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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 08-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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Choosing Replacement Headlights

I have been looking to replace my stock headlights and install angel eyes in my '96 328i sedan for some time now due to the fact that they wobble in their brackets. I tore them apart thinking I could tighten something that had come loose over the years but I found that they have worn parts that I have thus far been unable to find (i'd rather get new because they look dated anyway). After looking around, I found that many companies are making OEM replacements that use an adhesive to hold them together.

Since I don't feel like cooking my new headlights I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on brands that used clips instead OR instructions on how to disassemble those with adhesives. I have already purchased a set of ccfl angel eyes so I don't want to take the route of buying a pre-assembled set.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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Mine are glass lens with clips. Not sure the brand, but they came from DDM tuning.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:08 PM
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:11 PM
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That's it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:13 PM
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:17 PM
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Every time I see somebody polishing the fade an uv damage out of their plastic lenses I grin a little. :P
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:03 PM
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That's funny, because I grin a little bit every time I see somebody with Depo headlights with only 1 side working because the ballast crapped out...
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:40 AM
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Lol. That would drive me nuts. I hate when lights are missing. Now that you said something, I'm probably going to drop a ballast. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:38 AM
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I haz bosch ballasts... muahahaha
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I swear, if one of my ballasts goes out tonight, I'm hunting somebody down.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:07 AM
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Matter of fact, I didn't get the depos... Got the dj auto ones.
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