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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 06-29-2015, 09:21 AM
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Unhappy Replacing ONLY the headlight corner piece?

Hi all!

Would be extremely grateful if anyone could give me an answer to this.

Is there any way to replace the corner piece/indicator glass inside a facelifted xenon headlight? this is what i'm talking about..

Asking because I've recently spent a good amount of time restoring the headlight glass/lens, fixing the adjusting pins, and replacing bulbs.. And then I hit a deer and cracked the crap out of the right headlight.

Being a student I can't afford new headlights and found a few people selling facelift headlight glass/lenses. However all of the ones sold have white corners. Which means I'd have to replace the glass on both sides. And I really don't want to pry that glass off again unless I have to for the left headlight.

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Old 06-29-2015, 08:23 PM
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If you're talking about the amber corners...that plastic piece just slides in and out. But since you've already restored your lenses and are familiar with the process, you can have my perfectly serviceable lens covers. I replaced mine with clear corners:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...headlight+lens

You're welcome to my old ones for the cost of shipping
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:43 PM
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If you're talking about the amber corners...that plastic piece just slides in and out. But since you've already restored your lenses and are familiar with the process, you can have my perfectly serviceable lens covers. I replaced mine with clear corners:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...headlight+lens

You're welcome to my old ones for the cost of shipping
Yes! Using yours as an example, this piece.

I need to replace the white or silver corner common in new lenses with my orange one.

It'd be fantastic if you wanted to donate yours! I'm in Sweden so shipping there could be a bit trickier. However my father is in the states - wisconsin, until Friday morning..
maybe sending them there would be the easy way?
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:48 PM
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Just realised you might not be able to see my pictures. Until I've learned how to do it properly, here's a link to the picture in my reply: http://imgur.com/3wq5zDl

Sorry, first time posting!
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:42 AM
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Typing /upload pictures in the bestlinks nets this:
- How to post, shrink, modify, edit, annotate, merge, & upload pictures for posting here (1)
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:20 AM
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Just realised you might not be able to see my pictures. Until I've learned how to do it properly, here's a link to the picture in my reply: http://imgur.com/3wq5zDl

Sorry, first time posting!
No problem...just email his address to me: john.maurer@movement.com
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:24 PM
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There may also be information in this thread, found by typing /headlight f3 in the bestlinks ...
- How to replace just the headlight lens (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
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