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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 ScheerSpeed on 11-18-2007, 01:17 PM
i did it with some legos and a dremel and some gorilla glue(i didnt have the right size legos) works great!
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By E92_335 on 11-18-2007, 01:31 PM
Yeah it really doesn't matter... the white piece is plastic...
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  #178  
By ph19 on 11-27-2007, 01:52 PM
Hi Guys,

I just read the post and I wanted to know if you have to remove the whole light assemble to remove the rear fog light button?
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By HyperM3 on 11-27-2007, 01:54 PM
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Hi Guys,

I just read the post and I wanted to know if you have to remove the whole light assemble to remove the rear fog light button?
Just the part underneath the vent. The part containing the switch and buttons.
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By ph19 on 11-27-2007, 03:58 PM
So I do need to pull the whole switch out then.
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By HyperM3 on 11-27-2007, 03:59 PM
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So I do need to pull the whole switch out then.
Yes.
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By ph19 on 11-27-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the reply. Will do it this weekend. Did a search and found out that I have to pull the air vent out then the Switch. This forum is great. Now I have to look for old Lego pieces....3 block and 1 flat here I come.
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By HyperM3 on 11-27-2007, 04:08 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Will do it this weekend. Did a search and found out that I have to pull the air vent out then the Switch. This forum is great. Now I have to look for old Lego pieces....3 block and 1 flat here I come.
Yeah, theres a sort of clip that fits under the airvent piece. If you try to pull the light switch out first youll just keep pulling and pulling and not figure out why its not budging. Unless youve done it a few times and you know the angle to pull it out at. Regardless, its still easier if you pull the vent out first. Both I can do at this point with my fingers. If you decide to use something to slide underneath(credit card works well) just be careful you dont chip the wood or bend the metal.
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By Tonybest on 11-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Last night, fog was settling in, very wet.. snowy ... outside temp was 0 celcius... Really needed the rear fogs... and luckily i had them. Just a couple of cars including mine had them on.. We could see them so far ahead... compared to not having them... visibility on highway was 120 feet ... So this thing should be on every car.
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By HyperM3 on 11-27-2007, 04:23 PM
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Last night, fog was settling in, very wet.. snowy ... outside temp was 0 celcius... Really needed the rear fogs... and luckily i had them. Just a couple of cars including mine had them on.. We could see them so far ahead... compared to not having them... visibility on highway was 120 feet ... So this thing should be on every car.
Yeah, here in NJ it was the worst fog Ive seen in a very long time. Couldnt see maybe 30 feet in front of you. Since it gets darker around 530 now I was really happy to have my rear fogs working. The coolest thing was watching my headlights swivel from left to right in the fog around turns.
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By phozenstone on 11-27-2007, 07:58 PM
i just did this tonight, it was easy taking it apart, that two little black clips took 15 minutes though. also my fogs turn on indepentley from the front fogs, is this normal?
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By ska///235i on 11-29-2007, 09:59 PM
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i just did this tonight, it was easy taking it apart, that two little black clips took 15 minutes though. also my fogs turn on indepentley from the front fogs, is this normal?
thats normal...thats why there're 2 buttons
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By Rising on 11-30-2007, 02:27 PM
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I'm going to do this DIY tonight, hopefully.
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By lkn on 12-01-2007, 02:30 AM
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I'm going to do this DIY tonight, hopefully.
its so easy to do. and plus its free!
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By Rising on 12-01-2007, 04:44 PM
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finished! it was fun. excellent mod. thanks ska for the mod and saving me $$$. i should have done it months ago.

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its so easy to do. and plus its free!
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By YBLegalE92 on 12-01-2007, 05:00 PM
nice thanks!!!
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By ska///235i on 12-03-2007, 01:02 AM
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finished! it was fun. excellent mod. thanks ska for the mod and saving me $$$. i should have done it months ago.
you're welcome
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By PiperD on 12-04-2007, 11:25 PM
Finally got around to doing this. Took a while to get the piece trimmed to the correct length. Thanks ska!
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  #194  
By Bizout77 on 12-13-2007, 09:05 AM
How did you get the switch out? Screwdriver?
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  #195  
By rds95991 on 12-13-2007, 05:26 PM
This thread explains how to remove the switch

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By Rising on 12-13-2007, 06:48 PM
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How did you get the switch out? Screwdriver?
one tip after you remove the switch, use a guitar pick (if you have one lying around) to open the switch to get to the circuit board. the guitar pick will make it very easy to open up.
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By phattbam on 12-13-2007, 07:40 PM
must get e92 then this shall be the first mod along with led license lights
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