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Old 05-07-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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Xenon headligt bulb replacement

One of my Xenon headlights just stopped working, I noticed two days ago that it was a kind of purple color compared to the other one and now it sparks on for second and then turns off.

How hard are these to replace? How much does a new bulb cost? Do I have to get it from the dealership or will a normal autoparts store have it?
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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Pretty easy to replace, should take you about 5 minutes per side. You will probably want to replace them in pairs as a new bulb will not quite match the old one in terms of color. We do have replacement D2S Bulbs on our site if you need a set.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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I found it easier to remove the headlight assembly and then pull the bulbs. You just have to be careful not to lose the 2 silver screws in the back.... Dealer doesn't sell just those screws, they come on some plastic piece which is pretty pricey.

Total of 4 screws per headlight. two black ones on the top, and the two silver ones in the back.

Of course, you can just remove the rubber grommet and try and pull the bulb yourself without removing the assembly...that is, if you have small hands.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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I need to put my new angel eyes in anyways, one burnt out and I've had a new set sitting in the garage waiting to go in. Guess I'll go for it this weekend.

My buddy that works for the local BMW dealership I called and he said that the bulbs don't go out that often and it is usually the driver or electrical connection or something else. He suggested that I swap bulbs between sides to determine if it is the bulb or not. I'll look at this tonight.

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