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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Mar-17-2018, 04:33:56 AM   #1
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Default Questions about OE Bi-Xenon Headlights

The angel-eyes died so I will be replacing them with umnitza V4.

The angel eyes were installed by the original owner approximately 15 years ago, so the car probably has the original headlight gaskets. There are not any signs of leakage or condensation. Is it okay to reuse the gaskets or should I order new ones?

There is a very thin layer of haze on the outside of the projectors. Is this normal or unusual? Any advice to remove it?
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Default Re: Questions about OE Bi-Xenon Headlights

The gaskets should be fine if you aren't getting any moisture on the inside of your current lenses. The stock projector lenses look hazy which is why they usually get replaced with better lenses.
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Old Sat, Mar-17-2018, 05:15:39 AM   #3
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Get these lenses..it will make a world of difference.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...ses/zkw-r.html
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Get these lenses..it will make a world of difference.

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They will. Do they still require modification to fit?

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Nope… just pop the old lenses out and pop these in.
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Nope… just pop the old lenses out and pop these in.
Thanks for the replies. Do the headlight assemblies have to be completely removed and disassembled to replace the lenses or can it be done with the projectors in the assembly?
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Thanks for the replies. Do the headlight assemblies have to be completely removed and disassembled to replace the lenses or can it be done with the projectors in the assembly?
They need to be removed and disassembled. Have to separate the lens holder from the actual projector.

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Thanks for the replies. Do the headlight assemblies have to be completely removed and disassembled to replace the lenses or can it be done with the projectors in the assembly?
Yeahp completely removed its not hard at all. The first one will take you about 30 min to an hour… to take apart the headlight. Once you know how… the 2nd will take you 15 min. Its a matter of using the adjustments that move the headlight forward and back to properly remove the guts of the headlight. The non painted oem mirror bowls is the oem lense if you can compare them. The picture showing light output is with my fogs headlights and angel eyes on.



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Is the spacer needed?
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Is the spacer needed?
I dont remember using any spacer on anything… but when/if you order a set… id ask the retrofit source to be sure.
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