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Old 03-20-2013, 08:18 PM
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X5 E70 2009 light display

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and need your help to verify the light display. ( see attached file. )

I press the button to turn on the light.. but I cannot see any light come on from the front of the car.

Please tell me what is this light button is for..

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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Since you're not in the US, I assume you have the button for the REAR fog lights.... look at your tails. They're not very useful in my opinion.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:56 AM
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Yeah, that's the rear fog light indicator... front fog indicator is green. You will see one or both tail lights will be brighter with them on. Useful in heavy fog, or heavy rain... my rule of thumb in my Mercs was if I can't see the tail lights of the car ahead of me, time for my rear fog to be on.

I assume your switch looks like the attached, Front Fogs are the left side button and Rear Fogs are the right side button. http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/attac...1&d=1302241632
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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That would be the rear fog light button. US cars didn't get this
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:13 PM
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WOW.. that's great .. Thank you for all your helps..

It was driving me crazy while trying to find out what light it is for..

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:34 PM
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WOW.. that's great .. Thank you for all your helps..

It was driving me crazy while trying to find out what light it is for..

Wow that is a great idea. Why dont we have this option in America? Seems like it would be a good safety option to me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 AM
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Its a great safety feature, I used it up to yesterday in the near white out conditions on the 401 Hwy.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:18 AM
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Wow that is a great idea. Why dont we have this option in America? Seems like it would be a good safety option to me.
And thanks god we don't have it, because for every good person who knows when to use it there will be plenty of douches who'll use it all the time, blinding/confusing drivers behind them.

Besides, I believe they are used for adaptive (or whatever it's called) braking.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:39 AM
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And thanks god we don't have it, because for every good person who knows when to use it there will be plenty of douches who'll use it all the time, blinding/confusing drivers behind them.
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I've had to follow a vehicle on a crowned freeway on a clear night with it's rear fog lights turned on, and it was a real PITA after a while. They would be great if people only used them in reduced visibility situations, but like the front fog lights, some people who want to be "Mr. Cool" will leave them on 100% of the time.
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