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Old 28th June 2005, 05:53   #1
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Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

Is it a user replaceable set of bulbs that would be causing it? Is it a type of bulb I can get an an auto parts store or something wacky I have to get from BMW parts?

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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

Have the same problem!

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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

A couple things to try first; (1) switch the left bulb to the right and vice versa and (2) detach the plugs and reattach again to ensure a good connection. Doing (1) is probably good enough. Maybe you could switch the wires too. I've had this problem a couple times on two different 5 series and this trick worked both times. Finally, it's very possible that one bulb is not as good as the other. Just buy a new pair so that they match.
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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

very interesting.. i learn something new here everyday
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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

If the problem moves side when you switch bulbs then buy two new ones instead of just one.
They dont cost much, i just changed both mines and they cost ~30$ a side.
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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

Ok,, so it's easy to swap the bulbs and change them, now the important question: Is it a dealer only part, or can I find it at auto parts stores?

If it's dealer only, is it something common most dealers carry in stock?
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Re: Driver side angel eyes dimmer then passenger side

The dealer in sweden only has the "housing" and the bulb as one unit.
But from what i can tell its possible to get just a bulb at any autostore, the hard part is to get the bulb out of the housing
This is what the part looks like,
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