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Old 12-29-2009, 07:10 AM
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E39 Angel Eye Headlamp Adjusters

Hello All,

I have a problem with my headlights in that the internal plastic adjusters have become brittle and broken, which means my headlights cannot be aligned.

Of course I have the option of replacing the headlights completely, and I know there are cheap aftermarket versions avalable for less than 200, but I do not want cheap aftermarket versions, simply becauseyou gets what you pay for, in that more often than not they do not have auto balance anjusters with them and usually cannot be fitted.

Ok, so my other option is to go for the original Hella replacement units which as you know are rather expensive an I would rather not go doqn this route either.

So recently I found some instructions on the TinterWeb detailing exactly what has to be done to actually replace the adjusters. Great, but when I telephoned my local BMW agent, they told me they donot supply the adjusters.

I then found a link on a site that took me to a USA based firm that does sell the adjusters, but they want $190 USD for both sides, which I think is a bit steep for what amounts to 4 bits of plastic!!......and of course this would be plus delivery and import charges.....hmmm

So my question is this: Does anyone know if/where I could get these adjusters here in the UK. Surely, someone must do them as it is I am led to believe a common problem.
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