BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-08-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
Race_Doc11
Major
Race_Doc11's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
1,372
Posts

Drives: 2013 Audi RS5 & 08 M3 E93
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 E93 M3  [5.00]
2013 Audi RS5  [5.00]
Where to get this switch? European part

I wanted to get the rear fog lights to work and I need this switch. US dealers including Tischer can't order it any more.... Thanks
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
SchnellM3
Digger
SchnellM3's Avatar
United_States
78
Rep
2,611
Posts

Drives: 03 E46 M3, 09 E92 M3, 09 X6 50
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pa

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Subscribed, Ive been looking for this for a while
__________________
2009 E92 M3 /// Melbourne Red /// Fox Red /// M DKG

Full Innotech Exhaust - DINAN Intake - IND Engine Bay Appearance - IND Hand Stitched Boot Covers - and much more....
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 12:26 AM   #3
ersin
Brigadier General
ersin's Avatar
United_States
69
Rep
4,144
Posts

Drives: 08 IB E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (1)

You don't really need this switch to get the rear fogs to work. Take the unit out of the car. Pop the little front plastic cover off -- the piece with the fog light symbol on it (the picture that the M3 doesn't have) -- it's held on from the inside, look closely and you'll see. Pry the little prongs up that hold it in to get the cover off.

File off the little nibs that prevent the cover from being pushed in. There may or may not be a little plastic piece that goes back from the cover to the circuit board. If you have this then just pop the modded cover back on. If not, fashion one with a small dowel, lego, etc. Use your imagination. Or search. It's been covered in the forums in detail.


Cheers.
__________________

I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
mrkbbd
Lieutenant
United_States
4
Rep
483
Posts

Drives: e92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: VA/FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Mercedes E63AMG  [0.00]
2009 M3  [0.00]
Is any wiring required, or is the switch already hooked up and just blocked?
__________________
2006 e53 X5 4.8is (sold)
2009 e92 M3
2008 E63 AMG
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 01:04 AM   #5
1sikbmr
Brigadier General
1sikbmr's Avatar
57
Rep
3,317
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York

iTrader: (16)

no wiring... check out this thread...

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ight=rear+fogs
__________________

E90 ///M3 6MT Atlantis Blue - Fox red #TEAMMODE
ESS VT1-550|Volk TE37|Recaro|STOPTECH|Ohlins R/T|Mode Carbon GT4 Lip|Umnitza V4 |Agency Power/Sosi/ACM Test Pipes|BMW PSW V1|
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #6
nuespeedgti
Captain
nuespeedgti's Avatar
United_States
24
Rep
810
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rehoboth, MA

iTrader: (3)

i'm with the op, its expensive but oem + is where i'm at
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 03:02 AM   #7
BMW-Motorsport
Banned
3
Rep
68
Posts

Drives: 2 Fast 4 You
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

A friend of mine from Germany will come to LA next week - I am pretty sure he would handcarry it

Quote:
Originally Posted by racedoc11 View Post
I wanted to get the rear fog lights to work and I need this switch. US dealers including Tischer can't order it any more.... Thanks
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 03:14 AM   #8
Donbona
Lieutenant Colonel
Donbona's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,668
Posts

Drives: E93 M3 DCT 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London UK

iTrader: (0)

You guys dont get rear fogs as standard???
__________________
M3 E93 DCT, Space Grey,BC HB29 Forged Deep Concave Wheels, Ericsson Amuse F/R Bumper, Evolve Full Exhaust System, INTRAX Coilovers, STOPTECH BBK, Performance Steering Wheel,Custom Red/Black Leather Seats,///M3 ||Bimmerpost M3 Car Of The Month May - 2010SOLD
2010 R35 GTR
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 03:29 AM   #9
alpina527
Banned
United Kingdom
22
Rep
638
Posts

Drives: 2008 E92 M3 DCT JZB/FR
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, England

iTrader: (1)

I can send one out from UK if you want one.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 04:07 AM   #10
WillC310
Lieutenant
8
Rep
436
Posts

Drives: A car
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Nah, the people in the US are retarded and think that

a) you're braking
b) something is wrong with you car
c) don't even notice so it makes no difference

How much is the part over there? RoverActive sells them on ebay for $150 I think.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 03:42 PM   #11
Race_Doc11
Major
Race_Doc11's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
1,372
Posts

Drives: 2013 Audi RS5 & 08 M3 E93
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 E93 M3  [5.00]
2013 Audi RS5  [5.00]
Thanks! it is part #61 31 9 169 400. is it possible to check on the price please.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
I can send one out from UK if you want one.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #12
Race_Doc11
Major
Race_Doc11's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
1,372
Posts

Drives: 2013 Audi RS5 & 08 M3 E93
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 E93 M3  [5.00]
2013 Audi RS5  [5.00]
the price at the dealers is $120. Tischer used to have it the for $101
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillC310 View Post
Nah, the people in the US are retarded and think that

a) you're braking
b) something is wrong with you car
c) don't even notice so it makes no difference

How much is the part over there? RoverActive sells them on ebay for $150 I think.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #13
Alex1911
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
210
Posts

Drives: M3 Sedan 2011
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: FL

iTrader: (0)

Those being required would sure beat the idiots who turn on their hazards while driving in heavy rain.

I think they are a very useful feature.

Turner Motorsports has then for $159.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #14
ersin
Brigadier General
ersin's Avatar
United_States
69
Rep
4,144
Posts

Drives: 08 IB E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donbona View Post
You guys dont get rear fogs as standard???
Rear fogs are there and wired. It's just that the switch is disabled.

Cheers.
__________________

I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 07:13 PM   #15
BobsM3Coupe
Captain
United_States
22
Rep
866
Posts

Drives: M3 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donbona View Post
You guys dont get rear fogs as standard???
Not in the US, but then we do save a small fortune on the price of the M3 compared to the rest of the world. So I can do without it.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #16
Race_Doc11
Major
Race_Doc11's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
1,372
Posts

Drives: 2013 Audi RS5 & 08 M3 E93
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 E93 M3  [5.00]
2013 Audi RS5  [5.00]
It will be very helpful to keep those who like to tailgaite away and let me tell you I get quite few in here....
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillC310 View Post
Nah, the people in the US are retarded and think that

a) you're braking
b) something is wrong with you car
c) don't even notice so it makes no difference

How much is the part over there? RoverActive sells them on ebay for $150 I think.
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2010, 03:36 AM   #17
Donbona
Lieutenant Colonel
Donbona's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,668
Posts

Drives: E93 M3 DCT 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ersin View Post
Rear fogs are there and wired. It's just that the switch is disabled.

Cheers.
Ahh ok.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobsM3Coupe View Post
Not in the US, but then we do save a small fortune on the price of the M3 compared to the rest of the world. So I can do without it.
Lol... this is true... we get bent over and ass raped....then after we have healed they come back for more!!!
__________________
M3 E93 DCT, Space Grey,BC HB29 Forged Deep Concave Wheels, Ericsson Amuse F/R Bumper, Evolve Full Exhaust System, INTRAX Coilovers, STOPTECH BBK, Performance Steering Wheel,Custom Red/Black Leather Seats,///M3 ||Bimmerpost M3 Car Of The Month May - 2010SOLD
2010 R35 GTR
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2010, 04:00 AM   #18
alpina527
Banned
United Kingdom
22
Rep
638
Posts

Drives: 2008 E92 M3 DCT JZB/FR
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, England

iTrader: (1)

The UK price is 91 or $151 USD
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2010, 07:36 AM   #19
Bubbles
Brigadier General
Bubbles's Avatar
Cayman Islands
114
Rep
3,564
Posts

Drives: Green Bastard
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bishop Bend

iTrader: (3)

I had a rear fog switch on my 335i, I think I used it five times during ownership. All in torrential downpours. Came to the conclusion hazards were more effective in such a situation.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2010, 08:07 AM   #20
NYCM3ryder
Razzor
United_States
6
Rep
517
Posts

Drives: JB E90 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City

iTrader: (0)

I bought the rear fog light switch for my 07 335 but got rid of it because i thought it wouldn't be the same for my 2011 m3... but now that i look at it it looks the same!!!! fml
__________________

2011 E90, 6 speed, technology package, black 220 rims , EDC, moon roof, matt black grills, matte side grills, 15% carbon tints, carbon fiber M pedals, ACS roof wing, IND painted reflectors, mfest black gloss m3badges, Mfest side window stickers, Tuner MS 15mm spacers, Carbon fiber M foot pedals, MS air filter, RPI air scoops, euro switch mod
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2010, 02:44 AM   #21
PIMP "E"
Colonel
PIMP "E"'s Avatar
Germany
42
Rep
2,503
Posts

Drives: AW 2011 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ft. lauderdale fl, in mannheim germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to PIMP "E"
you can get it at ECStunning.com
__________________
MONEY IS THE SAIL TO MY BOAT
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2010, 05:06 AM   #22
ducman
Second Lieutenant
United_States
8
Rep
258
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: OC

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYCM3ryder View Post
I bought the rear fog light switch for my 07 335 but got rid of it because i thought it wouldn't be the same for my 2011 m3... but now that i look at it it looks the same!!!! fml
I believe 2010+ already has the white little switch in there for the rear fog light. You just need to cut the button trimming so that it becomes a real button (that you can push in). I just did it to my 2011. Only thing you don't have is the rear fog light symbol on the button. Oh well, it works.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 PM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST