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Rear Fog Light Switch Plate and Toggle Switch Install

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Old 07-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jalvani View Post
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.
Thanks for the info. Let me know how it goes with yours.
 
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:39 PM
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I just used Automan21's hook technique to remove the switch plate. I could not believe how easily it came out. It took longer to remove the blank in the switch plate!

Now I'm off to my independent MINI shop to have the lights programmed.

Interestingly, when we bought the car, a 2010 R56S, I inquired about rear fogs the local dealer informed me that, based on the VIN number, the wiring harness did not include rear fog wiring/connectors. I looked under the car and could not find the wiring and accepted the dealer explanation. But, I installed the lamps anyway as they look better than the blanks. Recently I did some more looking around on NAM and learned that the black foam above the bumper must be pulled down to expose the rear fog connections. Sure enough, there they were.
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:08 PM
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is there anyone in the NYC area that can program this for me???????????
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:42 PM
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There was a few posts with local shops to you that can.
 
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:23 AM
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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
I have played before with NCSExpert and have activated comfort closing, Digital Speed always on and some others, but exactly how do you add these values in the modules?
 
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:03 AM
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Hello,
I installed everything but my local Mini Dealer is not able or doesn't want to switch the rear fog light on.

Is there anybody with a NCS in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads who can help me?
That would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:29 PM
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Can I get the part # for the switch or what I need to just install a switch in the hole.
Can get it connected next Dragon.
 
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:48 PM
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Can I get the part # for the switch or what I need to just install a switch in the hole. Can get it connected next Dragon.
The PN for my 2011 MCS was 64 11 3 452 459.
I don't think that would change for other years or models, but you should obviously double check.
 
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the part number.
 
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:03 PM
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I have just recieved my rear fog light set and new panel and toggle. The only thing I had to do to install it on my 2010 Mayfair was to pry the panel off the dash with a screwdriver at three points indicated by looking at the new panel's back and putting the toggle in then replacing the new panel into the dash. Total time; 5 minutes. Thank goodness I didn't look at the install directions here first! The longest part of the install was the rear wire harness location. Total time spent was 1/2 hour. Next is a trip to the dealer for programming and new Borla exhaust , Alta turbo inlet and hot side hoses and K&M cold air filter assembly.
 
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:46 PM
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It seems like the best way to remove the toggle cover is to use panel removal tools instead of pulling the whole dash apart.

I have a 2013 R56 JCW and have not seen any info on the module mods required for a 2013. Recommendations welcome.




Originally Posted by WayMotorWorks View Post
Got it done and did 4 other cars already, So yes we can do it at the Dragon, just email me to set up a time.



No you have to program a couple modules for it to work.
 
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Add toggle switch.

Add new toggle bank cover with rear fog icon.

We were unsuccessful using a Blue Box coming back with a Part Error, so PUMA explained how to program with BMW terminal to activate rear fog.

Was wired up for about an hr but I don't think it was actually programming the entire time.
 
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I have a 2013 MCS. I should have ordered this as an option. Anyone know who can do the programming in the Charleston, SC area?
 
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:22 PM
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Assume no new light needed on drivers side?

Still need guidance on programming.




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For 2013

Add toggle switch.

Add new toggle bank cover with rear fog icon.

We were unsuccessful using a Blue Box coming back with a Part Error, so PUMA explained how to program with BMW terminal to activate rear fog.

Was wired up for about an hr but I don't think it was actually programming the entire time.
 
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:41 PM
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Has anyone confirmed this code works on 2013 R56s?



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
 
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:10 PM
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I am not sure how just pulling will unseat the upper clips with notches. Seems like you you have to somehow depress those. Also, there are clips on each outer side?


Originally Posted by wai_jai268 View Post
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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Old 10-09-2013, 07:11 PM
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Has anyone done this cover swap out recently? Looking for advice.




Originally Posted by cactusjk View Post
I am not sure how just pulling will unseat the upper clips with notches. Seems like you you have to somehow depress those. Also, there are clips on each outer side?
 
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:09 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of a cover for no seat heaters? Specifically I want to see the side tabs.


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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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Old 10-12-2013, 07:15 PM
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I ended up using this method but modified it by taping the Captain Hook and using it to pull on the outermost rings. It worked perfectly! I just could not figure out how forcibly pulling would "cleanly" remove the cover with absolutely no damage.


Originally Posted by automan21 View Post
Ok as promised, feel free to bash my picture taking ability lol.
First get a set of these and just use the Captain Hook one(3rd from left)

Then just slide it under the left or right side till it catches and gets behind the plastic cover.


Try to put equal pressure on both sides when pulling. Just pull enough to pop that side out a bit.

This is what you will have when both sides are popped out evenly.

this is how it looks after the cover is out.

heres the cover
I have the toggle in there and just trying to get it programmed by anyone.
Then putting it back on just evenly line up and push back till it snaps.
sorry again for the sideways pics.
It took me like 2mins to pop off the cover, snap the toggle in and pop cover back on.
 
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:51 PM
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Looking for a shop that will code the rear fog for a 2013 R56 JCW in the San Francisco Bay Area, preferably Santa Clara.
 
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I'm sure Stevens Creek MINI will do it for about $160
 
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:04 AM
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I'll give them a call. Would be good to know if any service advisors are better than other to discuss this with...


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I'm sure Stevens Creek MINI will do it for about $160
 
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by cactusjk View Post
Looking for a shop that will code the rear fog for a 2013 R56 JCW in the San Francisco Bay Area, preferably Santa Clara.
Why are you giving up? You can do so much more when you have a working NCS Expert system! Too bad..I was just up there last week. If you can't find anyone. I will be up there again in December.
 
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Is there anyone in the Orlando area of Florida that can program rear foglights?
 
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I ended up using this method but modified it by taping the Captain Hook and using it to pull on the outermost rings. It worked perfectly! I just could not figure out how forcibly pulling would "cleanly" remove the cover with absolutely no damage.
I never damaged my cover when removing it. Im glad people are using this method instead of removing the whole dash. Thats a big mess and always extra clips and screws left over. Good luck to those who are trying to code the newer R56s.
 

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