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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:29 PM
irishfedexguy irishfedexguy is offline
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E60 headlight misting up

hey everyone

My first post,

iv had to replace the headlight bulb on my e60 but after getting this done ive noticed the headlight mists up everytime the car is washed ?? the cap at the back of the light seems on right so i cant understand whats going on ?? any ideas ?? its driving me nuts
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:25 AM
dain dain is offline
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Check the actual rubber headlight seal that runs between the headlight assembly and the body. Those dry rot and allow moisture to get it. It is very cheap to replace but it doesn't take long with a broken seal to start oxidation on the inside. Once the oxidation begins, as far as I know the only reasonable option is to replace the entire headlight assembly which is very high.
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