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Old 06-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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HI, new to forum. updating look of my 2000 E46, I've bought aftermarket angel eyes and wondering if anyone has a pictorial guide to removing old units and fitting new?

Googling has proved fruitless so far.

thanks in advance.

by the way, i had a go tonight and the lower screws seemed to be inaccesible without removing the bumper.

all advice appreciated
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Welcome.

Try posting/searching in the lighting forum. I guarantee you're the 10000000000th person to install angel eyes and ask how.

All you have to do is remove the lower headlight trim to get to the lower screws, no bumper removal necessary.

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HI, new to forum. updating look of my 2000 E46, I've bought aftermarket angel eyes and wondering if anyone has a pictorial guide to removing old units and fitting new?

Googling has proved fruitless so far.

thanks in advance.

by the way, i had a go tonight and the lower screws seemed to be inaccesible without removing the bumper.

all advice appreciated
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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HI, new to forum. updating look of my 2000 E46, I've bought aftermarket angel eyes and wondering if anyone has a pictorial guide to removing old units and fitting new?

Googling has proved fruitless so far.

thanks in advance.

by the way, i had a go tonight and the lower screws seemed to be inaccesible without removing the bumper.

all advice appreciated
It's really easy -

1. Lift bonnet

2. Unclip trim between headlight and bumper, start at the grille side, just pulls out.

3. Remove indicator by pushing a screwdriver inside the hole in the wing.

4. Undo the two 8mm bolts on top of the light unit.

5. Undo the two torx bolts on the bottom. One is behind the light, the other to the side (accessed through the gap between the light and the grille.

6. Disconnect all wiring plugs.

7. Pull headlight straight out the front.

Refitting is a reversal of the above. If you have the Depo light units (look at the bottom of the projector lens, it should have the name there, and Depo make lights for other brands, such as my FK ones), before you fit them you will need to open the back and there's a switch. Slide it to the opposite position to suit right-hand drive cars.
If you have any difficulty, PM me and I'll help if I can - I've had my lights out too many times so far
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