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Old 01-01-2005, 01:35 PM
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E38 E91 (R56 E30 E39)
Location: Seattle WA
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They are different on my E39, but here is what I have seen:

For pre-2001 only with old-style fog lights

-Use a small flat-head screwdriver to move the center pin of the 2 expanding rivets out a couple millimeters.

-Use needle-nose pliers to pull it straight down and out.

-Use the screwdriver again to pry out the body of the expanding rivet if they are still stuck in place.

-When both rivets are removed, the grill section should rotate downwards so pull from the top outwards and it should simply remove.

-Then it's (2) small bolts (6mm?) and the foglight should be free.

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E38 2000 740iL Orient Blue
E91 2012 328xiT Alpine White

Passed on to new families:
E30 1987 325i Royal Blue
E39 2003 540i/6 Sterling Gray
R56 2010 Mini Cooper S British Racing Green

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