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Old 08-31-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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How to convert regular fog light connectors to mtech ones

hey guys, i bought a mtech retrofit kit and it included wires plugs to make my existing fog light connection to become compatible with mytech fogs. anyone know how to put it all together? it didnt come with instructions.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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what type of lamps do you have now... what type will you have?

My old fog light connectors were 9006, and my M-Tech replacement fogs were 9006 too.

You gotta be more specific... are the old fogs OEM, are the new fogs OEM.

Did you get loose wires and a connector and you need to know how to thread the wires into the connector and then splice that to your existing wiring.

Give us some details. Or show us pics of the retrofit parts.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:39 AM   #4
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my old fogs were oem, the bumper that used them was the standard 325i facelifted one. Basically the fog lights on the old one were smaller than that of mtech and when i tried to reuse the original bulb on the mtech it ws loose. when i bought the mtech kit, it gave me a new connector for each fog light, 2 white wires, and 4 clips. if its not specific still i'll try to take pics
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:37 PM   #5
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That's weird...

For the 3 series, BMW made 3 different OEM fog lights. A long rectangular sytle, the round style that you have on your car, and a round "projector" style.

I'd swear that round style that you have on your car is the same style that you'd find on an M-Tech II bumper, or even on an M3.

But I guess not. So these new parts are OEM too?

Like they say... a picture is worth a thousand words. (hint hint)

I'm kinda lost here... the old bulb is loose when you try to fit it into the new fog light? We're not talking about the electrical connection right now. The bulb (which has a built-in socket) won't attach to the fog light tightly?

New bulbs didn't come with the new fog light? (Because if they did, they should fit snugly into the fog light.)

Does your old fog light bulb look like this: This is the bulb that I'm using on my OEM M-Tech II fog lights.


So I would think you need to find the correct bulb to fit snugly into the new fog light, then we need to address the electrical connector.

Chances are, the parts that you have are meant to adapt the 9006 OEM connector from your harness, to the new non-OEM lamp. But until you know which lamp your dealing with, it's hard to move forward.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:59 PM   #6
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my old bulbs looked nothing like that, right now i have the bulb that you are talking about in your picture and im basically trying to adapt the harness to it i suppose. anyways you dont have to help me now, we can come back to this later this week since im on vacation
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:36 PM   #7
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Vacation!!!

That's a perfect time to work on your car... unless of course you're out of town!

Have a good one!
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:14 PM   #8
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Vacation!!!

That's a perfect time to work on your car... unless of course you're out of town!

Have a good one!
appreciate all you've done so far bro yeah im in Canada so far, pretty boring up here which is why im thinking of my car instead of actually enjoying myself.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:56 PM   #9
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did you ever find the solution to this problem? mine will not fit either after the mtech install
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