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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 02-07-2007, 09:42 PM
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Want to replace Amber Lens on side of Headlight

Is it possible the replace the amber lens on the side of the headlights, or do I need to replace the whole headlight assembly ?

I was hoping I could get a clear lens for it. The picture on BAvarian Autosport's catalog on page 66 looks way COOL with the blue shade! But I don't see it listed. Is it street legal ?
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To the best of my knowledge, the front headlight housing and corner marker is one piece. I may be wrong...
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One piece. You need to order new ones with clear corners. I have heard of people being able to open up the assembly by heating them up in an oven and prying apart the clips or something of that nature. However, where you going to get the clear corners to begin with? Nowhere. There not made to be opened, therefore nobody sells the corners for the E39. I'm pretty sure somebody will chime in and correct me and has a solution but I went down this road once.
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1 piece.....unless you wanna bake housing unit in oven to release the gluing agent....
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You will need to buy the complete assembly. These just came today !!! OEM Hella Euro with clear side markers....... Happy Birthday to me .............
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If you don't want to spend the money, you can bake it like they said above, pull out the actual amber piece and spray paint it whatever color you like. I'm not really sure about legality on colors, so you'd have to check that part out.
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Thank you all for the info.
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