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Old 04-22-2021, 09:07 AM
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With these, can identify the correct model/SKU, but haven't seen them for sale anywhere. A few years ago I saw them a lot, but...
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halogen to xenon

Can someone explain why I can't upgrade to the xenons that became available in late '03 I think? They look great and seem to be available, but never come up as a match for my '02 4.4L.

I think at some point they went to self leveling for the X5, but wouldn't the lights still light up if you put them in an '02? Or did the physical shape change in some way from 02 to 03?

I'm sick of the crappy looking, hazed over lights in my 02 x5 and really don't want to engage in another polish job that won't last long.
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All pre-facelift (2000-2003) models were available with Xenon headlamps. You can upgrade but its not a plug and play solution, it requires coding otherwise you'll have a warning on your cluster. The physical shape changed for the 2004 models. New OEM Xenon units are very expensive though.
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I have a set of bakeable pre-facelift halogen lights plus aftermarket digital 35W ballast for D2S bulbs sitting in my barn gathering dust.
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:47 AM
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I have a set of bakeable pre-facelift halogen lights plus aftermarket digital 35W ballast for D2S bulbs sitting in my barn gathering dust.
Walk the dog for me please. So they will fit my 02 that has the factory halogens currently, but Bakeable?

Also, the ballast is needed for the bulbs you mention? What is the set-up?

I was explaining to my wife about all the parts I’ve ordered so far to refresh her old X5, how cool the two tone paint was going to look, the satellite radio set-up I was looking at, etc. and she just pointed at the crappy lights and said “what about those”.
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