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WilliamChang82
02-27-2009
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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By justin330i on 06-07-2009, 04:53 PM
thanks for the guide! I had the most difficulty at Step 2. It just did not want to come out and I was giving it some good elbow grease. I was afraid I would break the assembly.

Other than that, I broke one of the clips at Step 7. =X And for my custom piece, I used a pen cap, cut it down, and glued on a square piece of credit card to match the height of the original fogs. I have a 2006 330i and I can turn on the rear fogs without turning on the front. Great mod!
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By GregL on 06-08-2009, 04:41 PM
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Thank you very much for the DIY. I attempted it today and you're absolutely right about step 7 being the hardest part, I think I spent half the entire procedure just trying to get that piece out. Once it was out, I ended up using an eraser stick cut to length, and super glued it to a credit card cut-out as dakine and justin330i suggested. Worked like a charm

Also, just as justin 330i mentioned, I too love the fact that I can turn on the rear fogs without having to turn on the fronts.
Last edited by GregL; 06-08-2009 at 05:03 PM.
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By phattbam on 06-09-2009, 02:54 AM
so is this guy in hiatus or hiding?
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By chowser51 on 06-16-2009, 02:05 AM
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I give up man. No response to two messages and he has logged on since I sent them. It's been about two months, I'll consider it a $20 lesson that I am not getting my part. Nice way to rip a brother off. Time to make a call to Irvine PD and USPS PD.
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By Subw00er on 06-24-2009, 04:40 PM
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Sorry about the OT, but does anyone want to sell their OEM switch - just the one with two blank buttons. Must not have scratches/look perfect. Please PM price shipped to NY.
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By WilliamChang82 on 07-23-2009, 04:18 PM
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Hello everyone, my name is Nick. William Chang is my old employee. He wasn't selling these buttons under my business but he left them here when he quit. My dad actually made the buttons for him and he owes my dad a lot of money. I just found this today he left his password on my shop computer. I will do 1 of 2 things, if you purchased a button I will send it to you for free and if you still need one there is a few left. I see a few complaints and pms, so don't go trying to get a free button, these are for the guys who paid and didn't receive it. I would be pissed too. If you need to contact me outside of E90post, you can email me at Nickk6@cox.net.
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By WilliamChang82 on 07-23-2009, 04:27 PM
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By the way if I quit talking on here its because the password got changed.
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By nickk6 on 07-24-2009, 02:02 PM
Just PM me here, I am gonna stop using the willchang screen name.
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By t.nguyen on 07-24-2009, 11:21 PM
great thread it worked very well for me after trial and error with custom white piece size
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By chowser51 on 08-14-2009, 02:55 PM
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Just want to say thanks to Nick for getting these out. Got it working also, just had to shave a little bit off the side, but it works perfect.

Just rear on:



Front and rear on:



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wow, i've already put 10000 miles on since february. guess i should stop driving so much.
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By nickk6 on 08-17-2009, 01:57 AM
Thanks chowser, I hope you are doing better. Someone else was getting your email
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By E90aL on 10-17-2009, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rYdOrDi View Post
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.
wait so you dont need a custom piece for the 06 330i?
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By red.66mustang on 01-04-2010, 08:16 PM
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Great DYI! Cheap (5 cents worth of legos) and activates a cool feature!


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Originally Posted by slEEpy_aL View Post
wait so you dont need a custom piece for the 06 330i?
Yes, you do need to get a custom piece on the 06's (I have a 06 325i). I used legos.
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  #35  
By Tegs4tugs on 01-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the info, did this in a couple minutes over the weekend with just a pen cover
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By Delnari on 04-24-2010, 09:10 PM
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Installed! Used a duplicate white piece that is the same for the front fog lights (purchased it from a seller here on the boards). The tricky part is getting the blank button out of the housing. The diagram here shows using two screwdrivers to pull the tabs back to release the button. That didn't work well for me so I did this instead:
  1. Take a small screwdriver and pull one of the two tabs back.
  2. It opens wider than you might think but you will see the indent if you open wide enough.
  3. Take a large flat screwdriver on the outside of the housing between the button and the housing and apply a slight twisting pressure as if you were going to force the button out.
  4. When you apply a little twisting pressure to the button and pry on the tab, it will force the button down enough to keep the tab from snapping back into place.
  5. Keep pressure on the button with the large screwdriver still and pry the second tab back.
  6. As you open the second tab while twisting the large screwdriver the button will pop out!
This worked for me and nothing was damaged. Cut the little tab stops on the outside of the button (4 of them) and reinsert the button.

Tom
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  #37  
By acnhdernegw on 04-25-2010, 05:42 AM
Thanks for the DIY
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  #38  
By BMWjames on 04-25-2010, 05:49 PM
I have a us-spec switch with rear fog lights enabled for sale. If anyone is interested check out my for sale thread or private message me!
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By Neutrino45 on 12-13-2010, 12:09 AM
I've got an OEM white piece for sale. PM me.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...3&postcount=12
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By Noah@CamberToe on 02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
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GREAT DIY took me about 20 min....cut up and old card and used that with some super clue as my "white piece" i had rear fog lights on my audi and really missed them until now!!!
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By AMASIAN on 02-23-2011, 09:41 AM
Just did it also.

Super easy.

Used a pen cap and a cut-up credit card.

30 minutes and $0.00 as opposed to the OEM replacement switch is one of the BEST DIY's I've seen yet!
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By klove83 on 02-24-2011, 11:16 PM
Ok so can someone post pics of the "lego" piece or the pen cap piece? Im having a hard time figuring out what you guys mean by this?
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By AMASIAN on 02-25-2011, 08:15 AM
Cut up a credit card into 1-4 pieces the size of the base of the white piece. stack them and glue them together. take a pe3n cap and cut it so its only the tip, about an inch long so that when stacked on the credit card pieces, its the same size as the white piece.

just some rudimentary replication...
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