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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 ...
  #176  
By Chesmu on 09-10-2006, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JGervasi
Hi guys, thanks for all the tips on this! I have a question though. I found 2 different part numbers for this switch: 61 31 6 932796 and 61 31 6 932792. Do any of you know which one I should choose? I have the E90 325i with NO xenons, No premium, and NO sport..just the base with power seats. Thanks for your help!

Jeff
the .....96 is the right one.
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  #177  
By shadye90 on 09-10-2006, 12:56 PM
Installed mine on thursday and already put it into good use yesterday...Was chillin' outside a taco bell lot wit my boy and some girl wit a nice ass walked past and stopped right behind my car so i flipped the switch on and illuminated the curve on her ...sorry..this was the best that I could come up with for now...havent driven the car too much after the install yet...
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  #178  
By Chesmu on 09-10-2006, 01:48 PM
"2006 325i Alpineweiss/Black leatherette "In Loving Memory Of Grandma""

was our g-mother black...or made of leatherette?

or was it.... "Mommy, can we go play at Grandma Leatherette's house?"
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  #179  
By shadye90 on 09-10-2006, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Chesmu
"2006 325i Alpineweiss/Black leatherette "In Loving Memory Of Grandma""

was our g-mother black...or made of leatherette?

or was it.... "Mommy, can we go play at Grandma Leatherette's house?"
No smart ass...it is a tribute to my grandmother's death last year...
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  #180  
By Hunter399 on 09-11-2006, 10:02 PM
My rear fogs shipped out today!

Thanks JD!
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  #181  
By Chesmu on 09-11-2006, 10:56 PM
check out socal's foglight ticket thread!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...428#post437428
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  #182  
By sablemagus on 09-12-2006, 04:17 AM
Just placed the order for my switch...and I don't even have my car yet! I highly doubt the part number has changed between 06 and 07. If it has, I'll just sell it on here -- shouldn't be a problem.

Am I obsessed? Just a little.
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  #183  
By Chesmu on 09-12-2006, 09:29 PM
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Am I obsessed? Just a little.
it's not obsession.... it's love.
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  #184  
By KL2DC on 09-12-2006, 10:39 PM
Found another great application for the rear fogs

In unilluminated areas and at night, switching the rear fogs on provides additional/auxiliary lighting to the factory backup lights. This is more beneficial when you have heavy tints on your back glass/windows.

Just another trivial use for these....aside from the proposed and obvious blinding and annoying of drivers behind you...

Seriously, I had a chance to use them in a sudden heavy downpour with very limited visibility. Awesome mod for the money
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  #185  
By Hunter399 on 09-12-2006, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KL2DC
Found another great application for the rear fogs

In unilluminated areas and at night, switching the rear fogs on provides additional/auxiliary lighting to the factory backup lights. This is more beneficial when you have heavy tints on your back glass/windows.

Just another trivial use for these....aside from the proposed and obvious blinding and annoying of drivers behind you...

Seriously, I had a chance to use them in a sudden heavy downpour with very limited visibility. Awesome mod for the money

The entire reason I bought them was so I could see when backing out of dark driveways
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  #186  
By 18LLC on 09-14-2006, 04:28 PM
finally got my on. didn't know what's the gray lock for, so almost kill the old switch. but still very easy, took me only 5 minutes total. the reason i have it is because i can blind the cops. hahaa. If i remember correctly, someone mention that the new fog light button is clicking, not soft touch as the old one. that does not apply to mine, everything is still the same feeling.
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  #187  
By Hunter399 on 09-14-2006, 06:13 PM
Just installed

Its awesome
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  #188  
By Hunter399 on 09-14-2006, 06:16 PM
[quote=18LLC]the reason i have it is because i can blind the cops. hahaa.

And oyu can get a ticket like the other guy!
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  #189  
By 18LLC on 09-14-2006, 07:24 PM
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the reason i have it is because i can blind the cops. hahaa.

And oyu can get a ticket like the other guy!
and i can ask another cop to sign it, so i don't have to pay for it. LOL
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  #190  
By Hunter399 on 09-14-2006, 08:50 PM
?
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  #191  
By golfpro on 09-15-2006, 12:30 AM
i used them in some real heavy fog tonight and in my rear view mirror the fog was showing because the lights are so bright, these lights are siiiiiiiick
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  #192  
By EvanL on 09-15-2006, 01:37 AM
Wow, this is MUCH easier than it ever was on the E36 or E46. Congrats to BMW (and whomever found this out) for making the upgrade for attentive drivers much easier to accomplish!

-Evan
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  #193  
By TrackJunkie on 09-15-2006, 07:12 AM
Installed mine last night in a few minutes - Thanks for the great DIY! These do work well for backing up!
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  #194  
By nhhiep on 09-15-2006, 09:55 AM
I have a question. With this installed, how willl the adaptive break lights work out? do we lose that function?
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  #195  
By KL2DC on 09-15-2006, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by nhhiep
I have a question. With this installed, how willl the adaptive break lights work out? do we lose that function?
this was discussed earlier on...the adaptive brake lights are deactivated when the rear fogs are activated....when the rear fogs are off, the adaptive brakelights work as intended.
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  #196  
By SoYank on 09-15-2006, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by nhhiep
I have a question. With this installed, how willl the adaptive break lights work out? do we lose that function?
No, installing this DIY will not break your adaptive brake lights. However, when the fog light is on, the adaptive brake lights aren't available since both use the same lamp. With the fog light off, the brake light works as normal.
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  #197  
By xq_zhu on 09-15-2006, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Chesmu
the .....96 is the right one.
That depends...if you have HID then definitely 96. Even if you have US Hallogen, you can still use 96. But if you ordered 92 like I did, you are in for a pleasant surprise


Although the beam height control is not functional, IMO it still looks better than the cancel.
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