Foglight replacement-

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Foglight replacement-

Post by andysat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi all-i thought i would document this,i dont know if it would help anyone-
Before-
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After wheel removed,remove the cover-
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Unplug wire to lamp,remove the two screws inside,and one on the front of the bumper-
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New lamp unit with silicone grease i used for the joint(i dont know if this was overkill,but i used it anway)
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I covered the front lens with a cloth to protect it as i wriggled it home,i pulled the cloth out of the front opening,put the three screws back,connected the bulb back,replaced the cover and wheel to give-
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Same for the opposite side obviously,i hope this helps anyone wishing to do the same.
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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by Greeno » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:52 pm

Nice work Andy. Cross your fingers these dont get moist too :D

Didnt think that it would be that easy doing it this way but youve proved that it is :thumbsup:
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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by markeg » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:16 pm

Wow - that's some moisture ingress there Andy. Did these have rubber seals initially, and if so, have they perished? Nice write up btw... :thumbsup:
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Post by Bing » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:32 pm

Nice write up Andy :thumbsup:
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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by andysat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:52 pm

markeg wrote:Wow - that's some moisture ingress there Andy. Did these have rubber seals initially, and if so, have they perished? Nice write up btw... :thumbsup:
Cant seem to see any rubber on them mate?
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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by andysat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:52 pm

Greeno wrote:Nice work Andy. Cross your fingers these dont get moist too :D

Didnt think that it would be that easy doing it this way but youve proved that it is :thumbsup:
It surprised me mate! :)
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Post by andysat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:53 pm

Bing wrote:Nice write up Andy :thumbsup:
Thanks mate! :)
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Post by Maniac » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:55 pm

Is this for an e85 or e86? In which case why is it in the e89 section? Completely different car folks.

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Post by andysat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:58 pm

Maniac wrote:Is this for an e85 or e86? In which case why is it in the e89 section? Completely different car folks.
:oops: My bad-maybe the mods could move it for me?? :oops:
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Post by Wondermike » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:39 pm

Fixed.

Good luck with the new lights. Wonder why they keep misting up, is it because they don't get much use?

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Post by andysat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:28 am

Wondermike wrote:Fixed.

Good luck with the new lights. Wonder why they keep misting up, is it because they don't get much use?
Cheers Mike-i suppose its so BMW can extract regular funds from peoples wallets! :cry:
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Post by navid.v » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:48 pm

great write-up Andy :thumbsup:

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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by andysat » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:32 pm

navid.v wrote:great write-up Andy :thumbsup:
Aww cheers mate,i know its simplicity itself- but if it helps anyone it was worth doing. :)
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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by Javstar » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:49 pm

Any recommendations on where to get the replacement fogs from? I have the same problem and after seeing this post will replace them myself, just need a decent Autofactors or did you get them from a dealer?

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Re: Foglight replacement-

Post by Bing » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:06 am

Javstar wrote:Any recommendations on where to get the replacement fogs from? I have the same problem and after seeing this post will replace them myself, just need a decent Autofactors or did you get them from a dealer?
You could try Jamie at Sopers in Lincoln (I think), they tend to give a good price to forum members on OEM parts. These aren't cheap though - IIRC they are about £130. Each :cry:
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