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Tech Article

E28 Front Bumper Integral Indicator Light Attachment

Last Updated: 06/26/2016
Parts Group: Bumper integral indicator light
This article discusses the front bumper of the E28 with the main focus being on how to attach the integral indicator lights.

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When reassembling a bumper for an E28, it's easy to end up a little puzzled, when it comes to the integral indicator lights. These have four holes for attachment to the metal piece, but only two holes are used at any particular point in time.

The reason for there being four holes is that the base (but not the lens) is turned upside down to make it fit on the opposite side of the car (as in, driver vs. passenger). The top two holes are always the ones to use when attaching the light to the front bumper.

This enables the "fingers" of the rubber impact strip to protrude into the rectangular hole for the light, and to be wedged in position as such by the light, along the top edge of the light base.

The next possible point of confusion is: which side is which? The electrical connection is offset to one side, and it's best to not assemble the part the wrong way. The solution to the puzzle is: the electrical connection must be more outboard, not more inboard.

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