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Old 02-06-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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Facelift Coupe Adaptive Headlight Broken?

Hey Guys,

I recently picked up a 2006 330ci.

Anyway, the passenger bulb went out so I went to change it. However, I noticed the hack job the previous owner did.

The entire projector is loose. It just bounces around in the housing.
I know that the previous 320 sedan I had, I could open the headlight no problem. Is there any chance of me fixing this without baking open the lens?

I assume the projector mount cracked or something along those lines, and I really don't want to buy a new one as these are the white blinker, adaptive, xenon housings..
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #2
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You bought the car without touching anything? Or sight unseen? Tough luck bec the coupe isnt like the sedans, will have to heat it to open it.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the super helpful response.

Anyway, opened it up and turns out the mount that holds the projector in place was broken into a bunch of pieces.
After a lot of fun with plastic weld 2 part epoxy I was able to glue to all back together.
Very happy that I didn't have to spend the money on a new headlight.
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