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      06-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #45

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Just did this last night. This is a lot easier on the F30 then it was on the e90.

Also, while it could be due to there being more room in the wheel well on the F30, it seems to me the bumper and wheel well liner were much more pliable possibly due to the fact that my car is brand new. Point is, if you are considering this mod, might be easier to do right away rather than wait (like I did with my last e90).

Very helpful DIY OP.

Side note, I also plastidipped my rear reflectors to match the Msport diffuser color. I will be posting a DIY on the removal/replacement/dipping of those in the next day.
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      09-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #46
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Anybody interested in selling their old amber front reflectors?
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      12-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #47
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I just did this today and have a couple additional tips to offer.

If you heat up the old reflector from the inside using a hair dryer, they will come off much easier. I wouldn't use a heat gun because the may melt your bumper cover. A hair dryer is the right amount of hot.

I also have an AW car. After removing the reflectors, the inner edge of the bumper cover is black. After swapping the first reflector, the black from that edge kind of reflected off the new white reflector. Not bad, but I am anal about that stuff. For the other reflector, I painted that inner edge with touchup paint. Much better! For darker color car this may not be an issue. Tip: but the touchup paint online. I ran to the dealer for it at the last minute and it was $45 (after BMWCCA discount)!!! Online I'm sure it's under $30.
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      01-02-2014, 09:34 PM   #48

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Hello Everyone,

Can someone advise where I could find the amber side marker for a 328xi 2013 ?

Thank you !
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      04-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #49
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I just did this today with smoked reflectors. This guide is great.
I will say that I did not need to screw driver at all, but i absolutely needed a hair dryer. Trying to do it without heating everything first was just a nonstarter.

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      06-03-2014, 05:32 PM   #50
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Just did this on my msport front bumper...couldn't fit my flathead in there, so had to use my fingertips to pry the reflectors off. Came off eventually, but damn do my fingers hurt today. Hairdryer or heat gun wouldn't have been a bad idea.
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