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Well, I opened up the lights and removed the Amber lens and painted it :).

Was a heck of alot easier than the ones I did on my X5.

Here is how...........

Remove headlight assembly
Remove any trim and gasket pieces
Get out your trusty heat gun from Harbor Frieght (19.99)
Remove the two screws from the amber end of the assembly
Fire up said trusty heat gun
Take a deep breath
Warm the seams and begin to seperate the front and rear portions.
-It is helpful to have a friend pulling the parts apart while you heat the seams
Once the pieces are apart remove the amber lens
Prime and paint the lens
Re-install with a dab of superglue just to make sure it stays put
Heat the black glue again. Just a bit.
Apply Black Latex Caulk from Home Depot (1.99) all around the seam (on top of the old glue is fine)
Re-assemble the halves
Re-install the two screw
Put back in the car

Notes:
I buffed my lens while it was out and while I was waiting to re-install the Amber/Silver corner back into it.
I also used alchohol to clean the inside of the lens so there were no finger prints on the inside (bad to see once the halves are re-assembled).
On the X5 and the M5 I had some condensation for some odd reason (I know it was sealed REAL well). I removed the high beam bulb for a day or so and let it get good and dry and have not had issues since. My thought is that the caulk is drying thus giving off some condensation.

Here is the result:
 

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That looks nice - where did u get the idea to paint? What color is that? I don't think I have seen painted corners before - what do they look like at night?

Steve


Tim W said:
Well, I opened up the lights and removed the Amber lens and painted it :).

Was a heck of alot easier than the ones I did on my X5.

Here is how...........

Remove headlight assembly
Remove any trim and gasket pieces
Get out your trusty heat gun from Harbor Frieght (19.99)
Remove the two screws from the amber end of the assembly
Fire up said trusty heat gun
Take a deep breath
Warm the seams and begin to seperate the front and rear portions.
-It is helpful to have a friend pulling the parts apart while you heat the seams
Once the pieces are apart remove the amber lens
Prime and paint the lens
Re-install with a dab of superglue just to make sure it stays put
Heat the black glue again. Just a bit.
Apply Black Latex Caulk from Home Depot (1.99) all around the seam (on top of the old glue is fine)
Re-assemble the halves
Re-install the two screw
Put back in the car

Notes:
I buffed my lens while it was out and while I was waiting to re-install the Amber/Silver corner back into it.
I also used alchohol to clean the inside of the lens so there were no finger prints on the inside (bad to see once the halves are re-assembled).
On the X5 and the M5 I had some condensation for some odd reason (I know it was sealed REAL well). I removed the high beam bulb for a day or so and let it get good and dry and have not had issues since. My thought is that the caulk is drying thus giving off some condensation.

Here is the result:
 

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They look like abrushed aluminum. I just thought this was better at the moment than 1200 for new lights.
 

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Looks pretty cool. Now you just need to paint the amber turn signal and get rid of all the orange. See my post below with a picture of this.
 

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Really? Cool.

I do need a set as these are pitted badly. And I buffed the poop out of them.
 

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M5_ForMe said:
Looks pretty cool. Now you just need to paint the amber turn signal and get rid of all the orange. See my post below with a picture of this.
I actually like the amber signals. They look like sparrow missle tips from the rear view mirror.
 
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