5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I had the same issue last year and replaced both sides. If you are replacing just the single lens, you will need to remove the center grille in order to access the headlight assembly. I would also recommend ordering a couple of the those plastic mounting tabs (to have handy).
Let me know if you have any specific questions about the process.
Headlight replacement is pretty easy on the e34... the entire front grille is made of legos basically, it's just knowing which ones to take off. IIRC you have to take out the horizontal grill pieces around the headlights themselves, I believe theres a few screws accessible through the front of the grille itself.
I think you may need a metal stick to push down a retaining tab accessible from under the hood. Not sure if that's to remove the kidneys or the grille pieces.
Either way, the FIRST thing you need to do is click this link.
... I dont believe it wil..... 90 535 would be an E34.... the e39 has a big housing for both high and low beams... the e34 still had seperate housings...
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well ive been looking for new headlights online. i see the dual angel eyes/projectors to be most common. from about $180-$300 or so. and its not like there are only 3 or 4 ... there are several.
long story short this is my roommates car. my car is driving me insane (and broke), we are transfering titles and i have a few "to-do's" on this car. one being headlights. i was unable to drive at night for several years, now i can .. i want damn good headlights. thats not so much to ask. i dont need super fancy HID right now or anything like that .. but one of the lense are busted and they just look old and i wanna replace them, maybe new corner markers as well.
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