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Old 12-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Dameion31X3 Dameion31X3 is offline
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Question X3 Headlight Bulb Issue

Hello Fellow BMW owners.... I recently had a drivers side headlight bulb go out in my 2004
X3. I went to my local Auto Parts store only to find out this bulb replacement is $99 and up, my question is have anyone every purchased any aftermarket bulb replacements online cheaper, and if so what was the price and what online websites would you recommend. I appreciate your input!
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:46 AM
marcozandrini marcozandrini is offline
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Does your X3 have xenon lights? I'm assuming it does as the bulb 's cost was $99. I put an aftermarket bulb in my car and have had no issues with it. I believe it's a Phillips bulb.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Dameion31X3 Dameion31X3 is offline
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Yes, I believe it is a Xenon bulb. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:30 AM
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I've moved your question over to the X3 forum, you will get more help in here.

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Old 12-15-2014, 08:34 AM
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Thank You!
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:24 PM
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Philips D2S 35W 6000K is O.E. for 2004 -06 ('07 - on uses a D1S)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-NEW-Phili...-/130894605027

You were intending to do both sides, weren't you?

If you want much lower cost:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-2P...-/161082691970

(Reports a long time ago on this forum that bulbs that were labelled as having a D2C base didn't quite fit properly or needed an Exacto knife taken to them.)
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:33 PM
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Do not touch the bulb glass during installation.
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