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      02-28-2013, 11:11 AM   #14
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Drives: 2008 135i convertible
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Originally Posted by Rockstar1487 View Post

about the screws being m5, mine came off with m8, if yours didnt than its different.

and in regards to the ridge that you shaved off of the light...i didnt find that necessary because the light went right in and it might even give it a more snug fit (not entirely sure about the fit but who knows). Did the cut help fitment for yours?
There's no way those screws are M8. In Mx, x means the screw thread diameter. Just by measuring it you know what screw that is. Besides, I took the part to the hardware store and tried the sizing samples to make sure.

Yes, I don't think the light would fit without cutting that ridge unless you are trying to jam it in. Don't think that helps with holding it snug, either. The screws and rubber seal will hold it in place firmly.

I wonder how long the replacement will last.