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      05-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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How to remove internal headlight housing???

WTF??? i got my xenons today and one of the headlights it seems as iff the clips have came off the top! Ive been trying to get the damb internal housing out for an hour now and am real fukin frustrated! I can see the clips on the top are not in there place check out the pic any info on how to take this housing out?? The big one on the left!
EDIT:EDIT: The yellow circles are where 3 screws are and i cant get to them with a normal straight driver??
And WTF is that in RED? its like a motor of soome kind??/

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man I can see the clips just need to be pushed in place and i cant get to them WTF?/

see the halo ring and the housing inside how its all pushed forward well theres a clip on the top of it that holds it in! If i could just get the damb xenon light housing out Id be all good..Please help!
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dude what clips are you talking about, this is like the blind leading the blind . I am sure you will figure it out, just take your time. Good luck.
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See the gap between the halo and the corner??? That reflective housing inside has clips on it and I can see that there there nothing is broken I just need to get to them to put them back in place!
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Nice clears on the marker lights - I can see why you don't want to send them back ! I wish I had some good advice. Good luck on fixing this.
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I know i am not helping but how did it come loose in the first place if you are just replacing the whole unit. Why would you mess with the internal lighting unit? Pretty sure you will figure a way to get at it. Talked to Long yet, he is our guru jack of all trade for e90 mod.
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it came loose in shipping from Germany! I really dont want to send them back cause nothing is broke I just need to pop the clips back in place! But I may end up sending them back if i cant figure it out! Then ill have to wait another month to do this upgrade
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you got the clears for free as a mistake put in at the factory?
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No i paid for them! they got this way in shipping! They were packaged great with lots of protection just like the dealer would send em to u! I really dont want to send them back so im going to go try and see what i come up with!
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I see what your talking about however I'm afraid I can't help you with the disassembly. I have a feeling that the front lens would have to be removed and thats not something you want to do. My best advise would be to return them for a replacement, you may be saving yourself alot of headaches in the long run. Good Luck
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no im not taking off the front lens no way no how! theres gotta be a way to take out the housing how else would the dealer service it?? Someone else has got to know how to do this????
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no im not taking off the front lens no way no how! theres gotta be a way to take out the housing how else would the dealer service it?? Someone else has got to know how to do this????
those screws look to be either metric hex or torx but it's hard to tell from the pic.
and "WTF" with the arrow is indeed a motor.
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yes there torx size 20 screws but once those are removed the housing doesnt have enough clearance to pull out! im not sure what else needs to be removed..Oh well Im going to give up for the day!
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ADHD. I had a same problem as you. When I got xenon headlight, it was opened as your headlight so I asked my local shop to fix it.

Simply, you need to take them out everything. Bulb, wire...etc. I'm talking about the housing. Don't ever put it on oven and open. Just unscrew some volts and take them out. After that, you pull the plastic that is opened. You can pull it by your finger easily. Then, use the strong glue to stick it.

The most hardest part is putting back on. This took 3 hours to finish it. Because I didn't remember which part goes first! lmao. This work needs some patient. Total I worked was about 6 hours and my finger was very hurt. The space is too small to fit my finger! ADHD. You might give this work to the dealer and they might help you.
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Wow no shit yours came the same way huh???? Ive got a bmw mechanic going to look at it in the morning and im sure he can fix it for me! if not Ive contacted LONGTRAN and he said hed look at em too so hopefully ill have it solved by tommorow!
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I was shocked too when I first read your post.
We need to claim this to BMW for poor quality.

Good luck!
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its bazzar to me cause there not broke at all I can clearly see the clips are still in tact and nothing is rattiling around..Its like they didnt finish production completly! Im glad to hear Mine are not the only ones that had this problem!
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its bazzar to me cause there not broke at all I can clearly see the clips are still in tact and nothing is rattiling around..Its like they didnt finish production completly! Im glad to hear Mine are not the only ones that had this problem!
Crap! Sorry to hear that. These are non-adaptive, right?

Good luck. Give em to Long..he will fix em
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non adaptive. yes.
Now, I blame myself "why I didn't go for adaptive"!
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Crap! Sorry to hear that. These are non-adaptive, right?

Good luck. Give em to Long..he will fix em
Long will have his hands on them tommorow afternoon if my buddy doesnt know what to do tomorrow morning! THANKS LONG!
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I don't think BMW is at fault. Does not matter how well they packaged the item. During shipping from germany (long trip), these thing goes thru hell (roll around from different shipping location and is being handled by employee). can't wait to see another happy euro light conversion.
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Well there in longs hands now hopefully hell fix em I got faith in him He almost had it fixed earlier so give him some time and Im sure hell get it! If not there going back! Maybe ill sport one xenon! lol....
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