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Old 11-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Imola.ZHP View Post
Subbing, good stuff...

Is there any way to determine if my headlights are burned without disassembly? For some reason I thought '03's didn't have this issue, but mine sure seem dimmer than I recall when I bought her 7 years ago...

BTW, I've read that you can also put a first aid box under the drivers seat (I have one under the passenger). Its a great spot to hide things (radar detector, etc). I need to get a second one...
you can open up your D2S cover and look inside at the back of the projector housing. If you see dark brown like in the pic below then your ZKW projectors are burned out...



Both my ZKW headlights had severely burned out projectors and I had to remove and replace them with OEM M3 AL projector assemblies. Here's the DIY I made when I replaced my ZKW projector bowls...

http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showthread.php?5445-ZKW-Burnt-Projector-Bowl-Repair-Retrofit-DIY

When I took out my old ZKW projector bowles they looked like this, clearly showing why my light output has been reduced by close to 50%!!!



The OEM M3 AL projector bowls I used looked like this




Regarding the first aid box, yes I agree it is an awesome addition so that you can put things like a radar detector or iPod inside... Also a great place to put a first aid kit inside...
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