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With a 2001, I think here are a few small things I should be able to do myself:angel:. Like which bulb should be used for replacing the turn signal on my 330 ci. I looked at 2 different wesbite;

E46 Chrome / Amber Halogen Turn Signal Bulbs
For BMW E46 (99-06 3 Series) by Khoalty - $7.00

Stealth Bulbs - Pair - Silver Look - 12 volt 21 watt
Bavarian Auto Sport - $29.95

Quest #1: 7506 or 7505? Not sure which angle applies to my car...
Quest #2: One is considerably cheaper, does this matter?
 

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I just replaced the brake light bulb in my 2004 xi and used 7506LL -- it was like $6 for the pair. You could just take out the burnt out bulb and bring it with you to the store to compare. To take out, just press the bulb back into its socket and twist counter-clockwise.
 

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Do you have clears on the turn signals? If the answer is no, there's no sense in spending quite a bit more on stealth bulbs. Just get regular yellows and use the money saved on something else.

Stealth bulbs are silver plated so they don't give you the infamous "egg yolk" look. Here's an example on mine, which came with factory clears and I replaced the bulbs with stealths. The rears came with LEDs from factory, which are stealthy by definition.
 

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