Facelift fog light refurb??

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Dice » Wed May 30, 2012 9:20 am

Bing wrote:
Guiseley wrote::popcorn: May have found my next project :thumbsup:
x2 - I especially like the tinted look, good call and a really good job fatmikey :thumbsup:
x3 and Bing, think how good the tinted fog lights look in a black car :happyclap:.
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Wed May 30, 2012 9:30 am

I know, right ? So tempted...
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Wed May 30, 2012 9:39 am

fatmikey, what did you use to tint the lenses ?
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by aquazi » Wed May 30, 2012 10:09 am

I certainly would have tinted my fogs if i didnt just remove them!

There really is no need for them anyway :P

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Wed May 30, 2012 10:19 am

aquazi wrote:I certainly would have tinted my fogs if i didnt just remove them!

There really is no need for them anyway :P
You sure ? They look kewl switched on during the day with sidelights on too...

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by aquazi » Wed May 30, 2012 10:22 am

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aquazi wrote:I certainly would have tinted my fogs if i didnt just remove them!

There really is no need for them anyway :P
You sure ? They look kewl switched on during the day with sidelights on too...

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I prefer the side light halo on its own during the day (and night :evil:)

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Wed May 30, 2012 10:39 pm

yea the tinted fogs look awesome! makes me a little more happier with the front end untill the M bumper is sorted.

i bough the film from ebay, here you go:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180819628052

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:00 am

fatmikey, how have these held up ? Are you getting any condensation, or has it stayed away ?
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by tomTVR » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:28 pm

Do you need to remove the bumper to take the fogs out?

Edit: Doh just seen the 'how to' guide posted about which answers my question :thumbsup:

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:45 pm

they are still perfect, not seen any condensation in either off them.

Tom, yo dont need to take the bumper off, you can access and remove them through the large holes in the wing liners, although it is a bit fiddly. The bumper is very easy to remove if need be tho
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by chrissyb » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:43 am

just removed mine last night to do this same thing! Is it easy to remove the black plastic holder from the fog lights? is it just a case of undoing all the screws?

also what was the stuff you used to re-seal them together??

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:34 pm

Its just a case of removing the screws. It needs levering out of the holder after that which can be a little fiddly. I used some sealer I got frm work. It was just a sealer and not an adhesive sealer and it seems to have stuck really well :D :D
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by chrissyb » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:51 pm

cheers!!

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:48 pm

Sorry I checked today and it was in fact an adhesive sealer I used. It was just some stuff laying around at work. Im sure ive seen adhesive sealer in screw fix and places like that for a few quid though. So its not to expensive :)
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by corsaire77 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:07 pm

I've bought a pair of used fog lamps to experiment on. First, I cracked the plastic bracket. Then I cracked the transparent plastic when trying to split them - they were corroded, but apparently not sufficiently to be split despite bathing in WD40. I think I'll end up buying a new set from the stealers and watch the warranty. :cry:

Now I know it's official: my manual skills are limited to opening champagne and unfastening bras. :headbang:

By the way, I've noticed that most old sets were made by AL Automotive Lighting (assembled in Mexico), and the new replacements are made by Bosch.

Another idea.

There are OEM fog light covers that fill the holes, originally meant for facelift E86 without fogs.

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http://www.bmwstore.pl/pl/katalog/diagr ... 262#part03

Photo: http://realoem.com/bmw/showphoto.do?id=51117158835
Excellent material for fitting proper DRLs.

Perhaps I'll buy a set and screw Philips DRLs onto them. The total cost (2 covers, a small Philips DRL set) will be about the cost of one fishtank from the stealers.

EDIT:

bought the blank covers

bought OSRAM DRLs - the Light@Day model, which does not rely on chavvy spots of light but on the light guide technology.

Had the covers cut to measure and the DRLs wired by a local indy.

The final effect:

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