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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:38 AM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Fog Light bumper clip broken

Ok, in the process of tightening up the front end on my lovely used vehicle purchase... both fog lights are flapping. One snapped right back in. The driver side fog light won't b/c the retaining loop on the bumper is BROKEN. Any idea to fix this decently? I'm thinking scuff the bumper surface and use some epoxy and tie-wire for a loop. No?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:42 AM
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On my 2001 530i, the foglights are mounted to the bumper with 2 screws. Is your mounting different?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:26 PM
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Yeah. The bumper has a plastic loop for one end of the fog light to pivot in. It's gone on one side. So I got one fog light fixed up, but the other is flapping on one side. Uh... never ends.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:03 PM
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I've had good results repairing the tabs with a plastic welder from Harbor Freight. They also have plastice welding rods. You might be able to use a soldering iron instead of a welder.

Alternatively, you might try plastic repair epoxy.

The epoxy and wire you mentioned might work.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:17 PM
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This may help

Take a look at what I did for my fog light brackets on my 2001 530.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=591078
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:22 PM
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FLE39,

Please take a photo of the loop if you can. Maybe my bumper is missing that loop.

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