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DIY Interior Lights

impee's DIY Interior Lights for BMW 318i e46
How to Adjust / Change Interior Lights yourself!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Approximate time for this project: 15 mins

Prices: Professional labour costs for adjusting Interior Lights - £27 (private) or £77 (BMW) - per hour X 0.5 hours

 
 
REQUIRED ITEMS
items INFORMATION OUTLET QUANTITY PRICE*
Thin Flat Head Screw Driver     1  
Fingers First 3 fingers will do   3  

*prices correct at time of publication

 
   
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1) Assemble Your kit + Notes

Below is the total kit I used. As you can see, there aren't many tools required for this job at all. A thin Flat Head Screwdriver and your fingers.

This DIY enables you to open all Interior / Vanity Lights to allow you to clean or change the bulbs.

Fingers and Flat Head Screw Drivers

 

2) Vanity Mirror Light Fittings

Use your fingers as shown in the photo to pry the light fitting out from the bottom side. Next pull the whole fitting out.

Fit it back in reverse, i.e. push the top part in first and then the bottom back in.

Removing Vanity Mirror Light Fittings

 

Removed Vanity Mirror Light Fittings

 

3) Main Interior Light Fitting

Insert the Flat Head Screw driver at the top and pry the light fitting out from the top side. Next pull the whole fitting out.

Fit it back in reverse, i.e. push the bottom part in first and then the top back in.

The below identified red circles are the bulb holders. Twist them to release / extract the bulb.

Removing Main Interior Light Fitting

Removing Main Interior Light Fitting

Removed Main Interior Light Fitting

Detailed Main Interior Light Fitting

 

4) Back Passenger Light Fittings

Use the Flat Head Screwdriver as shown in the photo to pry the light fitting out from the bottom side at 2 locations as identified by the screw driver. Next pull the whole fitting out.

Fit it back in reverse, i.e. push the top part in first and then the bottom back in.

The below identified red circles are the bulb holders. Twist them to release / extract the bulb.


Removing Back Passenger Lights Fittings

Removing Back Passenger Lights Fittings

Removed Back Passenger Lights Fittings

DIY BMW e46 Interior Lights by - impee www.impee.co.uk

Any questions please contact me

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