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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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Post 06 535xi headlights to 08 headlights

I really hope you folks can help me. I have a 2006 525xi and I desperately want to install the headlights off of a 2008 5 series (the cooler much better head lights) and I cant seem to find any information on it. Were can I find a headlight conversion kit or is there another way to do it? is it possible without spending a ton of cabbage?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 PM
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You're best and most inexpensive bet is to get aftermarket imitation LCI headlights which are made for the 2004-2007 E60's and look pretty much like the real thing. Somebody just had a link to an ad for these type of headlights in another thread, but I can't locate it now. I believe the ad stated you have to change out or re-pin the wiring harness or something like that and add in another type of connector. You may also have to upgrade the vehicle's software. If you already have xenon headlights it's may not be too much of a job but if you have standard halogen's now, it will be more of a pain in the ass and money also.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:52 AM
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This is where the link was for the LCI headlight retro

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Wow all good comments and opinions however this:

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resonate the most. I've been pleased with the service history so far. I still look on autotrader for deals but nothing comes close to what I paid for this car.

Couple follow up questions. Since I have some cash, I was thinking about purchasing these:
http://www.umnitza.com/hella-oe-xeno...gy-p-1328.html
which seem pricey so I might go a different direction if there isn't any wiggle room on the pricing.

Besides that, I might be interested in this:
http://www.umnitza.com/e60-5series-m...nt-p-1244.html

main question - where do you go to get that installed? Also how much is it to have it painted? Will the paint match precisely? and if I do the front, should i also do the rear?
how long does this take?

Any other ideas or places/sites to shop with more competitive pricing?
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Yup, that's the thread and link
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Thanks 2chill & 550iMarine you've been very helpful......

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