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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, 07:06 PM
nadar528i nadar528i is offline
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Have been shopping for new headlights and cant find much. i like the oem headlights on the mid 2000s m5 and e39s with the hids. is it a plug and play if i where to purchase them from the dealer? once they are hids?? just not sure if 98 is wired differently than the newer e39.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:48 PM
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Fitting later-model lights onto earlier cars is almost impossible, due to the differences in connectors. Good Luck.
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