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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:49 AM
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Andreas540i Andreas540i is offline
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Baking Headlights

I am trying to bake my headlights to repaint the pealing chrome side markers. I have followed the instructions i found http://www.jlevisw.com/Bake.pdf but after I take them out of the oven it seems like the glue is concrete. I have tried to use a screwdriver to pry but it just bends the plastic which I don't want to do. Any ideas? The oven is working, and I took the two screws out.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:36 AM
fljamesdogg fljamesdogg is offline
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Gently work them apart, i also used a flathead screwdriver.Be patient, you'll get there. Here is a link of when I did mine, there may be some feedback that may help in there.


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