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Old 08-28-2007, 03:47 AM   #1
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disassembling a 05's 1 piece headlight

Hi guys on my second e46 and now its time to mod.
im makeing my own angel eyes (coments reserved i can handel that bit).
What i dont know yet is how to get the head light out and then disassembled?
Iv heard the trim is tricky below the light, and bakeing is in the air?
I havnt tryed or looked yet but knowleg is power (and cheeper).

Ok the car is a uk 2005 facelift 325 sport
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:00 AM   #2
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so you have you been able to take your headlights off your car?
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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Your headlights are held in by 4-5 bolts, 2 on top, 2 on bottom and one near the kidney grill (facelift coupes may not have this one, I forget). You will need to remove the lower painted trim before accessing the lower bolts, you can do this with a flat head screw driver to pry it out and pull it forward. Slide out the headlight and follow this guide to opening:

http://www.jlevisw.com/Bake.pdf
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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wow grate gide thanks nick. Ill post my progress of my home grown one off head light, watch this space.
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wow grate gide thanks nick. Ill post my progress of my home grown one off head light, watch this space.
you must endure what every facelift coupe owner must endure (myself included), you must bake your headlight either in the over or take a heat gun to it to melt the adhesive holding the headlight together

i didnt have the balls to do it, so ///OSS helped me with it lol (more like did it for me LOL)
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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hay guys i followed Nicks guide.... 100% success!
i broke 2 clips in my rush, but got them apart. i got all the info i needed for my project and got them back to gether againe. i also removed the chrome around the signal bulb, sanded off the chrome sprayed it black and put it back in (i love it). first modd down, many to go.
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I saw someone bake their lights at 350 degrees for 20 minutes...made me hungry for some chocolate chip cookies because his headlight was a gooey mess.

I wanted to laugh but I felt bad for the guy.
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I saw someone bake their lights at 350 degrees for 20 minutes...made me hungry for some chocolate chip cookies because his headlight was a gooey mess.

I wanted to laugh but I felt bad for the guy.
Well the 350 degrees is the issue...it should be 200-250
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you need to put the headlight on a wet carbord and bake for 7mn at 275 try to split it suppose to be ok !! and after you do the same to put it back together !!
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I saw someone bake their lights at 350 degrees for 20 minutes...made me hungry for some chocolate chip cookies because his headlight was a gooey mess.

I wanted to laugh but I felt bad for the guy.
thats the problem lol it was only supposed to be at 200 degrees....350 is over kill
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Oh yeah...200 degrees works fine. 350 is for steak...not headlights. I told the guy to set the stove at 200 degrees. I guess he failed home economics or something.
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350 lol, poor guy. I did 150'C for 10min worked a treat. Though it was a scary 10 min lol. Next step, making my own angle eyes. The cars graphite grey any suggestions on what colure light I should have? I was even thinking about making a system where I could change the colure from inside.
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I was one of 3 testers for Umnitza's first DDEs that came out for the facelift coupes...I was so nervous putting my headlight in the oven. I actually had butterflies.
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