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Posted by Steve on November 10, 1998 at 22:18:59:

In Reply to: Re: I guess it was wishful thinking w/my xenons! : posted by DCC on November 10, 1998 at 21:45:19:

: I am not sure if this is the answer to the higher fog lights in the E46.
: But the E36 had alot of cracked fog lights because it was so low and unprotected.
: BMW ended up having to replace many many fog lights under warranty because when the fog lights were in use and it heated up. It became fragile to small stone impact and resulted in heat fractures on the light lens.

: : You are correct on the fog/xenon issue. I really do not think that BMW will change the front grill for a while. On the E36 body, the 92 through 93 models had a different airdam. Then in 95 BMW changed the front airdam to look more sylish. But I do remember that the foglights were lower on all E36 years, regardless of the airdam redesign. There must a reason they raised them, but does ANYONE know?

: : If you are going to put yellow lights on the E46 foglights, they will look very funny on the car. Yes, the yellow frequency is ideal for fog conditions, but now days, not too many carmakers (other than Lexus maybe) are willing to put them on as standard equipment.

: : My $0.02.

: : Alex

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