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Old 02-15-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Xenon Headlight Question

I purchased a set of Xenon's off a forum member and was under the impression that it was for a 99-01 coupe model. However when i proceeded to install them the Xenon headlight assembly did not fit correctly at first as they were actually for an 02+ coupe model with the screw in corners. I was wondering if anyone else has retrofitted an 02 Xenon headlight into an 99-01 coupe. And if retrofitted would i just be able to purchase the screw in corners and have everything fit correctly?

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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im pretty sure you would need new front fenders. check out this for what you need to do, its very custom and expensive.

http://e46.mit.edu/

he fitted facelift coupe xenon headlight on a prefacelift sedan.

the problem is that the gap for the turn signal (corner) isnt wide enough to accept the facelift corner/facelift headlamp assembly.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:05 AM   #3
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Wow that is one extensive project. Yeah i believe he had to get custom front fenders because he was putting on headlights from a coupe to a sedan. I'm going to try and get the screw in type corners on those headlights and see if they fit correctly. I'll take some pictures when i get the chance and post them on here. If anyone has done or know someone has done this as well please post here or PM me !
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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the facelift coupe headlight assembly and coupe turn signal still wont fit, even if it is a pre-facelift coupe, not a sedan. its just to wide.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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If you still have your stock headlights you can do this http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...logen+housings
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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02+ coupe headlight is the same as your car with the exception of the screw in corners. you can get screw in corners with one of our sponsors here.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:23 AM   #7
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So i can just purchase the screw in corners and they should fit perfectly? I searched around the forums and saw that many people retrofitted their Bi-Xenon assemblies ie. to my stock halogen headlights. I guess that would be my last choice as i dont have experience in doing it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:27 AM   #8
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yea, make sure you contact jlevi or the sponsor before making the purchase to make sure you got the right ones.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:27 AM   #9
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i tried using a friends screw in corners from a 02 coupe and they did not fit correctly. I guess the only choice i have is to either retrofit them into my halogen housings or purchase P46s or something.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:56 AM   #10
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are you sure you have an 02+ coupe headlight then? take a picture. we'll be able to identify the headlight for you.

also, you might want to try using your halogen headlights outer lens and the headlight trim.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #11
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yeah these headlights came off of a 02 m3 ... i don't know why im having so much trouble getting it to fit correctly =/
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:30 PM   #12
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i just got your pm. if you could bring 1 corner from your friend's 02 and your headlight, maybe we could find a solution.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:42 PM   #13
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i could do that if your willing to help out. i'll pm you my number
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