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Hi. i need to replace xenon headlight bulb. anybody know how to change it? i need detailed explanation please.

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You have to unplug the ballast.then remove the outer cover,then move the spring clip that holds the bulb.do not touch the bulb with fingers.
install bulb,then clip in,then put cover and ballast.

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Replace a headlight bulb in my headlight


The car can have Bi-Xenons or halogens lamps, the bulb would be different. The user manual shows which bulb type to use.
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  2. BMW E38 99-01 HID TYPE 7 Series 1PC Halo Amber Projector Headlights


  3. Parts Identification:


  4. Projector Headlight


  5. Halo & L.E.D.


  6. Bottom of the Headlight:


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  9. TOOLS REQUIRE


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  14. http://www.youtube.com/spyderauto


  15. Remove the facotry headlight from the BMW. First remove the front panel cover below the headlight to access the bottom screw of the headlight housing. There is also two screws on the top of the housing.


  16. Once you have remove the headlight, turn the headlight around and remove the bracket that holds the Ballast. Then remove the ballast using a philip screwdriver.


  17. Unplug the wire from the ballast, and then remove the Xenon Plug from the housing. Put the Ballast aside.


  18. Carefully remove the D2S Xenon Bulb from the factory housing. Once you have remove the bulb, transfer the bulb to the Spyder headlights.


  19. Remove the bracket from the Spyder Headlight, and then install the ballast on the housing like the original. Once you have put the ballast on, put the bracket back on.


  20. Remove the Panel Cover bracket from the original headlight to the new Spyder Headlights as shown here.


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  22. Install the Spyder turn signal socket if the orignal does not fit, unplug the factory plug from the harness and plug the new one on.


  23. Install the Spyder Headlight back on to the vehicle. Plug the Harness back on, the halo/L.E.D. Wires is connect to the Parking lights. These wires are optional to your vehicle, you do not have to wire them together.


  24. Factory Xenon Headlight


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How do I get to the front headlight to change it


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  1. INSTALLATION GUIDE:
  2. BMW E38 99-01 HID TYPE 7 Series 1PC Halo Amber Projector Headlights
  3. Parts Identification:
  4. Projector Headlight
  5. Halo & L.E.D.
  6. Bottom of the Headlight:
  7. Ballast Bracket, Halo Wires(red/black)
  8. Turn Signal Adaptor
  9. TOOLS REQUIRE
  10. 10mm - 8mm socket
  11. Philip Screwdriver
  12. Crimper/Pliers
  13. For more information about how to install your vehicle, come visit our youtube page on
  14. http://www.youtube.com/spyderauto
  15. Remove the facotry headlight from the BMW. First remove the front panel cover below the headlight to access the bottom screw of the headlight housing. There is also two screws on the top of the housing.
  16. Once you have remove the headlight, turn the headlight around and remove the bracket that holds the Ballast. Then remove the ballast using a philip screwdriver.
  17. Unplug the wire from the ballast, and then remove the Xenon Plug from the housing. Put the Ballast aside.
  18. Carefully remove the D2S Xenon Bulb from the factory housing. Once you have remove the bulb, transfer the bulb to the Spyder headlights.
  19. Remove the bracket from the Spyder Headlight, and then install the ballast on the housing like the original. Once you have put the ballast on, put the bracket back on.
  20. Remove the Panel Cover bracket from the original headlight to the new Spyder Headlights as shown here.
  21. STEP:
  22. Install the Spyder turn signal socket if the orignal does not fit, unplug the factory plug from the harness and plug the new one on.
  23. Install the Spyder Headlight back on to the vehicle. Plug the Harness back on, the halo/L.E.D. Wires is connect to the Parking lights. These wires are optional to your vehicle, you do not have to wire them together.
  24. Factory Xenon Headlight
  25. Spyder Projector Headlight using Factory Xenon Lights
  26. STEP:
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Headlights are one of the most important safety features on your car, but they can only do their job if they're properly maintained. It's not just burned out headlights that cause problems; headlights that are dim or incorrectly aligned can also lead to accidents. Fortunately, learning how to repair headlights is something even the least mechanically inclined person can do. When you know how to repair headlights yourself, you can save up to several hundred dollars on mechanic's fees. Here are some tips on how to repair headlights with common problems.

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