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VonClippings 08-27-2006 04:24 PM

Turn Signals + P46s?! Help!
 
Right, so I've installed P46s and they're working very well...except since I had to buy new housing and all, there are no longer plastic ridges for my turn signals to fit into! On my halolgen headlight housing there were two piece of plastic on the end that the turn signal slid into to stay secure. With the new P46s housing, these ridges are gone and there is NOTHING holding my turn signals in. Please don't let me resort to duct tape...:(

BMW Loe 08-27-2006 04:54 PM

hmm there should be, at least mine does. I wonder if you got screw-in type housing by mistake instead of a clip-in type housing for your corner lights? If thats the case, I don't beleive there are any screw-in type corner lights available for pre-facelift sedans.

umnitza 08-27-2006 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VonClippings (Post 4789027)
Right, so I've installed P46s and they're working very well...except since I had to buy new housing and all, there are no longer plastic ridges for my turn signals to fit into! On my halolgen headlight housing there were two piece of plastic on the end that the turn signal slid into to stay secure. With the new P46s housing, these ridges are gone and there is NOTHING holding my turn signals in. Please don't let me resort to duct tape...:(

You received the new housings that have screw in turn signals.

Here's a link for a new set that you will likely need:
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....oducts_id=1096

http://www.umnitza.com/images/smokedfront.jpg

BMW Loe 08-27-2006 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umnitza (Post 4789656)
You received the new housings that have screw in turn signals.

Here's a link for a new set that you will likely need:
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....oducts_id=1096

http://www.umnitza.com/images/smokedfront.jpg


He has a sedan though :hmm:

VonClippings 08-27-2006 07:45 PM

Yeah, and I made sure I ordered P46s for my sedan. If I buy those turn signals, they won't fit on my sedan...

Wow, it will be a pain in the ass to uninstall my lights, re-package them, and send them back...

BMW Loe 08-27-2006 07:56 PM

you might not have to, take a picture of your housing in that portion if you have a digital camara.

You don't have any ridges whatsoever like in the picture below?

http://www.umnitza.com/albums/proj46facelift/p46sf1.jpg

umnitza 08-27-2006 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW Loe (Post 4789665)
He has a sedan though :hmm:

whoops! Missed that!!!
sorry about that.
ok, what you need to do is get the 01 screw in turn signals from the dealer.
Not 00 and back, and not 02 and up.
ONLY the 01. Should be about $45 for a pair NEW and clear.

VonClippings 08-28-2006 12:49 AM

So I can buy a set of clear screw in pre-facelift corners? That's the best news I've heard all day. I reeaaally didn't want to have to return my P46s...

umnitza 08-28-2006 08:42 AM

Yes, you can:) Steven's Creek should be able to do it.

VonClippings 08-28-2006 05:37 PM

Excellent! I'm calling them today. Thanks for the help everyone.

VonClippings 08-29-2006 12:40 AM

Just to clarify my problem (I don't want to order the wrong parts) here are some pictures of the issue:

P46s with no ridges:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/IMG_1173.jpg

Current clear corners (woo alliteration +10 pts.):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/IMG_1178.jpg

A pic of my car:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/IMG_1185.jpg

Projector46s with Predator Chromiums:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/IMG_1199.jpg


Clear corners, tails, xenon P46s, predator chromiums, 20% tint :craig:

But anyway, as you can see from the first picture I now need screw in corners. I called Stevens Creek and they said it would be $118...awful. But I guess that's my only option. I'm still skeptical that clear corners for a pre-facelift sedan are even made...but we'll see.

umnitza 08-29-2006 12:54 AM

call ConcordBMW

bimmer07 08-29-2006 04:08 PM

anybody got the part number for the screw in type??

VonClippings 08-29-2006 08:12 PM

No, but when I get mine (special ordered last night) I'll let you know.

BMWPower06 08-30-2006 12:12 AM

wow take out those ugly chrome headlight trims :yikes:

VonClippings 08-30-2006 12:42 AM

OH! Thank you for reminding me. Will my black stock OEM ones fit?

sillieidiot 08-30-2006 01:33 AM

yes

VonClippings 08-30-2006 01:44 AM

Thanks.

sna77 09-01-2006 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by umnitza (Post 4790438)
whoops! Missed that!!!
sorry about that.
ok, what you need to do is get the 01 screw in turn signals from the dealer.
Not 00 and back, and not 02 and up.
ONLY the 01. Should be about $45 for a pair NEW and clear.

OK, I think this info is wrong. I have an 01 sedan, and they required the push in corners. 02-05 are definetley screw in, but the 99-01 sedans were all the same.

Check Realoem.com as well: theses are the push in type on an 2001

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...55&hg=63&fg=10

PreppyR6 09-01-2006 09:35 PM

I hope your right sna


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