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Headlight Options?

Postby TheWhiteWolf » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:20 pm

Ok, Well I know about the BMW Halo style headlights and the lack of available Euro style but are there any others that will fit with little work?  
What model and years do the BMW lights come from?  What other cars can I pull from?

I do most of my driving at night in areas without much for street lighting, the stock headlight glass is just not cutting it even with the high power ultra white bulbs.



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Postby wicked-irocz » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:54 pm

you can polish the stock headlights to take away the yellow.


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Postby Tumbler1081 » Wed May 23, 2007 3:59 pm

The BMW halo headlights come from the E 36 model beemers.  I'm not sure of the exact year range, but I'm sure of the model code.



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Postby CABeretta89 » Thu May 24, 2007 2:55 am

I polished mine and the yellow went away. A good polishing kit costs ya $10. Try that before doing any mods unless you love the look of the BMW lights.



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Postby CABeretta89 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:31 am

Polishing worked for me as well



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Postby 96rettagirl » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:44 am

im pretty sure they are 1990-1995 e36


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Postby BLK96Z » Fri May 08, 2009 11:48 pm

96rettagirl wrote:im pretty sure they are 1990-1995 e36



And I am pretty sure your an idiot. Its BMW E36 1992-1998. Try not to give advice about things you know nothing about.


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Re: Headlight Options?

Postby White90GTZ » Fri May 08, 2009 11:58 pm

you are a complete retard the e36 bmw is 92-98

dont try to give advice on something you know nothing about you stupid clown

do the work on your own car then come see me



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Postby 96rettagirl » Fri May 15, 2009 2:46 pm

i do my best with my own car thanks. i just dont know much. sorry didnt know people werent allowed to make mistakes. im was almost positive that those were the headlights.



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Postby beretta_kid » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:27 am

so the e36 headlights will fit as basically a direct bolt on?...sorry new heere havent done much...if there is any modding needed how much?


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Postby 96B-Mike » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:01 pm

beretta_kid wrote:so the e36 headlights will fit as basically a direct bolt on?...sorry new heere havent done much...if there is any modding needed how much?

anyone have an answer for this guy..cause i would like to know as well haha


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Postby scd88ga » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:45 pm

In the sense that you have to trim the header panel and make your own brackets for mounting, then yes, they are a direct bolt on, lol

I don't think they fit the opening very well IMO, but to each their own...


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:19 am

They are slightly narrower and fit quite tight top to bottom, and also some versions are very difficult to aim since depending on how cheap of a brand you go the whole housing moves to align the light. The OEM ones only the lens moves so that makes it a bit easier but you are on the limits of the aiming capabilities. Our factory headlights have more of a face angle to them so if you try to get the BMW ones to match the fender line your squirrel hunting with the beams.

Here is an old picture of my old 95 with the factory type BMW E36 lights.

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You can see the gaps on either side.

and here is what I made for brackets... Yes these were very crude, I only spent like 15min making them and they worked so I never bothered to make something better.

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I was obviously not very fond over this setup hence why I spent time buffing and polishing my factory 96 headlights and kept those and did not put these in the 96.



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Re: Headlight Options?

Postby beroutofjtown » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:38 pm

do you still have them 3x00? if so do you want to sell?


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:12 am

They are still on the car yes, but they are not the best ones to start with. Here's a reasonably priced set.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Headligh ... ccessories

Mine are starting to get hazed up since they've been sitting for almost a year now.




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