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If I remember correctly I got mine from
Www.teileprofis.de
The website works in German or English. Only catch is I had a German shipping address. I got the oem switch from ebay.de but again I have a German shipping address
Are you willing to start a GB or something of that sort? I've been searching for over a year (literally) trying to find somebody willing to play ball in shipping it.

Either that or...

If anybody has a buddy/family member that's in the EU, Skruvat's site is in English and would be about $83.91 USD (€63.06 EUR, £52.85 GBP) that includes free shipping within the EU, but it HAS to be shipped within the EU.

I'm sure there's quite a few people on here with BL hatches that would like to go in on a group buy, judging by the amount of people who viewed this thread in the first place.
 

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Problem is if I do a GB I wont be able to get them to Canada or shipped out to their rightful owners in a timely manner. I make it to Germany 1ce or twice a year and shipping from Germany can be pricey. I cannot simply take a whole shipment with me as they are space consuming. This is why I will not do a group buy, I also cannot put the burdon on my grandparents to store the parts for me
 

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Problem is if I do a GB I wont be able to get them to Canada or shipped out to their rightful owners in a timely manner. I make it to Germany 1ce or twice a year and shipping from Germany can be pricey. I cannot simply take a whole shipment with me as they are space consuming. This is why I will not do a group buy, I also cannot put the burdon on my grandparents to store the parts for me
I get that. I was more hoping someone overseas would take that up. That way, they can take payment by Paypal, purchase locally, and ship to the customer/s.


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I get that. I was more hoping someone overseas would take that up. That way, they can take payment by Paypal, purchase locally, and ship to the customer/s.


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Agreed. I'd be willing to pay a little extra for some sort of compensation for their time and cooperation as well. It's one of those things where I GOTTA HAVE IT, ya know? Lol
 

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Has anybody tried using a service like bongous or shipito for this? It is a little pricey (probably around 50 bucks extra for shipping), but it would be a good way to get it overseas. I definitely agree that this would be a nice addition as it would set the car apart from the others out there on the road. I just hope the model that was linked earlier is compatible with the 2013, though I don't really see a reason why it wouldn't be.
 

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Has anybody tried using a service like bongous or shipito for this? It is a little pricey (probably around 50 bucks extra for shipping), but it would be a good way to get it overseas. I definitely agree that this would be a nice addition as it would set the car apart from the others out there on the road. I just hope the model that was linked earlier is compatible with the 2013, though I don't really see a reason why it wouldn't be.
It would fit for Mazda3 hatchbacks (BL Generation) from 2010-2013. 2014+ is the new KODO designed (BM Generation, WON'T FIT). 2010 and before is 2003-2009 (BK Generation, WON'T FIT).
 

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Has anybody tried using a service like bongous or shipito for this? It is a little pricey (probably around 50 bucks extra for shipping), but it would be a good way to get it overseas. I definitely agree that this would be a nice addition as it would set the car apart from the others out there on the road. I just hope the model that was linked earlier is compatible with the 2013, though I don't really see a reason why it wouldn't be.
I have absolutely no clue how to operate BongoUS. Shipito only has an address in Australia and does not have any locations within the EU. I'm trying to get my buddy who lives in Manchester, UK to buy this part. I PayPal him money, he buys it and get the part shipped to his door, then he forwards it to my address using DHL/Royal Mail in the States.
 

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Skruvat does not have them in stock - even though the site says so - they are a drop shipper. Ask me how I found out.

The dealers will not ship them overseas or really even outside the EU due to their contracts with Mazda that apparently forbid it.

Shipping has really gotten screwed up off eBay too, due to what I can only assume are EU rules or US import regulations - I used to buy so many parts for other cars off eBay Germany and just pay for shipping to the US.

After much research I have a couple rear fog (LHD) units heading to the U.S. right now. Will see if they actually show up and see if we can get a realistic group buy going.
 

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After much research I have a couple rear fog (LHD) units heading to the U.S. right now. Will see if they actually show up and see if we can get a realistic group buy going.
2nd gen only, or would you open this up to 1st gen guys as well?
 

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Skruvat does not have them in stock - even though the site says so - they are a drop shipper. Ask me how I found out.

The dealers will not ship them overseas or really even outside the EU due to their contracts with Mazda that apparently forbid it.

Shipping has really gotten screwed up off eBay too, due to what I can only assume are EU rules or US import regulations - I used to buy so many parts for other cars off eBay Germany and just pay for shipping to the US.

After much research I have a couple rear fog (LHD) units heading to the U.S. right now. Will see if they actually show up and see if we can get a realistic group buy going.
You said you got a couple coming here stateside? If you have an extra in said batch that actually does arrive, let me know. I'm VERY interested in paying for it. Otherwise I'm very sure a group buy will be very successful.
2nd gen only, or would you open this up to 1st gen guys as well?
1st Gen I believe are actually listed on eBay US.
I would actually be highly interested in getting in on this. Keep us in the loop
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I'm stationed here in England so I can go to dealerships and try to order the part in person. The only problem will be that the rear fog lamp will be for the passenger side of the vehicle, which is the driver side here in the UK.

Or if anyone can find a online site that ships from the UK that would also work. I tried some searching of my own on amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk but couldn't really get an reliable results.
 

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I'm stationed here in England so I can go to dealerships and try to order the part in person. The only problem will be that the rear fog lamp will be for the passenger side of the vehicle, which is the driver side here in the UK.

Or if anyone can find a online site that ships from the UK that would also work. I tried some searching of my own on amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk but couldn't really get an reliable results.
The English dealers have the RHD fog lights, which are "technically" wrong for US cars, if you care. Officially, the rear fog light should be on the same side of the car as the driver. The UK dealers will only ship within the EU.

Ebay.co.uk, ebay.it, ebay.de and ebay.pt have the rear fogs off wrecked cars but no one will ship them.

I have 2nd gen ones for LHD drive cars coming (hopefully). If successful in getting here I will try to put a group buy together. Of course, that is just for the "unit" - wiring it up is another project.
 

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I'm stationed here in England so I can go to dealerships and try to order the part in person. The only problem will be that the rear fog lamp will be for the passenger side of the vehicle, which is the driver side here in the UK.

Or if anyone can find a online site that ships from the UK that would also work. I tried some searching of my own on amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk but couldn't really get an reliable results.
See if you can go to the Mazda dealership and ask if they can order a specific part by a part number I have listed in this thread. I found the part number, but the US dealerships aren't able to find it in their parts database.
The English dealers have the RHD fog lights, which are "technically" wrong for US cars, if you care. Officially, the rear fog light should be on the same side of the car as the driver. The UK dealers will only ship within the EU.

Ebay.co.uk, ebay.it, ebay.de and ebay.pt have the rear fogs off wrecked cars but no one will ship them.

I have 2nd gen ones for LHD drive cars coming (hopefully). If successful in getting here I will try to put a group buy together. Of course, that is just for the "unit" - wiring it up is another project.
Yeah, as a last resort I'll get the fog on the passenger side as required for MOT in the UK. I'd like it for the driver's side to make it "correct" and wire it in to a switch.
 

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Hi guys:
Did not disappear, but had to run out of town for work while these things were stuck in NY customs for way too long. I should have them this week - and assuming I bought the right part and it fits the car, I will probably list the other couple here or on eBay. If there is enough interest I can get more, so we can probably put together some sort of group by -- either new or used!

Will report back with some photos - cross your fingers USPS didn't take their usual BS out on the packaging.
 

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If anyone just wants to have a rear fog for functionality then you can use a RED bulb or RED LED bulb and wire it to a switch. You'll only have one reverse light as a result though.

If you want the actual red housing to look different than everyone else...well, you might have a harder time
 

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if you put a red bulb, it will not be as bright as a real rear fog. the rear fog has red reflector inside and uses a regular bulb.


If anyone just wants to have a rear fog for functionality then you can use a RED bulb or RED LED bulb and wire it to a switch. You'll only have one reverse light as a result though.

If you want the actual red housing to look different than everyone else...well, you might have a harder time
 
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