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BMW E34 5 Series 1989-1995 (525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, touring) 93 525i headlight replacement


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esblend

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93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 6, 2003 1:59 PM
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I just ordered new headlights and the owners manual doesn't give me enought information to figure out where all the "blind" clips and screws are located to take off the grill etc.

Any better visuals than the ones provided in the Bentley's owners manual?
Charlie

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 9, 2003 10:58 AM   in response to: esblend in response to: esblend
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Provide me an email address and I'll send you a parts view in PDF.
alexgoico

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 24, 2003 9:58 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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i owned a bmw 525i and i tried for two days two replaced the low beam following direction from my Bentley's repair manual. pls help. my e-mail address is alexgoico@earthlink.net
Charlie

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 25, 2003 9:54 AM   in response to: alexgoico in response to: alexgoico
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Can you access the back of the light assembly to see the bulb connectors? Once your there, simply twist the harness 90 (counterclockwise , I think) and pull the bulb straight out. What was confusing you?
alexgoico

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 25, 2003 6:40 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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i am sorry if i confused you. i mean the headlight assembly with the blind clips. i removed the two front screws from the left side grill(passenger side)but i can not remove the grill to replace the broken glass of the headlight assembly, pls help.
Charlie

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 26, 2003 10:16 AM   in response to: alexgoico in response to: alexgoico
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Unless you have the repair manual, this is a little tricky to explain via email. There are two plastic retaining on either end of the long painted trim peace that need to be released before the trim can come off. Send me your email address and I'll see if I can pdf you something.
alexgoico

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 26, 2003 9:35 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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my e-mail address is alexgoico@earthlink.net. i do have the repair manual bur it is not clear. i cna not find those clips to replace the headlight assembly passenger side of my bmw 525i 1993. thank you,
FIRO...AZM!!!

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jul 13, 2003 9:47 AM   in response to: esblend in response to: esblend
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Can you Please send it to me too... firoazm@yahoo.com
I couldn't adjust the low beam (Normal lights)...
Can you help me to do it?

Regards,

Message was edited by: FIRO...AZM!!! at Jul 13, 2003 9:50 AM
Images1906

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Re: 91 535i headlight replacement
Posted: Aug 24, 2003 12:37 PM   in response to: FIRO...AZM!!! in response to: FIRO...AZM!!!
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I am having the same forementioned problem with replacing my new headlight unit (not the bulb) Can you please send me the same information. terence_brant@hotmail.com
slickrick

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: May 23, 2004 2:18 AM   in response to: esblend in response to: esblend
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I have a 1991 525i and I'm having a heck of a time trying to locate these hidden clips and whatnot to remove the grill and trim to replace the headlights.Could you possibly send me some pictures or something illustrating what to do? The literiture doesn't seem to be helping worth ****.
Charlie

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: May 24, 2004 10:35 AM   in response to: slickrick in response to: slickrick
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They are totally blind and no pictures can help. Once you do it once, it is easy. Maybe drive to a local bmw shop and have them show you. They are locking clips, plastic, that once depressed, grill moves away from the body freely. Wish I could be more helpful.
davnik00

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: May 25, 2004 1:15 AM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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All, I was able to perform the replacement following instructions given by a Neil Werke. He has a site, but it is playing up. I'll email you a zipped copy. Unzip/extract and double click on the htm.
slickrick

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: May 25, 2004 11:36 PM   in response to: davnik00 in response to: davnik00
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need to know how to replace headlights on a 1991 525i.I got the grills off but I don't know how to get the bulbs out. I already screwed with the set screws for one of the bulbs.
Charlie

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: May 26, 2004 8:27 AM   in response to: slickrick in response to: slickrick
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do you mean the lens or the bulb? The builb is removed from behing the lens assembly. Bayonet mount, twist to remve. Don't touch glass part of bulb with fingers (can cause hot spots, premature failure)
Al Stensby

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jun 14, 2004 3:24 PM   in response to: esblend in response to: esblend
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I found that the bentley manual was ok for my '89 if you read it real closely. The clips that are tricky are the ones on the outboard sides of the grill. You need to use a srewdriver from the top to depress the clip on each end.as shown in figure 7 ogpage 510-3. The actual measurement (where you insert the screw driver)from the outer end of the side light is 3-3/4 inches
naits

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Jan 16, 2005 5:26 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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I have yust bought new "angel eyes" headlights to my 1994 mod. BMW 520i. however i do not have any information in my manual to guide me how to dismantle the front such that i can fit the new headlights. can sombody out there please help me with this subject?

Regards
Tor Ingvaldsen
naits

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Re: 94 520i headlight replacement
Posted: Jan 16, 2005 5:28 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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I have yust bought new "angel eyes" headlights to my 1994 mod. BMW 520i. however i do not have any information in my manual to guide me how to dismantle the front such that i can fit the new headlights. can sombody out there please help me with this subject?

Regards
Tor Ingvaldsen
elizabeth

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 6:56 PM   in response to: davnik00 in response to: davnik00
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I saw your 2005 posting re: 1993 headlight replacement. Am very glad you were able to do it. I will be delighted if you can also send me instructions by Neil Werke and since I am not a technical man, I will surely appreciate if you can send me pictures as well. I have a 1993 525i BMW. My email address is: bobbymuldong@gmail.com
elizabeth

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Mar 18, 2008 6:58 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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Saw your June 9 posting. I have the same problem. I will appreciate it very much if you can send me parts view in PDF. Thanks.
ptb123

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Re: 93 525i headlight replacement
Posted: Apr 16, 2008 8:59 PM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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Hi Charlie,

I just bought a '91 525i and it has a couple of little things to fix I can't quite figure out. One is a broken driver's side headlight lens. I read that you have a way to releace the grill, etc. so this will come out. Can you forward me that info? Also, the lights in the dash (A/C controls) burned out. DO you know how to replace that? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much, -P

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