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      12-05-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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How to take out side marker lights?

Anyone know how to do this???:iono:
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      12-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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yeah its pretty easy once u know how to, i remember doing mine as getting a credit card, sliding it under the metal layer beneath the light, and pry it off, then u rotate it to get the housing out, and u switch out the lights or the whole sidemarkers with ease...U wont break anything prying em off against ur car wit a credit car, so dont worry
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      12-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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quick reply and thx bro......and btw nice 1...have u think of doing the red suede interior parts as weel
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      12-05-2008, 06:41 PM   #4
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yeah, i was thinking, i might, who knows =)
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      12-06-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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Yea.... have u seen mine?....i'm thinking of getting new one soon i wanted blue.....and the guy said if i get him some businese here he'll give me a great deal or if i get enought businese for him it'll be free for me....so....get it from him, if u are getting it lol.....u can talk with him about price..
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      12-16-2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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have anyone changed their side marker to tinted side yet??
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      12-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #7
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I'm still wondering how to do this... when you say pry it out, im assuming pull it until it gets dis-lodged?
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      12-16-2008, 09:42 PM   #8
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do not use a screw driver or anything to pry it.... It slides forward a little and then you push/pull it up
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      12-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #9
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have anyone changed their side marker to tinted side yet??
I have. See pic in this thread.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216869

I like the LED instead of the bulb. The install is very easy.

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      12-17-2008, 06:23 PM   #10
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I have installed the LED smoked markers on an SGM. It was easy but I wish they were darker. From many angles during the daylight, they hardly look smoked at all! Still, compared to stock, they are nicer and I would recommend it.
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      12-18-2008, 11:16 PM   #11
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ebay time......
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      07-25-2009, 08:14 PM   #12
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I know this is an old thread but I wanted to confirm these definitely dont slide and pop out like the old BMW side markers. Like noted above, stick a credit card underneath the light toward the rear of the car side of the marker, then just pry it toward you.

You really have to pry pretty hard to get it out....

Got my white LEDs in to replace the orange bulbs.
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      08-09-2009, 06:14 PM   #13
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I know this is an old thread but I wanted to confirm these definitely dont slide and pop out like the old BMW side markers. Like noted above, stick a credit card underneath the light toward the rear of the car side of the marker, then just pry it toward you.

You really have to pry pretty hard to get it out....

Got my white LEDs in to replace the orange bulbs.
your completely wrong man, i've removed my sidemarkers twice already and the correct way to remove them is to slide them forward towards the headlights then use something to pry the back end (facing towards the rear of the car) and lift up while still pushing the light forward (in the video its the opposite since the E9x's sidemarkers are basically the other way around compared to E8x's). here's a youtube video that Bimmian has on it i'm also running Bimmian's smoked LED sidemarkers shown in the video and i HIGHLY recommend them over every other smoked LED sidemarkers offered since bimmian's have a plug and play connector unlike the rest where you have to splice the wires to connect them.

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      08-09-2009, 11:55 PM   #14
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your completely wrong man, i've removed my sidemarkers twice already and the correct way to remove them is to slide them forward towards the headlights then use something to pry the back end (facing towards the rear of the car) and lift up while still pushing the light forward (in the video its the opposite since the E9x's sidemarkers are basically the other way around compared to E8x's). here's a youtube video that Bimmian has on it i'm also running Bimmian's smoked LED sidemarkers shown in the video and i HIGHLY recommend them over every other smoked LED sidemarkers offered since bimmian's have a plug and play connector unlike the rest where you have to splice the wires to connect them.
sorry man, mine didnt slide like that (maybe my brackets are just uber stout or something)...spent 10min trying to get em too after someone mentioned it, then just tried the CC on the thick end trick to pop it up, worked like a charm...not sure what to tell you, but im definitely not 'completely wrong'. My method doesnt sound much different than yours, just popping up the one end, but mine didnt slide like that video shows at all.
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      08-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #15
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sorry man, mine didnt slide like that (maybe my brackets are just uber stout or something)...spent 10min trying to get em too after someone mentioned it, then just tried the CC on the thick end trick to pop it up, worked like a charm...not sure what to tell you, but im definitely not 'completely wrong'. My method doesnt sound much different than yours, just popping up the one end, but mine didnt slide like that video shows at all.
mine where stuck like yours at first but after a few hard pushes they budged, my bad on saying you where completely wrong but i just wouldn't want to just pry it off like you did and bend the clip or even worse bend the fender.
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      08-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #16
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mine where stuck like yours at first but after a few hard pushes they budged, my bad on saying you where completely wrong but i just wouldn't want to just pry it off like you did and bend the clip or even worse bend the fender.
Did yours slide like in the video? I tried again and still doesn't budge and I am putting some pretty solid pressure on it. The CC wont bend a fender, I assume all the CC does by jimmying it in under the light compresses the clip enough to pop it out.
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      08-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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it was a little hard at first but once it budged it slid exactly like the video. the CC won't bend the fender but the metal clip/spring may get caught on the fender and bend it when just prying it off that's why I recommend trying your hardest to get the sidemarker to budge and slide like in the video before even thinking to just pry it off.
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      08-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #18
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alright so i used the credit card method and it worked, my sidemarkers are out, but now how do i change the bulb?? all i have is the marker and the white thing that holds the bulb. Do i just put the white part off?

edit: I got it, i just have to get a small flat head, and pull the white tab up and twist. For future references!!
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      08-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #19
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alright so i used the credit card method and it worked, my sidemarkers are out, but now how do i change the bulb?? all i have is the marker and the white thing that holds the bulb. Do i just put the white part off?

edit: I got it, i just have to get a small flat head, and pull the white tab up and twist. For future references!!
Yea that tab is kind of a pain, first car I have had where the bulb is completely locked in place like that.
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      08-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #20
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alright so i used the credit card method and it worked, my sidemarkers are out, but now how do i change the bulb?? all i have is the marker and the white thing that holds the bulb. Do i just put the white part off?

edit: I got it, i just have to get a small flat head, and pull the white tab up and twist. For future references!!
i used the little file that's on a nail clipper to lift up the tab, the size of the tip is perfect for the job!
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I did the credit card method and it popped off quite easily. I first tried to slide the marker forward and lift, but it wasn't budging at all.
I used a thin plastic membership card that flexes a little and slid it underneath from the back and it popped once the card reached the middle.

I have a 2012, and the card method seems to be the best way to pop it.
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