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Old 05-24-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Installing Silver Visions

Hey all,

I just went out to try to install my Silver Vision indicator bulbs in my front indicators, but must be doing something wrong I'm following the instruction from bmw330ci.com.

http://www.bmw330ci.com/DIY_Clears.htm

When it says "First let's look at the clear lens to see what we need to do. There's a curved "tab" at the end of the "locking clip" that you will need to press down on thru the access hole (bottom picture) in order to compress the metal "spring clip" and get the "locking ledge" down under the opening in the car so the lens can be released and removed." what does he mean

I tried to put a good amount of force with the screwdriver on the tab, it does give way a little, but no way I can slide the indicator out. The plastic tab is now chipped from me applying so much force. Anyone have better pictures or knows what I'm doing wrong?

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Old 05-24-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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That install did not work on mine. If you look at the opening (from the top) you will see a Philips head screw surrounded by a grey, round plastic knob. Unscrew it and the light assembly just slides right out.
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Old 05-25-2003, 07:52 AM   #3
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I just checked. Don't see a philips head screw, so I guess that DIY write does apply to my setup (2001 Ci, European).

Oh well, than no Silver Visions it is.
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Old 05-25-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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Post a pic. Perhaps we can see something you are not.
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Old 05-25-2003, 04:08 PM   #5
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I'll try to take a picture with my DV camera (it's the closest thing to a digital camera I have :sad: ). I'll have to post it 2morrow bcoz it's pretty dark outside here (2300 in the evening).
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:29 PM   #6
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I took some pics. These are from the driver's side corner...




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Old 05-26-2003, 05:14 PM   #7
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Yours definitely looks different than mine (although we do have different cars). I don't think I can help.

Do you have any more pics, farther out so I can see the light housing and how it inserts into the frame.

Anybody else out there know how to help JetPilot out?
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:10 AM   #8
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I'll try to take more pics tonight. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:18 AM   #9
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Looks way different than my MY2000 328Ci.. Did you check out your manual? It should tell you how to replace the lights.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:27 AM   #10
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Oh my god, really? I'll definitely have a look tonight. If that's true I will feel pretty st*pid
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Old 05-27-2003, 01:57 PM   #11
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Done!

I was pushing down on the d*mn wrong part of the assembly



Here is the result:



Still a bit of orange glow, but definitely better than stock...

Thanks for thinking with me
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Old 05-27-2003, 03:30 PM   #12
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Nice!

I did the same misstake with the light house thing....

This should be your next mod!



(wtf... I cant post pictures...why?)


Have a look here!
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=83676
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Old 05-27-2003, 03:35 PM   #13
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You mean the light sable?

Where in Sweden are you from oxbow? I have only been to Stockholm and is in my top 5 of favorite cities
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You mean the light sable?

Where in Sweden are you from oxbow? I have only been to Stockholm and is in my top 5 of favorite cities
Im from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
Thanx

Nice car you ordered.. M3
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Use this link. It does take some force, but be careful.
http://www.bmw330ci.com/DIY_Clears.htm
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