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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-16-2006, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bear back and I have a a problem. The right side fog light bulb is dead and I need to replace it. The car is a 1990 325ic and the fogs are not in bumper or air dam, but are suspended below the bumper. I have removed the light lens and the bulb holder comes out, it is brass with the bulb held in a rectangular brass holder and a hot (+12V) wire across the bottom of the bulb. Can I pull like crazy and hope th bulb comes out or do I have to replace the brass assembly with the buld included to go OR (Operationally Ready)once again?

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I just replace the fog light on mine and it sounds the same as you described it.

The whole peice (bulb, rectangular holder connected to the circular peice that has the wire comming from it) has to be replaced....I got it from auto zone for just a few $$$.


that is assuming we're talking about the same thing...I drive an 89 325i
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Thanks, I went to Advance and bought the assembly for about $4.00 (and it was in stock).
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I actually tried to pull the bulb from the that rectangular peice and the bulb shattered......so that doesn't work...replacing the whole peice is the only way to go.
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I just replace the fog light on mine and it sounds the same as you described it.

The whole peice (bulb, rectangular holder connected to the circular peice that has the wire comming from it) has to be replaced....I got it from auto zone for just a few $$$.


that is assuming we're talking about the same thing...I drive an 89 325i
Guessing that you don't have aftermarket fogs, the bulb that should be in there is a regular H3 bulb. Also never touch the glass on your fog light or head light bulbs, the oil on your hands messes with the glass and will usually cut the life of the bulb in half.

Did the bulb look like this...
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Did the bulb look like this...
yep that's the one...
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