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Old 12-21-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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hello all sorry if this is not in the right thread. I am looking to upgrade my stock headlights and was curious if there was an entire lense/headlight assembly that someone could point me towards or if i should stick with simply swapping in some ultra silvers for the regular bulbs. Also curious as to what if any options there are to modify the fog lights. The car is a 2000 SLE black... thanks for the help guys!
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i dont think there are any aftermarket headlights. you have to stick with different bulbs. i might be wrong.
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If you would like a little more light from the low beam side, you can modify the 9005(high beam) bulb to fit in the 9006(low beam) side.

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This works great. Just make sure your headlights have been aligned properly. I only get a couple suv'* flash me, but not until they are almost right in front of me.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=87369
Plus clear your corners if you haven't already.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=73736
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Here'* another way to put the 9005 in the 9006 side
http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm

Not a single car has flashed there lights at me in 3 years. Just make sure your light'* are adjusted right and be sure the new bulbs are in all the way. I would never go back to the stock(9006) bulb, EVER.

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ya the bmw site thing works but changing the adapter makes for easier bulb changes later, instead of always shaving out those stupid tabs. This summer i'm going to clip a piece of the metal out of the head light housing so I never have to cut the tab on the bulb ever again. This way it will be like the car was meant to have that bulb in it.
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How many headlight bulbs have burnt out in your car?
My car is 8 years old, i bought it new in 2000 and it has never had a headlight bulb burn out yet. The high beam lightbulb'* are still the original bulb'*. Knock on Wood ! ! !

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none yet. But sometimes those things just like to go whenever they want. Plus once I mod it completely, if I ever sell the car, I won't have to explain to the new owner how to install the so called low beam bulb. All'* I'll have to do is tell him to buy the 9005 bulb for low'* and high'*
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thanks for the help guys, just curious how hard is clear'ing the headlights (blinker reflector)? i think i'm going to simply swap out the bulbs with some silverstar ultras, and clear the corners. My other question is there any replacement bulbs for the fog lights that would bring them to the silverstar color as well rather than being of a yellowish tint, or are there any other mod'* for lighting i should be aware of? i know i am rather noobish for this forum, but you gotta make a start somewhere right?... haha
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On my 2002 headlights, the silicone holding the clear part of the housing on to the rest of the housing was still soft. As long as you use a flat head screw driver and slowly work your way around the clear cover (after removing the clips) it should only take about 10 - 20 mins per light.

As for the fogs. Silverstar makes a bulb for them but a few people including myself find they only last a couple months then they burn out. Wal-Mart has a bulb called True Vision I believe. The are cheaper in price then silverstars but are supposed to last longer and have the same brightness as silverstars.
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