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    Are the front fogs supposed to be fixed?
    Mine rock up and down and have some sideways play
     
     

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    There will be a little movement

    How much movement is there?
     
     

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    I'm pressuming these are the style fog light you have.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-5-SERIES-E...3A1|240%3A1318

    They clip in one side and secure with two screws in the other.

    May be worth removing the cover and just checking that they are fastened in securely.

    I would have thought there will be a metal spring clip that the screw passes through in order to keep them fastened tightly. If this is missing then the screws will work lose and allow the for to become wobbly.

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    I'm pressuming these are the style fog light you have.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-5-SERIES-E...3A1|240%3A1318

    They clip in one side and secure with two screws in the other.

    May be worth removing the cover and just checking that they are fastened in securely.

    I would have thought there will be a metal spring clip that the screw passes through in order to keep them fastened tightly. If this is missing then the screws will work lose and allow the for to become wobbly.

    No they're not the ones.

    Mine are rectangular.

    It seems that the n/s housing is broken on the inside of the bumper.

    Having taken the panel out it's the light surround that the two screws go into thats broken, looks like a new light then.
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    Yep they're the ones can get non oem ones from ebay £50 pair inc p&p.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-5-SERIES-E...1%7C240%3A1318
     
     

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