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      08-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Headlight Amber Help

Hi all,

So...I have the 'amber delete' coding on my car, however, that damn strip of amber plastic is still visible and annoys the crap out of me...

I know there are various overlays that you can stick on, but are there any other solutions to get rid of the plastic amber part of the headlamp?

Also, any recommendations for shops that do lighting work in NY? Thanks again all.

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i got my ambers spray tinted, most reputable tint shops can probably have it done for you and you can customize to your liking.
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      08-04-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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i got my ambers spray tinted, most reputable tint shops can probably have it done for you and you can customize to your liking.
Noticed you're in Queens as well, do you recall where you got yours sprayed and how much it ran you?

Do they take out the headlight and spray it from the inside? Or do they just tape up the outside and go at it?

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open the headlight and do something about it. no other solution.
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You could always bake the headlights open and wrap the amber in sonic or something. I read that somebody has done it on here
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its near impossible to split these headlights by baking. trust me.
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break the bank and buy some OEM euro-spec headlights.
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break the bank and buy some OEM euro-spec headlights.

haha i wish, but if i had that type of money to spend on the car, i'd be going for performance mods first

what are euro lights running these days? my friend bought some euro-spec a4 lights when he first got his car. ran him 2k
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they just spray on from the outside..i had them done in the bronx and i dnt remember how much i paid since i got a combined price for a whole bunch of stuff

i wud give the place i went to, but i wudnt really recommend them honestly. If i were you i'd get some sort of overlays from jlevi or e92lighting.
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they just spray on from the outside..i had them done in the bronx and i dnt remember how much i paid since i got a combined price for a whole bunch of stuff

i wud give the place i went to, but i wudnt really recommend them honestly. If i were you i'd get some sort of overlays from jlevi or e92lighting.
haha how honest. i suppose i can just get those pasties from jlevi...i've always been iffy about putting a damn sticker onto my car.

does anyone have any experience with the overlays? how well do they stand the rain, snow, washes, etc.

thanks again all.
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The euro headlights aren't too expensive and shouldn't cost more than $500. If you're more of the DIY kind-of-guy like myself then this might be of interest to you. Good luck!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14156
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The euro headlights aren't too expensive and shouldn't cost more than $500. If you're more of the DIY kind-of-guy like myself then this might be of interest to you. Good luck!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14156
thanks. i'm definitely into DIY but that looks a bit extensive lol.

looking into overlays now. anyone have experience with them? how do they holdup?
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That DIY is not a good one if you have angel eyes which I assume you do. He demonstrates how to open halogen, non-xenon lights in that DIY and if you follow it to open xenon lights, you'll break the angel eyes. I know because that's how I broke mine. I posted an in depth DIY of opening xenons, how NOT to break the angels, and how to install LED angel eye rings awhile back but if you don't want to hassle with that, I'd recommend sending your headlights to Marc - user MDS82. I bought my silver carbon fiber covers from him to do the work myself, but he can also do the install. It'll cost a couple hundred more than painted overlays, but will be well worth it. Overlays look tacked on, his CF covers inside the headlight look OEM. Here's a couple of pics of mine in silver (also available in gray).

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Thanks 3times3,

That wouldn't happen to be Marc from LuxAEs, would it? I'm looking to put some 5.1s in my 3 series as well. How much did the inner?lays run you?
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Yes, same Marc, I guess he changed his user name (or has a second one). The CF overlays I got from him were excellent quality and fit. I don't know that he wants to make the price public, but I will say I found them very reasonable. PM him and I'm sure he can hook you up with a set.
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Wow 3times3,

I found your post on the DIY for the headlamp removal, gotta say I'm impressed...and your headlights look great!

I'll be contacting Marc in regards to the overlays, but to be frank, I'm not even really sure how to take out the whole headlight unit haha, and I can't bear with leaving my car blind for a couple of days. Sigh, may have to end up going with the exterior plastic overlays from JLeviSW or Bimmian.
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Wow 3times3,

I found your post on the DIY for the headlamp removal, gotta say I'm impressed...and your headlights look great!

I'll be contacting Marc in regards to the overlays, but to be frank, I'm not even really sure how to take out the whole headlight unit haha, and I can't bear with leaving my car blind for a couple of days. Sigh, may have to end up going with the exterior plastic overlays from JLeviSW or Bimmian.
My apologies about posting that DIY before checking with you about the specs on your car! Hopefully everything went well for you!
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i got my ambers spray tinted, most reputable tint shops can probably have it done for you and you can customize to your liking.
Anyone have some pix of the end result of having the amber lens spray tinted ?
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Anyone have some pix of the end result of having the amber lens spray tinted ?
I imagine it would be the same as using a vinyl overlay.
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