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      12-16-2008, 11:47 PM   #89
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      12-18-2008, 06:27 PM   #90
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Does the euro cars have rear fogs??
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      12-18-2008, 10:19 PM   #91
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Does the euro cars have rear fogs??
Yes. Not sure if it is universal, or country-specific.
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      12-19-2008, 08:33 AM   #92
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What is the Part Number for the 09 switch?
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      02-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #93
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Here is a link to purchase the switch

This retailer sells the switch for both M3 and non-M3 E90 series (i.e. with front and rear or just rear switch)

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...Code=E90Safety
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      02-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #94
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This retailer sells the switch for both M3 and non-M3 E90 series (i.e. with front and rear or just rear switch)

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...Code=E90Safety
we need the 09 switch info!
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      02-09-2009, 04:55 PM   #95
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I am hoping we can determine the part number that has the button for rear fogs only and not front fogs
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Awesome, thanks guys! Now... a gold star for whoever can figure out the part number for the LCM without the front fog switch (the one that is used in Euro spec M3s).
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What is the Part Number for the 09 switch?
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we need the 09 switch info!
european part numbers:

61 31 9 169 400 - for cars with rain sensor (S521A)
61 31 9 169 399 - for cars without rain sensor

those are without front fog switch and without thumb wheel, for 09 models

for 08 models:

61 31 6 932 796 - front fog yes, rain sensor yes
61 31 6 932 797 - front fog no, rain sensor yes
61 31 6 932 798 - front fog yes, rain sensor no
61 31 6 932 799 - front fog no, rain sensor no

the thumb wheel is only for cars without xenon lights, to justify the lighting range (wich is automatically with xenon) - so no use with xenon

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      02-09-2009, 06:58 PM   #96
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european part numbers:

61 31 9 169 400 - for cars with rain sensor (S521A)
61 31 9 169 399 - for cars without rain sensor

those are without front fog switch and without thumb wheel, for 09 models

for 08 models:

61 31 6 932 796 - front fog yes, rain sensor yes
61 31 6 932 797 - front fog no, rain sensor yes
61 31 6 932 798 - front fog yes, rain sensor no
61 31 6 932 799 - front fog no, rain sensor no

the thumb wheel is only for cars without xenon lights, to justify the lighting range (wich is automatically with xenon) - so no use with xenon

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Good info. People need to realize the dealer will need to recode for this change, however.
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      02-09-2009, 07:00 PM   #97
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Good info. People need to realize the dealer will need to recode for this change, however.
The rear fog switch is plug and play. No coding is needed.
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      02-09-2009, 07:10 PM   #98
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The rear fog switch is plug and play. No coding is needed.
You're right, is was thinking of the alarm system. If I'd looked back at my own post #20 I would have remembered this.
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      02-09-2009, 07:11 PM   #99
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You're right, is was thinking of the alarm system. If I'd looked back at my own post #20 I would have remembered this.
Let's see which vendor will be able to get the Euro fog switch. Tischer doesn't carry it.
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      02-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #100
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Let's see which vendor will be able to get the Euro fog switch. Tischer doesn't carry it.
I ordered one from Tischer that has both front and rear fog light but then popped out the top static button from the original and swapped it out with top fog light button. It worked perfectly.
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      02-14-2009, 06:48 PM   #101
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I ordered one from Tischer that has both front and rear fog light but then popped out the top static button from the original and swapped it out with top fog light button. It worked perfectly.
I tried that, but couldn't figure out how to "pop out" the buttons. Tips?
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I tried that, but couldn't figure out how to "pop out" the buttons. Tips?
When you open the fog light module there are the two lever tab clips that hold the button in place. I took 2 small precision flat head screwdrivers to gently pull them back at the same time and then had my wife push the button out. The only difference between the buttons is that the static button has the exterior plastic piece that prevents it from being pushed in. I hope this helps and I will try to take pics when I get a chance.
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      02-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #103
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Just did mine...took all of 10 mins total out and in and that was reading directions. Great mod. Rear fogs work fine! Easy very visable. Thanks.
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Good info. People need to realize the dealer will need to recode for this change, however.
Does this part 61 31 9 169 400 contain the aluminium middle piece as it is on the '09 or not/ I cant find this switch on getbmwparts.com
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      02-17-2009, 12:44 AM   #105
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I left my front fog switch intact...push it and it does nothing so why not. Easy enough to remember which one is the correct one for the rear fogs!
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I think rear fogs are dumb but thats just me
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      02-17-2009, 10:20 AM   #107
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I left my front fog switch intact...push it and it does nothing so why not. Easy enough to remember which one is the correct one for the rear fogs!
Some don't like superfluous buttons that look like for front fogs but don't do anything. I wonder if you could hook a relay to it and actually control something, like a radar detector?
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      02-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #108
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I just installed the new switch from Leatherz.
It took 5 minutes and worked like a charm.
No front fog button, just the rear one.

Have to say, though, the rear fog light isn't that bright...

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Have to say, though, the rear fog light isn't that bright...
Does your lights when on look like mine in post #20? Pretty darn bright, IMO.
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      02-21-2009, 08:18 PM   #110
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Easy way to get someone behind you to fall back: flash the rear foglights. People think they are the brake lights and slow down. It is pretty funny actually. You can achieve a variety of amusing results with this.
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