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Old 10-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone have part numbers for OEM screws and bolts?

With a 10 year old car, the existing hardware is completely rusted out around my headlamps. I need to change the OEM xenon balast on the passenger side, and the screws that hold the metal ballast to the plastic carrier are so badly rusted that they need to be drilled out and extracted. The headlamp fasteners are also really rusted, so I might as well swap those while I'm in there busting knuckles. For each headlamp, I need the following fasteners:

1) 4x 8mm hex head bolts with washers, that secure the lamps to the car. On my car, the two that are harder to get to actually had a T10 Torx driver head in the middle. Are these two different part numbers?
2) 2x (or 3, I didn't pay too much attention after I saw that they had to be drilled out) screws that hold the metal ballast to the plastic ballast bracket on top of it. They look like they are either Phillips or Torx headed, but they're so shot that I can't even tell.

Any help with the part numbers for what is less than $5 in parts, at full retail at the dealer, would be much appreciated. The parts diagram for the "individual headlight assembly" on realOEM doesn't show these part numbers. Thanks for any help.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Looking at some of my diagrams for 1 it sounds like you'll need 63126975083 (LINK)

For 2 the diagrams aren't super clear but 51161954785 (LINK) appears to be what you're looking for.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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here is wat you need for each headlight

2 X part #18 51161954785
2 X part #14 63126975083
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. BMW of Manhattan only had one size in stock. If Home Depot doesn't have the screws in stock, I have the bolts, I'll have to order them.
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