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    Noticed today my offside foglamp lens had condensation behind it, then noticed the silvered lamp reflector is all 'bubbly'?

    Lamp still works.

    What's happened and what's the solution? Complete new unit or does it come in separate pieces?

    Thanks for any help!

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    it's got water inside and the bubbling will be rust/corrosion under the silver coating, I would say new unit!
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    i would change it too euro car parts sell them use promo code BIMFOR25 for 25% off
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny-c2 View Post
    it's got water inside and the bubbling will be rust/corrosion under the silver coating, I would say new unit!
    Sounds about right. Are they prone to water ingress, and how do I stop it in future?

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    Nice post thanks for sharing.
     
     

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    Even with the 25% discount Euro seem expensive.

    There are some cheaper ones on ebay, some of which supposedly fit both E39 and E46. Bearing in mind the car has an MSport front bumper, is this correct that they fit both models?

    Does anyone know the fitting procedure and does it involve bumper removal or just fiddling around under the car?

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