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Old 08-10-2019, 10:11 PM
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Good news! New headlight lens cover

I finally found the headlight lens that I have been looking for since I bought the car. I found them on ebay. They took about a week to ship. I got them today. If anyone needs them, get them while you can.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-6-E63-C...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:55 AM
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Re lens covers

Thought my luck was in then ....Ever since owning (2+years)my 2006 E64 650i Convertible I have been trying to locate cheap second hand F&R Lights due to the previous owner overdoing "Tinted Headlamps" to the point it makes visibility at night a problem,

The problem I have is the "Tint" is 2 Pack based so removal would require many hours of sanding/compounding,then the fact they are non glass means the chance of success is small,


Although finding these lens covers is good news the cost by the time they land on my doorstep (UK) is not worth it ....plus our postal service that takes over after customs have slapped their import tax takes 5 days to deliver something that is only 50 miles away !!!

I am a new forum member and maybe I could try and find on here some one who would like to do a swap for both my Tinted Headlamps and Back lights here in the UK
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:15 PM
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Thought my luck was in then ....Ever since owning (2+years)my 2006 E64 650i Convertible I have been trying to locate cheap second hand F&R Lights due to the previous owner overdoing "Tinted Headlamps" to the point it makes visibility at night a problem,

The problem I have is the "Tint" is 2 Pack based so removal would require many hours of sanding/compounding,then the fact they are non glass means the chance of success is small,


Although finding these lens covers is good news the cost by the time they land on my doorstep (UK) is not worth it ....plus our postal service that takes over after customs have slapped their import tax takes 5 days to deliver something that is only 50 miles away !!!

I am a new forum member and maybe I could try and find on here some one who would like to do a swap for both my Tinted Headlamps and Back lights here in the UK
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The seller is in the Czech Republic. Take my advice and buy them. When I tell you they are impossible to find I am not kidding. I have been looking for 15 months. I didn't know how hard parts for this car were to find. When I needed parts for my e46 the sellers were plentiful I did the best offer and wound up paying $165 for them, plus tax it came out to $205.00 US dollars. Money well spent IMO.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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Re lens covers

Thanks for the heads up,I took a quick look at the link and assumed they were based in USA but if they are in the Czech Rep that should'nt be a problem .... I'm buying a set tonight if there is no import duty to pay,keep u posted


Update, Made an offer waiting for a reply,can't wait to see my Angel Eye's again !!

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:20 PM
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The headlight covers have been extremely hard to find & purchase, they only pop up every once in a while. These will never pop up in the US due to BMW. IF you need them, buy them now!
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:13 AM
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The headlight covers have been extremely hard to find & purchase, they only pop up every once in a while. These will never pop up in the US due to BMW. IF you need them, buy them now!
im fairly new here! you know where else i could get good quality head covers?
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:13 PM
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They are a rare find. You will not find them in the US.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:24 PM
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:07 AM
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New Headlight Len's have arrived and been fitted thanks to ....

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I finally found the headlight lens that I have been looking for since I bought the car. I found them on ebay. They took about a week to ship. I got them today. If anyone needs them, get them while you can.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-6-E63-C...72.m2749.l2649
..... forum member "The Thomas J", I have been able to replace both headlight covers on my 2006 (pre LCI) E64 650i Convertible after having to put up with useless night vision for the last 3 years due to the heavily darkened "2 PAK" tint applied by the previous owner .....

I can not believe that for 65 (UK) each side I have found genuine OEM replacements !!!!!,+ free delivery within a week ??

So having plenty of "Semi Retired" time on my hands I could'nt wait to get them fitted and they came out so much better than expected,they literally look brand new ....

After spending a few hours going over the excellant "DIY" section on here I found everything I needed to complete the job including the vital pics and tools needed,YES proper instructions so a big shout out to all who made that list available to us all !!

Me I'm like all u lot worldwide "if u ain't got any pic's,it did'nt happen" ...

So here they are from start to finish with my own take on how I mastered it + some helpful tips on unexpected problems I ran into, Enjoy

First pic is how its looked for the last 3 years !! ...... to be continued
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:02 AM
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pic 2, Bumper+lights removed after much faffing about ?

This is the first BMW I've owned and I have to say I'm well impressed with the how they are built ... but I digress.

pic 3 , Here's where the "faffing" happened ....Due to my haste in fitting the new len's I must have skipped how to access the two 8mm screws each side that hold the bumper to the front wing under the headlights ???
By now I was getting stressed so when the shout of "your dinners ready" I was back online re-looking at the "DIY" tips and bingo 10 minutes later the bumper was off,the pic show's the stupid way I did it to access the inner 8mm screw which is partly blocked from view by the plastic headlight adjuster

note :I have since removed the bumper in 15 minutes (for measuring up my own "Cold Air Feed") now that I realized its easier to access from under the front

pic 4 , Tools to do the job after reading the perfect instuctions consisted of an ipad Air screen removal tool kit with one of the steel spatula's ground down to fit within the sealing groove for the removal of the black mastic once I had removed the old len's (the hardest part)

pic 5 , THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL ... is the "second pair of hands" my wifes new TREsemme hairdryer ...Now I had to wait until she went to work due to me being barred from using it due to the old one ending in a bucket of water while turned on,

to be continued ...
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:20 AM
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good to see the vast improvement, how anyone can tint out headlights beggars belief, they have also done the fog lights ?? They must have never gone out in the dark or fog!! Bet they did the rears as well?? I am surprised they were not pulled over by the bizzies every time they went out.
Your thread will also help those who suffer from condensation within the lens cavity another annoying issue.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:00 AM
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good to see the vast improvement, how anyone can tint out headlights beggars belief, they have also done the fog lights ?? They must have never gone out in the dark or fog!! Bet they did the rears as well?? I am surprised they were not pulled over by the bizzies every time they went out.
Your thread will also help those who suffer from condensation within the lens cavity another annoying issue.
You must have seen my car out on the road ? Back lights,Fog lights,Front turn signals/side repeaters ...the whole lot ruined (see pic)
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:01 PM
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Oh wow you did them yourself. You were very motivated. Mine are still sitting on my work bench.

Great tutorial!

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Old 08-24-2019, 06:05 PM
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Man...where was this thread when my inner headlight ring fell off 6 months ago and I had no luck opening the headlight to fix it? Had to buy a whole new headlight for like $2k

Good find though!
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:03 AM
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They look fantastic with new lenses, nice work.
I think I might have done the led halo rings though while I was in there .
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They look fantastic with new lenses, nice work.

I think I might have done the led halo rings though while I was in there .
Thank you for bringing this up. I was going to start a new thread on this but, I will keep it here.

Once the lights are opened up what should I be looking to do as far as replacement and maintenance.

Can I eliminate the yellow corner light? If so how?

I have the blinking green light. What do I need to replace to resolve that.

My adaptive lights don't work anymore either. What needs to be replaced?

Halo rings. I absolutely want them. I want them on all the time. What size do I need? Where do I get them?

Where do I get all these parts? I'm willing to spend some money to get it done, because I know I'm saving so much in not buying new headlights.

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Thank you for bringing this up. I was going to start a new thread on this but, I will keep it here.

Once the lights are opened up what should I be looking to do as far as replacement and maintenance.

Can I eliminate the yellow corner light? If so how?

I have the blinking green light. What do I need to replace to resolve that.

My adaptive lights don't work anymore either. What needs to be replaced?

Halo rings. I absolutely want them. I want them on all the time. What size do I need? Where do I get them?

Where do I get all these parts? I'm willing to spend some money to get it done, because I know I'm saving so much in not buying new headlights.

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For the amber corner light there is thread here, I can't confirm any of it though as I don't have them I'm afraid.

Take a look in the DIY section under E63/4 Lighting, I think it's something along the lines of "making the halo's look like an F12" or something like that. I believe the sizes are listed there, if not I've got them written down here somewhere for future reference but I'll have to dig them out.
All I would say though is go for the best quality you can and spend a bit more if needed, you really don't want to go to all this trouble and find an led goes bang after a week or two as it will look terrible.
If I remember rightly roseng on here has done this (or maybe helped someone with it ) but he might have some tips on it.

Roseng - if if wasn't you, sorry .

For the adaptive headlight error you'll probably need ISTA (better choice) or DIS to diagnose exactly what's going on.
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Oh wow you did them yourself. You were very motivated. Mine are still sitting on my work bench.

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Thanks but the credit for my success really should go to everyone who contribute's to this top notch BMW owners forum in particular the members who compiled my fav section ....The "DIY" thread,I would have never attempted the task without it !!

It was'nt without drama though ? The first light took me the best part of a day just to break the mastic seal's grip between the old len's and the light unit resulting in me breaking a couple of the plastic clips,but then after more research the penny dropped .... ?

So here are my "Top Tips" that helped me ;

HEAT ... If you don't get it hot enough it won't work,I'm not brave enough to try the "Oven" method but that's when I found that using the hair dryer on a hot setting and directed in the right area worked a treat

Warming up the clip's first then carefully lift them and insert a thin credit card type piece of plastic just far enough to lift them off the stop's on the unit will save you so much time,no amount of pulling will break the seal if you don't release the clips properly ?

Cleaning out all the old sealant is very important before applying the new one and a pain in the arse until the hair dryer and a suitable spatula that fitted into the units groove did the job, I found the ipad air screen tools to be perfect,

The second light only took an hour to change and broken clips aside I'm well pleased with the result and if any one needs my help with more pics or advice just ask,

Thank's to all on here who make this my fav forum ... Sandro

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They look fantastic with new lenses, nice work.
I think I might have done the led halo rings though while I was in there .
I've got a soft spot for you ... your hard work in the "DIY" section has not gone unnoticed here in "The Garden Of England"

Please tell me more about the Halo Rings as I can open the lights back up no problem ?

Here are the led bulb's I found had been fitted on mine,are these any good ?
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Those led's look similar to that which I currently have fitted, they're about four years old now and still going strong but the only problem with any led's of this type is they look great at night/evening but practically disappear during the day (maybe an exaggeration but they just aren't that good in daylight).
The link for the rings is here, first link under "Headlamp", it's actually from the M5Board but I spoke with them ages ago so we could keep a link here.
As I replied to "The Thomas J" I believe the sizes are in there but if not I have them here somewhere, you'll need to double check but I think Umnitza were the manufactures he used for the led's, there is a little fabrication needed but nothing too drastic.
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The DIY section is under a bit of an overhaul at the moment which has stalled out due to, well "life" really, I'm going to be out of the picture for a few days but have some rest time coming up and should get back to it then as well as other things here.
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