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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.

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  #396  
By nj335i on 05-31-2007, 03:44 PM
I just installed mine a week ago - definitely the easiest mod ever. Just make sure you use something to protect the trim as you're prying. I used the butterknife technique with a napkin wrapped around it. No problems getting into the trim on the speedometer side. It took all of 5 minutes.

If anyone needs help with this mod in Northern Jersey, I'm near Edgewater.
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  #397  
By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:13 PM
5 minute mod....Done!

A penny, Ikea screw, and a broken pencil, voila'!
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  #398  
By STE92VE on 05-31-2007, 04:15 PM
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A penny, Ikea screw, and a broken pencil, voila'!
A Man, A Plan, A Canal – Panama!
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  #399  
By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:21 PM
veni, vidi, vici, eh?
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  #400  
By Jobu on 05-31-2007, 04:32 PM
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I live in the next town over from you if you need any help.
^Thanks generous fellow Bergen County-ite! I'll find a butter knife, set aside some plastic cars and wait for the part. If I start botching it, I'll send an emergency message
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By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:35 PM
actually, I think using 2 credit cards, or the like, and a screwdriver in between them then twisting is the easiest method. works perfectly and doesn't damage the trim....good luck
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  #402  
By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:36 PM
for those of you who may not have good credit and don't have 2 cards, you can use business cards....
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  #403  
By STE92VE on 05-31-2007, 04:41 PM
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veni, vidi, vici, eh?
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!
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  #404  
By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:52 PM
Inky, binky, bottle of ink. the cork fell out and you stink
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  #405  
By STE92VE on 05-31-2007, 04:55 PM
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Inky, binky, bottle of ink. the cork fell out and you stink
OK, I give up. You win.....
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  #406  
By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 05:25 PM
Ha Ha, one more and you had me cause I have to go to practice....
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  #407  
By shragon on 06-01-2007, 05:49 PM
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5 minute mod....Done!

A penny, Ikea screw, and a broken pencil, voila'!
haha nice!!

nice decal on the rear window too! :rocks:
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  #408  
By Swoop on 06-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Gotta rep....
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  #409  
By canucklion on 06-01-2007, 07:18 PM
do you suffer from glaucoma? those tail fogs are darn bright
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I installed mine in about 5 minutes too! The easiest mod out there. Although the fogs aren't as bright as I thought they'd be. I don't think it will affect the tailgaters.
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  #410  
By Swoop on 06-01-2007, 08:16 PM
You don't think they're bright.....Before and after.....They're pretty damn bright....
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  #411  
By urnone on 06-02-2007, 09:04 AM
I have my switch..... now i just need my car ;-)
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  #412  
By Swoop on 06-02-2007, 09:07 AM
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I have my switch..... now i just need my car ;-)
This is the essence of having the Mod bug and proof that modding is a disease. (getting your mods b4 the car) :rocks:
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  #413  
By Ch3rry_m3 on 06-02-2007, 01:26 PM
i didnt wanna read all 19 pages of this thread but is this compatible with the e92? sry if it was mentioned before
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By HyperM3 on 06-02-2007, 06:13 PM
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i didnt wanna read all 19 pages of this thread but is this compatible with the e92? sry if it was mentioned before
Yes.
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  #415  
By optimistic on 06-04-2007, 03:41 PM
Just ordered my switch as my car meanders up to Mass from the VPC. And today would be a PERFECT day to use the rear fogs. . . .alas.
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  #416  
By ejazbmw on 06-05-2007, 02:58 PM
sorry but i just didnt feel like going through the whole thread since its so long i just got the switch today and was wondering will it still work with blacklines? sorry if was already discussed just wondering before i actually put it in i dont want to be screwed....thanks in advance
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By HyperM3 on 06-05-2007, 03:06 PM
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sorry but i just didnt feel like going through the whole thread since its so long i just got the switch today and was wondering will it still work with blacklines?
Yes.
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