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    Having been preoccupied with sorting out other issues with the car, I'd forgotten I've got a side light out.

    They are an angel eye type - see attached pic - is this aftermarket? Either-way does anyone know where to get new bulbs and how to fit them?

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    These will be aftermarket, as E46's didn't come with angel eyes as standard
     
     

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    Fully remove indicators, not sure if yours unclip or they unscrew via access from a hole on the wing directly above the indicator.
    Unplug the electrical connection and place the indicator unit some safe.
    Remove black plastic weatherstrip it's held in by a few of clips, pull the little tab up from the clip body and pull the strip forward.
    Next release the colour coded trim from beneath the light by pulling the edge away nearest the centre,
    don't pull it fully off then you wont need to remove the washer nozzles.
    You should now be able to access the 3 headlamp cover lower clips, unclip these first then the rest of the clips,
    3 on top and 1 near indicator, now remove the cover.
    Now just pull the plastic inner surround out.

    fitting is just reversal.

    Looks like both the CCFLs have packed in or is it just one? I might have an old type lying around will confirm later.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Fully remove indicators, not sure if yours unclip or they unscrew via access from a hole on the wing directly above the indicator.
    Unplug the electrical connection and place the indicator unit some safe.
    Remove black plastic weatherstrip it's held in by a few of clips, pull the little tab up from the clip body and pull the strip forward.
    Next release the colour coded trim from beneath the light by pulling the edge away nearest the centre,
    don't pull it fully off then you wont need to remove the washer nozzles.
    You should now be able to access the 3 headlamp cover lower clips, unclip these first then the rest of the clips,
    3 on top and 1 near indicator, now remove the cover.
    Now just pull the plastic inner surround out.

    fitting is just reversal.

    Looks like both the CCFLs have packed in or is it just one? I might have an old type lying around will confirm later.
    Cheers SlowTEch! The pic is of the side that is working - though the rings look very dim and prob about to go. The other side doesnt work at all. I'd be looking to replace all four rings, but dont seem to be able to find any for sale!?

    I will scour ebay til I find some!
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    Laurence, have you got OEM xenons fitted?
     
     

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    Try SSDD, although they're not the cheapest but they are top quality, IIRC Mods NealP and mark@vorny.co.uk have dealt with Teddy at SSDD 100% reputable.
    I've just had an inverter issue sorted by him, he really went out of his way to help sort me out
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    I've just had an inverter issue sorted by him, he really went out of his way to help sort me out
    Even though he is a decent chap, some of his prices are on the expensive side Simon. Should have talked to me about your inverter...replacement would have cost you less than a fiver
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Even though he is a decent chap, some of his prices are on the expensive side Simon. Should have talked to me about your inverter...replacement would have cost you less than a fiver
    TBH I never gave it a thought Neal, but thank you

    I've now got 6 of them 2 that don't work, 2 that do and 2 that are for Gen2 CCFL's
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Laurence, have you got OEM xenons fitted?
    They look like halogens to me, unless they're low K xenons, mum's OEM 4300k xenons are much whiter than in the photo above. However it could be the camera
     
     

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    I am indeed packing Halogens! H7 bulbs on dipped and full beam.
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