LED Front Fogs B8.5

cbeadle2508

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Mine turned up today, really quick delivery. Thanks @t8ups
I will probably fit them over the weekend and get some before and after photos/videos.


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pazaudi

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Let us know how you find welcoming lights difference( at night ) from your previous bulbs guys :thumbs up:

Here you go, this is why my neighbours hate me...and that's without the headlights!

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Marky007

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rabhrab

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It’s held by spring clips. I pushed a small thin screwdriver into the gap between the inboard pointy end and the bumper and levered it out.
Can I ask jdp1962 as yours looks like a B8.5 model the same as mine, I went outside an hour ago to fit the led bulbs (foolishly as it's sunny here, but still -2C with snow lying) and couldn't get the foglight grill to come out as you described. I have the adaptive cruise control sensor 'thingy' alongside the foglight but the grill doesn't seem attached to that in anyway, so I tried what you suggested but the inboard 'pointy' corner of the grill is a really tight fit and although I pushed a small screwdriver (carefully) in and tried to prise the grill out, it didn't want to come. I didn't want to use too much force, what with the cold temperature possibly making the grill more brittle.
So I've given up for now and wondered if I'm doing anything stupid....... apart from trying to do this at -2C !!!
 
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jdp1962

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Can I ask jdp1962 as yours looks like a B8.5 model the same as mine, I went outside an hour ago to fit the led bulbs (foolishly as it's sunny here, but still -2C with snow lying) and couldn't get the foglight grill to come out as you described. I have the adaptive cruise control sensor 'thingy' alongside the foglight but the grill doesn't seem attached to that in anyway, so I tried what you suggested but the inboard 'pointy' corner of the grill is a really tight fit and although I pushed a small screwdriver (carefully) in and tried to prise the grill out, it didn't want to come. I didn't want to use too much force, what with the cold temperature possibly making the grill more brittle.
So I've given up for now and wondered if I'm doing anything stupid....... apart from trying to do this at -2C !!!
It could just be the temperature, but I seem to recall there's another was to hook it out. If you look closely at the top inboard corner, there should be a tiny circular hole. The idea is to hook a trim removal piece or similar into there and give it a tug. Of course it could be just tight because of a dust seal between surfaces, so maybe squirt some silicon spray around the edges?
 

rabhrab

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It could just be the temperature, but I seem to recall there's another was to hook it out. If you look closely at the top inboard corner, there should be a tiny circular hole. The idea is to hook a trim removal piece or similar into there and give it a tug. Of course it could be just tight because of a dust seal between surfaces, so maybe squirt some silicon spray around the edges?
Thanks, I'll try this........ but not tonight! Forecast for tomorrow here is cold, crispy and clear, so maybe.
 

rabhrab

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If it's not working try the way I did it, literally two torx screws on the arch liner and it's right there.
Funnily enough, after failing (miserably) to remove the grill I did try your way. I jacked up the drivers wheel, removed the wheel bolts..........and the wheel is 'stuck' to the hub! Gave up as I was frozen by this stage. Need warmer weather!
 

pazaudi

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Funnily enough, after failing (miserably) to remove the grill I did try your way. I jacked up the drivers wheel, removed the wheel bolts..........and the wheel is 'stuck' to the hub! Gave up as I was frozen by this stage. Need warmer weather!

You don't need to remove the wheel, just put it on full lock and there's plenty of space. It's only the two outer screws on the arch lip that gives you enough play to bend it back. Literally takes a couple of minutes.
 

NikNefedov

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Just use a allen key (spreads the weight). Fits well inside the hole and you can pull it well. I did the mod in summer so it was a lot easier. Audi are much better at design then bmw as everything was a pain to take off!
 

cbeadle2508

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Fitted mine this morning, did it from the front end rather than the wheel arches and it was very easy to do. Took about 20mins all in as I was trying to take some photos to help anybody out as well.

Little hole in the top right, insert a small Allen Key and hook the end behind the grille, give it a pull with some pliers/grips and the whole thing pops straight out:
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Like so:
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T25 screwdriver in the 2 screws at the bottom corners:
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Before:
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After:
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A4A4

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Fitted mine this morning, did it from the front end rather than the wheel arches and it was very easy to do. Took about 20mins all in as I was trying to take some photos to help anybody out as well.

Little hole in the top right, insert a small Allen Key and hook the end behind the grille, give it a pull with some pliers/grips and the whole thing pops straight out:
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Like so:
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T25 screwdriver in the 2 screws at the bottom corners:
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Before:
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After:
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That's the way I did mine. Hope you gave them a good clean before fitting them back. lol
 

cbeadle2508

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I have a question for the previous people that have undertaken this with these bulbs... We’re your LED openings in the side of the bulb housing facing up and down when you’d installed or on the sides?


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cbeadle2508

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That's the way I did mine. Hope you gave them a good clean before fitting them back. lol

I gave the lenses a wipe off with a wet wipe, didn’t clean the housing at all though!!! Out of sight out of mind!!! Haha


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rabhrab

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Success at last! Fitted them from front as per cbeadle2508, NikNefedov, jdp1962, A4A4, etc al. Thanks everyone.
 

cbeadle2508

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Rotated my bulbs so as they LEDs are on either side of the bulb rather than top and bottom and the beam pattern seams better.


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