Can anyone tell me (preferably supply pictures) of how to remove the
front fog lights from an E36.
The only "diagram" I have seen simply says "remove lamp with aid of a
screwdriver" it makes no mention of where this magical removal
screwdriver should be waved! (Jammed through the front of the glass
for all I know!).
I've had a crawl about with a torch and there are 2 U (turned 90
degrees) shaped cutouts in the bumper, one gives access to a philips
screw, but that just makes the light angle go up and down. The other
just seems to lead into the darkness where the spiders live.
Can anyone help?
It's the one where the spiders live.. if you look down from above on the
drivers side with a very bright flashlight and good eyes - you can see
the catch assembly. Don't try to release it from the top - you WILL
The screwdriver gets pushed in - straightish so it hits the "paddle"
sort of thing on the release. This rotates a cam that pushes the light out.
You can also access this if you feel like taking the center belly-pan
off. If you do that (PITA) you can get to them with your fingers.
I've had another look and I really can't see anything that looks like
a release paddle. The spider has had 9 years to collect all sorts of
stuff in there.
I think I will take the safe option and remove belly-pan.
Many thanks for the replies.
Thanks for that, I took the front nose under trim off of one side, and
got to the back of the light, got it out and was then able to pop the
other 1 out, and the 2 on my old car in about 30 seconds flat.
I took some photos which I'll put onto my website at some point so the
next person along can benefit from my experience.
After taking them out I found that both of the holders on my new car
were broken, so I had to go and take them off the old car too,
something which if you have the right length screwdriver, you can do
by reaching through the hole left by the fog light you've just taken
Eventually I got them tranplanted and the car looks much happier now.
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