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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Hid fitment

Will a 03 325i Sedan Depo headlight assembly fit into 05 330i Sedan?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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Yes but i would not install depo headlights.
Why not?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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cause they suck. OE or nothing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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cause they suck. OE or nothing.
What is wrong with them?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
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What is wrong with them?
the stock BMW dyanmic xenon system is extremely expensive, precise, and complex. the only things the depos have in common (even with "hid") is that they're called headlights. $50 a unit (ebay?) vs $1,000-$1,500 a unit for stock. What headlights do you have now and why are you changing?
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What is wrong with them?
Nothing aside from the fact they suck.
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the stock BMW dyanmic xenon system is extremely expensive, precise, and complex. the only things the depos have in common (even with "hid") is that they're called headlights. $50 a unit (ebay?) vs $1,000-$1,500 a unit for stock. What headlights do you have now and why are you changing?
Because I got hit on my drivers side, and I need to replace the assembly. I had xenon but put HIDs in it.
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Because I got hit on my drivers side, and I need to replace the assembly. I had xenon but put HIDs in it.
that doesn't make any sense. post a pic of your headlights
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I had xenon but put HIDs in it.
Xenon = HID
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Because I got hit on my drivers side, and I need to replace the assembly. I had xenon but put HIDs in it.
You put HIDs in your HIDs?

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that doesn't make any sense. post a pic of your headlights
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Yeah do not replace those with depos. that's like comparing filet mignon to a piece of elephant sh!t.
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Just source a used OE unit from a salvage yard.
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Yeah do not replace those with depos. that's like comparing filet mignon to a piece of elephant sh!t.
So what do you suggest on doing?
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I also checked the bulb just to see if there was any damage, it would turn on but there were scratches on it.
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Scratches on what?
Is the headlight in the photo the one that is damaged? Because it looks OK. What exactly is happening? Does it work, or not? Does it stay on? Is it possible you just need a new lens?
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Scratches on what?
Is the headlight in the photo the one that is damaged? Because it looks OK. What exactly is happening? Does it work, or not? Does it stay on? Is it possible you just need a new lens?
The bulb has scratcges. Yeah thats the one that is damaged. The entire housing got pushed in, the tabs broke and wont stay on. The bulb itself works, just want to know if it is recommended to stay with it even if it has scratches.
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The bulb has scratcges. Yeah thats the one that is damaged. The entire housing got pushed in, the tabs broke and wont stay on. The bulb itself works, just want to know if it is recommended to stay with it even if it has scratches.
going to need to see a lot more pictures. show the connector to the bulb in extreme detail/light. whatever you do, don't install depo. try to find a used OE headlight if worst comes to worst
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