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Not long since bought my E46 and went to change the indicator bulb only to find that the mounting on the side of the headlight that the indicator is fixed to via a clamp is broken and theindicator was half jammed in and tie wrapped. 

Has anyone had a similar issue and know of a repair to this to enable the indicator to be held in correctly. 



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Morning Billy

Sounds like your car has suffered "clumsy oaf" syndrome at some point in the past. 

Is it the mounting on the headlamp unit that is broken or the (for want of a better description) tongue's on the indicator that are busted ? If it cant be repaired then replacement is required.

Have a look at www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin in the search box it will bring up your model, then look at the headlamp section for the part numbers for either the indicator unit or the headlamp complete. Once you have them/it then search all the usual suspects BMW specialist breakers Ebay etc or if your pockets are deep BMW.

Good luck 




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Thanks Dave, certainly had clumsy oaf syndrome. I will have a look around and price at breakers but I fear they will be costly. Might just need to 'manufacture' some form of fix but will take the units out and look at options. 



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Hi Billy

There are small exploded drawings on realoem that may help?

Quarry Motors have always been very helpful and competitive on price, just make sure you are getting the correct part (part numbers from realoem) having 1 Xenon and 1 Halogen headlamp won't help (yes I do know someone who did that and couldn't understand why the loom wouldn't fit) !!

Good Luck


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