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Old 02-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
earlgrey1920
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Xenon HID Bulbs Replacements -- saved a bundle

I thought I'd share this story because it saved me a lot of money:

I noticed that my (Xenon) lights were not quite as bright while driving at night and stopped by the BMW dealership to have them take a quick look. The lenses were fine, but they said that my bulbs likely need to be replaced.

They quoted me around $300 per bulb!

Needless to day, I didn't want to spend $600 plus labour on bulbs.

I found a set of Philips D2S Xenon HID bulbs (85122+) on Amazon. I had them installed today (at Island Motorsport) and they're much nicer than the OEM bulbs -- noticed the difference immediately.

On a related note, I saved a bundle on replacement fog lights. The dealership price on those was $220 per unit, with the total including labour at around $750. I bought two fog lights from Turner Motorsport. The total cost was about $400, which includes the two units, shipping, duties, UPS fee and installation.

I'll post a photo this weekend so you can see the new lights.

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