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  DIY- Rear Fog Lights
brianlay
08-08-2006
US cars can have the rear foglights enabled by replacing the light switch with the Euro version. These are the same lamps already installed as adaptive brake lights. While the rear fogs are switched on, the adaptive brake light function is disabled.

Parts required- 61 31 6 932 796 ...
  #22  
By foofighter on 08-08-2006, 08:14 PM
interesting that it lights up both sides...typically it's the driver's side that lights up...wonder what would happen if you too out the bulb on the pass side.
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By Sho on 08-08-2006, 11:22 PM
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Nice write up Brian, I will send the request to Morristown BMW for a quote and will keep everyone posted.
Any news yet? Is Morristown BMW able to get the part?
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  #24  
By Chesmu on 08-08-2006, 11:48 PM
I e-mailed morristown BMW yesterday about this part, and am still waiting for a response. I hope they can get it!
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  #25  
By zamboni on 08-08-2006, 11:53 PM
CnoteMD,

A E90 member in UK is trying to sell his Euro version taillight and here is the link in case if you are interested.Asking price is $140 not a bad deal.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26539
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  #26  
By Chesmu on 08-08-2006, 11:58 PM
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Are there supposed to be pictures with the DIY??? I dont see them if they are...


I would also like to do this mod if we can find the part. Let me just make sure of something as well... If this mod is done, does that mean that adaptive braking is not available all together, or just not when the rear fogs are in use???

did you see all the pics at the start of the thread? The pic with the tail lights on is the fog lights.
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  #27  
By zamboni on 08-09-2006, 11:25 AM
Morristown BMW confirm this part is on back order and no pricing is provided. Stay tuned.
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By KL2DC on 08-09-2006, 11:26 AM
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Morristown BMW confirm this part is on back order and no pricing is provided. Stay tuned.
Thanks Zamboni...please keep us updated

Wish Booster was still in business...
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By SoYank on 08-09-2006, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by foofighter
interesting that it lights up both sides...typically it's the driver's side that lights up...wonder what would happen if you too out the bulb on the pass side.
The adaptive brake light on the side without the bulb wouldn't work. It would make your car look lopsided. You would probably also get a light on the dash to illuminate. Remember, for every action there's an equal and opposite reactionl. You may like not having the light on in the back but you'll not like having the light on in the dash.
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By shragon on 08-09-2006, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by foofighter
interesting that it lights up both sides...typically it's the driver's side that lights up...wonder what would happen if you too out the bulb on the pass side.
bmw's have been using both sides for the rear fogs for a very long time. there's some other cars out there that use both sides as well. i agree, that just using the drivers side is better so they don't look like brake lights.

anyway, this is such a sweet post! i had rear fogs on my last bmw, and i've always wanted them on the e90. who would've thought that all you needed to do was replace the fog light switch!! thanks brianlay!!
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  #31  
By zamboni on 08-09-2006, 12:29 PM
I had blackline and it comes with lightbuld for the rear, Brian confirm it works on his U.S E90 version.
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  #32  
By zamboni on 08-09-2006, 12:30 PM
Shragon,

I had an E46 do you think it had this feature as well ? Thx
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  #33  
By shragon on 08-09-2006, 01:40 PM
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Shragon,

I had an E46 do you think it had this feature as well ? Thx
not sure, but it's surely possible.

on my e34, it was not prewired and the back of the tails had the shape of where the fog bulb should be, but it was solid. so it took some modifying of the tails, some wiring, and the euro spec switch.
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  #34  
By spydrz on 08-09-2006, 02:30 PM
Has anyone else had any luck getting the switch? I'm thinking of stopping by my local parts counter after work. Just wondering...
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  #35  
By KL2DC on 08-09-2006, 02:42 PM
I think we should get ScreaminE90 to look into doing a GB for this...seems to be gathering a lot of interest/momentum. He's the right person to do this...
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  #36  
By rkg on 08-09-2006, 03:27 PM
CircleBWM just gave me a quote for 63.32 USD for the switch and will be ordered from Germany. If Germany has it, 2-3 weeks ... otherwise longer if the German supplier is backed up.

Talk with Chris in their parts dept. to order or get more details.
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  #37  
By KL2DC on 08-09-2006, 03:35 PM
rkg: thanks for the info...I have also shot off a bunch of online enquiries (local dealers here in N Virginia). Will update as soon as I hear something...
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  #38  
By shragon on 08-09-2006, 03:35 PM
i just placed an order with bma autoparts in cali. about $67. said it was special order and on back order from germany, so it'll take about 7 days.
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  #39  
By KL2DC on 08-09-2006, 03:36 PM
Shragon, rkg: Are those prices with BMW CCA discount?
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  #40  
By spydrz on 08-09-2006, 03:44 PM
My dealer's website lists it for $53.11 (no CCA discount on that price) so I placed an online order as I won't make it there before they close today. Here's the site, just enter the part # to search for it:
http://parts.crownauto.com/
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  #41  
By SoYank on 08-09-2006, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by shragon
bmw's have been using both sides for the rear fogs for a very long time. there's some other cars out there that use both sides as well. i agree, that just using the drivers side is better so they don't look like brake lights.

anyway, this is such a sweet post! i had rear fogs on my last bmw, and i've always wanted them on the e90. who would've thought that all you needed to do was replace the fog light switch!! thanks brianlay!!
A different slant: if the fog lights are used properly, that is, when visibility is next to nothing, I would think the more red light you have behind you in the fog the better you'd be. May help prevent having the red and blue and amber lights of emergency and recovery vehicles congregating around a mass of twisted metal.
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By KL2DC on 08-09-2006, 03:55 PM
spydrz: great price. Will wait to see if my local dealers have any in stock or respond? If they don't I will go with your contact. Did they say how long for that part?
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By shragon on 08-09-2006, 03:55 PM
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Shragon, rkg: Are those prices with BMW CCA discount?
bma isn't a dealer, they just sell parts for cars.

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My dealer's website lists it for $53.11 (no CCA discount on that price) so I placed an online order as I won't make it there before they close today. Here's the site, just enter the part # to search for it:
http://parts.crownauto.com/
wow, awesome price!
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