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TURBOs2000 02-04-2009 03:48 PM

Taking corners apart?
Just wondering if anyone has taken apart the corners to remove the amber piece? I have taken apart several s2000 headlights to remove the amber piece that is over the turn signal bulb since you can not simply just buy clear corners.

I have searched for this but came up with nothing, has anyone tried it.. and if so how did it look?

ProchaineStation 02-04-2009 03:49 PM

Sorry its impossible :)

backroadswest 02-04-2009 03:54 PM

Yew canna do it, Laddie

Edison@JleviSW 02-04-2009 04:29 PM

What year is your 330i?

TURBOs2000 02-05-2009 06:33 PM


Edison@JleviSW 02-05-2009 06:41 PM

Well the corners on the E46 are glued together permanently so there is no way to take them apart without damaging the seal. However, you can just replace the corner with one of our clear setups:

Facelift Sedan Clear or Smoked Front Corners


Facelift Sedan Clear or Smoked Sidemarkers


Clear or Smoked LED Tail Lights


Red/Clear/Red Non-LED Tail Lights


TURBOs2000 02-06-2009 03:17 PM

when you say glued permanently, arent all lights glued about the same? for the s2000 you just bake them in the oven on a wet towel until the glue is soft enough to pull apart, remove the amber lense, re-glue and then test for leaks in a bucket of water. it sounds like a lot of work but I can do a set of headlights in about an hour and that time includes removing hid ballasts.

the reason I wanted to take the stocks apart is cause the lining on the inside is silver not black. Black looks ok but since my car is silver i thought the stock colored lining would look cleaner.

Edison@JleviSW 02-06-2009 11:52 PM

On the E46, you cannot bake the corners to open them, they are permanently fused together. You will see people do this for the facelift 2004-2006 coupe headlights but for the standard sedan corners, you need to replace the entire assembly.

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