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Old 01-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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2004 330CI fog light replacement

Every thread I've seen doesn't show or tell how to replace the fog light bulbs for the car I've got. Some threads cover the lights being in the bumber, others are for an M3, etc... Some say to go from inside the wheel well. Others say to bend the black triangular plastic until it pops out.

Can someone help. Thanks a lot.

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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You can just go from inside the front wheel well. Unscrew the 4 screws holding the wheel liner in (Its just the front part not the whole thing) and take it off. Turn your wheel inside for the side you are gonna do, or just take the wheel off. Its a very simply install. (at least for the kit I put on, piccolo from JleviSW.com)
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:40 PM   #4
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You can do either one. Easiest way IMO is to go in from the front, take off the triangle piece and unscrew the fog light housing and take it out. You can also go in through the fender well, just turn the wheel all the way in one direction.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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haha I just did this a week ago so I know exactly and I have a nonzhp facelift coupe too.

Basically you go through the wheel well, take the liner covering the fog light off, replace the bulb, and put everything back.

Go through the wheel well - turn your steering wheel all the way one way... one way will be easier than the other - you'll see.

Closest to the outside of the fender. That is a clip or a fastener or whatever you DIY people call it. It's basically a nail like thing jammed into another thing.
Grab a pliers and pull the nail out. Then you unscrew the fastener or whatever the nail was previously wedged into.

Now there are two screws left inside the wheel well on the top of the liner, unscrew them.

There are two screws underneath the bumper holding the liner in place. Try to pull the liner out towards the back of the car and you'll see where it is sitting snug. Two screws on the bottom. Unscrew these motherf****s.

All the screws should be out now but... the liner is still held there by this thing under the bumper. Try to tug at it while looking at it from under your bumper and you'll see. I used a flathead screwdriver to pry this part up and push the liner through it.

After that the liner pop out. And it's connected by a wire to the bumper so don't yank it off to hard.

Attached is the PDF I used - it's accurate except the prying out part that was last. Use both it and my instructions. I've basically spelt everything out for you
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Um, wow you just made it seem 10 times more difficult than it is ^^ lol
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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lol. This was my very first DIY... so it was hard! lol
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