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      05-05-2008, 09:31 AM   #67
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hey guys...just an FYI for any budget conscious folks out there. I was able to remove the stock light module shave the small tabs off under the blank botton button and use the internals from my buddies old light module to get everything up and running. Procedure took about 30 mins. Result is a stealthy black button that controls the rear fogs...nice.
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      05-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #68
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Stealth button looked good and worked perfectlly.
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      05-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #69
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Yeah i want to the front fog button to something like "ON/OFF" for laser jammer etc..
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      05-06-2008, 09:03 PM   #70
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Talking I think i will get this switch to power LI laser jammer

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Yeah i want to the front fog button to something like "ON/OFF" for laser jammer etc..
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      11-20-2008, 09:03 AM   #71
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anyone have a new part # for the 2009 light switch?
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      11-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #72
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anyone have a new part # for the 2009 light switch?
Any change you got a picture of that?
I might be interested too

I normally check on www.realoem.com
I think ours is 61 31 6938864

So the new one could be 61 31 9169400, they did not update the pictures unfortunately...
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      11-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #73
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What's different about the light switch for the '09 models?
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      11-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #74
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What's different about the light switch for the '09 models?
silver trim on the dial ... about all I can tell ...

see it on the left side of this pic from a post by GregL on E90post ...

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      11-23-2008, 05:45 AM   #75
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So BMW North America was not planning to sell 08 M3 to people who live in some foggy or often-raining area eh? Or they had this planned out long ago that they know people will eventually figure out the rear foglight works and will have to pay additional money for that part.
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Well, the US Specs is pretty much stripped down I heard, including those minor things... However, it should be pre-wired though...

I think the cheapest EU Specs is about $ 80-85K... (that's without leather seats and a lot of other stuff) so I don;t mind spending another 100 bucks on these mods...
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      11-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #77
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I just want to confirm that this part 61 31 6 932 796 can be ordered from any North American BMW dealership? I will need to make the rear foglight work for sure.

Thank you very much.
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      11-23-2008, 08:38 PM   #78
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I just want to confirm that this part 61 31 6 932 796 can be ordered from any North American BMW dealership? I will need to make the rear foglight work for sure.

Thank you very much.
So you want this one, right? Front fogs button as well. I think you can order it from whoever has it. I did not try it yet, but will need one for EU requirements soon...
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      11-24-2008, 04:32 AM   #79
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So you want this one, right? Front fogs button as well. I think you can order it from whoever has it. I did not try it yet, but will need one for EU requirements soon...
Yes, this is the part I am looking for. I will call my local BMW dealership to see if they can bring it in for me. If not, I can always come up here and search

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      11-24-2008, 09:23 AM   #80
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Yes, this is the part I am looking for. I will call my local BMW dealership to see if they can bring it in for me. If not, I can always come up here and search
My US dealer was able to get it.
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My US dealer was able to get it.
the 09 spec, Greg? Or just 08? because I thought I remembered you doing this earlier.
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      11-24-2008, 09:51 AM   #82
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Is it confirmed that the switch assembly with the HID adjustment dial on the left won't work?

From Jinxter's post page 1:
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      11-24-2008, 10:01 AM   #83
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the 09 spec, Greg? Or just 08? because I thought I remembered you doing this earlier.
Oh, you're right, '08. Is it just the knob trim that's different?
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      12-06-2008, 11:39 AM   #84
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Thanks everyone for the informative post. I just ordered the Control Element Light #61 31 6 932 796 and am looking forward to having the rear fog lights operational.

A question though, can anyone verify if the rear fog lights are part of the adaptive braking system lighting as well, AND if activating the rear fogs will affect the adaptive braking system function? I imagine if you are driving with the rear fogs activated and hit the brakes hard, the adaptive braking system would override the fogs and those lights would work with the brake lights?
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Thanks everyone for the informative post. I just ordered the Control Element Light #61 31 6 932 796 and am looking forward to having the rear fog lights operational.

A question though, can anyone verify if the rear fog lights are part of the adaptive braking system lighting as well, AND if activating the rear fogs will affect the adaptive braking system function? I imagine if you are driving with the rear fogs activated and hit the brakes hard, the adaptive braking system would override the fogs and those lights would work with the brake lights?
The rear fogs are the same lamp as the one used by the Brake Force Display under hard braking. Therefore, if you have the rear fogs on, there is no additional fuction available for braking. Presumably the lights are already doing their job to alert drivers behind you, but if you slam on the brakes only the normal brake lights will indicate braking.
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Let me piggyback on what Greg W wrote: The rear fog lights illumination has no effect on actual brake performace/distance or function.
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      12-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #87
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so what is the part# for 09 ? it will match my aluminum trim nicely
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      12-16-2008, 11:31 PM   #88
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Done and well worth it Nice mod...not quite sure I will use them all that much - but good to know they are there in case of adverse driving conditions - thanks all for the "how to"...VERY simple mod...even taking my time it was all of 10 minutes
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