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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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Just for everyone's information, I contacted the seller of these "Glass Headlight Covers for E39" on Ebay, and it turns out that they are NOT glass - just standard poly covers.

From Ebay Seller:
"Hello, it is plastic as well. Thanks
- abs24shop"

Just a heads-up for anyone thinking of ordering.

Cheers... Glenn


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It appears that glass is available in Latvia only, according to an EBay search...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...ht_2106wt_1074

I'd pay 150.00 for glass - but you have to ask yourself "Why only in Latvia?"

Maybe someday I'll take a shot. Better than spending it at the casino.

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:31 PM
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DONE, PURCHASE MADE

Pics, critique, and all the other baloney you're probably expecting will be forthcoming
I am glad you took my advice.

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am i the only one that sees this price? US $658.28
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:34 AM
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Take a look at the price now!!
Holly deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:49 AM
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This now begs the question: WHAT'S THE PRICE ?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:26 AM
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The price thing is a mistake

and the lights are missing the front lens cover of the side marker light.

Unless you're okay with the bare bulb look on your turn signal PASS
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and the lights are missing the front lens cover of the side marker light.

Unless you're okay with the bare bulb look on your turn signal PASS
Seen these advertised before along with disscussions on them.

OP is up for quite some work getting a the 2 x lens in place for the blinker/indicator.
WTH don't they come with blinker lenses in place?

Also keen to see if the blinker lens holes are positioned exactly centred (horizontally) with the h/light bulbs. I hope they are.

The new price? I can only hope it's a mistake, 'cause he aint gonna move them at that.

Looking forward to installed light pics and experiences by the OP.
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Seen these advertised before along with disscussions on them.

OP is up for quite some work getting a the 2 x lens in place for the blinker/indicator.
WTH don't they come with blinker lenses in place?

Also keen to see if the blinker lens holes are positioned exactly centred (horizontally) with the h/light bulbs. I hope they are.

The new price? I can only hope it's a mistake, 'cause he aint gonna move them at that.

Looking forward to installed light pics and experiences by the OP.
Ha, I started this thread (the OP) because I didn't notice the situation with the turn signal lens. I contacted another Ebayer who purchased them and they ended up getting rid of them because of the bare bulb thing.

I'm pre-facelift (6/2000), and THESE are actually the correct clear corners, which I should be receiving Monday: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CORNE...item2a0f52da7d
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:28 PM
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Good to see you're getting the correct lens. I'm sure the end result will be outstanding.

Were you able to return the first set?
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:16 AM
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Finally installed

First, the good...

On the car, they look like a million bucks:







OFF the car, they look like the $60 and shipping I paid for them... The injection molds used to make the housing left a tremendous amount of plastic flash behind, which took a lot of trimming with a razor knife to make fit. The pictures attached are the OEM lights used for example purposes. The red arrows indicate areas which took a lot of work.







ALSO - These covers came with a low-beam lens not designed for the HID projector. What I ended up doing was removing the HID lens from the OEM set, and switched it out. Pictured is the NEW, low-beam lens installed into the old, OEM amber light set.

I would NOT use these covers AT ALL in areas prone to bad climate. The fitment is not very precise, and the only reason I'm leaving them on for now is because they do LOOK awesome, and my car is garaged here in SoCal, so moisture isn't much of an issue.

These are just what you'd expect for $60 and shipping, and make an excellent TEMPORARY fix for cloudy lenses if you can't afford to go all-in on something high quality.

Which is what I will be doing in the near future...
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