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I need to take my BMW lights apart to clean them, etc

I tried prying apart where it looks siliconed, no go.

any suggestions? I didnt know if I could put these in the oven, they are the plastic lenses, not the glass

also, how do you remove oxidation from these and make them look nice again? Mine are yellow
 

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put them in the oven for a bit to warm up the adhesive holding the lens housing together, and then just pry the open normally and they should come apart much easier.

obv don't broil them or anything lol. just warm them up.
 

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MrPaulo said:
put them in the oven for a bit to warm up the adhesive holding the lens housing together, and then just pry the open normally and they should come apart much easier.

obv don't broil them or anything lol. just warm them up.
^^ I heard that many times, and hear it works well.

I've taken apart a few different lights... And I just did it the time consuming way... Pry with tiny screwdrivers, and cut with a razor.. Takes forever.
 

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I dont have a heat gun, looks like itll be the oven (when my moms not home LOL)

anyone know how to get the yellow out?
As you can see in this pic, the little clear lenses in the headlights came loose and "flopped over" so I need to fix that and make them more clear.

I want to do this before I align the headlights (they need it realy bad)
 

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cavdaddy05 said:
I dont have a heat gun, looks like itll be the oven (when my moms not home LOL)

anyone know how to get the yellow out?
As you can see in this pic, the little clear lenses in the headlights came loose and "flopped over" so I need to fix that and make them more clear.

I want to do this before I align the headlights (they need it realy bad)
I've heard toothpaste for the yellow, but you have to do it often to keep looking that way, there is no permanent solution for getting rid of all the yellow plastic. Ditch the plastic ones and get yourself some glass ones, they'll never yellow.
 

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Not sure that heating up plastic headlights is a good idea.

When I did mine, I just buzzed them open with a dremel and reglued them. Worked fine, even held up in an accident. :roll:
 
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