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Old 10-14-2012, 11:43 AM
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Angel Eye Replacement not like instructions

I found on this site a couple of well documented instructions to replace the angel eye lamps with LED versions.

But my car, 2008, does not match either of the pictures. For example, I have matching air cleaners on right and left of the engine. The instruction pictures show only an air cleaner on the left. Also MTEC gave me a video which also does not match my car.

After attempting to replace the lamp, I thought it would be impossible to replace without removing the bumper and pulling the headlamp assembly completely out because essentially the lamp assy is encased in a metal cage.

Im also astounded that BMW would make a lamp replacement so onerous. If a headlamp failed apparently it has to be taken to a dealer to be replaced.

Are there instructions for angel eye replacement that would be more specific to the 2008 750i?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:06 PM
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You have to pull the bumper on 2006 thru 2008.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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Hey sister,

Here is the thread you need:

Great write up and the one I used to change mine. The job is intimidating, but I promise it's not that bad.

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:43 PM
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Thanks for that. The instructions talk about plastic rivets that have to replaced with new ones during this process. Also a plastic rail that is likely to break and have to be replaced.

Are those dealer parts or Ebay or where do you buy these plastic parts?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:47 PM
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To be honest you won't break anything if you take your time, there's only two rivettes you might need to replace, one on each side of the bumper that connects it to the wheel wells.
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