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Old 12-15-2016, 06:19 PM   #11
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The left roller is the dash lighting brightness....... Would love to know what this right side roller does!
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I think i know what you mean. First of all the right side roller is for euro cars without adaptive lighting. It just adjusts the lights up and down position. Dont know why US cars usually dont get that in general, not just BMWs. Also about the rear fog light. My cars rear fog light only lights up when you press down the brake hard (its called adaptive braking). On euro cars the brake lights work in a completely different way. You know how we have 2 light bulbs in each enclosure that act as rear lights then get stronger when you press the brake pedal and become brake lights, well on euro cars the most outside light is the only brake light that comes on in each cluster. So I'm guessing this may be codeable.
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Very interesting!

Do all e60s have this feature? How is it configured to operate from factory?
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I'm not sure my car is a US import. But i've seen it on a couple BMWs from the region and a couple mercs. Also the family's FX35 has the feature too. Not really useful to be honest. for example its supposed to be used while going up an incline on a hill where you lower the lights so you dont blind the oncoming cars. I dont think I'd have enough time to lower them honestly to actually use them if i had them. Basically its just an electronic connection to a similar motor that runs the adaptive lights. If your talking about the Adaptive brakes then to my info all US cars have adaptive brake lights, it just lights up the rear fog light with the intensity of the brake lights at an attempt to alert the car behind you that you pressed the brakes firmly. Dont know if Euro cars have this, but i'd bet its codeable.
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Yes, the rear lights. Thank you for the info.

Can anyone confirm the rear fogs can be added as brake lights by coding?
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Carly for BMW has a number of coding options for the rear lights. Look at their web page of what is possible.

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What on earth is the right side roller for?


That allows the driver to control the angle of headlight beam, Raise or lower headlight beam.
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Looking over the Carly list.... Seems that all the tail light options have to do with 'brake force', and what happens under 'hard breaking'. This wouldn't activate the fogs to work as brake lights.... Im talking about having them come on as brake lights under any and all braking conditions.

Interesting about the light switch right side roller and the headlights. Is this also something that can be activated to work on US cars in similar fashion to the rear fogs? Would it simply require a wire routed to the module to make this work also?
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These lights are what I am currently using. They have lasted for over 5 years. I really do not know what setup you are actually to do but this is an option.

Rear Reflector Lights
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These lights are what I am currently using. They have lasted for over 5 years. I really do not know what setup you are actually to do but this is an option.

Rear Reflector Lights
I have actually seen those and thought about it, but I may be going to an Mtech rear bumper soon and it would be redundant.

I do however know these are tapped into the wires leading to the tail lights. Makes me wonder further if making the fogs work as brakes can be as simple.
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