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jordanLINY 03-02-2003 03:38 PM

replacing front turn signal bulbs
 
I've been trying to replace the front right (driver's side) turn bulb on my dad's '99 e46. In order to loosen the lens I have to take a screwdriver and press through a hole on the fender to release a catch. After that supposedly the lens unit is to slide out, revealing the lens socket. I tried to release the catch only to find the miniscule hook is made of plastic. I chipped the plastic off :mad: and now I don't know what to do! Any suggestions?


Jordan

The HACK 03-02-2003 03:46 PM

If you chipped the plastic off then it'll come sliding right out...You'll need to replace the lense housing ($$$) otherwise it's going to keep falling lose as you drive.

Or you can just super-glue it back like I usually do.

Nick325xiT 5spd 03-02-2003 04:02 PM

Here's the actual clip, as discussed. Why they can't provide useful instructions is beyond me...

http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/clip.jpg

Nick325xiT 5spd 03-02-2003 04:10 PM

And here's the insertion angle:

http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/clip2.jpg

ObD 03-02-2003 04:36 PM

My 02 E46 front turn signal assy has a captive screw with plastic basket to guide the screwdriver. No fuss, no muss. :dunno: :angel:

Nick325xiT 5spd 03-02-2003 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ObD
My 02 E46 front turn signal assy has a captive screw with plastic basket to guide the screwdriver. No fuss, no muss. :dunno: :angel:
A number of swear words, followed by "you" come to mind.

Mystikal 03-02-2003 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
A number of swear words, followed by "you" come to mind.
LOL, I remember the first time I had to change my signal:http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=&threadid=184

:rofl:


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