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ska///235i
03-17-2007
(DIY) enable our USA rear fog lights for E90 & E92

I took my light switch apart and discover that our switch has the ability for rear fogs, but there's one little piece needed/missing to activate it.

The switch is very easy to take apart.....just a few clips on the...
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By canucklion on 03-17-2007, 03:16 PM
I agree people are not reading

ska is saying that for those of you that had bought the euro light switch, which comes with 2 of those white pieces, give the ONE piece from your existing American switch to another friend who has an American switch to get 2 pieces total.

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OMG...no one is reading...lol
look at pic # 3

use a razor blade and cut those clips off

so for those that already bought the german switch (part # 61316932796), they can give away their piece from the old USA switch
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By canucklion on 03-17-2007, 03:22 PM
Guys, you need two people for this mod to work, and one of you has to get the Euro switch.

Say, Uhaulball and HyperM3 are partners in this project, both of you have the American switch right now. Say, HyperM3 buys the Euro switch to put it in his car, HyperM3 still has his American switch as a spare, TAKE THE WHITE PIECE OFF OF THAT and give it to Uhaulball to use on his American switch to make him have the capability of rear fogs without buying the Euro switch.

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hyper, he meant give the german switch in its entirety away, since this mod is easy to do! we just need to figure out how to fabricate the small white piece. maybe we can create a small mold out of the white piece we already have. im just a little scared if i mess up, but if i do i could just buy a german part which is only 55 bucks anyway.

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Ok, well Ill try it. Worst case scenario is I have to buy the German part for $55.
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By enlightenment on 03-17-2007, 03:28 PM
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i plan on using it whenever a huge SUV tailgates me. they tailgate me around here even when im going 60 in a 45.
Haha... I see that as an acceptable use of rear fogs.
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By uhaulball on 03-17-2007, 03:39 PM
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Guys, you need two people for this mod to work, and one of you has to get the Euro switch.

Say, Uhaulball and HyperM3 are partners in this project, both of you have the American switch right now. Say, HyperM3 buys the Euro switch to put it in his car, HyperM3 still has his American switch as a spare, TAKE THE WHITE PIECE OFF OF THAT and give it to Uhaulball to use on his American switch to make him have the capability of rear fogs without buying the Euro switch.
u didn't read either, i already got that part, after ska edited his older comments to make it clear.
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By ska///235i on 03-17-2007, 03:40 PM
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here are some testing pics

top switch is the usa switch
bottom is euro switch

I place the "white piece" into the rear fog button (USA switch)
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Last edited by ska///235i; 03-25-2007 at 01:22 PM.
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By ska///235i on 03-17-2007, 03:46 PM
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I edit the post...no more confusion and no more fighting..ahahahha
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By HyperM3 on 03-17-2007, 03:59 PM
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Ok so also the one thing you dont get is a icon on the button to show that its rear fogs. Blank on American, Rear fog symbol on German. GOT IT.
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By RichP on 03-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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Ok so also the one thing you dont get is a icon on the button to show that its rear fogs. Blank on American, Rear fog symbol on German. GOT IT.
You should still have the dash indicator though, which is probably more important than the button.

Still need a source for that white piece.

Any idea what people would "pay" for that part? Im not looking to profit off this DIY, but I can suggest a few manufacturing methods and draw it up if there was enough interest (perhaps we could simplify the shape to make it cheaper)
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By Autobot on 03-17-2007, 06:44 PM
great find thanks for the DIY
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By ages944 on 03-17-2007, 10:22 PM
oh great. You post up this great mod a couple of days after I buy and install the euro switch...
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By joe07328xi on 03-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Does this mod works with a E92?
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By uman on 03-18-2007, 02:06 AM
I'll buy someone's "white piece" since they probably already have the German switch and won't be needing this piece from the American switch. PM me if you're willing to sell or donate it.
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By lkevinl on 03-18-2007, 02:08 AM
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oh great. You post up this great mod a couple of days after I buy and install the euro switch...
Put your white piece up for sale!
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By lkevinl on 03-18-2007, 02:09 AM
Actually, if someone can come up with an alternative to the white piece, we won't need to get them from BMW.
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By MacAttack on 03-18-2007, 02:23 AM
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Put your white piece up for sale!
Sell it for $55.
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By trick50 on 03-18-2007, 02:23 AM
if anyone wants my old US switch make an offer...preferably local...as I really do not want to ship it (I hate going to the post office and don't really have the time right now). I am willing to sell someone the entire switch as I don't want to take the damn thing apart...I would rather let someone else do it.
My switch only has 4000 miles on it lol
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By tman on 03-18-2007, 05:51 AM
Anyone in VA have a "spare white switch". PM me.
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By RichP on 03-18-2007, 09:10 AM
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Actually, if someone can come up with an alternative to the white piece, we won't need to get them from BMW.
thats what I posted, but I have gotten no response.
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By epiphone3 on 03-18-2007, 09:43 AM
so does every BMW come with rear fog lights? or just the models that come equipped with the front fogs as well?
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By SoYank on 03-18-2007, 10:02 AM
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Alright... if you guys are going to do this rear fog light mod (which is a great mod, good work ), don't be one of those dumbasses who always puts them on all the time when they are not needed. I always see people in audi's driving like this. I don't think many people understand when to use rear fogs or even know that they turned them on. I'm not saying people on this forum would do that, just be aware and use them appropriately (ie in heavy rain and dense fog).
Driving home today in the snowstorm, even though visibility was nearly a quarter mile, the SUV in front of me popped on his rear fog lights. I was tempted to pop on my brights...but I resisted being an a$$-*.
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By HyperM3 on 03-18-2007, 10:04 AM
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thats what I posted, but I have gotten no response.
Once someone takes theirs apart, then we can come up with some solution as to what can fit in there. Finding something at Home Depot shouldnt be a problem.
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By ska///235i on 03-18-2007, 10:18 AM
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AHAHAHAHAH

I notice everyone is selling their switches.....I hope everyone buy/sell their usa switch for a reasonable price...half ($27)

I wonder if the Heated seats and other function buttons just need that white piece as well.....that would be awesome
Last edited by ska///235i; 03-18-2007 at 10:35 AM.
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