Headlight disassembly.

R2nd2

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The wiring insulation inside my driver's side headlight is largely missing. Noticed when I was changing out the turn signal lamp. I have pulled the headlight but can't access much of the wiring to repair so I was wondering if the assembly can be taken apart.
 

t-tony

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These are not made for taking apart. Like the Z3 headlights which are built using meltable adhesive, the Z4 headlights are not. Perhaps a previous owner has tried (and failed) to disassemble this one?

Tony.
 

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I've seen some opened and it's honestly a nightmare, mainly carried out with a small cutting disk on a Dremmel and a huge amount of patience.
 

Bigwinn

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Hiya

I’ve done a full strip down without cutting apart etc- however it does need the headlights off the car

do you want me to send you the link?
Stuart
 

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Yes please.

Tony.
 

t-tony

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Cheers mate, I'll have a look at that.

Tony.
 

Davyhoogy

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These are not made for taking apart. Like the Z3 headlights which are built using meltable adhesive, the Z4 headlights are not. Perhaps a previous owner has tried (and failed) to disassemble this one?

Tony.
Can we not mention meltable headlights please Tony, still a sore subject...
 
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