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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, May-14-2004, 10:50:31 PM   #1
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Default How to remove and install front reflectors

Can anyone explain to me how I'm supposed to take off the front reflectors and put on the new ones? Thanks
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You need a flathead screwdriver and a thin towel. Basically, all you need to do is squeeze the screwdriver underneath the reflector, apply some pressure, and it should gently pop out. Wrap the screwdriver in the towel so that you don't scratch your paint.
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You can do it with your fingers, make sure your nails are short. Place finger tips on top edge of reflector, apply downward force then pull towards u.
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Also, watch the towel. You'll be amazed how many people actually punctures the tower w/ the screw driver and go straight into the paint and not know it.

Instead of a metal screw driver, try a plastic instrument that's flat and durable.
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http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_painted_reflectors.shtml
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If you are going to follow madrussian, careful of the screw and the towel. Just look at what I wrote above ^^^^
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first figure out what type you have, don't just go poking in there.

It's either a clamp or a screw, the screw is *duh* easier
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holy crap this reflector material is so weak.
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