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    Evening guys,
    I live in the forest and am disappointed with my 2005 e60's lights, I'm looking to upgrade them via an after Market hid kit. Reason being the road to work is covered with horses/sheeps/ pigs etc and from a safety point of view the poor lights are bad news.
    Can anyone recommend me a good fitting kit with a neat install? I'm aware I need to look out for canbus ones to avoid errors, the lights really seem a step backwards from my M3 with factory xenons.
    Thanks for any help and apologies if this has been asked before.
     
     

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    Beware the new MOT rules!
     
     

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    Mot would not be a problem, although they have been talking about banning conversions for ages haven't they? My main concern would be from an insurance point of view. Are there any halogen bulbs that work well with reflecter headlights and give a good White light?
     
     

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    osram nightbreakers seem to get good reviews
     
     

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    my brothers e60 520d suffered from same probz you are right the standard lamps are no where near as good as factory xenons, we bought hid lamps from a breakers of a 530d sport work beautifully gives you know errors auto leveling so keep MOT happy, I would go this route, obviously if the halogens do no do the trick, but its the projector lamps that make the real diffrence as they concentrate all available light infront of you
     
     

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    i have a LCI e60 with halogen projector low beam, they are crap.
    i changed the bulbs to osram night breaker and found a noticable improvement over the original bulbs,

    but they are still not as good as my old seat toledo with a HID kit.

    i did look into HID kits, but my local motor factors, has advised that they kits they have or can get will bring on a fault light, so i didnt bother

    conclusion, when driving on country roads use the front fog lights as well.

    short of getting a BMW hid conversion, i dont think there is much more i can do.
     
     

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    If you get the canbus hid kits you will not get the error messages!. I have tried fogs but they are also fairly useless it seems!. Think I will be trying a hid kit, the proper canbus kits are about £60
     
     

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    I recently replaced all my front lights, dips, heads, and fogs with HID and am delighted withe the result. I used canbus kits which ensure no error messages. I have been using HIDs for years and would not consider using conventional bulbs again. I first started using them seven years ago on a Ford Galaxy which had a habit of blowing a nearside dipped bulb every month without fail. i got fed up with the expense and constantly having to remove the headlight unit to replace the bulbs. In the seven years I never had an issue with the front lights again. I initially only changed the dips but then realised I couldn't notice any difference when I put on headlights!
     
     

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    These osram nightbreaker arent the hid conversions are they? if not what bulb would fit a 5 series e60 05 plate please? eg H7,H1 etc cheers
     
     

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    They are h7 for main and full beam, I've replaced myne with halfords super brilliance, upto 120% brighter, full beam is better but main beam is still not great. Should have gone hid really, had to remove the headlights to change the bulbs, although this was simple
     
     

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