E39 Philips SilverVision Bulbs

Prepared by VietSB
Modified 05.21.03

NOTE: Perform these steps at your own risk. All P/N's listed are a "best guess", so please double-check with your local dealer. These mods and repairs were performed on my US-spec 1997 540iA (11/96 prod date, M62 engine) but there is no guarantee they will work on other E39's. These instructions are provided for entertainment purposes only!
BACKGROUND: Owners striving to remove some of the amber accents from their cars should consider these silver-coated turn signal bulbs when upgrading to Euro-spec front and rear CELIS light assemblies. I don't believe these are DOT-legal, but since they light amber, most municipalities will never even notice.

Required Parts: Other Part Options:
This picture shows how the Euro-spec pins are offset differently than US-spec pins which are equidistant on either side. Check your current bulbs before attempting to purchase replacements.

As you can see, the before and after results are fairly dramatic, and when the bulb is lit, it is still very bright.

Bulb fitment notes:

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