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ska///235i
03-17-2007
(DIY) enable our USA rear fog lights for E90 & E92

I took my light switch apart and discover that our switch has the ability for rear fogs, but there's one little piece needed/missing to activate it.

The switch is very easy to take apart.....just a few clips on the...
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By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:23 PM
I thought I posted my success here, guess not.....here you go.

I used a penny, an Ikea piece, and a broken pencil.....Done
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By HyperM3 on 05-31-2007, 04:45 PM
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^ what a waste of a good pencil.
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By Swoop on 05-31-2007, 04:51 PM
I use pens anyway
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By ska///235i on 05-31-2007, 06:56 PM
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I use pens anyway


lol very creative there
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By sum1else on 06-08-2007, 08:54 PM
just did this using a BIC pen cylinder (empty obviously) and an old credit card!
The pen cylinder is floating, and the credit card is cut into a small triangle and glued to the two points on the circuit board
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By ejazbmw on 06-08-2007, 10:07 PM
this is kinda ghetto....
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  #138  
By canucklion on 06-08-2007, 10:29 PM
why?
it works and it's cheap, what's ghetto about it?

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this is kinda ghetto....
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By uhaulball on 06-09-2007, 12:18 AM
i used.... Trick50's white piece from his extra US -spec light switch, since he bought a euro one and gave me his spare. thanks man! theyre looking good.
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By M3NNIS on 06-16-2007, 10:11 AM
anyone have a White piece they want to get rid of? or where can you get the complete Euro part from?
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By HyperM3 on 06-16-2007, 10:36 AM
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anyone have a White piece they want to get rid of? or where can you get the complete Euro part from?
Serious? This whole thread shows how you can make something that replicates that white piece for practically free.
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By M3NNIS on 06-16-2007, 10:44 AM
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Serious? This whole thread shows how you can make something that replicates that white piece for practically free.
ok, so does anyone have one? why put a crappy piece in there that can potentially rattle when the white piece can be had for relativly cheap, except for people that just want to rip people off. I am about to pull it apart I will probably fabricate something but I though I would ask if anyone had one.
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By HyperM3 on 06-16-2007, 10:47 AM
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ok, so does anyone have one? why put a crappy piece in there that can potentially rattle when the white piece can be had for relativly cheap, except for people that just want to rip people off. I am about to pull it apart I will probably fabricate something but I though I would ask if anyone had one.
Look, Im not trying to be a dick here. But after trying to find someone that has the piece, negotiate a price, wait for shipping...you could have done it in 10 mins fabricating it yourself. How is this part going to rattle either? You do realize that white plastic piece floats in position too, so if anything is going to rattle, its that.
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By ejazbmw on 06-16-2007, 11:35 AM
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why?
it works and it's cheap, what's ghetto about it?
yeahhhh but i mean to be an a$$hole or anything but i think if we could afford a 40k car we can afford a 65 dollar thing....just my .02
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By Swoop on 06-16-2007, 11:37 AM
there are about 75 different $65 parts......things add up, plus it's kind of fun to diy....I'm doing it right now on my gf's car.....
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By ska///235i on 06-16-2007, 11:44 AM
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i think if we could afford a 40k car we can afford a 65 dollar
nuff with the "I can afford a BMW"
is only a fukin BMW
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Its called justification. I can't justify spending $65 on something I can make and then use that money to something I can't. That's the going rate 4 blackout grills now.
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  #148  
By flipmde786 on 06-16-2007, 01:48 PM
If you buy the switch, you'll have an illuminated button.

I know, nobody probably cares...I'm just saying haha
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By M3NNIS on 06-16-2007, 01:59 PM
oh welll pen and a piece of credit card worked fine, just need to see about getting brighter bulb back there? time to do another search I guess
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By Swoop on 06-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Just used a nickel, a fuse remover and some tape...Voila'
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  #151  
By andy_06xi on 06-18-2007, 06:16 PM
I just did this mod using the 'official' Euro switch. Hence I have a spare white spacer. I'm willing to give this to the first person to respond to me via e-mail. I'll tell you where to send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (I think it will fit in a standard legal envelope) which I will use to send you back the spacer. Good Luck!
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  #152  
By andy_06xi on 06-18-2007, 09:18 PM
We have a winner. No more PMs please.
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  #153  
By Erregend on 07-01-2007, 02:32 PM
Just wondered if anyone did the mod to ONLY light ONE SIDE?
If so, did the adaptive braking lighting still work on the other light?

(So european that way )
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