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Old 04-09-2012, 10:30 PM
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Cool xenon headlamp replacement

Had driver side headlamp go out on my 650I, found out it can be a bear, so added a few pictures to
help the next person out..
Pictures will detail sequence of removal and replacement of bulb, which will require removal
of front tire,depending on which bulb you are replacing.

Good Luck!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:52 AM
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:25 AM
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:57 AM
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Talking Xenon headlamp replacement

Hi There,

I appreciate the response and am very happy it was found to be helpful..Luv the site and
contribute every chance I get..

Enjoy!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:57 AM
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Thank you!! Just what I was looking for.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:00 PM
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Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:34 AM
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No problem,glad it could help!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:47 PM
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Blanque47x,

Great pics, thanks. Which bulb did you end up buying (type and brand)?
I need to know which type is the closest one to the one the car came with from manufacturer.

Thanks.
Jose Luis
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:58 PM
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HI THERE,
PICKED IT UP FROM EBAY..
BMW Xenon headlight HID D2S BULB LIGHT LAMP
SELLER WAS :
factory_oem_xenon

HOPE THAT HELPS..
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:33 AM
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Hey, just want to say thanks for this. Almost got raped at the dealer for $750 for R&I for 2 bulbs.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:31 AM
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No problem....had same dealer issue..
Good luck!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:49 AM
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i thought you had to remove the bumper? or is that for certain years?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:22 AM
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Hi..

I don't know about that,however I would not think that would be necessary for any year!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM
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Great thread, thanks! I am unfortunately in the need to replace my driver side xenon as it is turning pink.

What I don't understand is what you are saying about the removal of the front wheel, depending on which bulb you are replacing. Can you clarify this a little bit please? Also, approximately how long did it take you to do this?

Thanks again!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 PM
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Hi There,

If the side marker bulb needs replacement,because of its angle, you may want to remove the tire to give you more area to work in..Speaking for myself, if it happens again,
I will definitely remove tire..
Now as far as time, I would say give your self about 2 hrs, depending on how nimble
or fat your fingers are..
My hand is big, so I had rough go at it...

Blaque47x
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:41 AM
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Nice photos. Thanks. Are there some written instructions to go along with the photos? For example, I have removed the flap, the sealed cover, and the ballast, but it is unclear how to removed the plastic locking ring and hence the bulb? More detailed guidance would be appreciated.

thanks

Tim

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:01 PM
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xenon headlamp replacement

Nm

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:18 PM
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I am not sure if this applies the 645 but it worked like a charm for my 2007 650i. I did not need to take out the wheel as there was sufficient space for my little hands. There was a little trial and error in terms of which way to turn the parts but everything went back together just fine. Total cost $65 for the bulb from Amazon. Total time: About 20 minutes. This made the $440 estimate from the BMW dealership all the more ridiculous.

Tim
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:49 PM
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It also worked on my 05 645CI just took a little longer but did not have to take off the wheel or anything it works great now.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:23 AM
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Thanks for the pics they were very helpful! I changed out my driver's side headlight last night but it still isn't working and in the process my halos went out on the driver's side (they were working fine before). Any idea what could be wrong?
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for the pics they were very helpful! I changed out my driver's side headlight last night but it still isn't working and in the process my halos went out on the driver's side (they were working fine before). Any idea what could be wrong?
You get this figured out?

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:50 AM
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:36 PM
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Autozone sold me Sylvania HID OEM that turned out to be exactly the Osram OEM bulb that came with the car. $99/bulb. Made in Germany, the exact part #, the whole deal!
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:27 PM
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This makes me want to try to do my own headlight swap.

The dealer I got the car from got me replacement bulb but I don't know the brand or temperate of them
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:30 PM
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