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Discussion in 'E60 (2004-2010)' started by rbucchino, Aug 7, 2010.

    rbucchino guest

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    Hello all,

    I recently purchased my first BMW, a CPO '07 525i, and recently joined the BMWCCA. I've been reading all the posts with interest and hope to join in on the various discussions. By the way, I think it is absolutely the finest car I have ever owned.

    One area of interest for me is to upgrade the headlighting on my car. I believe I have the factory lamps and they seem quite "yellow" to me. I see numerous posts and trhreads regarding improving the lighting and have more confusion than clarity on what I might do for my car. A couple of questions to the group:

    - I have the standard H7 halogen headlamps. Any advice for improvement there without jeopardizing my CPO warranty?
    - I see lots of discussions about improving the angel eyes and I noticed many BMWs on the road have a quite different look that mine. Again, is there a preferred way to improve them?

    Thanks in advance!
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    John in VA

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    There's H7 bulbs, and there's H7 bulbs. You can upgrade to a 55W H7 bulb with a different color temperature, like the Osram Sylvania SilverStar or GE Nighthawk Platinum. You'll spend twice as much for half the bulb life (like good tires!) but have a whiter (and maybe) brighter light. Please stay away from the blue-tinged "super bulbs."
    Are the covers for your headlights still clear? If plastic, they tend to get dingy over time - numerous polishing kits are available for home use, or have a detail shop do it for you.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Welcome to the funhouse!

    I can't offer any lighting advice, but welcome aboard!

    rbucchino guest

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    Thanks guys and thank you John for the advice. I'm going to check out prices on some better H7 lamps. My headlight covers are relatively clear--just some minor pitting.

    Thanks again!

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