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      03-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Painted Reflectors Install?

Any tips? Or perhaps can someone point me to a past thread? I searched, "Painted reflectors Installation" and other iterations of that statement and didn't find any good tips. I figure there's gotta be a thread on it out there. They arrived in the mail today and will pop-it in tonight...that's what she said.

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Any tips? Or perhaps can someone point me to a past thread? I searched, "Painted reflectors Installation" and other iterations of that statement and didn't find any good tips. I figure there's gotta be a thread on it out there. They arrived in the mail today and will pop-it in tonight...that's what she said.

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You can't do your own "That's what she said" joke. It's against the rules.

Anyway, a thread does exist. It has photos and is very helpful. Keep looking you'll find it.
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Here you go: (different forum but still works I hope)

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/bmw...8904911-4.html
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installation complete. Fit in there like a glove.......aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand-that's-what-she-said
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      04-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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Here you go: (different forum but still works I hope)

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/bmw...8904911-4.html
Thanks for the link. I had a pair given to me but it came with no instructions. This helped and the install is complete.
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OK, I'll give you one little tip... be careful not to drop it in the hole. After I got the old one out, I put the new one in place and started to snap it in when the whole thing slipped all the way in and I dropped it. Had to partially disassemble the underpanel under the front bumper to get it out. Not a big deal, just mildly irritating to spend half an hour screwing around on what should be a 3 minute job.
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OK, I'll give you one little tip... be careful not to drop it in the hole. After I got the old one out, I put the new one in place and started to snap it in when the whole thing slipped all the way in and I dropped it. Had to partially disassemble the underpanel under the front bumper to get it out. Not a big deal, just mildly irritating to spend half an hour screwing around on what should be a 3 minute job.
I think everyone's done this at least one time, and had to learn the hard way to be careful.
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Is it just me or do others think the painted, reflector-shaped inserts look ridiculous? I'd rather have the reflectors.
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...I am almost with you. I am thinking of installing the clear reflectors instead of the orange ones. As far as the painted go... also not sure but, as usual, all the tastes are out there.

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...I am almost with you. I am thinking of installing the clear reflectors instead of the orange ones. As far as the painted go... also not sure but, as usual, all the tastes are out there.
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Is it just me or do others think the painted, reflector-shaped inserts look ridiculous? I'd rather have the reflectors.
Still pondering: think I'd take the euro bumper. But the clear reflectors, now there's an idea. On a colour like MR would be a distinct improvement.
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I kinda think the painted reflectors look odd. It makes the bumper look like it's missing something because it sticks out.
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Is it just me or do others think the painted, reflector-shaped inserts look ridiculous? I'd rather have the reflectors.
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Not a fan of the painted reflectors either. I don't think they look right on the car because they stick out.
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Is it just me or do others think the painted, reflector-shaped inserts look ridiculous? I'd rather have the reflectors.
yes it does look ridiculous. but what are the alternatives? a ridiculous looking orange reflector shaped insert?
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Is it just me or do others think the painted, reflector-shaped inserts look ridiculous? I'd rather have the reflectors.
I agree. I did get the smoked ones though. looks a lot nicer.
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