What headlights does my E46 have?
You can find 12 different E46 headlights on the market, made by 2 different headlight manufacturers….BMW 3 E46 Headlights.
|E46 saloon/wagon/ coupe/convertible Pre-facelift (1998-2001)||AL||Bi-xenon D2S|
|E46 saloon/wagon Facelift (2001-2005)||AL||Halogen H7|
|AL||Single xenon D2S|
Can E26 be led?
Although previously they were most commonly used with incandescent lamps, fluorescent CFL lamps and LED lamps have also continued to adopt the E26 lamp base. Today, A19 LED lamps, BR LED lamps, PAR LED lamps frequently use E26 bases.
What kind of headlight bulb does a BMW E46 have?
BMW E46 vehicles with optional high intensity discharge (HID) or xenon headlights utilize a special high voltage bulb and control unit for low beam headlights. Conventional halogen bulbs are used for high beams.
What type of bulb is used for high beam headlights?
Conventional halogen bulbs are used for high beams. The aim of the xenon low beams is controlled by stepper motors in the headlight assemblies, which respond to vehicle loading as detected by the headlight vertical aim sensors at the front and rear suspension.
How do you remove a Xenon headlight bulb?
Working at rear of headlight assembly, remove Xenon bulb cover by pressing tab (green arrow) and pulling cover up and off headlight assembly. Next, rotate Xenon headlight bulb ignition unit counterclockwise and remove (green arrow).
Are there different types of light bulbs for cars?
Throughout the years, many manufacturers installed several different types and styles of bulbs in production. Make sure that you compare the bulbs in your car to the ones in the pictures here before you order.