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      09-10-2006, 01:04 PM   #177
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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!

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      09-10-2006, 01:56 PM   #178
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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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      09-10-2006, 02:48 PM   #179
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"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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"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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      09-11-2006, 11:02 PM   #181
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My rear fogs shipped out today!

Thanks JD!
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check out socal's foglight ticket thread!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...428#post437428
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      09-12-2006, 05:17 AM   #183
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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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Am I obsessed? Just a little.
it's not obsession.... it's love.
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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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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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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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Just installed

Its awesome
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[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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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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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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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!

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Installed mine last night in a few minutes - Thanks for the great DIY! These do work well for backing up!
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I have a question. With this installed, how willl the adaptive break lights work out? do we lose that function?
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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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      09-15-2006, 11:12 AM   #197
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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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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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