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Old 04-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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Did you get the headlights out without takin goff the bumper? Ihave not figured out how to do this.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:01 PM
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dude thats awesome, i want to do the same because mine are as foggy as yours were. Great job man! Except if i take mine apart im painting the orange reflectors black.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for the diy I used n minds r getting painted n cleared
right now. N the worst part is prying the lens off
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:23 PM
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Hey guys, I have got a few pm's from people asking about me doing their lights and what they look like now... and im happy to say they still look like they did when I first did them. My car spends a lot of time outside and I live at the beach and I have not had any issues with condensation getting inside. These pics are crappy but I took them tonight. Has anyone else tried to take their lights apart yet ?
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:31 PM
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i tried to take mine apart and i did not succeed at cleaning them.

So i put them back together but clearly did not fully connect the igniter to the bulb. So the bulb and igniter both melted. Pretty much wasted 200 bucks and didnt get clean lights lol
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:07 PM
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Hey guys, I have got a few pm's from people asking about me doing their lights and what they look like now... and im happy to say they still look like they did when I first did them. My car spends a lot of time outside and I live at the beach and I have not had any issues with condensation getting inside. These pics are crappy but I took them tonight. Has anyone else tried to take their lights apart yet ?
wow there still looking good blackedout5 well after talking to u a couple a times i think i am gonna try ur method i just picked a set of used headlights from a 03 745li they r okay condition u guys be the judge but i picked up these really cheap i think this guy stole them no offense but i am considering putting these on my car cuz these look way better than the ones that i have now and was thinking of trying blackedout5 method on my old ones maybe i can do it
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:38 AM
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Fantastic effort! top marks. My headlight reflector mounting has disintergrated with age and gone crumbly (if there is such a word). Xenon light points down and bounces over bumps. Have been refered to a plastic welder who thinks he can manufacter a new mount for me. This is the only way to get the part out is to open the lights and that was tomorrows job, you has just given me some confidence that it can be done. Thanks heaps for sharing and "good on ya" from the aussies
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:04 AM
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damn man, i might have to do this, great job and you have some brass balls my friend
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:20 AM
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wow there still looking good blackedout5 well after talking to u a couple a times i think i am gonna try ur method i just picked a set of used headlights from a 03 745li they r okay condition u guys be the judge but i picked up these really cheap i think this guy stole them no offense but i am considering putting these on my car cuz these look way better than the ones that i have now and was thinking of trying blackedout5 method on my old ones maybe i can do it
your car looks pretty sick.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:24 AM
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Nice work my man.

Something I would not try, but I give props where due!
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:28 PM
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Great initiative, well done. I will do the same thing inside and out with whatever the best 3m kit is.

Question for everyone who took their headlamps apart ....
is it possible to remove the orange corner lens to make it look like euro spec headlamps ? And also, Blackedout....what seller/nake of cheap eBay angel eyes are those ?? Are you getting error codes ?

I love when someone jumps first and has nothing but success, I think I might have to be the forum guinea pig with tire upsizing. and I will post a DIY of my own on another common mod unrelated to either of these.

Thanks everyone for a great, helpful forum !!
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:11 PM
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hmm, I want to take the amber out of my headlights now haha. thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:16 PM
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:42 PM
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great right up
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:30 AM
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I have been looking for this thread forever! my prayers are answered..
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:44 AM
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Any feedback on someone who tried it by himself
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:53 PM
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Thumbs down

Its Friday and start of memorial day weekend. I'm actually going to do this per-this write up. Will try to post pics, before, after and any unique problems.

P.S. I polished lenses (outside) with M3 lens resore kit before - only to finid out that they're also hazed from inside. Ruins the cars look. I don't even care what others think or notice - its an eyesore to me.

Though its not THAT bad, and my MTEC 3.0 make angel eyes look very nice - the motivation was the next level upgrade - is actually replace MTEC 3.0 leds with real 55w 6000k xenon bulbs. And I can already imagine with that much power output the haze on the inside of the headlights will scatter the light from angel eyes, hence this has to be done before xenon angel upgrade.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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Great job bro! Lots of people are scared to do that. Cause this headlights are some expensive. But, like rocky would say " no pain, no pain"
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:39 AM
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Im bout to do this today!!! Good **** My Man
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:21 PM
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im hoping you sealed them headlights good so condensation dont occur in the lights
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for giving me another project! They look great! My mechanic told me that they have a guy at his dealer that does the clean-up polishing of the headlights. I'm going to check with him and find out what the cost is. He's going to have my car for 4-6 days doing repairs.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:02 AM
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Its Friday and start of memorial day weekend. I'm actually going to do this per-this write up. Will try to post pics, before, after and any unique problems.

P.S. I polished lenses (outside) with M3 lens resore kit before - only to finid out that they're also hazed from inside. Ruins the cars look. I don't even care what others think or notice - its an eyesore to me.

Though its not THAT bad, and my MTEC 3.0 make angel eyes look very nice - the motivation was the next level upgrade - is actually replace MTEC 3.0 leds with real 55w 6000k xenon bulbs. And I can already imagine with that much power output the haze on the inside of the headlights will scatter the light from angel eyes, hence this has to be done before xenon angel upgrade.
Any Feedback Pleeeeeeeease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Need to know... This is going to be my huge summer project I just want to make sure I don't f.....ck everything!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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Did my today so far im very happy..
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:08 PM
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Did my today so far im very happy..
Congrats!!

Any pictures? Common problems? Did you use any specific tool like a bended screwdriver or something like that??

Thanks for your info....
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:33 PM
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No problem at all.used same equipment and small knive to cut black ruber seal betwen lens and housing.
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