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BMW Installation Instructions
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.
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
Ring spanner, 13 mm
Socket wrench, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm
Torx wrench, T10
- Necessary Preliminary Work
- Checking Prewiring
- Overview of Supplementary Wiring Harness
- Installing Supplementary Wiring Harness
- Installing Switch for Fog Lamps
- Installing Fog Lamps
1. Necessary Preliminary Work
- Remove instrument panel covering on driver’s side
- 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
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
|left fog lamp, E26||X768|
|B||Black 2-pin socket housing||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
|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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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).
Adjust fog lamp at adjustment screw (3) according to regulations.
Push in cover (4).
Reassemble in reverse sequence.
Coding is not applicable to this system.