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Old 04-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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Collision - Adaptive Headlights

Just got a repair estimate after my 2006 330xi was involved in an accident (rear-ended a Subaru)....hood, front bumper, grill need to be replaced obviously along w/ radiator support and various small things....but he is guessing that both headlamps (adaptive) will have to be replaced at $1200/ea - is there a way to repair them or is there a cheaper alternative (I am paying out of pocket)? Is it correct to assume that both will need replacing (cannot open hood right now)? Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:58 PM
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You could always go the non-adaptive route. Not sure what is involved, but you will lose that feature.

Another option is to check salvage yards. Make sure they come with some sort of warranty as those could be damaged from the force of an accident.
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... both headlamps (adaptive) will have to be replaced at $1200/ea - is there a way to repair them or is there a cheaper alternative (I am paying out of pocket)? Is it correct to assume that both will need replacing (cannot open hood right now)? Thanks for the help!
1. None that I know of (BMW only has separate part numbers for the assemblies, lamps and modules, not the internal components).
2. Not if you want OE quality. If third-party alternatives are available your body shop will know and can quote you a price.
3. Plan for the worst, hope for the best: Assume they are both trashed and hope you get lucky. Sometimes you can tell at a glance. Inspect the projector lens on each side. If either is pointed in a funny direction (i.e., not straight ahead), the unit is probably toast.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the info - what are the differences (price and features) if I "downgrade" the lights?
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