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Old 06-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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Bulb swap: how to remove dome light cover?

I have a set of the 'xenon' interior bulbs that I'm wanting to install in my '04 325i. The vanity mirrors for example were quite easy as they just pop out with a little pulling. The dome light however I'm having trouble with and I'm afraid I'm going to break it if I don't get some input on the *right* way to remove it.


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Old 06-14-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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you have to use a screwdriver and put it through the gap and pry it out basically.
the clips on the inside are near the insides of the reading light buttons.

here, watch this video:
http://bimmian.com/elements/page.htm...IXB/IXB46A.wmv
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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i don't have an answer to your question, but i was just wondering how much brighter these 'xenon' interior lights are than the stock ones
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:57 AM   #4
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i don't have an answer to your question, but i was just wondering how much brighter these 'xenon' interior lights are than the stock ones
The capless bulbs aren't brighter (roof lights and rear lights), but the rest (festoon type) appear a lot brighter. The light given is also crisp and white, as opposed to the standard, yellowy bulbs.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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you have to use a screwdriver and put it through the gap and pry it out basically.
the clips on the inside are near the insides of the reading light buttons.

here, watch this video:
http://bimmian.com/elements/page.htm...IXB/IXB46A.wmv
Perfect, thank you very much!
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #6
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you're welcome.

if you didn't already have your lights, i would've recommended LED interior lights.
that's what i'm using right now, and they're pretty bright.

i love the look.

but the interior xenon kits aren't bad either.

glad i could help.
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