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      10-18-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Broken fog light

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I'm hoping someone can help me source a replacement front fog light. The dealers all want silly money for a replacement unit so I turned to eBay as many of us do. The issue is there are literally too many options to choose from. Starting at around £25 and going up to well over £100.

This is my 3rd 3er (E46 & E90 previously) and I've managed to break fogs fairly regularly on all, likely due to the motorway mile munching. I've usually just bought OEM ones from the dealers in the past as I didn't skimp on buying the cars so why do it on parts. However now I've become part of the forum community I thought I'd ask around to see if anyone else has found a decent replacement or even a good deal on OEM ones? Assuming others are breaking theirs as often as I do?

I've had a quick search but couldn't find any threads on this topic previously. Plenty about LED bulbs which I'm not too bothered about as I don't drive around with my fogs on all day like the local boy racers.

I'm looking at getting the front bumper repainted soon due to some nasty stone chips and lacquer peeling so it makes sense to change the fogs at the same time.

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I found a 2nd hand one on eBay about £60. Cant find a link Iím afraid - maybe it was a car breaker. Bloomin fiddly to fit...
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I found a like new condition Original BMW LED for my car for about $50 shipped off eBay which was very reasonable. I searched using the part number. I would recommend getting lamin-x for your headlights and fog lights to protect from chips and such. I did that to mine. Very easy to install and can't even notice them on.
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Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help me source a replacement front fog light. The dealers all want silly money for a replacement unit so I turned to eBay as many of us do. The issue is there are literally too many options to choose from. Starting at around £25 and going up to well over £100.

This is my 3rd 3er (E46 & E90 previously) and I've managed to break fogs fairly regularly on all, likely due to the motorway mile munching. I've usually just bought OEM ones from the dealers in the past as I didn't skimp on buying the cars so why do it on parts. However now I've become part of the forum community I thought I'd ask around to see if anyone else has found a decent replacement or even a good deal on OEM ones? Assuming others are breaking theirs as often as I do?

I've had a quick search but couldn't find any threads on this topic previously. Plenty about LED bulbs which I'm not too bothered about as I don't drive around with my fogs on all day like the local boy racers.

I'm looking at getting the front bumper repainted soon due to some nasty stone chips and lacquer peeling so it makes sense to change the fogs at the same time.

Thanks
Before you refit the lights when the bumper's done, have som perspex cut to match the glass & pop it in front. Then next time, you only need replace something costing pennies.
When fitted & in place, you'll not even see it's there.
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Is your car pre or post lci? Pre is bulbs and post is an led unit.
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Mine is a LCI. Sorry I should have clarified.
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Is your car pre or post lci? Pre is bulbs and post is an led unit.
Pre fancy lights so the old bulb units for me
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How urgent? I’ve got a pre lci but I’ve got 2 lci led fog lights to put on, then the old ones will be spare....
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How urgent? I've got a pre lci but I've got 2 lci led fog lights to put on, then the old ones will be spare....
Not urgent as it's been broken for a while and likely won't paint the bumper until around Xmas time. I'd be happy to buy yours from you if you're changing them out?
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Not urgent as it's been broken for a while and likely won't paint the bumper until around Xmas time. I'd be happy to buy yours from you if you're changing them out?
Yeah I will be mate, just need to get round to it and a day where it’s not raining, Do you want both or just 1 side?

I’ll make an effort to get it done soon as and get some pics when they’re off.
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Not urgent as it's been broken for a while and likely won't paint the bumper until around Xmas time. I'd be happy to buy yours from you if you're changing them out?
Yeah I will be mate, just need to get round to it and a day where it's not raining, Do you want both or just 1 side?

I'll make an effort to get it done soon as and get some pics when they're off.
Okay great. Thanks. Yeah may as well have both if that's okay? How much do you want for them?
I heard the rain is relentless, I've been in California for the past 3 weeks so not seen a drop
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Yesh no worries, no idea on price, 35 quid for both posted if you’re happy with them?

And no, I’m not at all jealous you’ve been in Cali the last 3 weeks
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Yesh no worries, no idea on price, 35 quid for both posted if you're happy with them?

And no, I'm not at all jealous you've been in Cali the last 3 weeks
Yeah £35 is a great price, thanks.

Ha, ha, yeah I wouldn't be, the relentless sunshine gets a bit tedious
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Before you refit the lights when the bumper's done, have som perspex cut to match the glass & pop it in front. Then next time, you only need replace something costing pennies.
When fitted & in place, you'll not even see it's there.
Better still get some Lamin-x film apply to both fogs you'll never break the glass again.
Funk motorsport are the only UK supplier I found
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