BMW E36 Blog BMW E36 photos, videos, technical info and everything else! BMW E36 Blog: BMW E36 photos, videos, technical info and everything else! I’ve seen many good looking BMW E36 cars and I always noticed that samples of argumentative essay writing pdf have one thing in common. It’s the standard Bosch headlights, but for some reason, the headlights looked a little bit weird.
The Bosch original headlights have lenses that will help move the light in the correct directions. I thought that de-lensing is a hard job to do and honestly, I was worried that the result isn’t worth it. I thought I would give it a try. First, I had to remove the headlights so that I can work on them easily. To do that, I had to start by removing the corner lamps or signal lights. Simply, use a screwdriver to pry the clip that holds the signal light to the main headlight. After that, I removed the headlights.
You can simply reverse what I’ve done in my previous Replacing BMW E36 Headlights post. Just keep in mind that there are 5 screws that hold the headlight. 3 at the top and 2 at the bottom. After that, remove the headlights completely and put them at a table so you can work on them safely. With a flat-head screwdriver, unhook them CAREFULLY. As soon as you’re done, the front part of the headlight should come off. Take a breath and enjoy checking out the reflectors at the back part of the headlight.
When the lenses come off, the reflectors will be easier to see from the front of the car which is going to be a sweet look. Notice that both lenses are held in by factory silicone. Using a blade, slice them off. Your lenses should now fall out quite easily. If they don’t, you can use a flat-head screwdriver to gently nudge it out. Clean the insides of the headlight thoroughly. I sprayed window cleaner then used newspaper to wipe it clean.
You may want to wipe the reflector for the low beam as well. I didn’t do that though because it was very clean. BMW E36 Blog page on Facebook? If you haven’t done so yet, please do now. Please leave a comment about whether your car looks better this way or before de-lensing it? BMW E36 Blog: The Ultimate BMW E36 Information Source.
If you’ve seen my BMW E36 pictures before, you’d know that I have low quality Chinese headlights. I kinda liked the way they looked and of course the angel eyes with blue circles added to that look. With time, these headlights started to show the marks of age and since they’re made of plastic, they were deteriorating fast. Replacing the old headlights with the new stock ones was very easy. If you care to learn how to do it, the most important thing is to keep in mind that there are 5 screws that will hold a headlight in place in BMW E36 cars. Take a look at this picture.
Lucky me, I found that my old headlights were using only 2 of the top screws to hold the headlight and the two at the sides were missing. So, I removed the 2 screws and the old headlights came out right away. There was one catch here which made me realize how lucky I am, otherwise, this replacement task would’ve become a nightmare. The guy who changed the old stock headlights with these one-piece headlights was smart enough not to cut the sockets that were designed to plug into the original stock headlights.