View Single Post
      10-14-2010, 08:35 AM   #17
Lieutenant General
inTgr8r's Avatar

Drives: E86 Z4MC; E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (10)

Originally Posted by crfine88 View Post
What did you use to cut the lens?
Did you cut from the fender side of the lens, or the emblem side?

I think this looks pretty good. Are you planning on doing it to the coupe, or is there a reason no to do the mod.

I just haven't had time for some of the cosmetic detail mods yet.
I'll get to them over the winter.

It's pretty obvious when you take it apart
& that old thread is a pretty good DIY.

The roundel comes off 1st, then the lens is separated from the backing plate.
The backing plate side is what gets trimmed.

A couple of things to note that aren't in that thread:
- if you are retaining the OE bulb, you are limited by the bulb length for the amount you can trim the lens.
- you can gain a little extra bulb clearance by drilling the back where the roundel mounts.
- test the glue you use.
I used a glue that worked great but reacted with the white backing plate & it fogged the inside of the lens.
(had to take apart & re-do)
- I tried LED but couldn't get it to stop throwing "lamp out" even with a resistor.
(there may be better LED options now)

...sorry for the topic left turn P-Man