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      11-18-2007, 02:17 PM   #177
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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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      11-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #178
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Yeah it really doesn't matter... the white piece is plastic...
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      11-27-2007, 02:52 PM   #179
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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?
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      11-27-2007, 02:54 PM   #180
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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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      11-27-2007, 04:58 PM   #181
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So I do need to pull the whole switch out then.
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      11-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #182
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So I do need to pull the whole switch out then.
Yes.
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      11-27-2007, 05:06 PM   #183
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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.
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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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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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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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      11-27-2007, 08:58 PM   #187
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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?
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      11-29-2007, 10:59 PM   #188
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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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      11-30-2007, 03:27 PM   #189
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I'm going to do this DIY tonight, hopefully.
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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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      12-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #191
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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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nice thanks!!!
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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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      12-05-2007, 12:25 AM   #194
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Finally got around to doing this. Took a while to get the piece trimmed to the correct length. Thanks ska!
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How did you get the switch out? Screwdriver?
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This thread explains how to remove the switch

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=diy+rear
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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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