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Old 12-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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M3 Headlights & 330 Ci Headlights

Are the E46 M3 Headlights the exact same as the ones on a 330CI, both the same xenon headlights?

I know it may seem like a silly question, but I kind of noticed a small difference between the 2 but I haven't stood in front of both cars to see if there is an actual difference.

Can anyone clarify this for me please?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Depends what year, The M3's never got the facelift that the 330Ci got from 2004-2006.
Therefor Some M3 headlights won't fit a 330Ci from the year 2004 and up.
The 2001-2003 Coupe look pretty similar to the M3's but i would try it first i'm not 100% convinced they fit since the M3 uses a different hood and Fenders.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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The M3 headlights (from any year) will fit on all pre-facelifted coupes.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Are the E46 M3 Headlights the exact same as the ones on a 330CI, both the same xenon headlights?

I know it may seem like a silly question, but I kind of noticed a small difference between the 2 but I haven't stood in front of both cars to see if there is an actual difference.

Can anyone clarify this for me please?
Some 323/325/328/330 coupe pre-facelift headlights have silver inserts, as opposed to the black on the M3.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Some 323/325/328/330 coupe pre-facelift headlights have silver inserts, as opposed to the black on the M3.
I want to say that Euro cars had that but I may be wrong.
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Prefacelift 330ci have the silver trim insidde the headlights. VS black for everything else, including M3
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well xenon was an option, so some might be halogen headlamps.
also the earliest E46 xenon are not the same as the bi-xenon, but dimensions all the same.
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