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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 05-21-2016, 04:53 PM
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what to do with some facelift hellas

just picked up a set of hella facelift headlights for 45$, looks like manual adjusters and they look like they have halos, I also got one that came from a factory HID car

no bulb/ballast anyone wanna recommend what I should put in these? going into a 99 528i wagon
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:59 AM
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If you want to use these in your car, you need a power source for the halos. You also want to see if the adjusters actually work as they tend to crumble over the years. Then, if new adjusters are needed they can be had for $12. pair on ebay. The repair is posted all over, just do a search. BUT be aware that each light has a build date and this date needs to be earlier than SEPT. 2002 in order to do the repair. In later build dates the lens covers are permanently sealed, so real difficult to do repairs on these. Look at the rear of each light in center under the rubber "elbow" for a dime-sized dial stamped into the plastic indicating the year and month of the build. I can advise further if you pm. gl
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