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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-24-2010, 04:55 PM
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Shes now going to mod her interior lighting pink!
nah lol i actually need my lights to be their normal color

sooo its the actual lights you guys colored or the plastic?

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:27 PM
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so wait you color the bulbs with a sharpie marker right then put them in and they light up red
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:38 PM
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so wait you color the bulbs with a sharpie marker right then put them in and they light up red
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:38 PM
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hmm good idea. but personally im not a fan of interior lights. i disabled mine lol
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:32 AM
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Matching dash light color and need help removing reading light lenses

As for coloring the light with sharpies, I'd recommend doing them as I had originally stated: Two coats of ORANGE and one coat of RED...that is, if you want to just about exactly match the color of the dash lights (which was my intention). IMO, doing them in only red is OK, but the combination of colors has a "better" look.

I'd like to color the rear reading lights, but I'm having trouble removing the lenses. I know that there are two slots into which one places a flathead to pry the lenses off; but as I try it, the lenses don't want to come out and I'm worried that if I apply more pressure, the lenses would crack. Could someone give me a help here? Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:45 AM
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Have you considered sharpying your headlights too. That should complete your brothel look.
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Have you considered sharpying your headlights too. That should complete your brothel look.
Hey, it is easy enough to do-give it a try as you can always undo it. And, in no way does it have a "brothel look" or a ghetto look. I'm not into excessive modding (hotwired V-1, Garmin GPS, ipod/Dice, chrome exhausts, and full BMW alarm system...and that's it). I like wood better than aluminum. The lighting goes much better with the interior than does the white light, IMHO. BTW, I didn't color the two overhead map0 lights, and once I can get the reading light lenses off, I will only color the light that goes on/off with the door. Overall, a rather conservative approach.
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Looking Good Jake! another cool DIY.. I wonder what blue would look like
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If you are going to do the footwell lights, I suggest not even bothering with removing the lenses (although this is easily done). You can color the outside of the lens with orange and red and get the "dash light effect." Or, you can do whatever colors you like.

OK guys, who will give me some tips on how to remove the rear reading light lenses without breaking them? I could color over the portion of the lenses that go on with the door opening, but IMO that would be ghetto.
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If you are going to do the footwell lights, I suggest not even bothering with removing the lenses (although this is easily done). You can color the outside of the lens with orange and red and get the "dash light effect." Or, you can do whatever colors you like.

OK guys, who will give me some tips on how to remove the rear reading light lenses without breaking them? I could color over the portion of the lenses that go on with the door opening, but IMO that would be ghetto.

very ghetto. im going outside in the snow to look for a way how to get the lens cover=)
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I'm happy with the red
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