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HowtoMAKEAFXROADLEGALINEUROPE(EUROPEMOD)
Withthismods.IwasabletomakemycarroadlegalinSpain,therequirementsforallthe
otherEuropeancountriesshouldbesimilar,butagainitisuptoyoutofindoutfirstandfollow
thesestepsifyouthinktheymightbeworthforyou.Itwouldreallydependhowpickythe
"authorities"are,astheindicatorsshouldalwaysbeinafixedpartofthevehicle(sothatthey
arealwaysvisibleevenifyouarechangingawheelandhavethehatchbackopen).Alsothe
indicatorsmustbevisible(evenwiththebackuplighton)whichIthinkitisasthebackuplight
is14Wandtheindicatorsare21W.WhatIwastryingtoachievewastomakethecarroad
legallookingasOEMaspossible,buttheremightbelotsofpeopleouttherethatthinksthat
theamountofworkrequiredforthisisnotworththereward,againformeitwasworthit.
Anyway,purchasingtheSERVICEMANUALforyourmodelyearisamust.
WhatIneededtodowasthefollowing:
1. Addyellowlateralindicators(LEDMirrorcoverscanbeseenfromtheback)
2. Addredrearfoglight
3. Addyellowrearindicatorstakingtheflashingoftheredledsout
IwillfollowthesestepsinordereventhoughIkindofmixedallthesetaskswhileIwasworking
onmycar.
1. Addingyellowlateralindicators(LEDMIRRORCOVERS)
Thiswasprobablytheeasiestpartofthewholemod.Icontacted(withthehelpofsome
peoplefromthesefantasticforum)jimsbmwwhosentmeapairofLEDcovermirrors.They
wereprettyeasytoinstallfollowingtheinstructionsfromtheCDinstallation(Thanksjohnmax)
+foruminstructions.IdecidedtochangesomethingsIdidnotlikefromtheCDthough.


Startedtakingthefrontdoorpanelsoutofthecar,todothisyoucanfollowEI36fromthe
ServiceManual.Thentakingthemirrorsoutofthedoor,followingGW87fromtheService
Manual.Onceoutofthecarpryouttheactualmirrorfollowingthesameinstructions.

Thenremovethesethreescrewspointedbytheyellowarrowsandsetthemapart.




Nowremovethreescrewsinarrownumberone(oneofthemisunderatape),andthen
removetheelectricaltapethatgoesaroundthecablesinarrownumber2.Thereisafurther
screwbehindarrownumberonethatneedstobetakenoutaswell


Youcanthenslidetheinnerofthemirroroutofittoactuallyseehowtopryouttheplastic
covermirror.

IalsochosetoinstallsomefoamtapeasIhavereadintheforumthatnotdoingsocaused
somewhistling.Ididnotexperienceditmyself,butIcansaythatIdidinstallitandIhavenot
experiencedanynoisewiththenewcoversin.

Installinthereverseorderofremoval,Ihadtodoaminormodificationtomymirrorsinorder
tohavetheledsfitthough,thereisawhiteplasticholdingarectangularblackwiredbox,Ihad
toremove,thenIrescrewedtheblackboxusingonlyonescrewforthewhiteboxandmove
theotherendoftheblackboxdownwards(pivoting).Ihopeitcanbeseenclearlyinthese
pictures:





Onelastwordaboutthereinstallation,donotuseanyanaerobicproducttofixthescrewsas
itwillcompletelydestroytheplasticInfinitiusesforthemirrorscrewstuds.Don'taskmehowI
know...
Nowoncethemirrorsarereinstalledinthecarroutethecablesthebestyoucanthroughthe
doorstothecabin,thiswasoneofthepartsIdidnotlikefromtheinstallationCD,Ichoseto
tiethecableswiththerestofthecablesthatrunthroughthedoorandinsidethedoorusing
thebigholewherethespeakeris,Icheckedtheborderisbendedsoitcannevercutthecable
toproduceashortcircuit.





AndthenIroutedthecablethroughaholeintherubberusedtoroutetherestofthecables.I
usedahardplastictubeheateduptobendsome90degrees(itisactuallyawaterhoseused
forgardens)soyoucannotseeacabletiedwhenyouopenthedoor.














































Andtheninsidethecabinusingtherubbergrommetinthecarwithaholesothetubefitstight
onit,Ileftthetubelongenoughsothatwaterdoesnotgetinthere.
IthinkitlooksprettyOEM,infactIbetifIdon'ttellpeopleIhaveputthattubeinthere
nobodycannoticeit...ofcourseItookallmyfingerprintsoutonceIcleanedup...





TofinishthispartoftheinstallationIfollowedJohn(johnmax)adviceandItiedthecablesto
pins45(leftindicator)and46(right)oftheBCM(BodyControlModule).-seeLT81ofService
Manual.MuchcleanerthanwhatisdoneinCDinstallationinstructions.
Picturetakenfromtheforum(Author:smallmo01)



Hereisalinktoavideoonhowitlooksworking: