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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 ...
  #220  
By Mixx2000 on 10-06-2006, 09:20 AM
Hey guys! To be honest with you I cant be sure the 792 will work with a Xenon equipped car. Obviously it seems to work ok with xq_zhu's car, which from what I can tell seems to be a Halogen car. I have someone ordering one right now, so maybe we can see of it works and go from there. -JD
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  #221  
By darkcloud on 10-06-2006, 09:38 AM
^^^ oh I forgot. I just ordered from you on tuesday or wednesday. I was the guy who thought he may have ordered twice. Anyways my VIN would have shown I have halogens, but I did the Euro Xenon swap. So whatever part number I have it still works.... I have 61 31 6 932 796
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  #222  
By Mixx2000 on 10-06-2006, 09:45 AM
^Yeah the 796 will work fine for your car.
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  #223  
By poldim on 10-06-2006, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mixx2000
Hey guys! To be honest with you I cant be sure the 792 will work with a Xenon equipped car. Obviously it seems to work ok with xq_zhu's car, which from what I can tell seems to be a Halogen car. I have someone ordering one right now, so maybe we can see of it works and go from there. -JD
Thats someone is me .

Is it problematic to then swap it out for the xenon one if it does not work?


Hopefully it will work and just look good with extra knobs and switches :rocks:
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  #224  
By yamazaho on 10-08-2006, 01:37 AM
Man I swear that I was so not thinking about doing this mod at all guys, but man when I contacted JD (wellz, I was just gonna give it a shot and see how fast he replies), he replied me almost immediately and let me know that he is able to get the switch for me. I was totally thrilled with his service and so decided immediately that I am going to do this... Hehe even though my car has the halogen headlights, I still ordered 792 instead of 796. I sure hope things will work out on my car when I get it!!! Man I can't wait!!!

Oh yeah and I love the write up.....!!!!
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  #225  
By Dav8y_d on 10-13-2006, 07:13 PM
hey cant we easily get this switch , cheap and fast through

http://parts.crownauto.com/

CROWNS BMW : highly recommended =]
hope this helps some...
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  #226  
By poldim on 10-15-2006, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by xsesxaznx
hey cant we easily get this switch , cheap and fast through

http://parts.crownauto.com/

CROWNS BMW : highly recommended =]
hope this helps some...
Its where we've been getting it, read the thread.


On that note, I got my tracking number yesterday.
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  #227  
By just4kickz on 10-17-2006, 03:09 PM
i can't get my trim piece off! i dont want to scratch it either (alum trim) any advice?
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  #228  
By spydrz on 10-17-2006, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by just4kickz
i can't get my trim piece off! i dont want to scratch it either (alum trim) any advice?
Keep trying!!
I messed around with mine for a long time before it released from the dash!
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  #229  
By just4kickz on 10-17-2006, 11:32 PM
clips are kinda on tight huh... either im really stupid or i cant get the clips on the foglightswitch to release from the trim unit... haha
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  #230  
By graves4r6 on 10-17-2006, 11:40 PM
I called my local dealership and guess what they did have it in stock.
So I told them to hold it for me and after work I pick it up.

The installation was pretty easy and thanks to brianlay!! You are awesome Man!!
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  #231  
By poldim on 10-18-2006, 06:54 PM
Just installed mine earlier today. Took about 10/15 min. I hand more trouble popping in the jack mount piece than I did this thing.

Quality of the parts is great, can deffinetly tell that BMW > *.
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  #232  
By yamazaho on 10-18-2006, 10:07 PM
Another satisfying customer here..... JD at Crown Automotive definitely knows how to get his stuff~~~ I did my switch swap in like 10 mintes... AWESOME!!!! :rocks:
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  #233  
By chongki on 10-18-2006, 11:22 PM
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I have been looking for this! placed order today
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  #234  
By ahnh77 on 10-24-2006, 11:52 PM
...everybody made it sound so easy....

1) removing the a/c vent and cover piece holding the switch..took me a minute with no tool...i was able to just stick the tips of my finger on the right side and release it...than openned the door and did the same on the left....removing the switch panel was even easier using both hands...

2) removing the clip..okay...after reading all 11 pages...i guess i have to some how rotate the gray piece...i don't know...i tried rotating the gray piece in all directions...haven't had any luck....came back to my computer to read all the many pages....gotta try it again...

3) removing the switch from the trim piece...omg...what am i doing wrong?...i'm holding down the clips...trim piece is not moving....ah...i gotta give it another try later...
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  #235  
By turpiwa on 10-25-2006, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ahnh77
...everybody made it sound so easy....

1) removing the a/c vent and cover piece holding the switch..took me a minute with no tool...i was able to just stick the tips of my finger on the right side and release it...than openned the door and did the same on the left....removing the switch panel was even easier using both hands...

2) removing the clip..okay...after reading all 11 pages...i guess i have to some how rotate the gray piece...i don't know...i tried rotating the gray piece in all directions...haven't had any luck....came back to my computer to read all the many pages....gotta try it again...

3) removing the switch from the trim piece...omg...what am i doing wrong?...i'm holding down the clips...trim piece is not moving....ah...i gotta give it another try later...
Yes - that got me too - I actually broke the clip - which doesn't seem to matter - it is a pretty snug fit.

You actually rotate the grey clip as I remember - it's like a 'handle' - pull it up - away from the switch and it will rotate liek a handle. Does that make sense?
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  #236  
By ahnh77 on 10-25-2006, 11:01 AM
yeah...so removing the a/c vent cover and switch panel took about 1 minute.....no tools required...remove the a/c vent panel first....than lower switch panel....

while driving to work...i was able to push down on the top to unclip the black stopper that was holding the gray handle...enabling me to push the gray handle to the side releasing the wire clip....okay...it wasn't hard at all....another minute or less

at a stoplight....i was able to unclip the lower (shorter clips)....just push down and push in your fingers to gently push up the holders on the panel....you can hear a small "pop"....after you remove both lower clips...the rest just comes right off....another minute....


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Originally Posted by turpiwa
Yes - that got me too - I actually broke the clip - which doesn't seem to matter - it is a pretty snug fit.

You actually rotate the grey clip as I remember - it's like a 'handle' - pull it up - away from the switch and it will rotate liek a handle. Does that make sense?
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  #237  
By chongki on 10-26-2006, 01:39 PM
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Installed last night took me under 10 minutes

Thanks JD
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  #238  
By StewtheBassman on 11-01-2006, 12:55 PM
Yah, I got my part and did it in the dealership parking lot....LOVE IT!!!
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  #239  
By Blue330i2006 on 11-04-2006, 08:21 PM
Just did mine today. THANX JD for the part!! works well with xenon. took 10 minutes. Used the part number from the original post.
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  #240  
By ShinyRedCar on 11-15-2006, 11:50 PM
Just Installed Switch!

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I just installed my switch (thanks JD!) and it works just fine! Installation took about 15 minutes. I don't have xenons so I ordered part number 61 31 6 932 792 and I noticed that the front fogs do NOT need to be on for the rear fogs to come on. That's right, all I need to do is turn on the headlights and then switch on the rear fogs and they come on. Is that normal? I thought the front had to be switched on first.

Anyway...that's my $.02

Thanks for the easy DIY!
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  #241  
By TTG on 11-16-2006, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JGervasi
Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I just installed my switch (thanks JD!) and it works just fine! Installation took about 15 minutes. I don't have xenons so I ordered part number 61 31 6 932 792 and I noticed that the front fogs do NOT need to be on for the rear fogs to come on. That's right, all I need to do is turn on the headlights and then switch on the rear fogs and they come on. Is that normal? I thought the front had to be switched on first.

Anyway...that's my $.02

Thanks for the easy DIY!
On my previous cars the front fogs did not need to be on inorder for back ones to come on. I am assuming that is the case for BMW's too.....

I have had the switch for 1.5 months now..... In my case I am waiting for the car to arrive 4 more weeks and counting.....
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