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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Jun-04-2012, 07:41:08 PM   #1
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Default Fog light bracket help

So I was a bit of a doofus the other day when replacing a fog light bulb, and I broke a part of the bracket thing that the light sits in. So from time to time when driving around the whole light falls out of it's bracket. For now I am just using some double sided tape to keep it in, but I am curious how tough it is to replace the the part that holds the light in.
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Default Re: Fog light bracket help

As in the support frame (photo below)? They are fairly easy to change out, very straight forward. I have the brackets avaible HERE.



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Default Re: Fog light bracket help

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So I was a bit of a doofus the other day when replacing a fog light bulb, and I broke a part of the bracket thing that the light sits in. So from time to time when driving around the whole light falls out of it's bracket. For now I am just using some double sided tape to keep it in, but I am curious how tough it is to replace the the part that holds the light in.
It's just 2 screws that you access from the back of the bumper. Depending on what plastic underpanel pieces you have left, you may need to take a few screws out to get that stuff out of the way. But once you can get a screw driver in there, it's smooth sailing.

If you need to replace the lights themselves, most of the aftermarket ones come with new brackets. Someone may even have an extra bracket they'll give you. What side do you need?
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As in the support frame (photo below)? They are fairly easy to change out, very straight forward. I have the brackets avaible HERE.



That looks like the one! Thank you!
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Wow, $26?

What side do you need? I have a spare drivers side Hella unit. Same as the BMW branded unit but grey instead of black. If you want it shoot me a PM.

BTW the little lock lever has a bad habit of spinning too far around and then it will not lock. You can carefully pry it up a little and spin it back where it belongs. May not be what you are having trouble with but there it is.
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