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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Since when does it matter where light bulbs are made from? And these have as good a warranty as any. I don't mind buying German when it make sense, but for light bulbs? In any case, I'm just providing my experience to the OP but feel free to choose what works best for you.
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can somebody post a picture where auto level server is connected ?
I don't know about your headlights, but the insides of mine are posted here:
- Headlight autopsy DIY (1) (2) (3)

In mine, the self-leveling stalk is prominent as its one of three points holding up the two reflectors for the high and low beams.

There are lots and lots of pictures of it in those threads, but this shot below should give you an idea where the stalk is. Of course, you'd have a motor on it and I wouldn't - but it appears to be in the same spot.

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Old 12-27-2010, 01:39 PM
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:59 PM
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thanks !

got clarification from Mark already !

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Since when does it matter where light bulbs are made from? And these have as good a warranty as any. I don't mind buying German when it make sense, but for light bulbs? In any case, I'm just providing my experience to the OP but feel free to choose what works best for you.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1066941

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:22 PM
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Sweet. At $300 for a pair of bulbs? No thanks. Also since my Hella's are literally on their last leg I don't think even the best bulbs in the world would help them any. Yes it's partly due to my laziness to complete the time consuming adjuster replacement DIY and partly due to my not wanting to spend $400 to $800 for new headlight assembly's. Thank goodness for my HID fogs that pick-up the slack.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:51 PM
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i tried to see which HID bulb i have but cant take this bulb off

the yellow connector is off now , how to remove the HID buld from the socket ?? i just don't want to break anything


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Old 12-27-2010, 07:27 PM
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need to take rubber boot off too
i found this

yfff PITA

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=938841

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:46 PM
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i have Germany D2S 35W 85422 and i like this white color

part D2-S 35W #63217160806

LOL just for reference now I need to buy the same

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Yeah the first time is kinda quirky but once you see how the bulbs are in there it's incredibly easy to swap them out. Did you find a good price on the bulbs?
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:56 AM
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right , spend 2H yesterday first time is a PITA

i found on ebay 30$ , part # 85122 , Item number: 150454445189

M5 board said they are OEM - Philips OEM 4300K D2S HID/Xenon Bulb

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Damn now that's cheap! Awesome deal man
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:06 AM
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usually cheap = bad
lets see
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:21 AM
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True, but that seller swears they are the real deal. Not that it means anything mind you but he appears to be a reputable seller. I wouldn't pay $300 for these but I would pay $30 for them. Let us know how the compare.
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lets trust this seller
bulbs are on the way

winter project no hurry


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i have Germany D2S 35W 85422 and i like this white color

part D2-S 35W #63217160806

LOL just for reference now I need to buy the same
Are your D2S bulbs bad?
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no
they are good
this what i want to have on Xenon retrofit set

which now purple


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this what i want to have on Xenon retrofit set

which now purple

I really do not think they are purple.
If you do not want them, I will gladly take them.
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no problem i can send it to you when change my
it will take 1 -2 weeks maybe - winter project
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point me where I can buy best OEM white bulbs ( Philips ? )
This link doesn't contain the information you expected, I think, but it turns out that the cheaper bulbs give as much (or even more) light than the "fancy schmancy" bulbs.

Don't believe me. Read the references in this thread:
- Headlight replacement H7 bulbs (1) (2)
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no problem i can send it to you when change my
it will take 1 -2 weeks maybe - winter project
Yes, please send me you old D2S bulbs when you get a chance.

Thanks!
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Yes, please send me you old D2S bulbs when you get a chance.

Thanks!
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What if they are made in China? Will you then turn your nose to them and throw them away?
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What if they are made in China? Will you then turn your nose to them and throw them away?
I already know that his D2S bulbs are German made (quality) bulbs.
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asked

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the bulb is made in Germany.
It's the real PHILIPS bulb made in Germany not fake made in China.


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Subject: Re: Other: message about OEM PHILIPS D2S HID XENON BULB BMW E46 E39 M3 M5 X5 NEW #150454445771
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 23:09:17 -0600

BTW where your bulb are made ?

China ?

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