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    Bulbs

    I am partially incompetent here and asking for help. The e46 ZSP needs new bulbs for the the outside lamps.

    What am I buying? these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480GYSA...ype=automotive


    or these: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Cryst...ve&sr=1-6&th=1

    Thanks for your help. For some reason none of these tell me if they are the outside (low beam) or for the inside lights (high beams).
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    If you don't have Xenon you need the 12V 55W H7 bulb - BMW part # 63217160781. Same bulb is used for low & high beams.
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=63_0805

    I've never used an H11 in a BMW. Skip the "cool blue effect," please.

    If you're interested in extra output check out this link to help you decide & then shop for the best deal. Good luck!
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    Last edited by John in VA; 02-06-2021 at 02:54 PM.
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    Lovely.! Thanks John.
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

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    If getting Osram bulbs, double check to ensure authenticity once you receive them: https://www.osram.com/am/the-trust-program/index.jsp

    Like the fake NGK spark plugs, counterfeit Osram bulbs were popping up.

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    Lightwerkz is the go to place for authentic hid bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post

    I've never used an H11 in a BMW.
    The H11 is used on the e46 325i non-sport fog lights. It's used in a lot of BMW fog lights tbh, like the e90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillieidiot View Post
    The H11 is used on the e46 325i non-sport fog lights. It's used in a lot of BMW fog lights tbh, like the e90.
    Thanks - I saw that there was an E46 application when the OP first started the thread. I've never had an E90, but haven't run into/had to replace them on the '00 328i, '02 325ix, '06 330ci, '13 328iX or '15 228i. They look like the H7 with a bulb connector on them. More parts to have in stock!
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    I think I will give these a try...

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    Why on earth would you spend 4x as much for a lightbulb when you could get a perfectly fine German bulb from amazon delivered in 2 days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fried_Chicken View Post
    Why on earth would you spend 4x as much for a lightbulb when you could get a perfectly fine German bulb from amazon delivered in 2 days?
    Because he can.
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