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      04-25-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Reflector Removal ????

Can someone give me a step by step procedure of removing these reflectors (or a link to one). Did a search and just bits and pieces comes up as far as removal. I can feel to plastic bolts holding it in place from behind the fender. Seems that a hairdryer is key................

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longtran did a DIY....

let me go search for it.....

here it is:

Long's DIY
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Can someone give me a step by step procedure of removing these reflectors (or a link to one). Did a search and just bits and pieces comes up as far as removal. I can feel to plastic bolts holding it in place from behind the fender. Seems that a hairdryer is key................

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its so easy bro..you use a screwdriver wrapped in a cloth and pry it slowly and carefully out near the top where it pops in..theres four clips..then once those are out you tilt it out and pull..then you put the new ones in by puttin it in tilted first then popping it in one by one
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its so easy bro..you use a screwdriver wrapped in a cloth and pry it slowly and carefully out near the top where it pops in..theres four clips..then once those are out you tilt it out and pull..then you put the new ones in by puttin it in tilted first then popping it in one by one
This seems much easier than Long's method.
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It may be easier but its wrong. The reflectors are held in by adhesive, not clips. Considering he doesn't even have the car yet I would use Long's DIY.
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It may be easier but its wrong. The reflectors are held in by adhesive, not clips. Considering he doesn't even have the car yet I would use Long's DIY.
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Here you go http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=reflectorou . I just did mine today. Fairly easy but you need to be careful. If you pry a little to much in trying to get the initial bottom edge loosened, you risk dimpling the front fender. I used an old tool that was originally designed for removing door handles from cars made in the 60's. The nice thing about it was that it was thin and had a 90 degree bend in it that made it easier to work with. But you can really use any tool that is thin. I wouldn't advise using a screw driver. A thin plastic or metal spackling trowel or similar would work. Just take it easy . The Bimmian reflectors fit perfectly. I've had the car for 2 days and couldn't wait to remove the amber reflectors
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It may be easier but its wrong. The reflectors are held in by adhesive, not clips. Considering he doesn't even have the car yet I would use Long's DIY.
hahah yeahhh i have to admit i dont have the car yet..i could of sworn i read thats how you do it somewhere unless i accidentally read instructions for the e36..but yeah either way though, im definitely planning on doing this too
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