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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 PM
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1989 325i Headlights Replacement

Has anybody found reasonably priced OEM or quality aftermarket headlights for the 325i? I need all four new lights (not just bulbs), and some of the associated mounting parts. And with prices I've been seeing, four new lights will cost me a small fortune.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:57 AM
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Have you checked pelicanparts.com

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:10 PM
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I checked there, but they don't seem to have the classic 3 series style lights. The ellipsoid style? I'm not sure exactly what they're called. Where the center is a bigger type bulb that's darker than the rest of the headlight when it's off.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:57 AM
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Try the part out threads or visit a salvage yard? Buying brand new Hella ellipsoids will be between $400-500.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:25 AM
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Simple lights are 200 a pair new (Hella). Might need a trick to fit
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In case anybody else is looking for ellipsoid low beams, eEuroparts.com is a great source. Watch the sales. The passenger side low beam was $124 and driver's side was $93. $124 is the normal price for all the Hella low beams, and the high beams are $54 each. These are the lowest prices I found.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:17 AM
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find a u pull it/junkyard might find a good set
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Has anybody found reasonably priced OEM or quality aftermarket headlights for the 325i? I need all four new lights (not just bulbs), and some of the associated mounting parts. And with prices I've been seeing, four new lights will cost me a small fortune.
I've basically got this set-up...

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-00242581...gy_auto_text_y

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-00285081...gy_auto_text_y

About $200 total from AMAZON (not including bulbs).... It replaces your sealed beam bulb/housing with un-sealed Hella housings, which you can put in H4 and H1 bulbs...

I've still got the sealed beams for the high beams, but plan on converting those as well... it's a nice upgrade..

EDIT: These fit in your existing buckets.... if you need that, too, their may be better solutions..
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