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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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front turn signal replacement

Ok i am having the hardest time replacing my Turn signal bulb in the front. The instructions state to insert screw driver to an upper hook? where is it? Everyone says its easy, all i see is this flat piece of metal that i am kind of bending but im not sure if thats it? Its not coming out either

HELP? i am getting frustrated!!
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_front_turnsignal.shtml

if you haven't already found a diy,

01 have push in type corner lenses, 02-06 have screw in, i have an 01 so i'm only familiar with those. But you u look in the hole, push a screw driver down on the plastic tab, and kind of push it towards the front of the car, and the corner lense should come right out, maybe get a flashlight so you can more easily see what down in the hole?

i can see how it could be tricky if you haven't done it, maybe some of that helps?
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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^^^^ thats were i got my info from easy install when you put it back on look dead on and youll see two holes that are closest to your headlights line those holes up and the two clips from your corner lense will go right in and it will snap back in.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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just look down through the hole right above your corner light inside your engine bay. its a screw hidden in a biege plastic peice. AND DO NOT UNSCREW THE WHOLE THING. Just part of it, cause if you loose it, and dont replace it well enough with a subsitute, you're corner light housing will fly away...
















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Old 02-21-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_front_turnsignal.shtml

if you haven't already found a diy,

01 have push in type corner lenses, 02-06 have screw in, i have an 01 so i'm only familiar with those. But you u look in the hole, push a screw driver down on the plastic tab, and kind of push it towards the front of the car, and the corner lense should come right out, maybe get a flashlight so you can more easily see what down in the hole?

i can see how it could be tricky if you haven't done it, maybe some of that helps?
Thanks, RJSe46m3 for the link. The manual does a bad job of decribing the procedure. Your efforts saved me alot of time. Took 2 minutes once the fixture was out.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:56 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone

Sorry i haven't responded in awhile. But i want to thank you guys for helping me out! i had to unscrew it and it popped out.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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WOW, I was getting really frustrated too. Thank you guys for the help.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:16 PM   #8
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Bump for newbs... I need to do this now. VERY helpful link in post #2!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:42 AM   #9
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Just part of it, cause if you loose it, and dont replace it well enough with a subsitute, you're corner light housing will fly away...
I know from experience
Yeah me too, but on my E36. I was driving down the autobahn and heard a weird clunk type of noise, when I got to my girl's house, she was like wtf, this is your "new" car?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #10
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Thanks to RJSe46m3 for the link. The Bentley manual describes the procedure for the E46 through 2002 models. Mine is a 2003. After so much frustration trying to figure the manual out with what I had, I resorted to the internet. This forum has been a time and sanity saver.
GOOD JOB GUYS!!!!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:02 AM   #11
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Great link! very helpful.......

Just wanted to add here that in the UK we call this part 'Indictor'.
Have been searching on here for indicator change on an e46 2001 coupe. Then discovered you guys call it 'Turn Signal'. Dough!!
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