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BMW E39 Fog Light Removal / Replacement – 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i

July 13, 2010
How do I replace a fog lamp on a 525i 2003?
E39 chassis (5-series 97-03, 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i and wagons) fog light removal:

For fog light replacement, or bulb replacement, the light assembly must be removed. See the photos below for the basic steps.

Remove grill next to fog light by first removing the two plastic expanding rivets, then pull the grill out.

BMW E39 fog light removal - 2

Pull Grill from bumper to expose the two fog light mounting bolts

BMW E39 fog light removal - 3

Remove the two hex-head fog light mounting bolts and pull the fog light assembly from the bumper

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  1. Dennis permalink

    can the lens’s for the fog lamps and headlights only be replaced seperatly or do the complete units have to be purchased and installed.

  2. Layne the Token Gimp permalink

    Doesn’t E39 also include 5281 & 528it Wagon?

    • Certainly does!
      We had a typo on that one, it’s fixed now. Thank you for the note!

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