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Old 10-24-2013, 11:55 AM
leoncp leoncp is offline
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Pinkish Purple Xenon Light - Sods Law

Hi Guys,

My wife and I decided to sell our beloved 2004 fully loaded X3 (only 76k miles) as we need more space and want to trade up to a 2009 X5.

I put the car on Craigslist on Monday, the same day took the car to Ikea in New Haven and the sunroof rear section wouldn’t close when I got home. Also the radiator fill light intermittently comes on and now when I had a line of people to view the car on Saturday morning the passenger Xenon has turned Purple. I don’t think the car wants to leave us...

Anyway I want to get all these items straightened out before she finds a new owner. I have looked on the forums and been in-touch with Howard T from down under he has shared a fix for the rear portion of the roof so at least all other functions will work.

I have just ordered a new radiator level sensor from Darien BMW and I now need to fix the Xenon. I believe the bulb part number is: 63127160806. Does anybody have any good recommendations for a replacement part? BMW Darian wanted $220 +TAX.

Ideally I would like to pick on up locally or buy online. Also does anybody have any pictorial instructions regarding how you change the bulb?

appreciate any advice, thanks guys!.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:17 PM
simsima325 simsima325 is offline
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If you are just selling maybe an aftermarket pair of bulbs would be cheaper. Replacing 1 xenon bulb usually results in 2 different colored lights, as 1 bulb is new, and the other has been burned in already.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:56 PM
leoncp leoncp is offline
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Great point. Do you know the type of bulb? Is it D2S?


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