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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 04-22-2010, 05:54 AM
mikenboats mikenboats is offline
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Headlight Lens Help

I have a 99 528i with Xenon headlights. My lens are all scratched and clouded, so I bought on Ebay a used OEM lens for the drivers side, now I'm looking for the passenger side, but the only problem is (see pictures), my car has amber side lens, and the replacement has partial amber, and partial clear, I CAN NOT FIND THE SAME ON AS I BOUGHT. Any help or if you have one , I will buy it. Thanks, Mike. By the way, the one I bought is a Hella, and the part numbers are the same as what's on the car.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:43 AM
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Really should just refinish the old ones. I had a scratch that I could catch my finger nail on on one of my lenses. Before replacing it I took 600, 1000, 1500, and 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and sanded them horizontily. Then I took medium and fine polishing compound and buffed it all out. I'd say 98% perfect. Not very costly and great satisfaction!
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:00 AM
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You should've just bought new Depo ones with clear corners....refinishing them is fine too but I've heard stories of them clouding back up after a month or two...
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the replies, but a fellow BMW owner who read this had a set on almost new OEM Xenon complete set that I bought. Thanks to all for the replies. By the way, I will have a set of Xenon's to sell once I get the new one's on if anybody's interested.
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