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Old 05-18-2017, 02:01 PM   #1
EdE46ZHP
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Headlight fitment question

hey i have a 2004 330ci zhp, it has the really expensive bixenon headlights with clear signals and the adaptive feature. one of mine is not working and its confirmed its the light assembly. with that being said what are my options besides buying a new light for $1000+ can i use the halogens that are not adaptive http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2006-E4...dZG4RD&vxp=mtr ? they look to have the same plugs and look generally the same ? same housing it looks like as well. any info on what i can do to not buy a 1000 dollar light would be great thanks
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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It's hard to say, but here's a link you can use to check compatibility:

www.realoem.com

Type in the last 7 digits of your vin at the top after you enter the website. You will get information on what month/year your BMW was manufactured.

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Old 05-21-2017, 12:24 PM   #3
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Plugs are the same..
I would try opening up the light that doesn't work. Most of the time the problem is moisture getting into the adaptive module that lives on the bottom side of the headlight itself.
I had the same issue, neither of my lights worked, but after swapping out the modules they work great.
Another problem that happens are the little plastic arms that move the projector inside the light break. Those are actually fairly easy to repair as well with a plastic epoxy. Had to do this as well, since replacement parts are not available, and I rather spend $10 in epoxy and a couple hours of my time than $1500 on a headlight.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 PM   #4
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thanks all i just ended up sourcing a perfect used one from another member for 400$
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