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      02-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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has anyone had to replace your fog lights? ours are cracked, I am wondering if it is a DIY project. The owners manual seems to have instructions for lamp replacement and it looks like the whole assemble comes out. We have adaptive headlights. Not sure why they cracked, but BMW will not pay...
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Yes, this week in fact. Mine shattered (not sure how - assume on motorway) and you can't just replace the cover; you have to replace the whole unit. Costs 115 here. Very annoying. Looks fairly easy to replace though if it's similar to this:



Waiting on the new one but will let you know once it's here
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Thanks for the video and info. That wasn't exactly like the F25, but close enough. They are expensive here as well, about 130 USD. I have to wait until winter goes away a bit to do ours, but will be interested in how it goes. FYI, BMW wanted about 350 USD to replace each one.
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FYI, BMW wanted about 350 USD to replace each one.


Will feedback once replaced. I'm crap at DIY so if I can do, anyone can
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Done

It is easier than expected. No screws, just pull out the remainder of the glass and then take a pair of pliers and grip the plastic about an inch to the left of the protruding plastic clip at the top. The whole unit just slides out with only a little force - not even any retaining clips to push in. Sliding the replacement back in also easy although I was waiting for a click to let me know when it was in securely but it never came. Looks like it's in far enough though.

Just be careful pulling out the glass (recommend you only take pieces from the top left to allow you to access the plastic) as it's easy to scratch the bodywork as it's very tight
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Good to know you replaced it safely!

On the subject of fog lights, I wonder of the new LED lights on the LCI will fit. It would be a nice upgrade when they become available!
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Thanks for the update, looks like will be fairly easy to do. Just need some warm weather, way to cold to lay or sit on the garage floor presently.
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Good to know you replaced it safely!

On the subject of fog lights, I wonder of the new LED lights on the LCI will fit. It would be a nice upgrade when they become available!
Worth it if they fit as you have to replace the whole thing on one side if it breaks. I thought about it but not sure if wiring would be compatible or if new LCI bumper would have same size recess. Too late now and I wanted to get it fixed. LEDs will look much better
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Thanks for the update, looks like will be fairly easy to do. Just need some warm weather, way to cold to lay or sit on the garage floor presently.
No worries. It was blowing a gale here so just needed its nose in the garage to fit (a garage that is full of kids toys and buggies and no longer houses cars!)
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