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kocsis
01-04-2011, 06:19 PM
I always hated those. Here is the new look: body colored inserts.

highyo
01-04-2011, 06:30 PM
I always hated those. Here is the new look: body colored inserts.

where did you get those? i hate my too!

kocsis
01-04-2011, 06:36 PM
http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com

highyo
01-04-2011, 06:44 PM
http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com

ordered! and is installation difficult?

dimok
01-04-2011, 06:46 PM
I always hated those. Here is the new look: body colored inserts.

Looks great. How did you remove the amber ones?

fkim011
01-04-2011, 07:09 PM
I was going to order these also, looks great!

kocsis
01-04-2011, 07:38 PM
Unfortunately the installation requires removal of some underbody components. I did the replacement in my Porsche where it was easy. This required a visit to the dealer.

highyo
01-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Unfortunately the installation requires removal of some underbody components. I did the replacement in my Porsche where it was easy. This required a visit to the dealer.

Crap!

goone
01-04-2011, 11:29 PM
Here you go for the installation
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446611

highyo
01-05-2011, 03:00 AM
Here you go for the installation
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446611

Thank you!

Needsdecaf
01-05-2011, 04:16 AM
Here you go for the installation
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=446611

That's supposed to be helpful? :dunno:

highyo
01-05-2011, 04:57 AM
That's supposed to be helpful? :dunno:

how bout this, how much did it cost to get it swapped out? did you go to your BMW dealer?

markl53
01-05-2011, 08:41 AM
I kind of don't mind the orange reflectors on my Black Sapphire 535i :eeps:.

kaysid
01-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Guys, this is actually relatively easy. I actually removed mine, tinted them and installed again.
The install/reinstall took about 15 minutes for both sides.
1) I used an 8mm socket wrench, removed the 3 bolts closest to the ground from each wheel well.
2) Next using a heat gun warmed up the exterior of the reflector.
3) The reflector is held in place with 3m tape around the perimeter.
4) Put your hand inside the wheel well cover and slowly pry at the corners.
5) Push in from the outside on the reflector it will fall into the wheel well area where you can
retrieve it from behind the cover.
6) If you order the replacement painted fillers you can just reinstall.

I removed all the 3m tape, tinted and then applied clearcoat and then reapplied automotive 3M tape to the perimeter of each reflector before reinstalling. Will take some pics later

Hope that helps...

grizzles
01-06-2011, 03:28 PM
i think i will black out my turn signals too

Needsdecaf
01-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Guys, this is actually relatively easy. I actually removed mine, tinted them and installed again.
The install/reinstall took about 15 minutes for both sides.
1) I used an 8mm socket wrench, removed the 3 bolts closest to the ground from each wheel well.
2) Next using a heat gun warmed up the exterior of the reflector.
3) The reflector is held in place with 3m tape around the perimeter.
4) Put your hand inside the wheel well cover and slowly pry at the corners.
5) Push in from the outside on the reflector it will fall into the wheel well area where you can
retrieve it from behind the cover.
6) If you order the replacement painted fillers you can just reinstall.

I removed all the 3m tape, tinted and then applied clearcoat and then reapplied automotive 3M tape to the perimeter of each reflector before reinstalling. Will take some pics later

Hope that helps...

Now THAT was useful.
:thumbup:

Actually tells you why:

1) You need to remove wheel liner
2) You need to heat it up.

Thanks again!

alex_c
01-07-2011, 04:18 PM
I followed the quick-and-dirty solution, very very inexpensive, but I think it looks great, even from a very close inspection.

All I did was to buy the reflective material from AutoZone, aplied it directly to the clean orange marker, and then cut very carefuly around it with an x-acto knife.

After 2 months it still looks PERFECT, and I love the contrast with the dark graphite.

aman27
10-12-2012, 10:11 AM
any instructions for replacement of the rear reflectors and the side trim ?