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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:03 PM
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Fog light question

Need to know if the light on the dash for the fogs is supposed to be green or orange ? There's two buttons and I only can seem to make the orange one light up
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:37 PM
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:38 PM
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Wtf is the orange one then ? What on earth could cause this not to light up ?
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:23 PM
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Someone may have fiddled around with the wiring. How many fog light buttons do you have? If it's two, your car is set up for rear fog light(s) too.

What does the orange symbol look like?
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:06 PM
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The orange one looks like a light with waves through lines
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:29 PM
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Yup, that's for rear fogs.....they are (or IT is, since it's just one side IIRC*) like a second brake light in brightness, except they stay on.

DO YOU have two fog light buttons, one over the other? If so, you have rear fogs.




*they may actually be both sides. I've never seen an E36 with them, and I'm too lazy to drag out the wiring diagram to figure it out.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:30 AM
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:43 AM
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DO YOU have two fog light buttons, one over the other? If so, you have rear fogs.
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Pkay
Still didn't answer the question!
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:45 AM
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Yes I have two buttons pretty sure I said that in first post idk tho ,
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:06 AM
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You sure did. Apologies. I was so taken with the orange light question I totally missed that.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:27 PM
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Hahaha no worries man ! Yeah I need a wiring doctor ASAP in Calgary Alberta
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:28 PM
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Window issues now , tried fuses and relay, gunna get new window motors hopefully it's not wiring but I still have wiring problems with fogs
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