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Re: Let there be light (archive)

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Posted by Jon Brush on January 28, 2000 at 14:09:12:

In Reply to: Re: Let there be light posted by chester on January 28, 2000 at 10:31:51:

The 92 lights were/are POS. You are looking at replacing the lenses/reflectors with the ellipsoidal lights (AKA projector lights). These can be DOT as installed on both earlier and later E34s in the states, or Euro lenses. The DOT can be a dealer item; I got mine used for $125 and they were a noticeable improvement. Not as good as the Euros but cheaper and a direct plug in.

The Euros can be sourced from for $489; they also sell a black Hella unit for $560. be warned these require rewiring but can use the 100W bulbs. This would give you the best lighting within the stock location w/o going to separate driving lights. See the archives under headlights for more.

Jon Brush
92 535i 5sp <----headlights better than stock but not as good as they could be!

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