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      02-27-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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DIY for WilliamChang82 Rear Fog Light Mod

hey everybody... i know this is some kind of repost... but i had to do it... it's for my diy mod for my switch...

but here it goes... =)

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      03-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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wait,so you only removed the factory tabs, and did not create a custom set up to activate the rear fogs?
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      03-02-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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wait,so you only removed the factory tabs, and did not create a custom set up to activate the rear fogs?
look at step 10. the white plastic piece on the bottom is his "custom set up"
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      03-14-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Did this today...easy and looks great! Thanks for such a great product!
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      03-14-2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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what did you use for your "custom" peice?
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      03-15-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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i just installed it with william's piece pretty fun DIY except it was a bitch to take out the button (step 7) took me 30 mins just to take it out from the tab maybe i did somethign wrong but it's all good love the mod thanks
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      03-15-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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thanx for the good reviews =)... as for my "custom piece" it's started off from a long plastic, and the size of a yard stick, and about 2 inches thick... goes into the cnc mill and the machine cut's the pieces out... hope that helps... haha... i just watch them make it, didn't see the programming to tell the machine wat to do
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just did this mod took me 10 min very simple...thanks WILL
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      04-04-2009, 12:43 AM   #9
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Up for Will.
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Great DIY Will!
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nice DIY and pics! When I did mine, I made my own "custom" piece using a pen cap, synthetic cork from a bottle of wine and an old credit card. I forgot to take pictures along the way, but here's the gist of it... 1) find a pen cap that will fit into the back of the switch. push it into the hole. 2) trace and cut the top of the original piece (make sure the notch is able to clear the plastic that's sticking out on the side of the switch housing. I made mine a little bigger the the original). the cut piece of credit card will go on top of the cork. it's purpose is to have a ridgid surface to press the 2 buttons simultaneously. 3) open a bottle of wine that has a synthetic cork and start drinking. 4) cut the cork to size. I used a utility knife. you want to get the height as close to the original as possible when it's all assembled. My piece was considerably longer then the original because my pen cap went all the way to the bottom of the plastic switch. the original stops on the stop tabs about 1/2 way down. i used a quick curing 2 part model glue. Things to note.... the cork was a little offset from center when gluing to the pen cap. I trial fit the pieces prior to gluing, making sure the installed piece was the same height as the original. if you dont have 2 part model glue, a glue gun will probably work just as well.
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      04-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #12
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WARNING: Don't order from William Chang

So, I sent William Chang a payment for $20 via Paypal as he directed in a PM to me. This was over a week and a half ago. I have received no responses to followon emails and PMs, nor have I received the promised switch.

Just posting this so that others are forwarned.
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      04-15-2009, 12:38 AM   #13
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I sent William Chang a message as well this dude doesn't reply to any messages...wTF.

The write up was good, did it in 30min, converted my switch but no rear lights. Has anyone successfly done this without purchasing european lightswitch on an e92 2008 preferrably...
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I did this mod. Beforehand, I went to he Lego store and got the pieces needed. After I opened up the switch, I was surprised to find that I didn't need a "custom piece" for the rear fog light. I think the earlier models may have the same switch base as the European ones, just with the different switch. I have a 2006 330i.
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did it too. there is a lego store??
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can someone tell me if the rear foglights work after the modification?
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can someone tell me if the rear foglights work after the modification?
I don't think they do. People just go through this exercise to waste their time. Kind of like what you're doing by posting something so dumb.
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Maybe Will is having some more made, hence the delay? I'm waiting for mine, he cashed payment on the 10th.
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If that's the case, could he at least show the courtesy to reply to an email to that effect?
It's pretty strange, IMHO
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In order for the rear foglights to work, you must have:
1. Ignition on
2. Front foglights on.

This mod is working for my 06 330i, hope this helps.
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i sent you a pm about the TPMS sensors, you might as well add one of these too.
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Hello William, can you please respond. It's been almost two months.
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