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Old 04-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guy,
i just bought new Piaa bulbs for my foglights.. the super whites.. I am trying to install them. I looked around and it seems almost impossible to put the new bulbs in. Has anyone done this? Should i go frm the top or bottom? do i have to remove the bumper???

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Old 04-05-2005, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey hey, lucky you i just did this last night. your foglight (if it's the rectangular shape) is held in on the "tire side" by two plastic prongs that slip into open slots and on the "grill side" by a plastic plunger with a knob on the end. prying from the "grill side", with some force, will pop the knob loose from the restraining clip that holds it in place. after that, tilt the foglight and slide it to the "grill side", remove the bulb, replace the light. be careful with your restraining clips, i broke one of mine last night so i have one fog light hanging on by a thread... literally... until i can replace the piece.

btw, did you know sylvania silverstar lights put out the same color of light and are half the price of the PIAA's?
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Mine are the Circular shape. I wonder if it works the same way. I'll try tonight.. thanks foryour help.. I didn't know that the sylvania silverstar are half the price and better. I wonder if any stores carry them. Did you buy through a website?

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Nope, goto PepBoys or maybe even an Autozone for the Sylvania lights. $40 for a pair of H7's, $40 for a pair of 9006. I'd have to check my manual to see how the round foglights are supported. I think they have restraining clips on two or three sides.
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I went to BMW to ask them about changing my fog light bulb. They say that the car has to be raised up and its about one hour shop time. Can you believe these assholes.. To change a bulb. When they found out that its after market bulbs, they said they wouldn't do it.. I can't believe the car has to be raised up to change a bulb. I would be pissed off if i actualy burnt my bulb and had to replace it and it required one hours labour at BMW. WHAT A RIP.
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Hey Aydin, (Turkish?)

I thought this might help a bit. Only 15 minutes to do it yourself. I just bought a bmw 2 weeks ago and I can't believe these people that have been here more than that haven't suggested this.....


http://www.e46fanatics.com/how-tos/exterio..._coupe_fogs.php

or for everything go to www.bimmerdiy.com


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Wow thanks. This seems to be exactly what I need. Thanks again.

Stupid BMW dealership. They just want to rape us for our money.
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Thanks for the instructions. That worked flawlessly. We should add that to this website in how to do as well..

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