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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:04 PM
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Side marker solutions?!

I have a X5 35d on order and think about to find a good solution for the orange side markers.
I didn't found any in clear i guess because the side markers are only for the US marked.
I found a post where someone was painting them in the original car color which was not bad but he mention that on a 35d the radiator could be a problem to get the side marker off the bumper.

Has anyone experience with this and could give me some advice.
Pictures or links are welcome.

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Old 09-24-2011, 11:09 PM
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I am planning on deleting the side reflectors as well. Not sure how difficult they are to replace on the X5d, but it was a breeze on my 335.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:11 PM
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here you go

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...stall-diy.html
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:15 AM
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Thanks, but this is what i planed and when you read his headline he says that it would be difficult on the passenger side on an 35d because of the radiator.

Can anyone conform or take a look on his 35d if its possible to access from the passenger side as wll?

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:03 PM
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Ok, i just checked a 35d at a dealer and the radiator is on the drivers side.
Problem is that there is no way to access the side marker from the front.
I see a mesh on the back which could be removed when removing the tire.
The radiator is also visible from the other side.
Only question would be if i can reach in to access the side marker?

Any idea anyone?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:11 AM
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I read on Xoutpost that you will need to remove the wheel, wheel arch and inner fender liner to access the side marker. Run a query there on the m sport body kit DIY. The guy there did a writeup indicating the level of finesse in replacing that marker. HTH
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:27 AM
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Sorry but can't find it.
Could you send a link?

Would be great to see what I have to remove to access the marker.

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Old 09-27-2011, 09:33 AM
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Found it! http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...d-weekend.html
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:24 AM
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Too much work to replace the side reflectors if the wheel has to be removed.

Has anyone tried these - http://www.bimmian.com/70/SRO/

any other options?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:57 AM
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As it looks right now you just have to remove the wheel to get abetted access. There is a mesh plate which can be removed and I guess you can access from there.

I was also thinking about stickers but you will never match the metallic color an maybe see some amber on the side....

I will try it and remove the wheel.
My X5 is still on order but this will be one if the first things I will do!

This post sounds good and he got it done with out removing something...

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showt...7#post10501197
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Too much work to replace the side reflectors if the wheel has to be removed.

Has anyone tried these - http://www.bimmian.com/70/SRO/

any other options?
I have them. They are easy to install. Looks great.
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The Euro clears look great on the E70, as well as smoked reflectors. Clears are available HERE and smoked available HERE






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Old 01-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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Too much work to replace the side reflectors if the wheel has to be removed.

Has anyone tried these - http://www.bimmian.com/70/SRO/

any other options?
Looks like just stickers over the stock ones
Since I am one of those who like to maintain the refection, I would go with clears from ECS, but they are sold out...
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