5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Do you have a pic? There is sometimes a bit of confusion; the fender (behind front wheels) mounted turn signal repeaters (if so equipped) are sometimes believed to be the side markers. The actual side markers (with parking lights) are the front corner lights.
One side has a little indentation/slit for a screwdriver. Insert a thin screwdriver and push in towards the inside of the sidemarker against the metal clip. When it's in far enough it will be able to clear the molding and pop out.
That said, they are fairly flimsy and break all the time - I've had to glue them back before. Sucks, but oh well.
btw, you can get euro bumper moldings and do away with them altogether.
You don't have to get the sidemarker assembly from a dealer. Look around at some online part shops - I replaced mine because it was completely broken out. It still cost me $24 but it is probably cheaper than what a dealer wants.
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