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Old 05-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #61
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Ill be fitting them this week when I get chance so will post soon as on, just need the side indicators now
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #62
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Update - Went to fit front indicators the locking mechanism snapped so still have ambers!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #63
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Update - Went to fit front indicators the locking mechanism snapped so still have ambers!
how do you mean Shaun the clips on the new lights broke or where it clips into?? sounds like a pain mate did you follow the DIY there is on here??

Should be ordering mine this Fri, so imange install will be next weekend, sounds like I better be careful with them fronts the ay!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #64
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Some indicators are screw and pull, mine are push down on a spring and push out! The pic attached shows where I mean, the two plastic bits either side of spring when pushing the lamps in to place pinged off! Had to drop bumper then to get the spring and components out! So back to my ambers for time being At least backs have bolts so wont have issues lol Seems the fronts are a "tight" fit compared to the OEM kit, these are Depo ones, I tried a repair but didn't work, so I doubt the retailer will replace them now, if they do im lucky tbh, may have to buy new set!! But I wont get the same ones, ill order from car mods instead.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #65
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Hey guys great thread I've got a 1.8 and love it. Has anybody got black alloys on theres and if so can they post pics thinking of doing it just want some ideas. I'll post pics of mine this weekend
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #66
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Welcome & Hi Jim, I have Black alloys but not stock BMW ones! Here is pic ignore signs on side though my business signs.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #67
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Hi Shaun like the style of the wheels but think they would look better silver not keen on black wheels unless on white car


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Old 05-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #68
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Hi Jim and welcome personal opinion black alloys look nice but depends on colour of car dark colour cars silver chrome white of light coloured cars black can look ok but depends on style of wheel


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However I have some pics of a couple of bmws which are black and are sporting black wheels and look totally awesome will upload for you


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Old 05-23-2013, 02:26 AM   #70
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Hey Jiminblack i totally agree mate, mine come with them on sadly, i have never liked them just another project one day to go back to alloy! Been looking for refurb places but no one wants my money!
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:26 AM   #71
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Shaun - real shame about the lightsman!! hope you get it sorted asap and I will heed the warning and be very careful installing mine mate.

Hi Jimbow and welcome, I agree with Jiminblack really depends on the colour of your car before looking what rims to get. I always though think regardless of colour silver / chromey gunmetal wheels will suit most cars.

We look forward to seeing the pics and glad to see another UK and 318 member. Jump on the UK meets thread if you get chance, we trying to get a meet together but very low on numbers so far.

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #72
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Hi jiminblack mines the dark blue color just wanted see what it'll look like before I commit. The dark grey looks nice to I think
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:58 AM   #73
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Shaun - real shame about the lightsman!! hope you get it sorted asap and I will heed the warning and be very careful installing mine mate.

Hi Jimbow and welcome, I agree with Jiminblack really depends on the colour of your car before looking what rims to get. I always though think regardless of colour silver / chromey gunmetal wheels will suit most cars.

We look forward to seeing the pics and glad to see another UK and 318 member. Jump on the UK meets thread if you get chance, we trying to get a meet together but very low on numbers so far.

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Hey hektik id like go to one of the meets when's the next one and where. Look forward to meeting you all.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:33 AM   #74
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Hey hektik id like go to one of the meets when's the next one and where. Look forward to meeting you all.
Thats the issue I'm not sure ones been sorted trying to sort one on here but Shaun prev said may be better to go on E46zone etc but I like this site better, so far thered be like 4 or us!! lol and I dunno when or where!!!!

once we get at least say 10 of us we can talk dates and places
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Well what a day! Spoke to the supplier and he said because I used the OEM spring they wont replace item, however pic attached in previous post is the same indicator (pic found online) which should have had a spring! So I have gone to the manufacture now to resolve the issue, I surely can not see that there would be no spring or if you need to remove light the prong would snap as no support! Anyway see what manufacture says now and if they come back there should be a spring god help the supplier! My baby on her way home from handbrake shoes replaced and front arms!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #76
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See attached some pics of e46 with black alloys but note the chrome rim makes these look very tasty and i do like the grey wheels mmmm
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Yes gents Iam up for a meet

And shaun a lad at work had same issue with indicator lenses a couple of weeks ago snapped something off when trying to install them. Has got them sorted now
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Evening Jiminblack they look smart, wonder if that would suit my colour car! Someone coming to look at mine tomorrow for refurb!
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Yes gents Iam up for a meet

And shaun a lad at work had same issue with indicator lenses a couple of weeks ago snapped something off when trying to install them. Has got them sorted now
Yeah I have approached retailer but they said "NO they will not replace" as I shouldn't have put the spring in all be it the OEM one, yet when I look at DEPO's online they all have springs. Hopefully manufacturer will assist in this, but guess not holding my breath! I cant see without that spring they would work as should when removing to replace bulb for instance, I think they saying it should not be there to save replacing, however they give them self's a bad name and the manufacturer if this is how they deal with customers! Ill await DEPO's response before I buy more and just fit my rears when my chrome bulbs arrive!
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Welcome & Hi Jim, I have Black alloys but not stock BMW ones! Here is pic ignore signs on side though my business signs.
Hey Shaun great car the black alloys look great. Mines the same color can't make my mind up from black or grey color alloys lol.
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