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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:32 AM
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How to replace foglights?

On the passenger side I have a cracked foglight. I'm told it's not covered under warranty and they want to charge me $300 to fix it. As far as I'm aware I can't just buy the foglight plastic cap by tself for .50 cents and instead I need to buy the whole foglight assembly. Is this the one I would be looking for? I have a 2011 x3: http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...176924655.html (left is passenger side, right?)

The price for that is $130, so even if I pay that somewhat ridiculous price for a foglight, can anybody tell me how to install it? I know there is a black plastic tip and what appears to be a hexagon type screw in the back, but regardless I haven't been able to find any tutorials or videos of somebody removing the foglight

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Old 12-24-2012, 09:49 AM
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MB C300 (I currently own) is susceptable to broken fog lamp lenses, I think partly because they are mounted so low, although that's not the case with the X3. Anyway, on one of their forums I found several people using this product (by Lamin-X) and decided to try it.
http://www.lamin-x.com/BMW-X3-11-Fog...ers-p/b136.htm
I've had good luck with it so far and it's simple to install. They sell headlamp protection too but I haven't done that. There are also some competing brands (e.g. Xpel) but they did not sell separate fog lamp protection.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:00 AM
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Thanks, that however looks like a sticker you put over the foglight to prevent it from cracks in the future. I'd like to replace the cracked plastic piece on it before I consider getting a film to prevent it from future cracks.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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Thanks, that however looks like a sticker you put over the foglight to prevent it from cracks in the future. I'd like to replace the cracked plastic piece on it before I consider getting a film to prevent it from future cracks.
Understood. It's just meant as a reference to consider after you replace the cracked one.
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