it.
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I've done it .u hv to usde two flathead screwdrivers, one the top part one on the bottom part looking directly at it one u pop off cut the 4 clip w a needle nose make sure u pop out the connector for the rear gog lights plug the item removed into the plug then indrrt the entire item turn on ignition and press rear fog light and u wiil on the right top an amber rear fog light come on good luck
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I've done it .u hv to usde two flathead screwdrivers, one the top part one on the bottom part looking directly at it one u pop off cut the 4 clip w a needle nose make sure u pop out the connector for the rear gog lights plug the item removed into the plug then indrrt the entire item turn on ignition and press rear fog light and u wiil on the right top an amber rear fog light come on good luck
Hmmm. After I wrote my question, I looked more closely at the switch and determined I could not do what I was talking about. But your idea is popping out the switch from the front rather than taking off the A/C vent panel first and then undoing the panel underneath that holds the switch assembly. At least that's how I interpreted your way. It seems I would probably break something doing it that way.
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      05-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #21
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No you wnt break anything if ur carefull
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      05-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #22
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are the 2011s and 2012s the same? I have a '12 so can I just cut off the tabs without the need for a lego piece?
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