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Old 01-10-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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facelift 325i foglight bulb change

i tried looking through the manual on how to change the fog light bulbs on my facelift 325i sedan but couldn find instructions. does anyone know how to get to the bulbs?
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
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i tried looking through the manual on how to change the fog light bulbs on my facelift 325i sedan but couldn find instructions. does anyone know how to get to the bulbs?
On my 330ci 2k4 facelift all I did was pull on the fog light cover. It's just pulls right out. And then unscrew one 8mm screw. Takes less then 5min for both sides.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:26 AM   #3
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On my 330ci 2k4 facelift all I did was pull on the fog light cover. It's just pulls right out. And then unscrew one 8mm screw. Takes less then 5min for both sides.
coupe fogs are mounted differently from 325i sedan fogs due to a different bumper.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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there 2 screws under the wheel well behind the bumper.. remove em and you can get to the fogs.. im sure its not the right way but works
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:03 PM   #5
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yup. after removing the panel in the wheel well, you gain access to the back of the bumper cover where your fog lights are mounted.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:48 PM   #6
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thanks lots
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:03 AM   #7
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so, did you get em changed??

what kinda bulbs did you change?
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:58 PM   #8
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so, did you get em changed??

what kinda bulbs did you change?
no, i havent bought the bulbs since i didnt have an idea how to change it yet but will probably get spp yellow bulbs. is the bulb 9006 or something else
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Old 09-02-2005, 05:29 PM   #9
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no, i havent bought the bulbs since i didnt have an idea how to change it yet but will probably get spp yellow bulbs. is the bulb 9006 or something else
The stock 325i facelift has h11 bulbs. There's actually an easier way to change out the foglight bulbs. All you have to do is pull out the black plastic piece below the foglight- just tug it right out. Below is a picture of the piece removed.



After that you just have to reach in and twist out the bulb! It literally takes a minute to do each bulb.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:56 PM   #10
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thanks undien717

now I know how to change it
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #11
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h11 eh....damn i though 9006, then i tried it and didnt work
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Good thread =)
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:33 AM   #13
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Should probably change thread title to reflect that it is for non-sport bumpers!
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #14
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Thanks for this, I wanna upgrade mine to hyper-white/blue-ish tint to match my hyper-white/blue-ish tint corner turn signals that will be in soon!
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #15
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Mine has 9006.

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