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      02-05-2023, 01:16 PM   #1

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New Hella Xenon Headlights

First post on this forum after reading for years Ö Iím not a big forum poster to say the least but I have this one thing I canít seem to figure out. Probably overthinking it since I canít find anything on the net or this forum. Anyways, here goes Ö

So, the right headlight of my 2011 535i finally gave in and the dreaded moisture inside the headlight is a fact. Iíve decided to replace both left and right for OEM Hellaís. There are no errors, everything still working fine. Got the right lamps, did all my due diligence.
Watched countless videos, read through DYIís and checked TIS. And I think I can do this job myself.
I will need to move the DRL LEDís and blinkers from the old units to the new. I need to heat up the sealant / glue, unscrew and gently pull them off. Now, with the new units there are 3 gaskets. BMW Part Nr 63117268653
For the life of me I canít figure out how to use those. It says the gaskets are for the DRL and blinkers. Do I remove the current glue / sealant on them and ONLY use these gaskets when fitting them to the new headlights OR do I leave the glue / sealant WITH the new gaskets?!

In all videos they just reuse the already applied stuff and not one mentioned the new gaskets Ö

Third option is just to have a pro install it I guess.

For fun and reference, Iím from NL and the Dutch dealer quoted me 3000Ä to replace both units. I just bought the OEM Hellaís for (both) for 1120Ä. Threw in a couple of fresh Philips Xtreme Vision V2ís ad these are OEM version of the BMW Power Xenon (D1S) BMW Part Nr 63112338064.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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      05-09-2023, 06:57 AM   #2

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I hope you got this taken care of by now, but for reference of anyone reading this for the first time, the seals of that kit are for swapping the DRL modules under the assembly, and the turn indicator. They are sized according to the opening. You place them on the modules, and you CAREFULLY squeeze them into the housing. Once they are as far as they can REASONABLY go by hand, you bring them even EVENLY with the mounting screws. Part of the seals will squish out and that's okay.
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