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Re: Correct! (more) (archive)

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Posted by DannyC on July 01, 2001 at 11:54:24:

In Reply to: Correct! (more) posted by Big-T on July 01, 2001 at 10:46:57:

Thanks for the response. I did notice the previous posts, but wanted to verify that in '99, they changed both the corner lights/fender or if BMW just changed the headlights. If you look at a picture of a '99, the corner lights look like they are the same size as the '98. But the newer '00 and above, looks like the corner lights are the smaller design. Am I seeing things?


Teh headlight units fit right in, with a small change to the wiring harness. The new style turnsignals also fit right in, but as mentioned you have to either replace the fender or have a body shop fill in the little gap. Then you just get the little trim piece under the headlight, and you're good to go. I'm planning to do this, if I can find a set of headlights at a decent price (they are expensive....).

Rob on the board has a complete set of pics of the conversion, but I don't have the link here. I can post it from work tomorrow if no one else has done it in the mean time.

Big-T

Look at the discussions below. I believe someone did install the scalloped headlamps on their pre-99 car. But they had to replace the scalloped piece under the headlamps and have a machine shop add the metal to the fender corner for the smaller corner lamp.






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