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Old 12-25-2009, 11:27 AM
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Question Help Make Decision - DEPO lights

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a 2002 BMW X5 3.0 but have had several BMWs in the past (e36, e32).

The first thing I always do is upgrade the lights for the euro look (red/clear). Purchased led tail lights and clear side markers. I am now wanting to purchase the headlights. I have been reading previous threads on this forum and learning how much everyone here prefers the DEPO brand (vs. ebay ones).

What's holding me back right now is the $$$ and the confusion of what is available and what conversions are required for the upgrade.


I certainly like the newest LEDs: 00-03 BMW E53 X5 UHP 240-LED ANGEL EYES HALO HEADLIGHTS on eBay.ca (item 380190546895 end time 21-Jan-10 03:04:27 EST)

OR the ones TOM sells:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-related-...tml#post689230


The thing is I have stock halogens. I understand I would need to convert first to HIDs. How expensive would this be? Could someone please also provide the exact url link to the lights I would (low beam and fogs right??).


I am trying to figure how much this project would cost. Please keep in mind I live in Canada and shipping costs are sometimes just ridiculous...no clue why really....so it really does add up.


I have also seen these:
00 01 02 03 BMW X5 ANGEL *TRUE* XENON HID HEADLIGHT E53 on eBay.ca (item 170421980206 end time 18-Jan-10 16:20:57 EST)


If I convert to HID, would these lights also look white in colour?


Thank you in advance.

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Bump - I would like to know the same thing
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:16 PM
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the 1 Tom is selling are great. My friend has a pair on his 3.0
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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a 2002 BMW X5 3.0 but have had several BMWs in the past (e36, e32).

The first thing I always do is upgrade the lights for the euro red/clear effect. I am now wanting to purchase the headlights. I have been reading a lot of the threads here about how much everyone prefers the DEPO brand which is much more costly than a lot of the ebay ones.

What's holding me back right now is the $$$ and the confusion of what's available and what I upgrades I would need to do for the conversion.


I certainly like the newest LEDs: 00-03 BMW E53 X5 UHP 240-LED ANGEL EYES HALO HEADLIGHTS on eBay.ca (item 380190546895 end time 21-Jan-10 03:04:27 EST)

OR the ones TOM sells:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-related-...tml#post689230


The thing is I have stock halogens. I understand I would need to convert first to HIDs. How expensive would this be? Could someone please also provide the exact url link to the lights I would (low beam and fogs right??).


I am trying to figure how much this project would cost. Please keep in mind I live in Canada and shipping costs are sometimes just ridiculous...so it really does add up.


I have also seen these:
00 01 02 03 BMW X5 ANGEL *TRUE* XENON HID HEADLIGHT E53 on eBay.ca (item 170421980206 end time 18-Jan-10 16:20:57 EST)


If I convert to HID, would these lights also look white in colour?


Thank you in advance.
The eBay auction listed is selling the same DEPO package we're selling - there's no difference. We are including a power harness for the Angel Eyes which allows easy hookup and the remote fade in/out when the doors are locked/unlocked.

We ship to Canada as well and would appreciate your business. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
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What HID kit do I need for the fogs and low beams? Could someone please guide me and give me the exact url to them? There are so many out there? Is it like a generic kit x2 that would work for fogs and low beams? Or are there specific ones for each?

Note: I want as white as possile NOT blue....a little tint I could bear with...but white as possible.


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The eBay auction listed is selling the same DEPO package we're selling - there's no difference. We are including a power harness for the Angel Eyes which allows easy hookup and the remote fade in/out when the doors are locked/unlocked.

We ship to Canada as well and would appreciate your business. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
I haven't forgotten you. Could you please tell me how much shipping to Mississauga, ON CANADA would be?? I could PM you my postal code...I do not want to register in the checkout of your website to see my options. Are you willing to also ship via USPS so I could avoid crazy brokerage fees.


Tom G, it might just come down to who offers me the be price.

I am trying to determine the total cost for achieving what I want.
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What HID kit do I need for the fogs and low beams? Could someone please guide me and give me the exact url to them? There are so many out there? Is it like a generic kit x2 that would work for fogs and low beams? Or are there specific ones for each?

Note: I want as white as possile NOT blue....a little tint I could bear with...but white as possible.




I haven't forgotten you. Could you please tell me how much shipping to Mississauga, ON CANADA would be?? I could PM you my postal code...I do not want to register in the checkout of your website to see my options. Are you willing to also ship via USPS so I could avoid crazy brokerage fees.


Tom G, it might just come down to who offers me the be price.

I am trying to determine the total cost for achieving what I want.
Here's what you'll need:

DEPO - e53 X5 Projector Headlamp Set (00-03)
eas - 714.369.8524 | DEPO - e53 X5 Projector Headlamp Set (00-03)

Available Options:
Add InvisiLite Bulbs?: Choose
Bulb Color: 5000K
Lighting Output: 35W Slimline HID

This will equip you with everything needed, the highbeams will retain your H7 bulb, there's no need for HID highs.

For USPS shipping, I will need your complete address, feel free to PM me your info.
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PM sent.

How about resistors?


I beleive it was M5James who mentioned a place for hid kits with resistors for $60 with 2yr warrantees...not sure how much for shipping to Canada in this case.


I am sure you can understand that I am trying to save as much $$$ money I can...
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How about resistors?


I beleive it was M5James who mentioned a place for hid kits with resistors for $60 with 2yr warrantees...not sure how much for shipping to Canada in this case.


I am sure you can understand that I am trying to save as much $$$ money I can...
If resistorpacks are needed, we have those here: eas - 714.369.8524 | HID Anti-Flicker/Bulb Out Resistor Pack Set
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do I have to convert to xenon or can I use halogen
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I'm in Reno visiting family and I have a broken laptop screen, so trying to view and compare each ebay link from my Treo will take too long. I'll be back home on Monday, then i'll take a peak for ya bro. In the meantime, take a good close-up pic or give more details of your current headlights...do you have projectors already, self leveling, etc. My 4.4 didn't come w/ projector headlights, so even if I wanted to do an HID conversion, it'd look like the E36 that didn't have projectors, making the light horribly scattered and almost useless.
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