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Old 09-19-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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Head Light Removal!

Can anyone send me a good link or DIY to remove E46 headlights please? Thanks in advance, you guys own!
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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I don't have any links, but here is what you have to do:
1. Put blue "painters" tape on the bumper around the headlight to protect from scratches.
2. Remove corner light (insert screwdriver through hole to release clip).
3. Remove body moulding under the light. It snaps out. You can help the snap that clips it to the fender with a flat screwdriver from behind.
4. remove two screws on top of the light (8mm)
5. remove screw on the bottom (access through the top), next to the radiator (8mm)
5. remove screw on the back (same as above)
6. pull out and unplug.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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Quote:
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I don't have any links, but here is what you have to do:
1. Put blue "painters" tape on the bumper around the headlight to protect from scratches.
2. Remove corner light (insert screwdriver through hole to release clip).
3. Remove body moulding under the light. It snaps out. You can help the snap that clips it to the fender with a flat screwdriver from behind.
4. remove two screws on top of the light (8mm)
5. remove screw on the bottom (access through the top), next to the radiator (8mm)
5. remove screw on the back (same as above)
6. pull out and unplug.
I totally understand what you are saying and could probably do it by this, but some pics would still be helpful and very awesome!

PS. I'm doing this because I got some P46s from Umnitza and have access to their install resources so if anyone could provide a link I'd be able to check it out
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=24

same thing as that, except that there is four screws you'll have to remove. in the first picture you can see two of them. there is one more near near the corner of the lights (somewhere behind the high beam side) and one in the back of the headlight. for the one in the corner, make sure you have a magnetic rod or something, it helps so you don't drop it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:30 PM   #6
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you'll need an 8mm socket as well.
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