ZKW OE Euro Ellipsoid Headlights For BMW E36 3-Series

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ZKW OE Euro Ellipsoid Headlights For BMW E36 3-Series
ZKW OE Euro Ellipsoid Headlights For BMW E36 3-Series is available to buy in increments of 1


Application (Please consult your owner's manual for your application fitment type):
ALL E36 Cars Between 1992-1999 (3-series)


1 X Driver's Headlight

1 X Passenger's Headlight

Each headlight is GLASS with VELOCITY NIPPLES - Some standard housing options will need bulbs


All options are completely plug and play except the Bixenon function. In some cases, you will need to tap the power wires to the high beam power and ground wires. The parts are provided for this feature with all orders for Bixenon.  

Our headlights are built at the highest possible quality. We offer to provide you photos prior to completion and shipping and all headlights are build to exacting standards and tested properly in every aspect (Angel eyes, Xenon, Leveling, Pattern, and Seal)

PnP = Plug and Play Please visit HERE for schematic


 1) Angel Eyes - All DAYTIME VISIBLE DURING DIRECT SUNLIGHT (not all options available for all headlights, check drop down options)

  • Orion COB Lite has no LED visible and is 25% brighter than CCFL.
  • Orion V2 has 60 LED, has a slightly more "Audi-esque" look, has a lifetime warranty against defects, is 300% brighter than CCFL. As bright as OEM 2010+ BMW cars. Note: 50% brighter than Orion COB Lite but more reliable.
  • Orion V4 has 120 LED, has no gaps between LED, is 100% brighter than Orion V2
  • Orion V2 Multi-Color  has a selectable mode where you can choose what color you can be in

2) Xenon Upgrades - (not all options available for all headlights, check drop down options)

  • SuperSlim D2S/HX/900X 35W System - AC Bulbs and Ballasts 35W - our price leader, may not work on some cars due to error cancelling
  • SuperSlim D2S/HX/900X 55W System - AC Bulbs and Ballats 55W - our output leader, may not work on some cars due to error cancelling
  • Canbus Pro D2S/HX/900X 35W System - AC Bulbs and Ballasts- our error cancelling system - this may be required for your car, it is the best option if you are unsure and most reliable.
  • Canbus Pro D2S/HX/900X 45W NHK - AC Bulbs and Ballasts - our top of the line CANBUS ERROR CORRECTING System. This is an OEM quality level kit.
  • Denso D2S Only 35W System - AC Bulbs and Ballasts - this is only for use with D2S systems - THIS IS AN OEM SYSTEM

3) Bixenon Projector - (not all projectors are available with each type of headlight)

Click on the link below for more details on the projector types.

3) Pre-Installed - All options chosen include pre-installation into the headlights. There is no longer a separate pre-installation charge for any items. 

4) Car Models - All cars that "fit" into a certain model year range are applicable regardless of features or content unless otherwise specified below.

5) Clear Film Protection - It's a good idea to purchase some protective film to keep your headlights looking new if you are in a windy, dirty, or often grimy part of the country. Or, if you do a lot of night driving or country driving where debris can damage your headlight. The film will not protect from larger rocks or accidents

6) Color - for Xenon Only

  • 4300K - Pure white with hints of yellow
  • 6000K - Pure white with slight hints of blue
  • 8000K - Pure white with significant blue 

Benefits of Bixenon Option:

  • Requires minor tap to high beam wires on some cars, on others, the bixenon function is completely transparent.
  • BIXENON FUNCTIONALITY - Does your car not currenlty have Bixenons? No problem, this application gives you a setup that is just like the factory bixenon feature without reprogramming, errors, rewiring, or new LCM required.
  • 2X better beam pattern (as compared to most OEM applications and aftermarket projectors) - beam pattern is wider, deeprer and the pattern is sharp and defined.
  • Small footprint for easy installation - dimensionally just like stock and aftermarket headlights, doesn't require any custom fitting.
  • Incredible improvement in night visibility - far better light pattern and prism - see photos above.
  • Works with All Auto Leveling and Adaptive Lights

Advances in lighting technology have improved the quality, clarity, and pattern of newer projectors that are currently being installed inside newer headlights for the very best lighting and road visibility. Now, you too can take advantage of the improvement with an OEM style system that dramatically improves upon an already well designed and quality system of the standard headlights offered here. 

While a little more expensive and certainly not for everyone, the Bixenon retrofit is completely seamlessly integrated into the housing, retaining full adjustability, auto-leveling controls, with no additional space requirements for install.

The major benefits of the Bixenon retrofit are greater intensity, clarity, and dramatically improved light patterns with no associated glare.  And, the major benefit of going with our solution is a fully integrated setup without having to purchase and pay extra for other services. 

A simple chart below illustrates the quality differences between the various solutions:

Your Current Halogen Lights = Black and White TV
Projector Halogen Lights = Color TV
Projector Xenon Lights = LCD TV
Projector Xenon 50W Lights = LCD LED HD TV
Projector Xenon Bixenon Lights = BlueRay LCD HD TV


Why ZKW?


  • the cheap alternatives have optics and lenses and do not project light as evenly 
  • the internal wiring inside the headlight is poorly managed and may fray or damage over time
  • many cheap lights have plastic lenses that melt over time
  • cheaper plastics that with wear and time will degrade and fade or crack.
  • Greater ability to get Bixenon projectors installed.

Orion V2



Install Tips:

  • Change fuses to 10A and/or 15A (for the E36 those are located in spots 11 and 12 in the box)

  • PRETEST the bulbs

  • Mount the controller UNDER the headlights on a flat, dry and vibration free surface - BUMPER area

  • Use existing 9006 connections to connect directly

  • Ensure secure connections to and from the headlight.

key words: bmw oem headlight

Length 3in
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