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Old 10-23-2013, 11:20 AM
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Headlamp removal question

01' 740iL

Researching the removal of the headlamp there is two Torx screws beneath the lamp with must be removed. I pulled the scalloped cover off that shields these screws and I could not find them.
Referring to my Bentley manual there is no such screws. Could it be that certain years did have these screws?


Thanx

Can anyone with a 01' weigh in on this?

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Old 10-23-2013, 12:05 PM
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They are hidden underneath the lamp housing-get a torch to locate them. Put some anti seize on the thread when you put them back. The lamp is easier to remove if you also release the ends of the black support rail that runs right across the front of the car, then spring them up with small blocks of wood-just gives some extra clearance
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:08 PM
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Ditto above...and you may find images of their location on e38.org. For some reason, Mark Caldwell's name comes to mind...he did an extensive DIY on chromelining his headlights...so if his images are still up on the 'net...he may have pics to show exactly where those hidden screws below the headlight assembly are located.

If his DIY doesn't have pics...look for any DIY on e38.org that deals with removing the headlights are modding them. You just need to find a DIY that involves removing the headlights regardless of what the final DIY was about...removal is where you'll find an image.

Good luck.

EDIT: found it in less than 1 minuted...went to e38.org...typed "headlights" into a page search...VOILA!:



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Old 10-24-2013, 06:11 PM
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Great tip!!

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They are hidden underneath the lamp housing-get a torch to locate them. Put some anti seize on the thread when you put them back. The lamp is easier to remove if you also release the ends of the black support rail that runs right across the front of the car, then spring them up with small blocks of wood-just gives some extra clearance
Wow, no sweat with clearance. Removing the top support bracket bolts were perfect.
Headlamp assembly came right out! Not a worry about scratching the bumper cover.


You were right on point chrisn7, thanx!

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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Glad to be of assistance-that's what the forum is all about...
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