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      04-12-2015, 12:16 PM   #1
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Is there a DIY on getting rid of the Orange on my headlights? I don't want to spend anymore than $100. Thanks
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      04-12-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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Is there a DIY on getting rid of the Orange on my headlights? I don't want to spend anymore than $100. Thanks
I have been looking for a solution to this too. This forum will fill us in.
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      04-12-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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You need to look into coding. My car is coded so when the lights are on the corner bulb is off. It looks so much better that way.
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      04-12-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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Well it looks as if my headlights are painted orange.
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      04-12-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
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You can open up the headlights (there are diys on here) and paint the reflector black. Won't cost you more than $15 but will be time consuming.
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1) Buy aftermarket headlights and deal with a never ending headache (if you have xenons, that is)
2) 'Bake' the headlights so you can pry apart the housing to remove the orange (there are DIY threads here... I wouldn't have the balls to do it with bi-xenon adaptives, and I wouldn't waste the time if I had anything else)
3) Buy Euro OEM headlights with clear corners from eBay ($$), ECS ($$$$), BMW ($$$$$$$)

The Euro headlights show up in the classifieds once in a while, but not often enough that I'd count on waiting to find some there for cheaper than eBay

Oh yeah, and the 4th/5th options - painted corner overlays or tint/film overlays

I understand, though, I have bi-xenon AHL and will be eventually buying some Euros... problem is that they're ~$1000....
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      04-13-2015, 12:28 PM   #7
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Opening the headlights from what I have read is the "cleanest" option but the riskiest because the headlights can be damaged, it's expensive to have them headlights sent out.

I've been seen others tint the corners as well.
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      04-13-2015, 01:01 PM   #8
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I had mine coded off except when I use the turn signal
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I had mine coded off except when I use the turn signal
Pretty sure the OP is talking about the amber reflectors in the headlights, not the bulbs being on. In which case the headlight must be opened to remove/replace the reflector, or you can buy new headlights (either euro one or LCI).

Another option to to buy the vinyl overlays or the legit plastic covers the just cover the reflectors. I got mine from Bimmian but haven't installed them yet.
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I got lucky and snagged a set of Euro xenon's off the B/S/T forums. If you're picky like I am at all, you'll never be happy with the overlay solutions, just pony up for the real thing.
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Is there a DIY on getting rid of the Orange on my headlights? I don't want to spend anymore than $100. Thanks
I'm going to assume that you have an E90 PRE LCI.

You need to open up your headlights (permasealed) to get to the amber corner. And FYI, it's not butyl sealed, so you cannot simply bake it open. You will need to battle with permaseal sealant for hours. Please don't use a knife or a box cutter, your fingers/hand will thank you later.


Good luck!
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I'm going to assume that you have an E90 PRE LCI.

You need to open up your headlights (permasealed) to get to the amber corner. And FYI, it's not butyl sealed, so you cannot simply bake it open. You will need to battle with permaseal sealant for hours. Please don't use a knife or a box cutter, your fingers/hand will thank you later.


Good luck!
LOL I was literally going to post the same thing, just opened my e90 pre lci headlight and yeahhhhh I would suggest buying a spare set to do this on and transfer over your AHL module and Balast when your done. That way you can take your time.
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You need to look into coding. My car is coded so when the lights are on the corner bulb is off. It looks so much better that way.
This is the route I am taking if there is anyone in the northwest on this thread check out *********.com they are local to wa state and I'm sure they can do remote coding read something about that on their website.
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How do you code the side bulbs off?!?! i realllllly need to do that.

also can i code my daytimes to never turn on? i hate them and want a way to have no lights on.

Also my car is silver so i think putting a black sticker on the sides would be ultra ugly, do silver stickers exist? or something similar?
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I've been looking at these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370618898203...S:1123&vxp=mtr

or

https://www.bimmian.com/Smoked-Refle...r-E91-3-Series

I agree opening up the headlight and painting the reflectors would look the cleanest but I don't want to risk messing something up on the headlights. Also I'd prefer something that is simply reversible.
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How do you code the side bulbs off?!?! i realllllly need to do that.

also can i code my daytimes to never turn on? i hate them and want a way to have no lights on.

Also my car is silver so i think putting a black sticker on the sides would be ultra ugly, do silver stickers exist? or something similar?
Word where do i go to get info on coding ?
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