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Old 03-03-2014, 03:27 AM   #1
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FS: OEM Bi-Xenon Headlights to suit pre-face Coupe

hi guys,
as per title, I have a set of OEM AL Bi-Xenons to suit pre-face coupe, which I never got around to fitting.
As you can see, each headlight has one broken tab off the top, which is no biggie. The break has been cleaned up too.
They come complete with Osram Xenon bulbs which are top quality bulbs.
The lens covers are in great condition.
The retrofit is also quite straight forward (I haven't done it, but from what i've read is quite simple), also some coding is required.
Looking for $600 for the pair.
Located in Melbourne. Would prefer local pickup but will consider posting.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
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no one wants to upgrade their shitty halogens?
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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I would but unfortunately after my recent trip to the US I've blown all my money and I'm not a fan of the blacked out high bowls.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but are these not just Xenon? Bi-Xenon being both low and high beam xenon..?
The high beams in the picture look like standard halogen bulbs to me...
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Bi-Xenon operates via a shutter in the projector. The halogen bowl is only retained for flash to pass.

I'd also take these if the bowl wasn't blacked out...
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Oh ok, cool. Thanks for the info.
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Looks like no one likes the blacked out look.
Ill try removing it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:02 PM   #9
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Hey guys, black paint has been removed.
See first post for updated pics!
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Would you do $600 posted to Sydney?
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:53 AM   #11
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will they fit sedan Shannon?
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:30 AM   #12
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will they fit sedan Shannon?

If you swap the lenses it will.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but are these not just Xenon? Bi-Xenon being both low and high beam xenon..?
The high beams in the picture look like standard halogen bulbs to me...
completely wrong

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Bi-Xenon operates via a shutter in the projector. The halogen bowl is only retained for flash to pass.

I'd also take these if the bowl wasn't blacked out...
exactly right.
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If you swap the lenses it will.
completely wrong. they external assemblies are completely different.
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will they fit sedan Shannon?

No. But the good news is if anyone is actually interested and something most people don't realise is that besides the external assemblies (the black external part where you lugs are broken) the internal components are identical between pre/post facelisfts coupe/vert/sedan, all same.

This means that someone can purchase yours or damaged ones from wreckers and change the internal components with whatever casing the have and all is good. It takes a bit of doing but once you do the first one, then second will take you 20 mins.

hope that helps someone, ive done a few, very easy.

The golden rule of all.

DO NOT BUY depo or chinese junk, it is absolute rubbish, leaks cracks, doesnt sit flush and is just plain SH!t. after 3 month the lenses look older than your 10 year old bosch or al units.

the con man at euro division will tell you to use selleys no more gaps when you ask for warranty on you leaky units the day after you install them, absolute joke.

buy these or similar put genuine lenses and gaskets on ad your laughing.

good luck with your sale, if anyone needs any help, feel free to ask, i have done a few, mostly people binning taiwan junk.
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So you're saying the rear black housing is different on coupe and sedan???
When I said lenses I was referring to the clear (external) lens.
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I only ask this as the lenses do fit. Though I've never gone as far as putting them into the cars.
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Lenses, weather stripping and inner beauty trim are the only things that need to be swapped. (Basically the bits you remove when installing AE's).
nb: This is Pre-facelift, facelift is a different matter.

I assume these come with OEM ballasts/ignitors?

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Yes, as seen on the last pic. Everything is OEM.
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The issue you will run into is fitting your sedan indicators, as they're all clip in I believe.
Pretty sure all Bi-xenon housings will be screw in type. This is where you'll need to swap the bowls into your existing housings.
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So you're saying the rear black housing is different on coupe and sedan???
When I said lenses I was referring to the clear (external) lens.
yes black housing is different between all variations.

by internal parts, im referring to everything inside the headlight itself . this is means the reflector, projectrs, bowls etc.

to give a better understanding:

if you have a 1998 318 Sedan with stock halogen, you can buy 2005 vert bi-x and swap the internal parts of the headlight. you retain you external assemble, lens and internal headlight couwling/shroud
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So is Shannon FL? Or have I been shunned for correct info?
I'm confused here?
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