Front turn signals on the BMW E36 3 series (1992-99) are easily the most commonly replaced or upgraded part of the car. Most people upgrade to the European style clear/white corners all around, and the fronts are the easiest and cheapest to explain. Since they are in the front corner, most fender benders or light accidents end up with the stock ones being broken, as they are plastic and don’t have much ‘give’ to them. This guide tells you how exactly to replace them in the easiest and safest way.
Most people who drive the E36 get rid of the sore looking amber lights all around, including the tail lights, which require replacing the entire assembly and not just the amber part (since the tails are one piece). We offer them at a ridiculously low price, and they are high quality as all of our mods are, and the install is very straightforward and simple, only requiring probably 20 minutes for the total install and getting them to have OEM fitment.
Changing your E46′s air filter is a pretty simple job. No tools are required, but it doesn’t help to see someone else do it before you try, as the plastic screws holding the cover on your air filter housing are prone to being ripped out on removal.
This CSL Trunk lid installation guide was found on e46fanatics, read through it in it’s entirety before going through with the install, as some parts are /more/ difficult than others, so be sure to read it through and make sure you entirely understand the full install.
This is my first attempt at a DIY and my first trunk install so hopefully the solutions I present will help some of you in the same position.
Mart and Paul at Euro-Spec.net really came through with a quality product. As we all know aftermarket parts aren’t always going to fit 100% like OEM, with that in mind the guys at Euro-Spec are right around that 98% mark.
I recently installed my CSL Fiberglass trunk on my 2000 323i pre-facelift sedan. I was planning on just taking it to the shop and having them do the whole thing since they were painting my whole car anyway. I’ve always been an avid DIY’er so I decided to tackle this one myself. There were only a few fitment issues that I had come across, but nothing a trusty dremel couldn’t fix!!
This DIY will help you install clear bumper reflectors on your BMW E46 3 Series, compete with tool pictures, clip display, and installed and uninstalled pictures, if you need anything else just email or call!
before and after photo
Found this guide on E46Fanatics DIY section, you can see the full post here: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howtodetail.php?howto_id=7 but know that it contains much more than simply the sidemarker install (which is why we pulled it apart)
14. There are two ways this can be done, with a credit card, and by hand. I recommend doing this by hand to minimize the risk of scratching the car. Using both hands grab onto the side indicator. If you are using a credit card slide it under the rear of the indicator.
Until we get a better and obviously more full guide, this will have to do, but for push in’s it really is this easy, just visualize it, screw in is just the same! Push a phillips head down into the hole and unscrew it, pulls out the same way.
Pulled this amazing and well detailed DIY off of a poster ‘schnitzer323ci‘ on e46fanatics, see his original thread here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=437178 otherwise continue on!
I ordered a set of the new DOT approved Eagle Eyes LED tails… these are great lights for guys who don’t want to drop close to or more than $1000 on OEM couple LED tails + LCM reflash….
Found this guide on E46Fanatics forum, once again from the epic DIY-er ‘sillieidiot’, original thread here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609544
***Note: Follow this at your own risk. I am not liable for any damages or injuries that may have resulted or caused by this DIY.***
- A pair of brand new bulbs (d2s is the size)
- Latex gloves (or any other kind) – It’s not really needed, but I would have it to keep you from accidentally touching the bulb
- Small hands LOL (if you don’t have small hands, i would consider moving the headlights forward or take them out to make life easier on you) Continue reading