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Old 04-02-2006, 10:40 AM   #21
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Correct! it is the Relay.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:08 AM   #22
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I'm not sure what year is your car again? Most likely whoever originally bought the car could have peordered it with fogs as an option. Isn't even a Manual tranny an option because of most of us lazy americans that don't wat to drive stick haha.
It's 1999, but was built in october 1998. I guess you're right about the options. I even have that thing which locks the doors when you start to move, though my friend's 1999 528i doesn't have.
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:36 PM   #23
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It's 1999, but was built in october 1998. I guess you're right about the options. I even have that thing which locks the doors when you start to move, though my friend's 1999 528i doesn't have.
Actually that's a BCM coding option - every car has that. It just needs to be turned on by the dealer.

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Old 04-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #24
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great diy! does the foglight icon light up on the dashboard when u turn on the foglights?
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:10 AM   #25
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great diy! does the foglight icon light up on the dashboard when u turn on the foglights?
Yes it does
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:35 PM   #26
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Great DIY. I'm planning on adding fogs when I find a pair for a good price.

What is the wiring that I can buy from BMW? (I'm electrically impaired)

Also, does anyone know the P/N for the fog light switch?

Thx
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:38 PM   #27
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61129410798 = harness
61131372626 = fuse
61368373700 = relay
63178380056 = clamps, you need 2
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61131387150, 63178380056,... comb connector, and some clicp I forgot the number,..you need.
I just installed them 2weeks ago and happy with that.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:40 PM   #28
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:14 PM   #29
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UPDATE:

I just want to let everyone know that Igotissue66 sent me his virtually brand new foglights for free. His actions reminds of how e46fanatics used to be when members were always helping each members. nowadays it seems like everyone is more concerns with the OFF TOPIC page.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:48 AM   #30
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wow,

he ( Igotissue66 ) sent me some fuse connectors and comb connectors as free too.
WHen I had really problem with those part, he just mail out as free.

He is the man, I really want to send something to him.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:27 PM   #31
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i wanna do this but it seems soo hard!!!
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:25 AM   #32
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thanks good DIY
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:19 PM   #33
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an esay way to do it is to get from your dealer the complete harness , that cost me around 30 bucks + 13 the relay
part number for harness is 9410798
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #34
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yep you can get the harness for 30 bucks but the module switch has also be replaced and that unit cost almost 60 buck.. something like that. It also has to be codering whit proper keys. I did my foglights my self to whit a cable and fuse whit a switch, it works perfectly . Great write up !.. this is a alternative for those people they will not pay for the hole scene that bmw sets up only for 2 fogslights. I think the only reason that they must codering the fogslight module only for your cluster instrument sign!...
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:42 PM   #35
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yep you can get the harness for 30 bucks but the module switch has also be replaced and that unit cost almost 60 buck.. something like that. It also has to be codering whit proper keys. I did my foglights my self to whit a cable and fuse whit a switch, it works perfectly . Great write up !.. this is a alternative for those people they will not pay for the hole scene that bmw sets up only for 2 fogslights. I think the only reason that they must codering the fogslight module only for your cluster instrument sign!...
There is no need for coding, you are just switching the faceplate not the whole LCM.

I didn't think the harness was that cheap? Last I recall when I did this they sold the foglight kit for a couple hundred.

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:50 AM   #36
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Many thanks for the write up, i've been looking for this type of diy for ages, i've got the fogs in but never wired them up yet ( guess what i'm doing this weekend haha ) .
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:30 AM   #37
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There is no need for coding, you are just switching the faceplate not the whole LCM.
Are you sure about that? I thought the LCM was a little inseparable unit.

I found one on ebay that looks like it might work for me, but it was a part that was ended in 03/2000, and my car is an 05/2000. Should I be concerned?

(And what's the verdict on programming?)
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:35 PM   #38
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Are you sure about that? I thought the LCM was a little inseparable unit.

I found one on ebay that looks like it might work for me, but it was a part that was ended in 03/2000, and my car is an 05/2000. Should I be concerned?

(And what's the verdict on programming?)
110% sure

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:41 PM   #39
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110% sure

Jared
I second jared on the LCM issue.

the faceplate is interchangable regardless of year or model for the e46 lineup
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:52 PM   #40
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Finally got around to doing the DIY, but the circlebmw link everyone has posted doesn't work.

So far, I'm just wondering about where to put the wire harness between the lights and where it goes into the cabin--one of the other DIY's say "along the radiator," but does anyone have a picture or more detailed instructions?

Or, if anyone happens to have a copy of the instructions from circlebmw, that would be awesome.

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