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Old 07-09-2004, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought I was alone, but apparently not. Now I must know.

WHO ACTUALLY HAS A LIGHT UNDER THE HOOD?

We all seem to have indentions for them, but no one seems to have one? Does anyone know why? We must find out!
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this your indent? You could probably pretty easily put a light in there.

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Old 07-09-2004, 01:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thats what I'm thinking. What else could it be for?
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i have no light.
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It doesn't look like there could be enough clearance to fit the light in. Maybe they put it in there then realized it wouldn't be practical. I found this other clip randomly sitting in my engine bay and was like is this thing. I'll post more tomorrow if I remove the hood insulation.

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Old 07-09-2004, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nope. No under-hood light for me, either.
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Nope...

are there wires back there?
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i am as well, lightless?!
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No light, I was thinking about that a while ago... don't most cars have lights?
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I have solved part of this Here are the part numbers

63318350554

63318353436

The first is the part for the light and the second is the light bracket. $20 for the both of them.

I'm in jackson MS right now, but I called the dealership back home in Little Rock and I've got the best BMW parts guy that I know of searching for more info. He said he could fax a copy of the light/bracket diagram to me but I don't have a fax machine. So if somebody does I could tell him to fax it there, so we can see what this thing looks like. IF you do have a fax machine and a scanner handy then IM me on AIM hji8032.
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willit fit under the hood?

and are there wires there?
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willit fit under the hood?

and are there wires there?
all of this unknown because I can't see the diagram. He said it looked like a flat panel, so it sounds like it would fit. He's going back to check all of the accessory books to see if theres one in there.
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