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      09-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #177
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Did this mod today. Dead easy thanks to all the good tips here. Those positioning tabs break off so easily you would almost think some friendly BMW engineer designed it that way to let us do this mod!
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      10-11-2014, 04:07 PM   #178
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Hey guys, my LCI package came in today in big box. It seems like the right side is in a nice long little box packaged in the big box, but the left side is in a FedEx bag only. Initially I thought the left side was used because it didn't have the same long fitted box as the right side. Does any one here received their packages like this? I am just wondering if the left side is used and that's why they didn't have the original box.
Yes, just received it this way in Los Angeles. all good so far.
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      10-11-2014, 04:10 PM   #179
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you can just use your fingers bend it back and forward, comes off easily
I'm doing mine right now and I would recommend that you dremel the tab down a bit deeper than the surrounding tape as you will need the adhesive foam to make a good adhesion without the remnants of the tab holding the plastic off the body. Hope that makes sense..
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      10-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #180
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I'm doing mine right now and I would recommend that you dremel the tab down a bit deeper than the surrounding tape as you will need the adhesive foam to make a good adhesion without the remnants of the tab holding the plastic off the body. Hope that makes sense..
If you look closely at the tab you will see the it is pre-scribed below the surface of the tape. It will break off at the line just like a piece of sheet rock. But if you want to be OCD - about it dremel away.
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      10-12-2014, 04:24 PM   #181
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Didn't expect the end to stick out 1/8 of an inch from the body. Even after holding it in place for quite a while, the plastic sticks out. see pic.
Anyone have this problem? BTW just on the left side so far, doing the right now.
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      10-12-2014, 04:43 PM   #182
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      10-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #183
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Posted too quickly.
On further inspection a small section of the white tape covering didn't come off with the rest on install. I was so focused on getting the left hand side aligned correctly (as read in earlier posts) i didn't pull the tape till the main body was almost set. Lesson learned, right side went great.

Great mod. Kept the chrome for now as I'm Deep Sea Blue. Goes well with badge and the 35i but i'd like to see picts if someone paints it the color of the 296's with Blue.

How to's were well done. thanks to all.
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      10-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #184
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Blu_Yea, Did you fix the end that sticks out 1/8 of an inch from the body after you figured out you left the small white tape?
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      02-14-2015, 09:57 AM   #185
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The old ones are held in by a plastic stepped clip. You can access it with a long skinney straight blade screw driver, under the hood, above and in front of the side marker.

Right fender well shown



Push gently on the tan colored tap in the center of the photo and the side marker pops out.


Thanks for the tip with the screwdriver. Just done mine and it made everything much easier.
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      02-17-2015, 09:05 PM   #186
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Thanks for the tip with the screwdriver. Just done mine and it made everything much easier.
you have the exact same driver as me. Paint on the handle and everything. Hey I just checked and mine is missing. hahaha
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      02-23-2017, 05:57 PM   #187
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Then I have retrofitted the FL indicator side marker on my 2009 Z4 35i

This is the part numbers right and left:
63137303243
63137303244

This is how it looks like from BMW:








Then I separated the indicator in two pieces and sent it for the paint shop. It got back in a Maserati colour called "Grigio Mercury".


Then I mounted them together:


This tap is the only thing you have to do a modification on:


You can brake this tap off with just your fingers, the double sided tape from BMW is enough to get a really good stick to the fender:


Take the old indicator off, this was a little hard:


The connector is the same:


Then it is connected, then you just take off the security tape and pop it in to place:


Result:


The indicator work fine and there is no warnings on the instrument cluster

Good luck
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That M badge has to go
Resurrecting from the dead are we?
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