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Paint 03-08-2009 02:17 PM

headlight lens
 
Hey Guys,
I have a 1999 528iT on which the headlight lenses have become "foggy" with dirt and mold. Can they be disassembled for cleaning?
How?
Thanks,
Paint

Ryan... 03-08-2009 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paint (Post 3983668)
Hey Guys,
I have a 1999 528iT on which the headlight lenses have become "foggy" with dirt and mold. Can they be disassembled for cleaning?
How?
Thanks,
Paint

You should use the "SEARCH" function before posting questions, or else other people will jump on you like hobos on a medium rare steak...
But yes, they can be taken apart, I've never done it so I can't really help you....

Paint 03-08-2009 03:18 PM

Headlight lens
 
Thank you ,Ryans E39. The search was not able to answer my questions and neither were you.It must be a long winter in Badger Country.
I hope others on this forum are nicer and more helpful.
Paint

bmw_n00b13 03-08-2009 03:31 PM

Come now, was this so hard?

From the threads above.

Paint 03-08-2009 05:52 PM

Headlight lens
 
THANKS,my Canadian friend!

Paint

Pooch528i 03-08-2009 06:23 PM

Soap and water will not help you my friend. Here's a link to a DIY lens restoration.

Pooch

jstover 03-08-2009 06:39 PM

Go to eBay motors and search for seller redcometm3 . He has them as new replacements with clear or smoke turn signals.

E39Freak 03-08-2009 08:25 PM

I had the same headlight dirt issue, so I used it as an excuse to get Hella Xenons instead. I found a used clean set that belonged to a salvaged e39 5 series (not the M5 ones though) and they work great. I just have to get better bulbs, the guy threw in a set of D2S bulbs for me but it looks like one is a bit whiter than the other.....Back to eBay for a set of 8000k D2S bulbs lol

Paint 03-09-2009 12:25 PM

Headlight lens
 
Great post POOCH 528i but my lenses are grungy on the inside.
Can I get to that surface to clean it?
Thanks,again,
Paint

Pooch528i 03-10-2009 03:38 PM

Are you sure it's on the inside? Have the headlamps ever been opened to replace the adjuster?

Doodah 03-22-2009 10:57 AM

Lens Mold
 
Take you car to a local Wal-Mart that has a tire center. The offer a service to clean the lens for $39.99. I took my car yesterday. The did a great job.

scientific 03-23-2009 04:35 AM

(4) 9mm screws to remove the lights -> unclip the 3 wire harnesses -> pull the headlights
-> 4 side clips to pull -> use the $14 plastic headlight polish purchased from Home Depot
-> use sponge in SIDE -TO - SIDE motion with stage 1 solution followed by stage 2 -> repeat for 2nd headlight -> reinstall lights & reconnect all wires -> bathe entire car -> post pics here when done


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