1998 E36 323i SE Touring - Headlight glass removal
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    1998 E36 323i SE Touring - Headlight glass removal

    Hey guys,

    I've been playing around with the idea of removing the front lenses from my headlights to create an E30/E34ish headlight look.

    Obviously it would still have the four lenses that direct the beam, but the clear glass in front of it would be gone.

    Would this be a good idea, or more to the point, legal?

    I have an MOT coming up on moday so in any case I'll leave it till after then to do it if I try, but is there a reason that this wouldn't work, or for example would be REALLY easily broken by stone chips etc?

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    It's legal, and I have seen a car at Santa Pod with that done.

    You want some glass infront of the bulbs and the inner lenses will do that.
    Your options are dremel around the edge, or a hammer and a thick pair of gloves.

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    Nice proper looking forward to doing it now :P

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    I have two sets of headlights, angel-eye and spare oem so can try with both!

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    Can anyone link to a DIY guide for getting around the silicone sealant?

    I know i've seen one before but frantic googling has yet to locate it.

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    Heat the lights in the oven just enough to make the silicon soft then use a stanley and prise away.

    I dropped a headlight on my old coupe once so did this mod as i broke the outer glass.i will try to find a pic of my e36 at some point

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    Niiice do you reckon this would work with non-oem angel eyes?

    The're not modded oem headlights but whole units.

    Guess i'll have to risk it :P

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    Problem is once you remove the glass the indys stick out more once you do it.head on it looks cool but on mine a few times they nearly popped out

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    1998 E36 323i SE Touring - Headlight glass removal

    Any ideas on how to prevent them falling out?

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