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Old 02-03-2009, 02:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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530i-2002, xenon lights - adjustment & claening

Having 530i-2002 with xenon headlights, but are foggy & the beam is low.

1.There are two white-color plastic screws available but for adjustment I guess. How to use them to adjust the beams?

2.How can I clean the headlights from inside?

3.What are the best products for polishing them & get the scratches out?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any help on the above the questions?
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are the outer lenses glass or plastic?
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess plastic
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yes it is plastic

can i change them by glass?
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It is plastic ... then what?
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Here is the info you were looking for
BMW E39 Non-CELIS Head Light Removal & Lens Cover Relacement

You'll need a paste/wax for cleaning plastic. You can buy it at any auto parts store. Good luck

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very useful, thank ...

Also wanted to change the tail lights (530i-2002) as the lft one is broken .. what are the best brands & what are the prices?
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"Lens removal on newer CELIS assemblies is not recommended because they are bonded with a strong plastic cement" .... I think this is applicable to my car, 530i, 2002. Therefore should look for another solutions ....

Any further advises ........??
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check bavauto.com.... prices are little higher than other places but worth it in my opinion. They sell OEM parts. They can help you with technical issues you may have.

Also check autohausaz.com, prices are great and also have OEM parts.

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you probably don't need to replace them a good cleaning and wax is enough to bring back even the dullest lenses. unless your lenses or housing are cracked and letting in dirt then the dullness is on the outside. find a locall paint supply store and buy Aurora 3000, it's a paint and plastic polish that isn't too abrasive. wash the lenses well and clay them,then apply polish with a buffer and wipe, do this over and over untill they get clear again. wax them when you're done to keep them protected
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Not cracked but there is doirt inside.

any way to open them?
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no sense even trying it, they are sealed air tight and even if you separate the lens from the housing and clean it you can't perfectly seal it so it'll get bad again and I bet it would get worse.
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Thanks for your help,

shall keep using them till it get worse & then change them by new or second hand good ones.

thanks again
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