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2021 m3 SR+ fog light questions...

drewshady

Member
Apr 14, 2021
9
1
maryland
hello. im just finding out about the 2020 -2021 m3 standard range plus not even having the actual fog light bulbs or led strips even in the housing anymore as i was hoping that maybe we could pay to turn them on one day but i guess not. so now im looking for an older set (or newer long range model set?) to put in and im seeing aftermarket and/or china brand new ones available that have all the necessary bulbs. i understand you can jump the wire to get the fog light to turn on or just be happy with the amber and led drl strip. my question is has anyone used any of the aftermarket or china ones off of ebay or anywhere? are they worth the cheaper price or should we just go used oem? thanks a lot!!
 

Hi_Im_Mike

Member
Dec 14, 2020
112
80
Vancouver B.C
Some of the guys buy the euro spec ones from eBay that has the clear reflector instead of the amber reflector. I’m planning on going the same route probably next year.
the fog light doesn’t have an actual button on the screen, it will however turn on when your headlights turn on and turn off when headlights are off while the white/amber strip will stay on when you are driving/idling in the car.
 
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strykeroz

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May 27, 2016
636
437
Brisbane, Australia
the fog light doesn’t have an actual button on the screen, it will however turn on when your headlights turn on and turn off when headlights are off while the white/amber strip will stay on when you are driving/idling in the car.
Thanks for answering this for me. As with most things on the 3 it's software related so if the car doesn't know you should have them, it wouldn't present the button on the screen to control it - how you explain it makes sense, you're just piggybacking off existing lighting wires so there's no independent control.

Our SR+ was delivered before they turned off fog lights in 2019 so those delivered the month after still had fog lights, just the screen button we have never gets showed. Similarly I have physical footwell lights that turn on momentarily when I get in the car, but have no way to come back on with the interior lights.
 

drewshady

Member
Apr 14, 2021
9
1
maryland
ok thanks. perhaps ill go that aftermarket route also then instead of trying to find pricey oem used without broken tabs. lol and yea that footwell light thing is annoying and seems cheap by tesla to take that away from sr plus. mine were on when i got the car and after installing nice purple ones that was the day a new update was available that shut them off lol.
 

CorbinGannon

New Member
Jun 16, 2021
1
0
Norway
I just got my SR+ and was wondering about this. Since there is a dummy light (just a black strip where the light should be) is there a fog light connector on the harness or do you have to make the wiring yourself?
 

Hi_Im_Mike

Member
Dec 14, 2020
112
80
Vancouver B.C
I just got my SR+ and was wondering about this. Since there is a dummy light (just a black strip where the light should be) is there a fog light connector on the harness or do you have to make the wiring yourself?
 

krkoz

Member
Jun 17, 2021
10
4
Marco Island, FL USA
I have the same question. 2021 SR+ delivered March 17, 2021 with the dummy lights. All the sellers on aliexpress and eBay say their parts will NOT fit the 2021 SR+. Did the plug change for 2021?
 

Rob6385

Member
Oct 16, 2020
9
1
Temecula
I bought the euro versions off eBay and they fit and light up on my 2021 sr plus just fine. The only difference was the wire colors to jump the harness was different on mine versus what was shown on some YouTube video I watched for the install.
 

relf218

Member
May 27, 2021
15
7
Montreal
I just took delivery like a week or 2 ago, and I realized that I actually have some yellow fog lights from the bumper when my head light is on.
Do you guys do not have that lights ?
 

krkoz

Member
Jun 17, 2021
10
4
Marco Island, FL USA
Installed the euro (no amber) DRL/Fog lights purchased from partslink.com on eBay (17 18 19 20 TESLA MODEL 3 EURO LEFT RIGHT FOG LIGHT LAMP SET BLACK NO AMBER OEM | eBay)
Works great and love it! Installation is tedious as I am not experienced but it can be done. Wire splicing the middle wire to the non-black wire using Posi Tap (20-22 gauge) turns on the fog lights. Followed these YouTube videos:
or
. Both are good sources.
 

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