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      08-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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I have searched for a definitive answer but found nothing so far... why is it that some 135s have amber signals in the front headlight assembly and others are clear? Is it a mod or are they clear with certain packages or in certain locations?
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      08-05-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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I think you answered your question, I wondered the same thing. I think for some its a mod but also in some places outside of the states its standard, I guess it just depends.
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Only outside of North America get clears. You can purchase the "foreign" ones and swap them. They cost about 1200usd for the set.
Check here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274213
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North American cars are required to have an amber reflector on the front of the car. Some BMWs have these integrated into the bumper (E92, 09+ E90s) while others have them integrated into the headlight (06-08 E90s, 1-Series). The Euro models do not require this reflector so they get clear headlights.
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Thanks for your help guys.
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well they already answered your question so i just wanted to say that the amber lights are fugly and should be outlawed
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well they already answered your question so i just wanted to say that the amber lights are fugly and should be outlawed
Agreed.
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Ambers are legal in North America, whereas Euros are illegal in the US, but excempt in Canada. They are $1,200 each plus a day to install them.
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Ambers are legal in North America, whereas Euros are illegal in the US, but excempt in Canada. They are $1,200 each plus a day to install them.
Wrong buddy....they aren't 1200 each.
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i am sure new face lift of 1 series will have clear corner and have itself amber reflector installed on the bumper like 3 series.......

serisouly I hate this amber corner headlight!!!!!!!
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they're not 1200, 1200 includes ballasts and bulbs. If you have stock Xenons you just swap your bulbs/ballasts.
Figure 600-700 for the clear housings, I've done this on e90's before
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Depends on where you buy them. I went on ebay.de and paid 400 euro for a used set complete and were in great shape. Best mod I made yet and I all had to do was remove the front bumper cover for access which took about 4 hours total install.
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Wrong buddy....they aren't 1200 each.
I stand corrected. Each one is only $ 1.075.40

01 AHL-xenon headlight, left 63 1 171 812 93
01 AHL-xenon headlight, right 63 1 171 812 94

I called these guys this morning:

BMW Seattle08/08/09
Parts:
206-328-7788

Of course, by the time you add local taxes etc - they would be just over $1,125 each - not the $1,200 that I reported earlier - my apologies.

In Canada - the BMW Store in Vancouver quoted me CDN$1,226 each.



Anyway - 'buddy' - there you have it, goyourself.

Part 63117181293 (AHL-xenon headlight, left) was found on the following vehicles:


E81: Details on E81
E81 116d 3 doors, Europe
E81 116i 1.6 3 doors, Europe
E81 116i 2.0 3 doors, Europe
E81 118d 3 doors, Europe
E81 118i 3 doors, Europe
E81 120d 3 doors, Europe
E81 120i 3 doors, Europe
E81 123d 3 doors, Europe
E81 130i 3 doors, Europe

E82: Details on E82
E82 120d Coupé, Europe
E82 123d Coupé, Europe
E82 125i Coupé, Europe
E82 135i Coupé, Europe

E87N: Details on E87N
E87N 116d 5 doors, Europe
E87N 116i 1.6 5 doors, Europe
E87N 116i 2.0 5 doors, Europe
E87N 118d 5 doors, Europe
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E87N 120d 5 doors, Europe
E87N 120i 5 doors, Europe
E87N 123d 5 doors, Europe
E87N 130i 5 doors, Europe
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E88 118d Convertible, Europe
E88 118i Convertible, Europe
E88 120d Convertible, Europe
E88 120i Convertible, Europe
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Have fun payin 1200 then Eh. You can get them from the guy in my link up there. BOTH for 1150.
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I have no intentions on paying even $1,150 plus shipping from Europe for one or both of them. I am perfectly happy with amber. In fact, the deeper and more brilliant the amber is, the more I like it. Amber rocks!!!!

Thanks for the link, though.
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