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Diy:: Rear Fog, Complete! Using Legos :)
Published by E90 ANdy
11-14-2007
Diy:: Rear Fog, Complete! Using Legos :)

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51749

FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS AND OPEN FOG SWITCH. THEN INTEGRATE THIS IDEA

As we all know, we need a little white piece inorder to correctly modify and make our rear fog lights work. Here is a little DIY that'll cost you possibly $0.00. The piece of mind on how well this fits is priceless (well, unless you get the OEM Euro switch then its like.. $55 bucks lol)


ENJOY!



I used LEGOS! Stole them from my little brother

1x flat piece with 3 dimples,
3x SINGLE dimple pieces, looks like little squares

*** I USED THE GREY PIECE WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 1 2/3 OF THOSE YELLOW SQURE THINGYS

The LEGO 3 dimple piece is the EXACT width as the BMW soft buttons. I begin to think BMW used legos to mock up their cars lol

WORKS GREAT! My pieces even had a hole in the middle incase i ever decide to drill a small hole in the button for the light to shine through. BTW: Bmw is so nice to even have the factory led already soldered onto the the circuit board. All you need is a small hole for the light to shine through

Great thing about BMW is that they include the rear fog bulbs! whoo hoo, saves us E90/E92 owners $5 bucks





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By NaTuReB0Y on 11-14-2007, 01:59 AM
where's the direction for the installation?
  #2  
By samwoo2go on 11-14-2007, 03:38 AM
+1 All I see is you playing with legos... Can we get a full DIY
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By FrankoQ on 11-14-2007, 09:04 AM
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My son has plenty of legos. I'm sure he can share a few pieces. lol.
more detailed instructions please.
  #4  
By ironic on 11-14-2007, 11:19 AM
LOLOLOL cool tho
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By E90 ANdy on 11-14-2007, 12:15 PM
the link was messed up, check top of page for it enjoy
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By 6Zylinder on 11-14-2007, 12:15 PM
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By E90 ANdy on 11-14-2007, 12:39 PM
thanks 6zylinder lol
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By FrankoQ on 11-14-2007, 05:34 PM
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thanks 6zylinder lol
All clear now.
  #9  
By 6Zylinder on 11-14-2007, 11:09 PM
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By scooby9 on 11-14-2007, 11:21 PM
I knew Lego would come in handy some day!
  #11  
By BMW_TT on 11-15-2007, 04:05 PM
hmmm maybe you should glue the pieces together just in case.
  #12  
By 6Zylinder on 11-15-2007, 06:46 PM
I would definitely glue them together.
  #13  
By E90 ANdy on 11-15-2007, 07:01 PM
eh, i didnt need to but a guess a dab of super glue at the joints wouldnt hurt. its alot better than the pencil technique alot of people did lol
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By lkn on 11-15-2007, 07:10 PM
A lot of solutions to do this but for those who don't have legos laying around then all you need is: 1) pen cap, 2) small piece of wood, and 3) glue.
  #15  
By a.l.e.x. on 11-15-2007, 08:25 PM
i use legos for my rear fogs too!! but not those exact ones.
great minds think alike
  #16  
By E90 ANdy on 11-15-2007, 10:33 PM


Anyone interested??? $7.00 via paypal shipped! I just made 4 :P Its alot better than spending $55bucks at your local BMW dealer for the euro switch

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...73#post1692473
Last edited by E90 ANdy; 11-15-2007 at 10:59 PM.
  #17  
By shyestsparks on 11-19-2007, 12:00 AM
Smile

I hope you don't mind me copying your pics; I used the lego pcs. pictured but modified them (modified mod! lol); I cutted the nipple of the top lego piece (circled red) so I could get a little more contact surface, then I added a coulpe of "cut nipples" on the bottom of the base (circled blue) so the OEM rubber switch doesn't sink into the bottom of the lego base, and finally I used 3 thin lego pcs. (circled green) instead of 2 to compensate for the "cut nipple".
The result; I first tried the way E90 Andy did it, but it did not have that "click" that the front fog light switch have and I have to press the middle part of the button to turn it on (unlike the front ones that you could press the edge and it will turn on also); now the rear fog button has that "click" when you push it, you could also push just the edge and it will turn on, it feels just like the front fog light button now.


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By E90 ANdy on 11-19-2007, 12:32 AM
whatever works lol
  #19  
By ska///235i on 11-20-2007, 11:47 PM
Nice...but no propz to me???
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By shyestsparks on 11-21-2007, 12:05 AM
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Nice...but no propz to me???
Oops sorry, how could I forget; BIG propz to the original innovator SKA!.
  #21  
By E90 ANdy on 11-21-2007, 12:47 AM
original? i thought of this also.. i guess what we could say is " GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE " lol...
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