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Old 01-01-2005, 01:13 PM
DeCePtiCzXe39 DeCePtiCzXe39 is offline
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How do I change the fog lights on 528i?

I need to change the bulbs in my fog lights but i dont know how to remove the assembly in my 1998 528i. any help??
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Old 01-01-2005, 01:35 PM
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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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Old 01-01-2005, 02:33 PM
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I just changed my fog lights and maybe its a cheat...but I simply parked on an angle up a driveway and then turn the wheels full lock left or right and just reached in there and removed the bulb. This may work for you too.

So to reach the driver side fog light, I turned the wheel full lock to the right parked half way up the driveway and I was able to reach the light twist and pull out replace and the the same for the passenger side by locking the wheel to the left.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:07 PM
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I simply parked on an angle up a driveway and then turn the wheels full lock left or right and just reached in there and removed the bulb.
Does your 01 540i have rectangular fog lights? I am not sure if the 98 are the same.
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Does your 01 540i have rectangular fog lights? I am not sure if the 98 are the same.

I have the circular fog lights. Does it make a difference?
I would think access would be the same but I dont know. Sorry if my 2 cents were worthless.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:35 AM
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Sorry if my 2 cents were worthless.
Oh no, that's not what I was saying at all... I just wanted to be sure "DeCePtiCzXe39" knew we may be talking about a couple different kinds of fog lights. I think access may be different.



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Old 01-12-2005, 05:28 PM
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Hey thanks for the info!! it helped me a lot! thanks again!
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thanks this helped me alot. the owners manual does not go into much detail.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:31 PM
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where can i find the blue bulbs for my 5 series fog lights and what number are they
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:15 AM
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I just accomplished this on my 2001 530i with round fog lights...works exactly the same.

No need to jack the car, all access is from the front...except for moving the actual light out then in.

Thanks, and 6mm is correct.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:39 AM
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I have 528xi and I'm not sure if it was tempered with but I jack the car remove front wheel then remove black covering use flashlight and u should see where to remove bulbs. Also check this website call carcarekiosk


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