E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

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E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

Post by Abanko » Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:49 pm

Looking for a left headlight - xenon and white indicators. Replacing one that’s working ok apart from broken adjusters. Would consider switching to a pair of facelift if someone has some in good working order.

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Re: E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

Post by BarryM » Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:52 am

It probably makes sense to replace the adjusters and do both headlights as if one has broken the other one won’t be far behind. It’s a bit fiddly but quite doable if you follow one of the YT videos (although 2003 units are sealed).

You also mention switching to facelift but xenon is a FC headlight!
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Re: E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

Post by Abanko » Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:10 pm

Thanks Barry
My car is a July 2000 build and has xenon’s with white indicators but no angel eyes.

Changing the adjuster could be way to go - did look at the videos but they looked very fiddly - will have another look

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Re: E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

Post by BarryM » Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:18 pm

Abanko wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:10 pm
My car is a July 2000 build and has xenon’s with white indicators but no angel eyes.
Changing the adjuster could be way to go - did look at the videos but they looked very fiddly - will have another look
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Apologies, tbh I wasn't aware the pre-facelift had a xenon option. Like many E39 owners I was a bit wary of replacing the adjusters but get the parts off eBay and make sure you have the right tools handy and just take your time :)
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Re: E39 Pre facelift xenon headlight White Indicator

Post by Abanko » Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:07 pm

Took an hour to work it out but came apart easily - just the electric adjuster at the bottom was tricky.

Waiting for the adjusters to arrive.

Thanks Barry for the advice!
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