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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 01-04-2013, 11:37 AM
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ALERT: Hella Xenon headlamps for just $295 & $330

Saw this on Bforum. You will NEVER, EVER find a better deal than this on Amazon. Although the picture is with the clear turn signal, it is sold with the amber turn signal. And I believe they come with ballast & bulb. Still four left. MOVE FAST!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=5336432695-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=5336432695-20

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:04 PM
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And I assume these ones are not self-leveling.... Still a steal, tho.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:47 PM
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Ballast not included. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...63&fg=05&hl=69

Add $269: http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-W0133-18...MW+63128387114

Still a pretty good deal, if these are real Hellas.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:49 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:45 PM
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And bulbs. You can't beat this deal with a stick.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 PM
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wait, are these the NAM version or euros?

Im ok with amber turn signals as long as there are no amber reflectors
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:29 PM
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The Amazon website shows that these won't fit prefacelift e39.

Is it b/c these Hellas need the leveling sensors to aim properly?

So the big question for me is....
Will these facelift Hella HID headlights work on a prefacelift e39?

Someone please answer this for me...i've got the itch to buy something expensive tonight....
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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The real problem is that, over the years, the connectors have changed. A given headlight will not "plug and play" w/o butchering the cable assembly.

And, there's really no way to predict this. You must have the new headlights on the bench to compare connectors.

All these vendors are purposely vague about these points.
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gone folks
i took 2 last sets they are now $720 each side

i remember deal like this was 3 years ago when i grab OEM style 5 18" in $800 ... still cant believe it was true haha
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