Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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tiggercoco
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Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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Looking to detango a 1999 Z.

On Ebay part number 63128381086, will they fit all models?
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Robert T
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Re: Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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They are all the same physical fitment, but there are a few subtle differences between them.

The UK pre-facelift 1.9 had sidelight bulbs in the headlight - other models had them in the bumper.

There are also some bulb differences. It might be that the physical fitting for the bulbs is the same, just the connectors on the wiring loom that are different. Not heard of anyone having an issue, but do bear it in mind.

What model do you have?

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tiggercoco
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Re: Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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1999 2.8 widebody

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-2-8-W ... 7675.l2557

Seems like it should be a straightforward swap.
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Re: Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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There are aome small differences -

The original headlights of my 1998 2.8 had parking lights inside.

When I bought new LHD lights, I found that 2000-onwards (non-facelift) units did not have parking lamp provision, and also use H7 dip bulbs, rather than the earlier HB4 type.
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Re: Are All Z3 Headlights The Same?

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Remember that the head lights are different for left hand traffic or right hand traffic.
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