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      07-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Light coming out from under hood / top of xeon

I had some front end work and when I got the car back, of course I was looking for anything that could possibly be out of place. then I noticed at very specific angles, there was light coming out from under the hood, above the xeon's. see attached. I've never noticed this before on any e90. we pulled everything apart and nothing seems to be out of place. in the headlight assembly, there is a slot where the light is coming from, but it seems to be built that way.

can anyone confirm and/or have ideas?
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      07-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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Is your weather stripping intact?
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      07-28-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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it does appear to be, best I can tell. I think I need to compare directly with another car right next to mine to truly confirm. super strange.
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hmm odd. I just went looking for other pictures before I ran out to look at mine again. found this. similar to what I am referring to.

http://www.bmw-sg.com/forums/3-serie...-eye-ring.html
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took some other pictures. sure seems like the assembly is built this way. strangest thing having never noticed it before. anyone else confirm?
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It looks to appear it comes like that...If it bothers you, just stick a tiny strip of weather stripping to that location and it should cover up that light.
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      07-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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It looks to appear it comes like that...If it bothers you, just stick a tiny strip of weather stripping to that location and it should cover up that light.
good times. does yours do the same?
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      07-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #8
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Its like that my car has the same
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Its like that my car has the same
Indeed, normal. To echo others, a little electrical tape or black vinyl will help to alleviate the issue!
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It's normal.
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mine is the same way. No worries.
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      07-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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thanks for the feedback n confirmation folks. case closed.
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