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Old 09-28-2009, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Ready for Dual Euro Rear Fog Lamps...My Next DIY (pics)

This is a DIY that is still coming together but not complete and I must say adding rear fogs to the E46 is fairly easy and cheap to do...read on;

I got a great deal for a brand new Euro LKM (light switch module)...cost me $15.00 and about $7 to ship from UK.



It came as an entire unit but you only need the faceplate off the Euro LKM and not the entire back end module. The faceplate detaches easily off the Euro LKM and attaches easily onto the USA LCM.



Takes about 5 minutes to get everything connected and back in the car. I had already prewired a connector in pin slot #49 on the main wire harness head connector that goes into the back end of my original USA LCM module.
Again you only need the Euro LKM's faceplate and it will work on the USA LCM back end module to control your lights.



My prewiring isn't connected yet to the the rear fog lamp bulb holders but when you push the rear fog button it still alerts you on the dash even though the fog lamps aren't in the car yet.



As you know my car came with factory Xenon lamps and the new UK LKM faceplate is from a non Xenon car (as the LKM faceplate has the halogen non-auto leveling dial on it) yet still my Xenon lamps work fine and they auto-level when I turn them on. So the LKM did not affect that.


Next up is running my prewiring to the rear fog sockets and everything should work.
DIY coming soon.



My USA E46 is now almost fully European with rear fogs and power folding mirrors;



only thing I'm missing is the Euro E46 driver's side mini glove box.
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So you only needed to plug the Euro LCM faceplate in to get this to work? The rear fogs were already wired from the factory?
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So you only needed to plug the Euro LCM faceplate in to get this to work? The rear fogs were already wired from the factory?
no i gotta get bulbs in there and connect the wiring up.
the rear tail lamps have the cut outs on the plastic shell
for the rear fog lamp bulbs but you have to cut the factory
metal cap off the bulb's socket and get the bulb in there
and the switch will turn the bulb on.

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The part number should be 63 21 8 374 807 and 808 for left and right and listed as a rear bulb socket. It's #9 in the picture above.


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All pre 2002 E46 BMWs are pre-configured (not the same as pre-wired) and set up for rear fog lamps on both sides. All you have to do is remove the metal cover and screw the rear fog bulb in and wire the power wire up in the third pin slot on the bulb holder's female plug input (it is already grounded in the middle pin slot). Send that wire to pin 49 on your USA LCM body with the Euro LKM faceplate attached and voila you have rear fog lamps.

The DIY is really this simple and cheap.
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Nice, not hard to do at all. Will be nice to see when it is all done.
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yeah busy all this week. got mad drama at my work place this week.
should have time to get the rest of what I need at the dealership manana and finish this
by the weekend.
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