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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 ...
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By TTG on 01-23-2007, 02:12 AM
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anyone want to take a good picture of the coupe with rear fogs at night?
Here you go...... Once it is too dark pics don't come out that well..... On these pictures you can see the brightness level pretty well.


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  #287  
By d3l0n on 01-23-2007, 02:28 AM
definitely a better pic.. and it looks real cool..
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Here you go...... Once it is too dark pics don't come out that well..... On these pictures you can see the brightness level pretty well.


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  #288  
By trick50 on 02-15-2007, 08:06 PM
ok well that just looks dynomite!!! I am going to order mine tomorrow first thing in the morning...tried to order it on crowns site but it is being funny and won't let me search for the part number....

The one with the extra non functioning buttons on the right side is the 796 right?? Also will that one work in my car?
07 e92 335i
Thanks...can't wait to pop this bitch in.....someone please confirm that 796 will work in my car and that 796 is the one with the extra buttons.
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  #289  
By trick50 on 02-16-2007, 09:57 AM
Ordered the 796 switch from crowne auto today.
$54 for the switch $14.00 for shipping. They have it in stock and said I should have it on Monday or Tuesday at the latest..I can't wait to put this thing in.
I have the switch coming in and GP Thunder Super White Angel eyes, and fog light bulbs coming in also. I also ordered M-Tech spot pedals and a full carbon roudel kit.

Feels like xmas all over again.
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  #290  
By TTG on 02-16-2007, 01:03 PM
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Ordered the 796 switch from crowne auto today.
$54 for the switch $14.00 for shipping. They have it in stock and said I should have it on Monday or Tuesday at the latest..I can't wait to put this thing in.
I have the switch coming in and GP Thunder Super White Angel eyes, and fog light bulbs coming in also. I also ordered M-Tech spot pedals and a full carbon roudel kit.

Feels like xmas all over again.
You are going to be very happy with that set up! GP's look realy nice on angels
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  #291  
By BlueLion on 02-16-2007, 01:14 PM
where did you get the GP from?
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  #292  
By TTG on 02-16-2007, 01:39 PM
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where did you get the GP from?
ebay.....
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  #293  
By trick50 on 02-16-2007, 01:51 PM
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where did you get the GP from?
http://www.hid-lights.com/
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  #294  
By vkk on 02-19-2007, 12:22 PM
Thanks for this post. I already ordered this part and my car hasn't even arrived yet!
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  #295  
By TTG on 02-19-2007, 01:00 PM
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Thanks for this post. I already ordered this part and my car hasn't even arrived yet!
Nice +1 for another Seattle member! :rocks:

PS: I did the same BTW, ordered the switch before the car even showed up.
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  #296  
By vkk on 02-19-2007, 03:38 PM
Yes, nice to see other seattle people out there in this forum
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  #297  
By trick50 on 02-19-2007, 07:34 PM
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Yes, nice to see other seattle people out there in this forum
congrats on the new car...the wait is certainly torture but well worth it.
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  #298  
By BlueLion on 02-19-2007, 08:05 PM
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Thanks for this post. I already ordered this part and my car hasn't even arrived yet!
yeah man...your not alone, i have the part and no car yet
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  #299  
By fw10ring on 02-20-2007, 02:02 PM
Just ordered mine!
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  #300  
By WilyB on 02-20-2007, 03:21 PM
First of all, I would like to thanks “Brianly” for a great “DIY” thread.

Also, thank you “Mixx2000”, a.k.a. “JD” at Crown BMW for a smooth and fast transaction and a great price on BMW genuine parts. :rocks:

I thought that Brianly thread needed a couple more pics to show how easy it is to pull the trim pieces off.

Tools needed:



- COSTCO membership card
- UNITED Frequent Flyer card
- Butter knife from Laguiole

As mentioned, start from the speedometer side. Slide in one card, then the other, then the butter knife in between the two plastic cards.





The trim comes out easily.



Follow the other instructions from Brianly and you will be done in less than 10 minutes. Make sure your switch is set on “off” before you do the swap.

Here is the end result:



I cannot guarantee that other tools than the ones above will work. Experiment at your own risks!

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FOR SALE:
- 1 Barely used (1,500 miles) E92 light switch
- 1 COSTCO membership card
- 1 UNITED Frequent Flyer card
- 1 Butter knife from Laguiole

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  #301  
By Ninjaneer on 02-20-2007, 03:29 PM
Nice idea with the double cards, safer on the trim I'd imagine, than just some wedging tool alone.

Mine just got shipped the other day
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  #302  
By NewBMWDriver on 02-20-2007, 07:05 PM
im afraid that might break the trim
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  #303  
By d3l0n on 02-20-2007, 07:08 PM
I used a butter knife . Speaking of which, if the police search my car, and find that... would it be suspicious? lol
Last edited by d3l0n; 02-21-2007 at 08:06 AM.
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  #304  
By vkk on 02-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Do you guys disconnect the battery when doing this?
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  #305  
By BoostedBMW on 02-20-2007, 10:03 PM
This is a great DIY... nice writeup! I'll definitely be ordering one of these switches.
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  #306  
By bemydemon on 02-21-2007, 01:30 AM
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Do you guys disconnect the battery when doing this?
Nope. I didn't even use tools for the trim, just worked it off with my own two hands. The whole diy took about five minutes tops.
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  #307  
By d3l0n on 02-21-2007, 08:05 AM
don't need to.

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Do you guys disconnect the battery when doing this?
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