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    uh-oh ......... it seems that when I turn side lights on fogs operate perfectly. However, when I switch on headlights fogs are permanently on and I can't switch them off. Even main beam does not turn them off either! This is starting to do my head in ......... any1 out there ?
     
     

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    Can I just ask. When you originally posted I didn't fully understand what exactly you had done, it just seemed like you sussed it anyway that it was the wrong relay.
    When you say you got a new loom., is that a proper BMW wiring loom for foglights. What did is consist of and what work did you have to do to install it.
     
     

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    Sorry gildersol, the loom is a BMW original and is wired (or so I hope) according to instructions in fog lamp kit (I didn't buy kit as I already had lights) but got local Beemer dealer to print them out. I bought a relay locally (as discussed earlier) but have replaced this with a (Siemens) foglamp relay from a scrap yard taken from the exact position in distribution box of another knackered E36. I quickly checked the other day that all was working by trying fogs (sidelights only) and all seemed OK. Now I have the problem as described in last post...... over
     
     

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    Is there any way you can post up a copy of the instructions
     
     

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    Hi - if your car was like mine, it had no wiring for the fogs. Look up Andy-S's post - Fitting front fogs to E46 - I responded with detailed instructions and a wiring diagram. On mine, I found the wire, from testing, which provides power to the rear fogs. I then tapped into this to wire up to a new relay, in turn taking power direct from the battery.

    pm me if you need further advice.
     
     

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