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Old 02-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Noob Questions but need HELP!

Just bought a 1998 M3 and, not surprisingly, I have a few questions that I am sure you all can answer. I have looked around and found answers to these questions but for some reason when I get to the car, I become dumbfounded trying to follow the directions.

1. There is no light in the glovebox. I tried replacing the glovebox fuse and still no results. Any suggestions?

2. What fuse(s) powers the flashlight in the glovebox? Are the fuses found in the M3 standard fuses that I can purchase at any auto store?

3. The passenger fog light is cracked and I need to replace it. How do access the foglight and pop it out. I am told to access the "brake air duct" and tap the "catch" with a screwdriver. First, what is the brake air duct? Is it the smaller hole on the bumper between the fog light and main bumber grill? And once I'm in there, where do I go? It seems that it goes straight through to where the brakes/wheels are with no access to the fog light.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this. If you have any insights, it would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Just bought a 1998 M3 and, not surprisingly, I have a few questions that I am sure you all can answer. I have looked around and found answers to these questions but for some reason when I get to the car, I become dumbfounded trying to follow the directions.

1. There is no light in the glovebox. I tried replacing the glovebox fuse and still no results. Any suggestions?

2. What fuse(s) powers the flashlight in the glovebox? Are the fuses found in the M3 standard fuses that I can purchase at any auto store?

3. The passenger fog light is cracked and I need to replace it. How do access the foglight and pop it out. I am told to access the "brake air duct" and tap the "catch" with a screwdriver. First, what is the brake air duct? Is it the smaller hole on the bumper between the fog light and main bumber grill? And once I'm in there, where do I go? It seems that it goes straight through to where the brakes/wheels are with no access to the fog light.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this. If you have any insights, it would be GREATLY appreciated!
1.change the bulb
2.duno the exact one, check the fusebox, and yes, they use regular fuses.
3. do not go into the breakduct, u can just stick a screw driver between the left side of the foglight to access that little push button
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yeah you should have got a TT stage 2 turbo kit for your M3 , and done a manual swap, it was an auto right?

+1 on what speed said. There should be a little groove in the bumper. There is a moving tab that you push on with a flat bladed screwdriver, and that will pop the fog light out.
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