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    HEADS UP: Brand new headlight bowls with new projectors on eBay - CHEAP

    I was browsing eBay for something and noticed someone selling brand new headlight bowls with brand new AL projectors installed in them for DIRT CHEAP. $78 per side. These look like they're plug and play, after you source the locking collar for the bulb.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-HEA...wAAOSwP~tW2Jj5

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-HEA...sAAOSwxp9W2Jyy
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    Thank you so much!

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    Thanks! Bought a set. Will see if eventually I would come around the swap out the ZKW bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatFrog View Post
    Thanks! Bought a set. Will see if eventually I would come around the swap out the ZKW bowl.
    Just remember to get the adapter for the H7 bulb. On the ZKW lights, the H7 bulb slots in and gets retained by a clip. On the AL set, the bulb sits in an adapter that I think clips in. Someone with AL should confirm this...

    Looks like this:





    Also, the collar that locks the D2S bulb in place (ZKWs use a clip to retain):

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    Dang, I wish these were up a year ago. Let us know how it turns out

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    Thanks for the heads up again!
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    So these will work in ZKW headlight assemblies ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    I was browsing eBay for something and noticed someone selling brand new headlight bowls with brand new AL projectors installed in them for DIRT CHEAP. $78 per side. These look like they're plug and play, after you source the locking collar for the bulb.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-HEA...wAAOSwP~tW2Jj5

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-HEA...sAAOSwxp9W2Jyy
    Thanks for the heads up OP! Did you buy a set too? If so, how did the install go?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatFrog View Post
    Thanks! Bought a set. Will see if eventually I would come around the swap out the ZKW bowl.
    Let us know how it works out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-rod View Post
    So these will work in ZKW headlight assemblies ?
    Don't know. It *should* work, but I'm not familiar enough with AL housings to be able to tell you for sure about the main attachment point, which is where it adjusts for headlight leveling. You've got to do the research.

    The last time I poked my head inside an AL housing, the attachment point looked similar, but it wasn't a very thorough investigation, just a quick glance.


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGraphic View Post
    Thanks for the heads up OP! Did you buy a set too? If so, how did the install go?
    Nope. I've got FX-R's already.
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