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Old 12-09-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
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I'm doing a fog light retrofit on my BMW. It's an e46.
But I got a major problem. I don't really have a change putting those pins into the relay socket. They just won't snap into place. What I'm doing wrong? I was struggelig for hours yesterday, but still didin't make it..
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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In the mean time check this out to see if it will help at all

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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Hehe, true I know this DIY, but my problem is how to connect the branches into the realy socket. They just won't snap into place. The DIY i got from bmw doesen't tell me anyting about any special tool. As the manual on the picture above says "unclip the relay socket and connect realy branches". I supposed it was just to snap them into place, but certainly not. There must be any special tool, or someting I have missed, because it can't be that hard to get those wires connected!!
Someone must have done this before or know how to do this? I have search for hours on google. No result.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
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The plug housing might have a locking also the electrical Bushing contacts are keyed. This mean that u have to install it at the correct orientation

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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The plug housing might have a locking also the electrical Bushing contacts are keyed. This mean that u have to install it at the correct orientation

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So you mean that they have to be installed with a special angel or someting?
I know where the different pins are supposed to sit. I tried to lock into those small holes yesterday and it seems like its a small plastic tap or someting, not allowing me to insert the pins. I'm getting so frustrated. There is one pin already installed. The one from the fog light switch. To use so much force trying to put them into the realy socket can't be the right way to install them...?
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So you mean that they have to be installed with a special angel or someting?
I know where the different pins are supposed to sit. I tried to lock into those small holes yesterday and it seems like its a small plastic tap or someting, not allowing me to insert the pins. I'm getting so frustrated. There is one pin already installed. The one from the fog light switch. To use so much force trying to put them into the realy socket can't be the right way to install them...?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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Okey here are some pixs

Relay socket holder:


The three pins:


Backside of relay socket. The grey/yellow pin is already connected:


This is my problem. The pins won't go into their holes. They just stops her:


How do I get them in? I'm jusing so much force trying to snap them in place, but it dosen't work.
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try pinching the highlight area (green circle). there are one on each side. becareful though because these fins also acts as a locking device for the bushing contacts by preventing the contact from backing out.



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Old 12-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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I'm so tierd trying to get those pins in. They will fix it on BMW this week. Expencive but it has to be done!
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Have you tried turning them around 180 degrees and trying to snap them in again?
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