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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 06-19-2015, 07:34 PM
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Need to find out if I can go from xenon factory headlights to halogen on my E39

So, I've had an accident in my E39 and am fixing everything myself, my question is I've found headlights that i want but they are halogen and of course they won't work with my factory xenon. Is there anything i can do to use the halogen? I've seen kits to go from halogen to hid but can't find anything going the other way and thought someone here might be able to let me know if it is possible.

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Old 06-19-2015, 07:48 PM
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Why would you want to do that?

If you use OEM parts, it's plug-n-play. You'll need to reprogram the LKM to eliminate the headlight error message.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:56 PM
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I was looking into it because the best looking headlights I've found were the halogen. But that's why i wanted to ask here, I didn't know if it could be done or if there would be any issues and everyone here is so knowledgeable that I knew my question would be answered.
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