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Old 11-03-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
dtthiaga
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Installing Fogs

I got the info from Bimmian on how to install them.
It is easier to go in from the front bumper grill, than removing the inner wheel well.

The instructions are for a 2002-2005 325i e46. Mine is an 2002. Use at own risk. It took me 15 minutes, no damage.

A) Remove the side grill by pulling on the edge closest to the license plate. There are two compression fit areas.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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B) Put your hand into the grill hole and feel around for the Fog Light Assembly. It actually has a big round backing, that is very close to the inner wheel well. Tight Fit.

C) Grab the plug assembly, and turn it clockwise 90degrees. It should unclamp. Pull it out on an an angle. It is a tight fit, but managable.

Plug sits like this when connected:

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Turn it so it sits like this in the housing. Then pull it out.

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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The flog bulb assembly can be pulled out to replace. There are two mental clips on the assembly that need to be pressed to release the bulb from the wire connector.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:53 AM   #4
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Here is another picture for pulling out the grill piece.

The results are here: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80135
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:15 AM   #5
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bump, needed this!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #6
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Worked on my 2002 E46 325xi sedan

I know it's a super old thread, but it was the only thread I could find for doing this. Worked like a charm on my 2002 E46 325xi sedan.

I wish the car warned me about the dead fog light - the warnings lights show warnings for burn-outs in just about every light except the fogs.

Anyway the instructions are great, though the process is a bit fiddly because you have to do the work blind if you go through the bumper. All in all for replacing both lights it probably took me 20 minutes. I strongly recommend having a flashlight handy so that you can see what's what inside.
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