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    Foglight aiming

    Is there anyway to aim the foglights. I have one foglight on that is doing a nice job of lighting up the tree branches above me. I have and 89 325iX with plastic bumpers. Thanks for your help.

    #2
    There's 2 adjusters on the front of each fog light. Pop off the little rubber caps. One adjusts left to right and one is up and down
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      #3
      Nice thanks. Do these rubber pieces just pry off?

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        #4
        Originally posted by MJTSUB
        Nice thanks. Do these rubber pieces just pry off?
        Yeah just use a small flat screw driver and go slowely and they pop right off.
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          #5
          Originally posted by MR 325
          There's 2 adjusters on the front of each fog light. Pop off the little rubber caps. One adjusts left to right and one is up and down
          Is this on later cars?

          Andrew


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            #6
            Originally posted by demlotcrew
            Is this on later cars?

            Andrew
            Yes.

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              #7
              Im sure that the later fog can only be adjusted for vertical aim not horizontal. As the Centre screw is what holts the lamp to the bracket and the top one adjusts the aim.

              Not sure if the US cars are different.

              Andrew


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                #8
                Originally posted by demlotcrew
                Im sure that the later fog can only be adjusted for vertical aim not horizontal. As the Centre screw is what holts the lamp to the bracket and the top one adjusts the aim.

                Not sure if the US cars are different.

                Andrew
                ....AFAIK you're correct. The top screw is aim up & down adjustment and the bottom screw attaches it to the frame, unless these guys have seen a different version of fog lights yet to be seen by us?

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                  #9
                  i am at a loss...
                  i installed new out of the box fogson my 1990 e30 325i sedan. upon inspection all is good. the adjusting screws on both were at the same position...
                  upon installation the drivers side lights up the fog line perfectly. the passenger side is up and to the right about 45 degrees...
                  i have tried everything i think to get them to aim correctly... moving the screws etc...
                  the front valance is true and not bent or dinged...
                  any other mcgiver suggestions to get them to move??
                  any suggestions appreciated.
                  thanks
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by chefpeterlevine View Post
                    i am at a loss...
                    i installed new out of the box fogson my 1990 e30 325i sedan. upon inspection all is good. the adjusting screws on both were at the same position...
                    upon installation the drivers side lights up the fog line perfectly. the passenger side is up and to the right about 45 degrees...
                    i have tried everything i think to get them to aim correctly... moving the screws etc...
                    the front valance is true and not bent or dinged...
                    any other mcgiver suggestions to get them to move??
                    any suggestions appreciated.
                    thanks
                    Pictures would be helpful. The adjustment screw isn't working?
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                      #11
                      Perhaps your valence is bent????.

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                        #12
                        Fog light out of whack

                        If the mounting bracket is good, and the light face matches the valance and points similarly to (symmetric with) the driver side, then I'd check the lamp in the reflector. A small misalignment of the filament can throw the beam way out, even millimeters can be fatal.


                        Try swapping lamps from side to side, see if the crazy angle goes with the lamp. Normally the filament location in relation to the base flange is within less than 1 mm; sometimes a bad one slips through. Or maybe it wasn't fully seated in the opening - it's been known to happen.


                        Good luck, let us know what you find and if/how you resolve it.
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                          #13
                          Not to hi-jack the thread, but does anyone have any pointers on how to properly aim the foglights?

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