photos and story by pablo deferrari
Luckily, the good engineers at Zuffenhausen decided to make this item serviceable should the mild grade screw break off.
After removing the lens, you need to work from behind the front spoiler and locate four Philips Head screws that hold the bucket to the spoiler. Let me tell you now, these can be a real motherfucker to loosen because of spatial issues. You’ll need to use a combination of short and medium length screw drivers, or possibly a detachable screwdriver head bit where you can insert them into a ¼” socket and use a ¼” drive to back them off.
With the assembly out, you can clearly see the problem and will be relieved to know how easy it is to take the offending piece out. Use a suitable punch and hammer and drive it out—that’s it.
When you’re done, check to make sure that the cap screws go in and out easily.
Now you’re ready to glue the barrel into the fog lamp bucket. I used Loctite super glue because should I have to take them out in the future, it’ll be easier to deal with than JB Weld.