E36 headlights..how?

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E36 headlights..how?

Postby unsmart1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:13 am

Alright, so since I pinned down the corsicas starting issue. And found these on Craigslist. Drove 90 miles to get them for $40!
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Seeing as i now have two sets of these, i want to put one set in the beretta, mainly for looks. And this set in the corsica, mainly because i had them just sitting in place of the stockers and they produced more light and this is my work car and i dont get off work til sometimes 3:30am and take a deer inhabited highway home. For those that have done it, how'd you do it?

I couldnt find anything on here so that's why im asking.

Thanks.

Btw...I got 200 miles on just under a 1/4 tank of gas, LOVE the mileage this car gets. K&N filter, plug, wires, rear wheel bearings, rotors and pads, and a fuel filter is all I have into it mechanically. Never was a fan of corsicas, but its growing on me. Anyone know where I can get an LTZ grille? The eggcrate is busted and glued to hell, its a glue bomb lol.


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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:39 am

This is how I did it... You can do it however you want... The header panel is completely cut off at the end BTW... they don't fit with that there.

http://www.beretta.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1213&p=46739&hilit=e36+headlights#p46739



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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby Gtzman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:38 pm

Thats exactly how i did it also.



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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby unsmart1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:00 pm

Wow..i searched and searched and didn't find anything...then you just pop that up..WTF!? lol, thanks sir.


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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:04 pm

It wasn't easy to find, it was an odd named topic.



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Postby #1 stunna » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:04 pm

I ve had my e-36 lights for quite a while now and i still havent installed them. Ive also asked a similar question before and got no replies ... and yes searching for it is hard to find , maybe this could get pinned? ....http://www.beretta.net/forum/viewtopic. ... hts#p46739.


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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby snowblindburd » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:14 pm

Here's my album on Photobucket of my install. They're now on Gtzman's car as I've upgraded to a projector/glass lense set. Note that the BMW mounting tabs on top of the lights must be removed if you plan on running a radiator/core support plastic cover.

http://s40.beta.photobucket.com/user/sn ... %20Install



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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby berettaboi » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:20 pm

same here, i got a spare header panel just in case too... i'm still unsure of the looks though... i really do like the stock headlights. just need to sand and polish mine.


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Postby snowblindburd » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm

I've been playing around with the idea of taking GODLIKE's retrofit setup one step further and creating a clear lens for the headlight. However that's been on the back burner for a while as I have more important things going on. I do love my E36 lights, however. Wherever I go everyone either wants my headlights or my wheels. Not so much my Beretta, lol!



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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby Kris GTwhat? » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:08 pm

just cut till it fits ;) thats how i did my first set about 7 years ago. it worked out very well!


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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby unsmart1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:49 am

#1 stunna wrote:I ve had my e-36 lights for quite a while now and i still havent installed them. Ive also asked a similar question before and got no replies ... and yes searching for it is hard to find , maybe this could get pinned? ....viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1213&p=46739&hilit=e36+headlights#p46739.

Thanks man, that helps alot.

snowblindburd wrote:I've been playing around with the idea of taking GODLIKE's retrofit setup one step further and creating a clear lens for the headlight. However that's been on the back burner for a while as I have more important things going on. I do love my E36 lights, however. Wherever I go everyone either wants my headlights or my wheels. Not so much my Beretta, lol!


Dontcha hate that? When i got the gtz wheels and the USBody cowl..i had the same issue


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Re: E36 headlights..how?

Postby unsmart1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:53 am

Kris GTwhat? wrote:just cut till it fits ;) thats how i did my first set about 7 years ago. it worked out very well!


Yeah.. but i always have this issue where i get mad i didnt cut enough the previous attempt, that I cut TOOO much lol.


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