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      10-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #45
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I just returned from two weeks TDY to the land of the BMW and experienced the rear fog light usage, and I asked several locals what they thought. To me, and to most of the Germans I met, the rear fog light is not such a good idea because it is often misunderstood to be the working side of a one-brake-light-out car and therefore treated as a hazard. The locals complained that when they see that single red light in the fog, their heart rate hits max and the brake-or-no-brake decision has to be made instantly. I'm not going to update my car with this switch. I have no idea what US drivers would think if they ever saw the rear fog light on US roads.
I tend to disagree with this, fog lights work great in thick fog especially on mountain roads, i have never confused them with break lights. the only time the drive me nuts is when people ignorant people use them in the rain, do not use your rear fogs in the rain or have them on when there is no fog.
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      11-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #46
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Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, i do not know what "rain" is...I live in San Diego. We have no such thing.
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      11-05-2012, 01:01 AM   #47
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Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, i do not know what "rain" is...I live in San Diego. We have no such thing.
If you come to WA, especially Seattle area, then you will realize how important the rear fog light is. I had been hit couple times from rear due to the bad visibility by fog and "heavy rain".

Oh, one thing I missed, SNOW!
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      11-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #48
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Thank you for the information.
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      12-31-2012, 01:38 PM   #49
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I'm a big fan of rear fog lights, having lived 3 years in Belgium and seeing first-hand the benefit of using them. Following the excellent instructions on this site, I just acquired and installed the necessary switch to activate the rear fog lights on my F10. Brilliant, and thanks!
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      01-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #50
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Great video! Finally got around to installing mine. Took 10 minutes tops.
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      01-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #51
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I just purchased the switch from a European BMW parts department for about 82 EUR ($110 USD). Here is the web site:
http://www.online-teile.com/bmwmc/pr...eit-licht.html

The web site is navigable even if you read no German. If you use PayPal to check out, as I did, the web site zeroes VAT and does not charge shipping. Only a few minutes have passed since I have placed my order, so I may receive an email from the dealership telling me that they made a mistake by selling the part to me without VAT and shipping, in which case I will report back to you that this did not work so well. Please find the order receipt attached to this post as proof that it seems to have worked, so far.
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      01-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #52
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Not just no, Nein.


Sehr geehrte(r) Michael Posner, dear Michael XXXXX,

Der Status Ihrer Bestellung vom Montag, 14. Januar 2013 mit der Bestellnummer 908383 wurde gešndert.
The status of your order from Montag, 14. Januar 2013 with the order number 908383 has been changed.

Anmerkungen und Kommentare zu Ihrer Bestellung: The comments for your order: Teil leider nicht lieferbar

Neuer Status: New Status: Storniert
Bei Fragen zu Ihrer Bestellung antworten Sie bitte auf diese E-Mail. For questions about your order please reply to this e-mail.
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Not just no, Nein.


Sehr geehrte(r) Michael Posner, dear Michael XXXXX,

Der Status Ihrer Bestellung vom Montag, 14. Januar 2013 mit der Bestellnummer 908383 wurde gešndert.
The status of your order from Montag, 14. Januar 2013 with the order number 908383 has been changed.

Anmerkungen und Kommentare zu Ihrer Bestellung: The comments for your order: Teil leider nicht lieferbar

Neuer Status: New Status: Storniert
Bei Fragen zu Ihrer Bestellung antworten Sie bitte auf diese E-Mail. For questions about your order please reply to this e-mail.
Storniert!
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      01-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #54
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Yeah, I thought that I had found a good deal....82 EUR, no VAT, and no shipping. I guess they found their mistake and that ended my daydream
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