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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 bryanwxup on 08-28-2009, 03:45 PM
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Activate Rear fog lights (Nebelschlu▀leuchte)

more of the related pictures..
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By Thunder Dump on 09-11-2009, 03:17 PM
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread (especially vwong and brianlay). I now have rear fogs with the original chrome-tipped switch in my '09 E93.
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By 335KixAlot on 09-27-2009, 09:42 AM
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Thanks Josh, gonna ask around, as well. $75 is not too bad, considering the safety value.
Looks like there are cheaper options http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=61316932796
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By Mr.Black on 10-24-2009, 09:48 PM
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Nice thread! I'll be in Munichnext month and think I need to stop by the local dealer and pick up the cheaper '08 switch to use in my '09 to retain the '09 look. Thanks for all the helpful posts on this topic. I'm wondering if I should be picking up anything else while in Munich (read: newbie).
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By slugdriver on 11-03-2009, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bryanwxup View Post
I was at the dealer today. There are 6 (six!!) versions of that switch for the 3er. Despends on xenon, xenon with turn feature, wagon adj beam height, etc.. in the US we have just 2 part numbers, w/ or w/o xenon. The switch looks the same from the outside apparently.

So I have to do some research and I'll find out Monday. Either way, all 6 versions including the one above are the same price +/- a few euros. About 80 EUR..
Bryan,

Just pm'd you. Can you get the switch and if so, how much for mail to the US via APO. I have 335d - US version.

Thanks ahead for the info!

-Slug
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By 3002 tii on 11-04-2009, 02:06 PM
weird, i didnt read all 27 pages but i thought rear fogs aren't supposed to be symmetrical, similar to how they appaer on saab/audi b/c then drivers would confuse them for brake lights. it's the 1-sidedness that lets ppl know those are in fact ure rear fogs.
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By Jeff@TopGearSolutions on 12-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Cheapest I found is ~$100 anyone find anything less expensive?

If so PM me
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By David9962000 on 12-31-2009, 08:38 PM
Thank you! I did mine today and because of this great thread, it was very easy.
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By spdy330 on 01-07-2010, 12:16 AM
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Guys,


So am I hearing this correct that I can purchase this switch and without any additional mods it will work? Dash light display and all?


Thanks,


EricO
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By David9962000 on 01-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Yes. it was straight on for me on my 09 335.
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By Tegs4tugs on 01-18-2010, 04:12 PM
I did this mod myself over the weekend, theres another thread that describes how to make the existing switch work, no parts needed just a bit of creativity.
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By spdy330 on 01-18-2010, 05:18 PM
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I ordered mine from ECS Tuning last week. Should be shipping around the 25th if all goes well. I know that I could have modified my switch but I am anal and wanted the logo on the button. Not to mention when I sell the vehicle years from now I can swap it back and make some money back on one of these forums :-) I just bought the car 7 weeks ago so I have no plans on selling it anytime soon.

http://www.ecstuning.com/ES1866753/?...ign=e9xeurofog


Good luck!
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By raf555 on 01-18-2010, 05:37 PM
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guys... whre is the light level controller on the unit?!

its a wheel type switch which u rotate to move ur headlights up and down!!!??

Do US ones not come withat too??

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...39&hg=61&fg=35
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By spdy330 on 01-18-2010, 05:41 PM
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That is a NON-US version switch.
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By raf555 on 01-18-2010, 05:45 PM
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That is a NON-US version switch.
ive just put alink from real oem showing the light leveller.

so will ones with a light level controller fit US cars?
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By Mr.Black on 01-21-2010, 10:34 PM
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I just purchased a LCI switch from a forum member here and installed it tonight. Took about 10 minutes and works great. Dash lights up, switch has logo and lights up, I'm stoked! Especially since the LCI versions are hard to come by in the US. And no legos to break off and rattle around in the dash.
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By BMWjames on 01-24-2010, 02:45 PM
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I just purchased a LCI switch from a forum member here and installed it tonight. Took about 10 minutes and works great. Dash lights up, switch has logo and lights up, I'm stoked! Especially since the LCI versions are hard to come by in the US. And no legos to break off and rattle around in the dash.
I'll buy your US version! I need the white piece cause I dont want to use legos!
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By Mr.Black on 01-26-2010, 10:05 PM
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I'll buy your US version! I need the white piece cause I dont want to use legos!
PM me an offer! I do have a buddy who wants it as well though. Haven't decided yet.
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By rs6655 on 01-28-2010, 03:29 PM
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The lease is up on my 2007 328i and I'm selling the euro light switch (61 31 6 932 796) for $75.00 (shipping included) anywhere in the US.

My E90 had Premium with Halogen headlamps.

PM me if your interested.
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By BMWjames on 02-01-2010, 09:53 PM
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I used a dry wall anchor and glued a piece of an old credit card to the top.
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By Gastro611 on 03-11-2010, 01:01 AM
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2010 e92 comes with a little extra white piece wahooo lol
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By elfhearse on 03-17-2010, 08:11 PM
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ordered mine from ECS Tuning last week
How'd that work out?? I ordered the advertised "Euro switch Chrome knob" and they sent me the standard pre-LCI US switch without rear fog switch..
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