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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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Exclamation tail light assembly removal

I have the 4 nuts removed and the wire harness unplugged but the assembly cannot be removed from vehicle. Any help appreciated.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 PM
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tail light assembly cannot be removed.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:14 PM
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Once you have the retaining nuts removed, they push straight out. Just put some shoulder into it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:23 PM
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That was true with my 325i....they had not been removed since(???)...and I was afraid to break something....checked evertthing real clse and got a little more aggressive. It worked.
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Also sometimes the studs are rubbing against the metal very firmly and the metal snags on the threads, try tugging on any studs making contact with the metal.

And yeah, put some muscle in it.

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