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Old 10-04-2011, 10:26 AM
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Thank you for your replies. I appreciate it. The tech did a pretty good job but I still see a small gap and I think it is ok.
Did the tech re-fit the rubber sealant on top of the trim?
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I don't know if he did that but all looks normal with the trim and light and is aligned with the grill. Here are some pics....
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...ap-bumper.html
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Do I need to adjust xenon beam w/auto leveling?

sorry if this may sound stupid, but I need to ask...I just installed the Depo headlights and they look awesome, but I need to know if I have to do anything to adjust the low beams. I have 01 X5 with autoleveling. The autoleveling works because I can see going up and down when I turn the lights on, but I can't remember how was the aiming beam before and now. I'm just asking all of you that installed those lights if you've done any adjustment or I should leave it alone.
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Are the Depo's plug and play
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:50 AM
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Are the Depo's plug and play
Yes.Just make sure you install one at a time ,always leaving in one OE headlight and mark the beam pattern on a wall,so that its so much easier for you to adjust the beam on the Depos,individually.
I did that on mine...very happy with them!
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New 03 X5 Sport owner here, Hi!

I need to swap my factory Xenon HID housings for either OE or something like these from Depo. My originals are very hazy and old.

Can someone share a current link or source on the Depo ones, compatible with factory Xenon first run E53 X5?

It seems like those will provide a nice result, though I'll probably add some silicon sealant around the seems to make sure water doesn't get into them.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:19 AM
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I got my lights here:

Depo 2000 03 BMW E53 x5 UHP LED Halo Xenon HID D2S Headlight Auto Level CCFL | eBay


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Thank you for the link!

How do you like them? Install yourself? Any major comments/concerns?


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Old 04-27-2015, 04:26 PM
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Love them so far. My buddy is a GM truck nut and I followed him to go to lunch the other day. He now wants something the same for his truck. LOL
Easy install but then I swapped out Halogen for Xenons as soon as we bought the SAV and have done it a few times since for others or bulb changes.
I had a near perfect set of original Xenons I pulled and sold on fleabay so the who upgrade cost only around $200.

I intend installing plugs into the LED wiring so the units can be easily removed without having to disconnect everything. Should have done it before I installed them. Computer fan lead extenders will work fine.
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Right on!, your setup looks awesome, it looks like you get quite a kit of parts on that solution:

L and R headlight assemblies
angle-eyes (pre-installed)
new xenon bulbs
chrome/amber side bulbs

$629.94 plus shipping

It doesn't seem like too many of the aftermarket headlight kits are compatible with factory xenon X5's (like mine), though I did happen across this one that says it will work with factory xenon X5's:

01 03 BMW x5 E53 Titanium Smoke Euro Halo Angel Eyes Projector Headlight Lamps | eBay

$254.48 including shipping.

I wonder how this set compares, though it does re-use your existing xenon lights it says. I'd imagine it's not as good overall as the DEPO kit.


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Love them so far. My buddy is a GM truck nut and I followed him to go to lunch the other day. He now wants something the same for his truck. LOL
Easy install but then I swapped out Halogen for Xenons as soon as we bought the SAV and have done it a few times since for others or bulb changes.
I had a near perfect set of original Xenons I pulled and sold on fleabay so the who upgrade cost only around $200.

I intend installing plugs into the LED wiring so the units can be easily removed without having to disconnect everything. Should have done it before I installed them. Computer fan lead extenders will work fine.
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