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Old 02-10-2013, 10:27 AM
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When is your car arriving? Mine is at the port in Bermerhaven. Hoping it gets loaded on the Don Juan which leaves on the 13th
Mine is on the Figaro and is supposed to arrive at Baltimore on Feb 13th. I suspect it will be to the dealer by the 21st. I told the dealer to leave all of the shipping wrap on the vehicle and, after hooking it up to the computer to enable stuff, immediately ship it to my detailer (dealer is in Nebraska and I am in Utah) where it will be prepped and Opticoat applied :-)

I don't think I will actually get it until the very end of the month but we'll see. Super anxious!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:57 AM
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Now you have me thinking. Opticoat? I'm researching.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:20 AM
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I installed the switch on my F13. Not only is it good for thick fog, but it also keeps pesky tailgaters in check. These lights are bright and they generally back off when I turn them on.

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Mind you, my taillights also have a fairly dark tint film on them.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:59 PM
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Now you have me thinking. Opticoat? I'm researching.
Sorry everyone for hijacking.

Here is a link that describes the process. This was written up by the detailer who will be prepping and opticoating my vehicle when it arrives.

http://www.reflections-detailing.com...paint-coating/
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:53 PM
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On our cars, rear fog lights on = the Adaptive Brake Lights ON.

The (bigger/ brighter) Adaptive Brake Lights come on when the car detects strong brake pressure being applied.

I have never seen anyone use the rear fog light on their car properly in the US.
Most of the time, and this is very annoying, they just leave it on and drive around year-round with it.

Same goes with the front fog lights.

I am missing something....

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:02 PM
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On our cars, rear fog lights on = the Adaptive Brake Lights ON.

The (bigger/ brighter) Adaptive Brake Lights come on when the car detects strong brake pressure being applied.

I have never seen anyone use the rear fog light on their car properly in the US.
Most of the time, and this is very annoying, they just leave it on and drive around year-round with it.

Same goes with the front fog lights.

I am missing something....
yeap, very common on Mercedes' that ship to the US with rear fog light. Very annoying...sure sign of a clueless dork when they drive with them on in clear weather.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:42 PM
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Yup. I've seen a few examples of clueless drivers leave them on. Add Audi, Volvo and jaguar drivers to that list.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:53 AM
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I just ordered one for myself and one for my wife's 330 from ECS tuning. I will give a review once I have them installed.

We get a LOT of fog out here in DE (a land of bogs and fogs), so increasing the visibility of my cars during the times the fog rolls in and myself and the others on the road can't see squat in front of us is worth something.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:18 PM
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Yup. I've seen a few examples of clueless drivers leave them on. Add Audi, Volvo and jaguar drivers to that list.
Chalk that up to drivers who don't read the owners manual and a switch design that begs for inadvertent activation of the rear foglights.

On a lot of the VW/Audi/Merc cars, you pull the headlight knob out one detent for front foglights, two detents for both front and rear. Thankfully they've started switching over to separate buttons.

Live in the mountains for any period of time and you'll see the value of rear foglights. Heck, in heavy snow or rain where visibility is reduced below 100m I'll switch them on.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 PM
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[QUOTE=v12;7372991

I have never seen anyone use the rear fog light on their car properly..........

Same goes with the front fog lights.

I am missing something....[/QUOTE]


I run the front ones daily with yellow lamps to be seen in the sea of DRLs.

Besides, shouldn't a fog light be yellow for better penetration? Why not OEM that way?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:08 PM
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Today, I received my rear foglight switches for my F10 550 and my E90 330. I think the visibility of my car to someone approaching it from behind will be greatly enhanced during heavy rain/snow/fog. (not that I intend to use either of these during a blizzard)

Both were VERY easy to install with just reviewing the procedures posted on the website, even a non-mechanically inclined person could do it, even with basic tools. You can use the trim removal tools they show, or you can do like I did and use a broad headed screwdriver that was wrapped in a microfiber towel. the E90 was not as easy as my F10 due to age/design, but I was still able to do it in about 10 min for each one.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:21 PM
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Yeah, I got mine today which was a nice surprise since I thought they were back ordered till late in March. So the only thing left now is the car lol.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:48 AM
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Yeah, I got mine today which was a nice surprise since I thought they were back ordered till late in March. So the only thing left now is the car lol.
Got mine yesterday along with neat trim tools from ECS. Easy install. Rear fogs are cool.
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