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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 05-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Headlamp Removal...

Dipped lights are extremely dim, can't see any reason for this...any ideas?

Also drivers side headlamp housing is loose (moves up and down as if pivoting from the top)... I gather there are some securing nuts of some description - no Haynes manual yet so advice welcome!

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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umm...what?? dipped lights??

there are mounting points but don't confuse them for adjusters...


as for not being able to see, is that due to yellowing of the headlam cover or is it due to improper aiming??

pics might help....




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Old 05-02-2013, 04:09 PM
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I'm assuming "dipped" lights means low-beams? Anyway, you can find tons of info if you search for "E36 BMW headlight removal". You'll find info on how the adjuster screws work, but really, they're so simple that you should be able to figure it out simply by opening the hood and looking at them.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:15 PM
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dipped = low beams?? huh...do not recall ever hearing that before...

see?? even i lernz stuffs on this forum!!



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Old 05-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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I've never heard the term "dipped" either, but I'm guessing that's what he means.
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That actually is a term I've seen used for low beams by the Brits on the 6er forum. But I'd guess someone may have painted the bulbs......
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:32 PM
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yep...I'm in the South West of England :-)
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Well, greetings! Do you have a DVOM to check voltage at the lights? I can't understand how they can be dimmer than normal, especially both of them, unless there's a problem 'upstream' in the wiring, headlight switch, or the high-low switch on the steering column.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:55 PM
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...that's an idea...I'll give it a go - hello from England BTW! :-)
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I'm envious of all the E24s you have trotting about in England. Seems like every other member of the BigCoupe.com group are in GB.
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i was thinking somewhere around utah....

but now i get it...cheerio then. carry on my good man. bip bip and all that rot...

ok...i'm done now...got it out of my system...



of course, i have absolutely *no* idea if they actually speak like that, but it's probably better than canadian speak, right??

paging ed....





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Hahaha! Oddly enough we don't all speak like that... but I bet you'd say I did if you heard me.

Anyway, got to dash off now my good man, have a perfectly splendid day and do enjoy your motor car won't you...ta tah for now!

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:04 AM
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You're gonna hate this, but ask ANY Englishman and they'll confirm that we can't tell the difference between Canadian and American accents anyway...
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Hahaha! Oddly enough we don't all speak like that... but I bet you'd say I did if you heard me.

Anyway, got to dash off now my good man, have a perfectly splendid day and do enjoy your motor car won't you...ta tah for now!

we shall call you tigger, t-i-double guh-errrr....

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You're gonna hate this, but ask ANY Englishman and they'll confirm that we can't tell the difference between Canadian and American accents anyway...
you obviously haven't heard anyone from the south speak, then....
(ed's in the southern part of canada,right??)






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Old 05-03-2013, 05:15 AM
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oh you mean like Joy off My Name is Earl.. we love that accent!!!!
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