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Old 05-17-2005, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i was going over this dip at somewhere around 50 mph and my right fog light came out of place. when i put it back in it just falls out again. is there some special way to put it back in or do i have to tell my mom that i fucked up my car again, and take it to the dealer.
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Is the bracket intact? Look around the back and sides and see if it looks like any of it looks damged. Look for cracks and/or breaks.
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so i was going over this dip at somewhere around 50 mph and my right fog light came out of place. when i put it back in it just falls out again. is there some special way to put it back in or do i have to tell my mom that i fucked up my car again, and take it to the dealer.
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There is a clip in the bck of your bumper where the fog light needs to go into, you have to get underneath and you will see it. Hope it's not boken.
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea there is a bracket still there. so i have to get under the car. yes there this hope.
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well on the right side the bracket kinda broke off to where it goes in the hole. so am i screwed. is there a way to put it back it together. oh and thank you all so much for your help! i really apperciate it!
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well on the right side the bracket kinda broke off to where it goes in the hole. so am i screwed. is there a way to put it back it together. oh and thank you all so much for your help! i really apperciate it!
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Well if the bracet is only halp broken you can try and stick a screw in there and work your way around. Otherwise, well you have to get a new one
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thanks i'll give it a try.
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what is it with bmw's and the right fog light breaking. Both serge and mine is cracked, along with our auto teachers 535.....
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fog lights on bmws are shitty. the glass gets hot when they are on. and you hit a puddle of water. and that cracks the glass.
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fog lights alone are susceptible to damage, due to their location with consideration to high speed deflected debris. But BMW fogs seem to be (from what I have heard) especially fragile. Maybe other auto owners just don't care enough to point out their fog issues?
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my right one is cracked too.... must be a conspiracy...
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i used some sort of zip tie thing to put it back in place.
it doesn't turn on anymore though.
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can't you get some kind of plastic cover for your fog lights, like a protector that some headlights have, i dont see where it would fit but is it possible?

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My right one cracked. But then again i live in california and just took them both out anyways.

If it doesnt work try..plugging it in. Haha im worthless. Seriously though check the wires. Otherwise ebay.
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You're actually right - check the plugs. The connectors that connect the power and ground wire to the actual fog light assembly can accrue some... deposits... which will resist load to the fog light. Clean off the connectors, and your fog light will probably work better than new.
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