From digest.v5.n25 Wed Jul 24 13:53:25 1996
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 14:09:34 -0400
Subject: <E36> Those darn fog lights
[ Help ]
for all the help I so graciously received over the past few days about
the continuing sagga of the E36 fog lamps. After talking to my dealer, he
has decided that it is definitley a design problem inherant of all E36's.
FWI, Evidently, BMWNA has sent notices out describing such a problem. While
E36 fog lights work really well in the fog (according to manufactorer), the
produce extremely hot lenses. Due to the low placement of the lamps, once
rain water or casual water hits them they crack. If this happens immediatley
tape up the problem lamp and return to the dealership (Do Not pass go, Do Not
collect $200) and receive your new lamps under warranty. The tape will hold
the lamp together and at the same time not fall victim to the un-warrantable
rock chip phenomenon.
Thanks again for all the help- P.S. BUY CLEAR LAMP COVERS!