WANTED E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

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D4rcy
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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by D4rcy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Looking for a good condition headlight unit for a 2003 E85, with the Xenon option.

Black internals with orange indicator blade.

Am a newbie, so I’m not sure of part numbers here.

New or EBay prices are insane, so if anyone has a compatible for sale unit then please let me know.

Many Thanks :thumbsup:

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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by parabolica » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:20 am

Good luck; replacement xenons for the E85 are like hens teeth hence the astronomical prices. Best to keep an eye on the likes of ebay, gumtree, FBMarketplace etc.

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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by MKZ4000 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 am

I recently paid £180 for a Pre-facelift Xenon passenger side one (which included £30 european delivery) as a guide to prices.

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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by MalNCH » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:45 pm

MKZ4000 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 am
I recently paid £180 for a Pre-facelift Xenon passenger side one (which included £30 european delivery) as a guide to prices.
That was lucky then, they are usually twice that price if you can find one at all.
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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by D4rcy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:53 pm

Thanks for the tips.

Ill keep on looking. Have seen one on EBay for around to £900, which is more than BMW if they even have one.

Supply and demand i guess. The search continues :D

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Post by IAmOrion » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 pm

FWIW I will be selling my custom ones soon - next couple of weeks, although I would be selling only, since I don't need to swap. Would be selling as a pair too though - especially since they're custom
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E85 2003 Xenon N/S Headlight Unit

Post by D4rcy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:54 pm

IAmOrion wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 pm
FWIW I will be selling my custom ones soon - next couple of weeks, although I would be selling only, since I don't need to swap. Would be selling as a pair too though - especially since they're custom
Thank you for the response - They do look good on your car.
A couple of newbie questions:
1) Are they a straight swap out unit for a home mechanic.
2) Do they suffer with the same condensation issues as the originals.
3) Any electrical wiring changes.
4) the obvious one - How much £££ for the pair

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Post by IAmOrion » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:59 pm

D4rcy wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Thank you for the response - They do look good on your car.
A couple of newbie questions:
1) Are they a straight swap out unit for a home mechanic.
2) Do they suffer with the same condensation issues as the originals.
3) Any electrical wiring changes.
4) the obvious one - How much £££ for the pair

:D
1) Mostly yes - there's a DRL Relay that comes with them that you wire to battery +ve & -ve but it's fairly straight forward and easy enough
2) Kind of - I do plan to use a headlight polisher kit on them though before I sell them, I'm not entirely sure if the the lens blemishes are external only
3) No. They're a straight swap plug wise... and then the aforementioned DRL Relay (The main purpose of the relay thing is for "follow me home lights" -- keeps the angel eyes on for another 90 seconds after turning the car off). You *may* need to code out voltage checks - depends if they flicker or not (This can depend on year from memory)
4) I have no idea yet - I need to evaluate condition etc, probably around the £450 mark for the pair since they're a) Xenons and b) Custom

I'll update in a week or so though :)
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