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Old 09-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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replacement OEM bulbs for 2004 m3

my HIDs don't match, previous owner must have just replaced one and bought the wrong temp. Where should I buy new bulbs from besides the stealership and what temp is most like OEM? Thanks in advance for the help amigos
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:58 AM   #2
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d2s is the bulb size. i probably have a few dozen used OEM ones (in good condition) that match if you want them.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Philips or Osram are good. The Osram 66240CBI bulbs are probably the best bulbs you can buy today (5000K, 3400+ lumens), but they're difficult to get (currently only available in Europe, so you have to get them gray market).

The Philips 85122+ and Osram 66240 (non-CBI) are pretty much equal in terms of performance (4300K, 3200 lumens)

The OEM bulbs are probably 4300K, but most bulbs become slightly whiter as they age, so that's probably why yours doesn't match.
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Philips or Osram are good. The Osram 66240CBI bulbs are probably the best bulbs you can buy today (5000K, 3400+ lumens), but they're difficult to get (currently only available in Europe, so you have to get them gray market).

The Philips 85122+ and Osram 66240 (non-CBI) are pretty much equal in terms of performance (4300K, 3200 lumens)

The OEM bulbs are probably 4300K, but most bulbs become slightly whiter as they age, so that's probably why yours doesn't match.
The regular Osram 4300K D2S bulbs are 66040.

CBIs are easy to get. www.powerbulbs.com $220 shipped, takes about 2 weeks regular post.
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$220 shipped to the United States? that's a UK site isn't it?? Someone should make a master HID bulb thread with pricing, lumens, kelvin, pic of packaging, availablity, and pricing. this is a lot of info already, i suppose.
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^ I want to make some ultimate light thread. Once I make it we can all contribute. I'll start shortly.
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that would be cool. i'm still trying to decide what D2S replacement bulbs to get. The CBIs are obviously the ones to get, but they're pricey @ $220 a pair. From what I gather, you can get great bulbs for $75 to 100 a pair on ebay. Question is... which...
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^ I want to make some ultimate light thread. Once I make it we can all contribute. I'll start shortly.
i was going to do that once. but i got lazy lol
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