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Old 02-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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my right headlight bulb burnt out, i need help...

So my right headlight bulb blew out, and I need to replace it. My car came with the stock hid's....and i dont know whether I should just replace the one bulb with a new d2s replacement by phillips or osram, or if I should just get a completely new set (2 bulbs) that's aftermarket with a slight higher temp.

What would you guys normally do? Has anyone been through this before? Where do you guys buy your d2s replacements from?

Also btw, do you guys know the part # for the oem stock hid bulb on a 2000 323ci ?

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Personally I'd stick with the stock color temp. The only thing I'd be afraid of is the new bulb versus the old not producing the exact same color output since the color of the bulbs slightly shift over time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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This is true ^

My driver's side is bluer than the passenger side when looking at it and it drives me insane.

I wouldn't go up in color personally, I got HIDs for the purpose of putting out light. Just pick up a new set of stock temp from one of the sponsors. It would probably be the same price as the dealer.
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Well as for stock, i know two guys that live by me who are willing to sell my stock bulbs, but both of them are claiming that their bulb is OEM. One guy is selling Phillips, and the other is selling OSRAM, so I dont particularly know which bulb is actually the one that comes with our cars.

And when I wrote, that i wanted to change to an aftermarket bulb, in that case I would be changing both of them, not just one...so im still lost lol
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I think that both Philips and OSRAM are OE suppliers. Neither set would be a bad choice, those companies are some of the industry leaders in lighting.

Go with whatever guy is going to sell the cheapest.
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