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Old 02-15-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question Best Headlights? (help!)

I was replacing my headlight bulbs the other day and I noticed that they were mounted improperly. This caused a hole to be burned in the projector bowl. These are OEM headlights. This problem, along with the severe water staining of my headlight lenses, has made driving at night quite the struggle. I find myself in need of new headlights but I do not feel like dropping 2 grand on a new set of BMW headlights. Can anybody recommend a nice, reliable set of aftermarket headlights? I wouldn't mind having halo DTRLs in them either. Thanks for the help!

I drive a 2005 330i zhp. I have the 2 piece HID headlights currently.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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Find a set of used factory xenons. Don't go cheap on headlights or you will just end up having to buy again. You should be able to find a set used under $1000 and replace the lens with new for under $200.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:21 PM   #3
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Or do this so you can keep your current headlights. Since you have a ZHP, you have ZKW bowls which get burned anyways



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Old 02-20-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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I'm not looking for cheap, necessarily. Just something below stock. And replacing the lens is a huge pain. Apparently you need to heat up the headlights to get the lenses off. Someone said to bake it in an oven lol.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:24 PM   #6
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And replacing the lens is a huge pain. Apparently you need to heat up the headlights to get the lenses off. Someone said to bake it in an oven lol.
You have a sedan right? You'd will be surprised how easy is it to replace the lens.

Do what Solidjake suggested, that's what I did:
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I'm not looking for cheap, necessarily. Just something below stock. And replacing the lens is a huge pain. Apparently you need to heat up the headlights to get the lenses off. Someone said to bake it in an oven lol.
In your post and profile you say you have a 330i which indicates a sedan Sedans have clips holding the headlight lenses.
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