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Old 02-11-2004, 12:29 PM
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fog lights

I know this sounds dumb but how do you remove the foglights on the front of an e39?
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:52 PM
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I know this sounds dumb but how do you remove the foglights on the front of an e39?
Do you want to get rid of them or just replace the bulbs? In either event, your owner's manual has instructions in the bulb section. BTW, if you go to www.bmwtips.com you can find MY2000+ owner's manuals online

In my '02 model the entire assembly is removed to replace the bulb.
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:27 PM
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i already figured it out but i appreciate the help, thank you.
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:57 PM
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Can you tell me how?
I'm stuck trying to change a bulb.....
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:58 PM
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i want to know how to do it to becuase

I have a 97 E39 and the fog lights are different from the 2000 manaul i have.

I got one changed at the dealership they charge me 10 bucks for the blub and like 70 for the LABOUR like what the hell?

I dont think its reasonable to charge 70 bucks labour for replacing a bulb
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Old 06-17-2004, 05:31 PM
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There are 2 plastic clips on the top side of the plastic grill, on both sides of the fog lights. Pop off or screw off. Once removed, the 2 portions of the grill comes out where it reveals the screws to remove the fogs.
Hope I explained right.

That'll be $35 for the info.....

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Old 06-26-2004, 12:55 PM
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i know the plastic clip your talking about but my bumper completely covers those clips. now i bought the car liek this so i dont know if its oem bumpers or some sport edition.

but it looks like this.

i know its not the best picture but its all i got atm
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:59 PM
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There are 2 plastic clips on the top side of the plastic grill, on both sides of the fog lights. Pop off or screw off. Once removed, the 2 portions of the grill comes out where it reveals the screws to remove the fogs.
Hope I explained right.

That'll be $35 for the info.....
i tried what you said about the 2 pop-off screws and it still doesn't come off. any other tricks? i'm in need to replace my fog with HID ones. thanks!
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:40 PM
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i tried what you said about the 2 pop-off screws and it still doesn't come off. any other tricks? i'm in need to replace my fog with HID ones. thanks!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82930

This thread has some pictures. If it still not clear, you can PM me.

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Old 02-22-2005, 07:31 AM
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82930

This thread has some pictures. If it still not clear, you can PM me.
thanks! i guess i didn't pull on the grille hard enough. i didn't want to break it. it felt like the lower grill was cought on something. i'll yank harder next weekend... wait, that didn't sound good did it?
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