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Old 04-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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Help. Smoked turn signals don't fit.

I just got my new smoked turn signals from JLeviSW, and they don't seem to fit right. It seems like they don't go al the way in and click. After pushing them in as far as I could I was still able to pull them out without depressing the tab. Also, they don't seem to fit well to the headlights. Does anyone have any advice? I want to put them on because they look great on my sapphire black 330ci. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:32 PM   #2
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you sure you need clip in and not screw in?
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Yeah the mounts are exactly the same as the factory ones. The new ones seem to have more rubber weatherstripping on them than the originals, though.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with mine. If you loosen the two bolts on top of the headlight assembly, just so it is loose to be able to move it, you can clip them in and then tighten the headlight back. I was told that because the weatherstripping is thicker they just wont go all the way in without loosening the lights.

Worked like a charm. Could not do it without loosening the light.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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I had the same problem with mine. If you loosen the two bolts on top of the headlight assembly, just so it is loose to be able to move it, you can clip them in and then tighten the headlight back. I was told that because the weatherstripping is thicker they just wont go all the way in without loosening the lights.

Worked like a charm. Could not do it without loosening the light.
That's just it, loosen the top two bolts and slide it in. They are designed with a tighter fit to prevent condensation and have them sit in tighter. The OEM corners tended to fall out over time so these are designed to combat that problem.
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Thanks guys. I'll try it this afternoon.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:02 PM   #7
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That's just it, loosen the top two bolts and slide it in. They are designed with a tighter fit to prevent condensation and have them sit in tighter. The OEM corners tended to fall out over time so these are designed to combat that problem.
By the way Nick, great job on the shipping and product. This is my second order from JleviSW and everything was great. Shipped in 2-3 days and the products arrived in perfect condition. I can't wait to get them in.

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I had the same problem with mine. If you loosen the two bolts on top of the headlight assembly, just so it is loose to be able to move it, you can clip them in and then tighten the headlight back. I was told that because the weatherstripping is thicker they just wont go all the way in without loosening the lights.

Worked like a charm. Could not do it without loosening the light.
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By the way Nick, great job on the shipping and product. This is my second order from JleviSW and everything was great. Shipped in 2-3 days and the products arrived in perfect condition. I can't wait to get them in.

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Just a note. Today I installed my smoked turn signals as per Nick's and negative330ci's instructions. Not only do they fit well but they look great. I'll post pics soon. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #11
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By the way, Nick. Is your website still down?
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:04 AM   #12
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:17 PM   #13
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Thumbs Up Finally some pics

I really like the way that smoked lenses look on a dark car. My car is Sapphire black. I also put in LED license plate bulbs. Everything is from JLeviSW. Thanks, Nick. I'll be installing some smoked LED tails soon and painted reflectors. Who knows what's next?
By the way, my rotors are a bit rusty bcause I just finished washing the car.
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look cool man..glad they worked out for ya
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:59 AM   #15
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:23 AM   #16
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Do they fit perfectly now or what? Mine is still sticking out at the 2 sharp edges..sigh
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Seems like you are having nothing but issues with your setup weisiong
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The lights seems to work okay..just the corner problem and light out problem. Others can fit it but I don't know why mine can't..some people just let it be even tho its sticking out a little..Even if I get corners from you its still DEPO right?
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #19
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To weisiong123;

Everything fits perfectly now, even better than OEM. I followed the instructions from everyone above and it worked out well. The front turn signals were an extremely tight fit but eventually I felt and heard the click when they locked in. Make sure you loosen up the two screws on top of the headlight assembly and you'll have to finesse the turn signal in to lock them in. They do have more weatherstripping than the factory ones. Don't be afraid to use some force but not too much. So far, I ordered all my lighting from JLeviSW and couldn't be happier.
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The lights seems to work okay..just the corner problem and light out problem. Others can fit it but I don't know why mine can't..some people just let it be even tho its sticking out a little..Even if I get corners from you its still DEPO right?
Yep, both Umnitza and Jlevi SW carry DEPO
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