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      09-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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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
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      09-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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      09-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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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.


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      09-08-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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Is any wiring required, or is the switch already hooked up and just blocked?
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      09-09-2010, 12:04 AM   #5
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no wiring... check out this thread...

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ight=rear+fogs
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      09-09-2010, 12:28 AM   #6
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i'm with the op, its expensive but oem + is where i'm at
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      09-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #7
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A friend of mine from Germany will come to LA next week - I am pretty sure he would handcarry it

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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
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      09-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #8
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You guys dont get rear fogs as standard???
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      09-09-2010, 02:29 AM   #9
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I can send one out from UK if you want one.
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      09-09-2010, 03:07 AM   #10
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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.
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      09-09-2010, 02:42 PM   #11
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Thanks! it is part #61 31 9 169 400. is it possible to check on the price please.
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      09-09-2010, 02:44 PM   #12
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the price at the dealers is $120. Tischer used to have it the for $101
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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.
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      09-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #13
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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.
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      09-09-2010, 04:46 PM   #14
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You guys dont get rear fogs as standard???
Rear fogs are there and wired. It's just that the switch is disabled.

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      09-09-2010, 06:13 PM   #15
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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.
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      09-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #16
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It will be very helpful to keep those who like to tailgaite away and let me tell you I get quite few in here....
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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.
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Rear fogs are there and wired. It's just that the switch is disabled.

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Ahh ok.

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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.
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The UK price is 91 or $151 USD
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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.
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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
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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.
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