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Old 11-02-2002, 09:32 PM
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Question A quick Q? about fog lights...

Ok guys, here's the question. I have searched all over the owners manual and i could not come up with the answer. What kind of fog light bulbs fo the 2002 325i sedans use?(the small bullet style fogs).The owners manual doesn't say what type of bulb it is. I would like to replace the regular bulbs with some yellow light bulbs. Anybody here can help me out???

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Old 11-03-2002, 05:45 PM
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I was just thinking how I wanted to do that. I love the way the IS300 looks with the yellow fogs... plus the yellow fogs are more functional than the halogen ones. Anyway I have the day off tomorrow and I'm going to look into what size it takes let me know if you find out otherwise I'll post tomorrow and maybe some pics with them in.
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Old 11-03-2002, 11:10 PM
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Either 9006 or H11. Depends on your foglight. Only way to tell is to take 'em out to look at 'em...
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Old 11-04-2002, 06:33 AM
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is it easy to take out the bulbs in the foglights of the 2002 325i???
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Old 11-04-2002, 09:12 AM
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is it easy to take out the bulbs in the foglights of the 2002 325i???
I just tried to take them out and i had no luck. I can't get them out from the inside of the engine bay because the bumper is sealed. I did notice however that there is a little indent in the bumperright o top of the fog light housing. It seems that it is able to be opened up by unscrewing the screw there. i will try again later.
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Old 11-04-2002, 10:04 AM
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I just tried to take them out and i had no luck. I can't get them out from the inside of the engine bay because the bumper is sealed. I did notice however that there is a little indent in the bumperright o top of the fog light housing. It seems that it is able to be opened up by unscrewing the screw there. i will try again later.
Bingo. You're suppose to POP that cover with a small, taped up screw driver, and there are two screws (if I'm not mistaken) under that cover that holds the foglight housing.
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:26 AM
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so what size bulb is it again???? for the 325 micro lights .. and dies anyone have pics of what the yellow lights look likewith the Xenons????
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:36 AM
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If I recall:

2002+ micro fogs: H11
All other E46s: 9006/HB4

I don't remember where I read this; maybe it was in the ETK. Can someone double check this, as I'm not 100% sure.

H11s look a LOT like HB4s but the keys in the socket are totally different so they're not interchangeable.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:37 PM
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thanks I think I'm gonna pick some up tomorrow and do a DIY
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:55 PM
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The 2002 pinhole fogs are H11.

The way you have to get to them is by going throught the lower grill. I don't have a 325 but I have heard that the lower grill comes out in 3 sections. In order to take out the left and right side you have to sqeeze it together and pull it out. Its only held in by some clips. Then you can reach in and pull out the fogs.

I am not 100% sure about the removal of the lower grill but I think I'm about 90% right. But I know for a fact that the 325 pinhole fogs are H11 which are rare and hard to find.

I hope this helps.
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An update for those with "pinhole" fog lights like mine:

While changing a burnt front corner indicator bulb today, I found an easier way to access the fog light bulb!

It is by removing the corner indicator and reaching deep into the hole (you really need a thin arm for this!) towards the fog light bulb holder that is right behind the bumper. Give that a turn anticlockwise and gently wiggle it out while avoiding touching the bulb itself.

The bulb is H11, which I've heard will be pretty darn hard to find aftermarket. I'm trying to change it to a yellowish one for cosmetic and functional reasons.
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Old 04-01-2003, 10:19 PM
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The bulb is H11, which I've heard will be pretty darn hard to find aftermarket. I'm trying to change it to a yellowish one for cosmetic and functional reasons.
H11s ARE hard to find but are becoming more common for foglights. They're nearly identical to 9005/9006 but the sockets are different enough.

Good luck finding yellow (selective yellow, more precisely) H11s. I'm having a hard enough time finding proper selective yellow (or 'French' as some call it) bulbs in normal 9006.
 

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