Page 155 from my '03 owners manual (do you have one, did you look?):
1. Using a screwdriver, remove the mounting clips for the air grill and
remove the grill by bringing it toward the
2. Loosen both screws (inboard of housing).
3. Take off the cover panel next to the headlamp
4. Turn the headlamp 90 degrees to the left and remove it by bringing it
toward the front.
5. Disconnect the plug
6. Turn the lamp to the left and remove it.
To reinstall, reverse the procedure.
If you don't have an owners manual, you can download one or purchase one for
a modest price from any BMW dealer. If your email client can accept large
files (5MB or thereabouts) I can email you the pdf.
R / John
These are two expanding rivets, only can be seen by laying on the ground
looking up at the bottom of the bumper.. the grill is the small air
grill just inside of the light assembly.
These are exposed after removing the grill.
See the diagram below
Perhaps they mean the bulb holder? It's not clear what they mean by 90
just did it today
Mine is a March 2001 model and it has the plastic rivet clips - which
once I actually saw (I missed them when I first posted my question) were
no problem to remove and later replace.
All done and working - thanks to all.
Many thanks for the response
No - sadly I have not got around to buying a manual yet and just for the
fog lamp I was trying to avoid the expense right now.
If you'd be kind enough to email this to me that would be fantastic -
yes I can receive anything under 10Mb.
A BMW manual will be so much more than a Haynes one - I think I know
which I will be going for next time I DIY.
David (please remove the 2 maps from my email address)
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