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Old 05-14-2015, 10:21 PM
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I see.

And if I didn't retrofit it and keep it as is, which year X5 headlight will be interchangeable, '07, '08, '09?
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They will fit from 07 to March 2011 built. From April 2011 to 2013 is LCI.
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April builds (04/2011) and later have the LED coronas. The 2011 MY is the the LCI update.
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Thanks for the info, I saw a few on eBay but not as good of a price.

My current headlights are very cloudy and scratched up and they need to be replaced!

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I'm looking on eBay and it says, "The headlight does not include the xenon ballast or the xenon bulb and has 3 tabs missing."

I'm assuming I can take the xenon ballast and certainly the bulb from my current headlight?

What about the 3 missing tabs? Is that an easy fix or something that is not fixable? And would that be more prone to break again?


Edit: Another says no module for a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010? What is that?


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Old 05-14-2015, 11:11 PM
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So, you have a 2007 and that is known as a pre-facelift or pre-LCI model. As someone mentioned before, the LCI or facelift model started production as a model year 2011 vehicle in August 2010. After March 2011 there was a lighting upgrade, specifically the Halogen corona (angel) eyes were changed to LED.

While any headlight from any E70 will physically fit or be made to fit relatively easily, there will be considerable modifications needed to fit an LCI headlight to a non-LCI vehicle and have it work 100% as intended. You should look for a headlight from a MY2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010 vehicle equipped with Xenon headlights.
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Yes, thanks for the reply.

I don't want to do any mods so want to keep it between 2007 to March 2011 when purchasing new headlights.

I've never dealt with the headlights before and I'm not sure on a few things.

One says does not include xenon ballast. Can I take that from my current headlight and just swap it in there?

3 missing tabs. Is that something that wouldn't be a problem fixing?

Another says no module. Is that another part I can swap from my current scratched up headlight into the new one?


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Yes, thanks for the reply.

I don't want to do any mods so want to keep it between 2007 to March 2011 when purchasing new headlights.

I've never dealt with the headlights before and I'm not sure on a few things.

One says does not include xenon ballast. Can I take that from my current headlight and just swap it in there?

3 missing tabs. Is that something that wouldn't be a problem fixing?

Another says no module. Is that another part I can swap from my current scratched up headlight into the new one?


Thanks
Hello, you can remove all your components from your current headlights and use them in the new ones.

As far as the missing tabs, I think the dealer sells replacements but I'm not 100% sure on that.

Have you considered wet sanding your current headlights?
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I restored my headlights with the 3M kit and used Opti-lens for UV protection. It's been 5 months. So far so good. Did you apply any kind of UV coating after you restored the headlights?



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tons of fine cracks on the inside? common? why?

My 2007 has a lot of fine what looks like cracks on the inside of the light housing not the outside. Is this common? I can see from the records this was happening many years ago. Anybody understand why it happened? Can I remove the light fixture and polish the inside of the light fixture?
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