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      11-13-2020, 05:01 PM   #1
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Replacing foggy Xenon head lamps

Greetings. I have a 335 and my Xenon head lamps are getting foggy. RATHER than trying to sand them down and buy the amazon kit headlamp cleaning kit I wonder if anyone has purchased new ones and simply swapped them out? I could move the bulbs, HID module and everything from the old to the new? Just thinking out loud and seeing if anyone else has done this.
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      11-13-2020, 05:31 PM   #2
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A lamp polishing kit runs $15-$25. New lamps $350-$1k, plus at least that much to install them if you don't do it yourself, which entails removing the bumper.
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if you have the time, you can buy new lenses online to swap from the housings.
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Yes I plan on doing myself. Removing the bumper isn't that much trouble as I've done it before. What about lenses? Can I just replace the lenses? Got a link where to purchase?

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Remove both headlights; then with a small block, wet sand them down (600-2000 wet) in an X pattern, reshoot 2K clear coat, reinstall. Total cost ~$40 and a couple hours of work.

From what I hear the lenses on OE BMW headlights don't come off without a SERIOUS fight. There's a video somewhere YouTube where they end up doing essentially more damage to the housing than it's worth.
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