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Old 05-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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That means we have to remove the glass... is it easy to do?
I have not done it, but hear that it is not very easy ... the glass is apparently "glued" in to the frame ..........
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #17
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(No HID or anything else that strong)

HID would've saved it. They run cooler than Halogens. Sorry about your loss, that's an expensive part, hence your rock guard. Almost a shame a rock didn't get it, but that it was an internal meltdown instead. I would thoroughly check your wiring after/during repair, if it got that hot there, who knows where else it was hot.

I would say, like someone else mentioned, that the culprit is likely that the two arms that hold the filament apart, connected together somehow and turned your lightbulb into a heater. I'm not sure how this can happen, perhaps a manufacturing flaw combined with some sort of jolt from a pothole or offroading; somehow viberating them together and they fused.

Any other bike probably would have probably popped a fuse first, it's odd that the CANBUS system didn't switch it off and save it. Like I said, a damn shame.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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on an 05 12gs melt a headlight. The bulb was just slightly unseated
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:01 AM   #19
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Having worked at a Dealer for 3 yrs, I never seen any issues like that. I usually keep tabs on used parts from various sources and have only seen one on the Flea Market here and one on Kijiji but not recent. I have my broken glass original here I wanted to repair one day with this: http://stores.ebay.com/Dawn-Knights/...=p4634.c0.m322

If you do get a new one, maybe I could buy your old one and do a repair on mine and post the results here. See if I can get the glass out by heat without breaking it. You're not too far from me. That's about the only consolation I can think of.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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I had the unit replaced under warranty on my 2010 F8GS a year or so back (high beam side). Sylvania 55W. It discolored the reflective surface black above the bulb. When I got the bike back, they had put a stock bulb back in .
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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I had the unit replaced under warranty on my 2010 F8GS a year or so back (high beam side). Sylvania 55W. It discolored the reflective surface black above the bulb. When I got the bike back, they had put a stock bulb back in .
So, they know about it !!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:18 AM   #22
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I have seen quite a few cases of stock bikes with burned reflectors.


Getting the glass out undamaged will be impossible IMO, it's glued in there with a ton of adhesive, which won't get soft enough unless you heat it up to a level where the housing will melt as well.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #23
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I have seen quite a few cases of stock bikes with burned reflectors.


Getting the glass out undamaged will be impossible IMO, it's glued in there with a ton of adhesive, which won't get soft enough unless you heat it up to a level where the housing will melt as well.

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #24
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Hi there,

I was wondering... is it possible to have LED lights instead of halogen? If I have to buy another part, I would like to minimize the risk of having the same problem again...
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #25
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Had the same problem, housing was replaced under warranty at 17k miles

Been through any stream crossings? Did you get water or excess moisture in the headlight?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #26
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Had the same problem, housing was replaced under warranty at 17k miles

Been through any stream crossings? Did you get water or excess moisture in the headlight?
I never noticed any water inside mine...
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #27
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I tried to find a solution with BMW Canada and my BMW dealer. Both declined, so I decided to sue them in small claims court. Now it's time for me to go see an expert at Transport Quebec to check the part...

wish me luck...
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:48 AM   #28
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Same story.
The overheating is simply normal with such a power... with halogen lamp, because of bulb temperature.
If you put HID before an evident damage, the part is saved.
In case of even a small burnt, no way: the HID light is not reflected and goes straight to heat up the plastic body - despite to the lower bulb temperature.

Anyway: good news.
Not necessary to buy BMW OEM part: the whole part is corresponding to CEV713-714 (CEV is the producer) code. Let's try to search by Google..

PS - OEM code BM.63127697751

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:05 AM   #29
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Same story.
The overheating is simply normal with such a power... with halogen lamp, because of bulb temperature.
If you put HID before an evident damage, the part is saved.
In case of even a small burnt, no way: the HID light is not reflected and goes straight to heat up the plastic body - despite to the lower bulb temperature.

Anyway: good news.
Not necessary to buy BMW OEM part: the whole part is corresponding to CEV713-714 (CEV is the producer) code. Let's try to search by Google..
Thx a lot bro... I found that: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FANALE-FARO-...item2ec5f66e51
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:05 AM   #30
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yep!

Don't know about the shipping cost; anyway last year I bought mine for 180 € with a dream-discount to a local automotive parts store.

Good deal.
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