Fog Lamps BMW Z3 roadster E36/7

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BMW Installation Instructions

Fog Lamps BMW Z3 roadster E36/7

Specialised knowledge is required.

Installation time is approx. 1 – 2 hours, though this may vary depending on the condition of the vehicle and its fittings. Knowledge of electrical system is required.

Note

Instructions and illustrations are given for left-hand drive models. Certain work steps must be carried out in mirror-image fashion for right-hand drive models.

The supplementary wiring harness must only be installed in vehicles without prewiring.

Tools and materials required

Regular screwdriver
Ring spanner, 13 mm
Side-cutting pliers
Socket wrench, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm
Phillips screwdriver
Torx wrench, T10
Crimping pliers

Contents

Chapter

  1. Necessary Preliminary Work
  2. Checking Prewiring
  3. Overview of Supplementary Wiring Harness
  4. Installing Supplementary Wiring Harness
  5. Installing Switch for Fog Lamps
  6. Installing Fog Lamps
  7. Coding

1. Necessary Preliminary Work

  1. Remove instrument panel covering on driver’s side
  2. Disconnect battery

2. Checking Prewiring

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In vehicles with prewiring, the connectors for the fog lamps are tied back below the left and right of the bumper and the X44 fog lamp relay socket (1) in the distribution box is already installed.

3. Overview of Supplementary Wiring Harness

Note

Installation of the supplementary wiring harness is necessary only for vehicles without prewiring.

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Item Version/designation Cable colour Connection location in vehicle Brief designation/ plug-in station
1 Fan connector contact for connecting branches E and I
2 Fan connector for connecting branches E and I
A Black 2-pin socket housing brown

yellow/brown

left fog lamp, E26 X768
B Black 2-pin socket housing brown

yellow/brown

right fog lamp, E27 X769
C Cable lug, 6 mm / terminal 31 brown earth support II in engine compartment, front left X6453
D Relay socket, fog lamp in distribution box X44
E Fan connector contact / terminal 30 red in distribution box at connector terminal 30 X6410
F Black 2-pln housing / retrofitted fog lamp socket yellow/brown

yellow/grey

in distribution box at retrofitted fog lamp socket X1059
G Blade receptacle / connector E15 red/yellow in distribution box at fuse F15 X10016/9
H Blade receptacle / connector A15 yellow/brown in distributor box at fuse F15 X10016/10
I Fan connector contact /

rear fog lamp connector (VB NSL)

yellow/black in distribution box at rear fog lamp connector (NSL) X1027
J Fan connector / rear fog lamp connector (VB NSW) yellow/brown install in distribution box X1152

4. Installing Supplementary Wiring Harness

(only vehicles without prewiring)

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Lay supplementary wiring harness from distribution box (1) along vehicle wiring harness to earth support X6453 (2) and to fog lamp installation locations (3 and 4).

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Remove sheet-metal screws (1) from distribution box.

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Remove distribution box cover.

Remove Torx screws (2).

Pull upper part (1) of distribution box upwards as far as supplementary wiring harness will allow.

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Press branch D, fog lamp X44 relay socket, onto plugin station (1).

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Plug branch F, retrofitted fog lamp connector X1059, onto pushed-back retrofitted fog lamp connector X1059 (4) in distribution box.

Connect branch E (red cable) with fan connector (1) provided to connector X6410 (2).

Connect branch I (yellow/black cable) with fan connector (1) provided to connector X1027 (3).

Insert branch J (yellow/brown cable) in distribution box.

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Press carrier (2) lock (1) for fuses Nos. 11 -20 in direction of arrow and remove fuse carrier (2) in direction of arrow.

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Remove fuse carrier (2) lock (1) for fuses Nos. 11 -20 in direction of arrow.

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Press branch G (1) (red/yellow cable) into plug-in station No. 9 on fuse carrier X10016 (2).

Press branch H (1) (yellow/brown) into plug-in station No. 10 on fuse carrier X10016 (2).

Install fuse carrier lock.

Install fuse carrier.

Lay supplementary wiring harness branches A, B and C in engine compartment and reinstall distribution box.

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Lay and connect branch C (brown cable) to earth support X6453 (1).

Lay branches A and B (yellow/brown and brown cables resp.) along vehicle wiring harness to fog lamp installation locations.

5. Installing Switch for Fog Lamps

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Remove switch for rear fog lamp (1) and replace with switch for fog lamp / rear fog lamp.

6. Installing Fog Lamps

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Note

The illustrations show installation of right-hand fog lamp. Installation of left-hand fog lamp is to be carried out in same way.

Unclip cover (1).

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Attach sheet-metal nuts (1).

Connect branch A (or B) to fog lamp (3).

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Install fog lamp (1) and secure with sheet-metal hex screws (2).

Connect battery.

Adjust fog lamp at adjustment screw (3) according to regulations.

Push in cover (4).

Reassemble in reverse sequence.

7. Coding

Coding is not applicable to this system.

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