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    Thanks for all the help guys...

    Right.. after reading around and getting anooied I just said F it and just brought these POWERFLEX REAR TRAILING ARM BUSH BMW E36 3 SERIES + M3 | eBay as lots of people say you dont need special tools to fit!

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    whats the matter with the angel eyes?
    One stopped working... then about 2 weeks later.. so did the other.

    They were on the car when I got it but had a look this evening and abit of a play.. the bulbs look ok.. not sure how to test the rings but Im guessing it might be the inverters, so Ive just brought 2 of these aswell! lol.

    Is it probably them?
     
     

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    They were on the car when I got it but had a look this evening and abit of a play.. the bulbs look ok.. not sure how to test the rings but Im guessing it might be the inverters, so Ive just brought 2 of these aswell! lol.

    Is it probably them?[/QUOTE]

    could be.could always try a battery on them do double check or maybe loose wires going in the sidelight plugs
     
     

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    You will have to drill and cut the old bush out still as you don't have the tool to remove the trailing arm bush. They take no longer than 1/2 a hour with the tool.
     
     

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    Update:

    Ok firstly, Angle Eyes are fixed :-) ... Replaced the inverter's last night and now they are fine!

    Secondly.. Whilst at It i decided to have a quick look at what I was up against on this bush and took the back wheel off. Now, to be honest I couldnt really find what I should be looking at! When the chap at the garage ramped it up, he showed me it and it was clear and easy to see.. also, from memory, the bush looked to be white.

    Now this is a picture of the only thing I could find that looks like a bush and it does look and feel like the rubber inside is flaky and dead.. but im sure this isnt what I saw in the shop!.... Is this the right thing???

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    Also... its the first time I'd of done it.. where in particular should I put the car stands underneath? what hard point should I put them under? Im gunna just take both wheels off and put the whole back end in the air (chocking the front obviously xD)
     
     

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    Yes that bush is knackered, the arm shouldn't be touching the side like that, you can see in the picture the bush is pulled out.
     
     

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    Phew... Ok.. Thanks Ronnie... Now I know where It is and looking at various guides I can match up bits and feeling abit more confident about it now!
     
     

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    Try my mechanic mate, known him ten years or so, top bloke.
    Kev muddyman owns a garage called prestige in eling totton,
    I drop my car off the night before, he gives me a loan car for the night then I pick mine up the next day work all done.
    His number 02380 667819 or 07831573957 hope this helps.
     
     

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    UPDATE:

    So, Ive been reading around on here alot last couple days... And Ive seen a few threads about faulty Rear Shock Mounts.. and the symptoms of this being rear banging when over potholes and bumps.. and this is pretty much my exact issue.

    Are the chances its this causes the main issue instead of the bushes?

    Really annoying if so.. Wont be able to get any delivered in time for this weekend when I'm hoping to do all the work :(
     
     

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    Well, that was a complete and utter failure if ever Ive seen one!

    Got the Trailing Arm down and bits..

    The bush that was in there.. the inner rubbery bit basically fell out with a quick push on the flathead screwdriver but only on a closer look and seeing that the new bushes wouldnt fit it..

    3246-5020-thickbox.jpg

    That metal bit around the edge in the photo was still in the arm.. it looks like its been in there so long that its basically fused to the arm itself..

    No matter how much banging, drilling, wedging I tried it just wasnt going anywhere! :@ :@

    In the end (getting dark) Ive had to just slot the old bush back into place and leave it like that...

    Gunna HAVE to get some garage to do it! :@ :(
     
     

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    Getting the outer sleeve out isn't a big problem, all you need to do is, pop the rubber bush back out, get a large hacksaw, remove the blade, pass the blade through the hole in the arm, then re-fit the blade to the hacksaw upside down, so now the hacksaw will be hanging in the hole by the blade. Now cut through the sleeve, try not to cut into the arm too much, repeat this a couple of times if its really stuck, then remove the saw, the tension will now have been removed from the sleeve and it should simply tap out, - jobs a good-un
     
     

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