E46 M3 Xeon bulb recommendations

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  1. 14 Jul 2019 at 3:41 PM #1
    Dr H

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    Hi
    Looking for advice on the best Xeon bulb repacement options for E46 M3
    Many thanks
     
  2. 14 Jul 2019 at 10:35 PM #2
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    Osram Nightbreakers, I got mine on an Amazon black Friday deal, and don't know if it's the case but they reckoned the RRP was over £100 a bulb - think I paid £40 the pair or something.
     
  3. 14 Jul 2019 at 11:48 PM #3
    Dr H

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    Thank you Jimbo
     
  4. 16 Jul 2019 at 2:34 PM #4
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    +1 for the Osram

    Picked up some from amazon last week worked out £84 for a pair
     
  5. 16 Jul 2019 at 7:17 PM #5
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    which fitting bulb does the e46 take?
     
  6. 16 Jul 2019 at 8:08 PM #6
    T13RND

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    Xenons are D2S
     
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  7. 16 Jul 2019 at 9:23 PM #7
    HeroHonda

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    D2S, excellent cheers for that.
     
  8. 17 Jul 2019 at 11:56 PM #8
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  9. 19 Jul 2019 at 10:08 AM #9
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    Another here for the Osram Nightbreakers. Great bulbs.
     
  10. 19 Jul 2019 at 7:26 PM #10
    Dr H

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  11. 31 Jul 2019 at 2:27 PM #11
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    Just be careful where you buy them from.

    I bought OSRAM XENARC COOL BLUE from Amazon. They were OK - but did not last long (2 years - started to flicker) and TBH I was not that impressed with them in terms of light - reckon they may have been copies.

    Bought OSRAM XENARC Night Breaker Laser from Power Bulbs - really impressed with them - they seem brighter and have been faultless - no flickering.

    Cheers
     
  12. 18 Aug 2019 at 3:32 PM #12
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    Contact M3 Powerboy on here mate he does these and led upgrades for the other bulbs, he’s supplied loads on this forum and M3ntal, I’ve had the full set off him and they are brilliant, nice white light that really updates the look of the car.
    He’s a pleasure to deal with too
     
  13. 22 Aug 2019 at 10:12 AM #13
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    Thank you for the advice much appreciated
     
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  14. 29 Aug 2019 at 12:29 AM #14
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    Another vote for the Osram Nightbreakers. Just make sure you buy from a reputable seller.
     
  15. 6 Sep 2019 at 7:18 PM #15
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    I fitted PIAA's to mine, Xtreme white I think, they're very good too
     

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