E46_jay

Stripped screw

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E46_jay   

Hi guys,

I have a 330ci 2002, and recently bought some amber indicator lenses. It took me 1 minute to fit the driver side lens but the passenger side is proving tricky. The screw has been stripped, I’m guessing by the previous owner, so I can’t get the lens out. 

This would also be a problem if I needed to change the bulb as I couldn’t get to it. I have tried using a small flathead screwdriver and a hammer, and all different sizes of Philips.

Thanks in advance 

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momo   

This happened to mine - used screwdriver and hammer to smash the head off as the metal is quite soft. But be careful not to damage the indicator holder.

Once the head was removed, took the lens out then used a Dremel to cut a slot into it and screwed what was left out. Or you could use mole grips.

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