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Rear Fog Light Switch Plate and Toggle Switch Install

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Old 04-27-2012, 04:21 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by F450HarleyMini View Post
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Yes you need one toggle switch for the front fog "EYE" and another toggle switch for the rear fog. Silly I Think !!!!
The Convertible has only one switch and the Manual says that up controls front and down controls the rear. That's why I asked
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LarriB View Post
The Convertible has only one switch and the Manual says that up controls front and down controls the rear. That's why I asked
My apology, I should have been more specific. I was refering to R56 (MC S Hardtops). Sorry for the confusion.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:53 PM
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I'm still waiting on a reply

Automan21,
I will call John the owner tomorrow and follow up on your behalf.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by F450HarleyMini View Post
My apology, I should have been more specific. I was refering to R56 (MC S Hardtops). Sorry for the confusion.

Absolutely no apology necessary. I always appreciate the help! We usually get to the right answer here.
 
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by F450HarleyMini View Post
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I will call John the owner tomorrow and follow up on your behalf.
Hey, Thanks Josh. Thats good cause I still havent recieved a reply from them yet.
 
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:29 PM
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Just completed the switch install today. Followed automan21's photos foot the most part but found it easier to use lexan (non maring) tools for removing interior panels. I ended up prying and thus depressing the top tabs to dislodge the switch panel and then evenly pull it out. Five minutes total! Two minutes, if you start carefully and pry from the top (spent 3 minutes figuring out the best technique).
 
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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Automan21,

Do you know if your hook & pick methods works for center consoles with out the buttons on the corners (i think they're heated seats)? My car seems to be offer a lot of resistance, I think mine might be screwed into placed.

Also, any word on the programming? It seems this forum has gone stale.
 
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Originally Posted by colejd View Post
Just completed the switch install today. Followed automan21's photos foot the most part but found it easier to use lexan (non maring) tools for removing interior panels. I ended up prying and thus depressing the top tabs to dislodge the switch panel and then evenly pull it out. Five minutes total! Two minutes, if you start carefully and pry from the top (spent 3 minutes figuring out the best technique).
Did your MINI have the seat warmer buttons like automan's? I suspect it may be different for people who don't have those
 
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It should be the same. It's a little reluctant to come out but keep using a firm pull. Just do one side then the other. Pull it just until it pops out on that side then do the other side. As far as programming I haven't found anyone to do it for me. No one in the the tristate that has a ncs expert to do it and my dealer is totally oblivious to any kind of programmin and didn't even bother to try.
 
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Originally Posted by automan21 View Post
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It should be the same. It's a little reluctant to come out but keep using a firm pull. Just do one side then the other. Pull it just until it pops out on that side then do the other side. As far as programming I haven't found anyone to do it for me. No one in the the tristate that has a ncs expert to do it and my dealer is totally oblivious to any kind of programmin and didn't even bother to try.
Had my programming done by Way Motor Works at MOTD. Works great.
 
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:39 AM
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Where is way located at again? Im in ny.
 
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Way Motor Works is near Atlanta (www.waymotorworks.com). However, he might be able to tell you what software he uses for the programming?
 
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Thanks to this tread, I was able to retrofit rear fog light to my Canadian 2011 Mini Cooper Classic.

I didn't use the pick method, but it is a good reference point of where to pull. I just soft nylon strings and just wrap around the rings, and use the gear shifter to give it a constant pull, and it came out. Total time for installation is about 10 minutes as the above members said.

For programming, I just use NCS Expert to add the rear fog VO to the vehicle string. and rewrite FRM and CAS module.
 
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Originally Posted by wai_jai268 View Post
For programming, I just use NCS Expert to add the rear fog VO to the vehicle string. and rewrite FRM and CAS module.
Great info. I'm hoping to have my switch installed today, and I'll fire up NcS expert as soon as my DCAN cable gets here.
 
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:14 AM
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My jaw is on the ground to learn that the everything is there for the rear fog, minus toggle switch and programming. I bought Little Wing off the lot and didn't choose my options. This is at the top of my list of things I wish I had, especially during FL's torrential downpours. I have mixed feelings about this - glad that it's an easy fix and upset that it's a $100 option when "the works" are in place. It's an important safety feature, while those sidelights on the wheel arches are just silly and are not on European MINIs.
I hope that Way can do this for me at MM8 - I'm making a list for him!
This thread needs to be a "sticky" in the Mods forum.
 
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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I'm in the same boat as automan21, everything installed but nobody capable of programming. The mini dealer in my area said that the lights couldn't be activated on my car. I don't believe them. E-mailed way motor works and I'm sure he can do the programming, but it's a long ride from central Connecticut.
Anyone know someone in the New England area that can activate the rear fogs?
 
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Minijay,
Did you get my email?
Give me a call at the shop and we can get this working.

Nemwrks.
 
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:55 AM
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Just looking for some confirmation here:
I checked out the back of my lights and noticed only 1 plug reciptical and 1 wiring harness (maybe only a few wires). I have read that earlier models feature a completely different harness and even came default on some models. As I understand, this has since been removed and the harness doesn't exist if you'd have the option from factory.

Can someone confirm that a "newer" (+ '11) model works with this mod?

Thanks
 
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:43 PM
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After my dealer ( the only one in central CT, guess which one ) told me that the fog light could not be activated, I found someone that could activate them. The garage is Northeast Motor Werks in Middletown CT. northeastmotorwerks.com. Mark, the owner, is a terrific guy and knows his stuff. They specialize in BMW's and Mini's. If anyone is having issues with there fogs or anything else, and your in the New England area, give him a call.
 
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All who want to turn on their retro fitted rear fog lights should read this thread by GTECKO . Can be done yourself with NcsExpert . You need to add the code $5AA to the VO by adding code in the CAS and FRM module .
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...beginners.html
 
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All who want to turn on their retro fitted rear fog lights should read this thread by GTECKO . Can be done yourself with NcsExpert . You need to add the code $5AA to the VO by adding code in the CAS and FRM module .
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...beginners.html
Understood. I can't find anyone in So. CA with one.
 
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Originally Posted by Hubs View Post
All who want to turn on their retro fitted rear fog lights should read this thread by GTECKO . Can be done yourself with NcsExpert . You need to add the code $5AA to the VO by adding code in the CAS and FRM module .
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...beginners.html
Understood. I can't find anyone in So. CA with one.
 
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Has it been confirmed that the 2012 models are still wired for the rear fogs, even if they were not ordered?
 
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Originally Posted by sgrundw View Post
Has it been confirmed that the 2012 models are still wired for the rear fogs, even if they were not ordered?
Confirmed that 2012 S (not sure about non-S models) are wired, but enabling them in NCS Expert has been a challenge. A lot of dealers won't do it, but some will.
 

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