BMW E30 headlights

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BMW E30 headlights

Post by csr » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:29 pm

A bit of a game but well worth it

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Post by capri-dave » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:50 pm

I have noticed 1 or 2 capris with these lights now...

1 of the big disappointments of driving my capri, is how crap the headlights
are...

Can you shed any more light (excuse the pun) on fitting the BMW head lights, i.e which model/year of BMW do they come off, also is it an easy job
etc etc :D

Or would i be better off fitting 1 of these HID light kits advertised on e-bay etc ??? :?

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Post by csr » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:50 pm

There is a set in the Sales & Wants - price reflects the work involved.

They are stock fit on

E30 - 3 series
E32 - 7 series
E34 - 5 series

It's not a 10 minute job but it is worth doing.

Just fitting a HID conversion does't realy work - the reflector and lense
are the problem rather than the bulb.

The BMW lamps use the light more efficiently which is why they are a big improvement.

Fitting a HID system to the BMW lamps would be another step forward.

Before you go buying HID kits, do some research - there is a lot of rubbish for sale on ebay.
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Post by ugly » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:17 pm

Do you have any pics on the conversion?

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Post by ugly » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:31 pm

Incase anyone was looking for the conversion i found it at this link

http://www.capripower.co.uk/board/index ... wtopic=818

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Post by AlanN » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:38 pm

Shame all the pictures have gone down on that link :( I was thinking of having a go at this one over the summer months

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Post by csr » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:02 pm

Just had a quick look at this link - confirms a number of suspisions about the osf types.

What a pigs ear! how to make a complete lash of it?

Think me and Tony need to get together and take some pictures for those of you who would
like to make a nice job of fitting the BMW head lamps.

Might be the weekend but we'll get it sorted.
Will be in the "Tech-Ref" section soon.
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Post by ugly » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:28 am

So when are we going to see what it should be done like?

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Post by AlanN » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:48 am

Would be nice to see another prospective on this, although I havent gone any further with this mod myself

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