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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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Old 10-20-2013, 08:03 AM
richking34 richking34 is offline
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Problem with HID Ballast?

I recently decided it was time to get angel eyes from DDM tuning or BavToys, but my dads friend, a local mechanic who knows bmw and has worked on my car before, said dont get HID because the ballast breaks all the time. He said he has worked on a challenger where the ballasts were breaking almost every other week. So what should i do?
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:46 PM
edjack edjack is offline
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Sounds like an urban legend. Were the Dodge lights equipped with Hella ballasts?

Aftermarket Chinese lighting can be problematic. However, many here have had good luck with the stuff, and are satisfied.

BTW, Angel Eyes have become trite. Everyone has them.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:26 PM
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Yeah i meant to ask him what kind the headlights were on the challenger, i just dont want to spend $1,000 on OEM angel eyes thats why im choosing DJ auto.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:05 PM
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:20 PM
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Thanks man for re assuring me on that! Ill let you know how it goes
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