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Old 03-26-2015, 04:27 PM   #1
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How do I replace Front Reflectors?

Hey guys! First time post. I'm upgrading all my front lights to my 2000 328Ci and the last thing I haven't gotten to is my reflectors. I wasn't sure how to remove and install front reflectors with smoked reflectors. Don't want to break them. Simple task just never came across any videos or diy online. Help, thanks in advance!
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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when you say "reflectors" are you referring to the amber reflectors in the front coupe's bumper or actually taking about the front corner lights that attach to the front headlights?

328Ci will have clip-in type of front corner lights. you can not buy the later screw in type. you can see/access the push down when you open the hood and look at the top of where it fits into the fender. there is a little hold you press the clip down to allow it to pull out. you can see best how to remove by looking at new one.

same goes for reflector, look at the little plastic springy arches on new one to see how it fits. take a thin soft (so not to scratch paint) credit card (or wedge) and push the opposite side of reflector edge compared to springs(think springy arches are on the top so press up from the bottom of reflector?). this will allow the two prong holding tabs to clear the bumper hole and pull from bottom out. fitmet is the reversal.
* i don't recall the exact orietnation of the plastic compression arches off the top of head. if they're on the bottom reverse what i said above and work from top side.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Yeah I was referring to the the amber reflectors on the actual bumper.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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^ Like Alex said. (Push from top):
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