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Location for fog lights pull switch?

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I am looking to get my fogs finally wired in. As my car is in another city in the shop... I figured i would ask you guys where you place the extra pull switch. Photos would be great if you have them. 1973Tii

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I always thought the place were the fake button/plug is, is a great place for a fog lamp button. There's actually a button that looks just like it but actually works that can go in there.

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what year is your car ?

1973 (original post updated)

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I always thought the place were the fake button/plug is, is a great place for a fog lamp button. There's actually a button that looks just like it but actually works that can go in there.

+1

Is there a reason this option is not available, e.g., other plans for your console face?

Steve

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As the car is not in front of me... where is this spot? Is it one of the 4 stock pull switches?

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As the car is not in front of me... where is this spot? Is it one of the 4 stock pull switches?

It's on the console face, generally just to the right of the pull-out ashtray. It's a dummy button from the factory, balancing the emergency flasher button just to the left of the ashtray. You replace the dummy button with a similar-looking working button. Green was the most common color for these working buttons, but they're also available in purple, yellow, etc.

Steve

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thanks!

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Mike said, "My 73 has a stock fog light switch below the headlight switch to the left of the cluster."

I know that was the spot for '74-'76 models - didn't recall it there on earlier models.

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Mike said, "My 73 has a stock fog light switch below the headlight switch to the left of the cluster."

I know that was the spot for '74-'76 models - didn't recall it there on earlier models.

This one has me curious: on pre-'74 cars, I've seen heater fan switches and rear window defrosters below the headlight pull switch, but I haven't yet seen a fog light switch in that location (at least not from the factory). But...I am continually amazed at the many variations that appear to have originated at the factory!

Steve

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The BMW 2002 US Automatic VIN 2533497 was manufactured on November 24th, 1972 and delivered on November 30th, 1972 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Chamonix, paint code 085.

I cannot verify that this dash came in this car. It also has lighted face plates for the heater switches, just like my '74 did.

Picture below:

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The BMW 2002 US Automatic VIN 2533497 was manufactured on November 24th, 1972 and delivered on November 30th, 1972 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Chamonix, paint code 085.

I cannot verify that this dash came in this car. It also has lighted face plates for the heater switches, just like my '74 did.

Picture below:

Got it! That's a single-piece square taillight dashboard in your car ('74-'76). Moving the fan switch to the sliding controls freed up that slot for a foglight switch.

Thanks for providing the photo.

Regards,

Steve

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It depends if you have dealer-installed A/C....

PO installed a rear fog light switch in the shifter console (wiring in trunk with plugged hole in bumper), then another PO changed the switch to be used for Hella front driving lamps. I moved the driving light switch into the "dummy" spot on the right face of the Behr A/C console, then modified the old green "dummy" plate for USB cable interface with my Kenwood receiver.

Old picture with dummy green switch piece on right and driving light switch below shifter

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Old light switch underneath

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I have a '74 with the "Front Fog Lights" switch to the left of the steering wheel. I'm thinking of installing a regular headlight switch there and wiring it so that the front fogs come on at the first detente (like running lights for the headlight switch), and the rear comes on (in addition) at the second detente. I actually have a factory rear-fog switch in my parts bin, but I have other plans for the console . . .

Anyone ever done this?

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