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Hey Guys,

I recently was in an accident with my Range Rover Sport 2006 HSE and required my left adaptive headlight to be replaced. I took it a body shop in San Jose CA and had it replaced. Well , when I got my vehicle and I noticed that the new replacement light does not shoot out the white blue light like the right one. A white with a slight hint of yellow beams out now on the replaced left headlight. When looking at the lights together, there is a noticeable difference. The body shop advised that Land Rover stated that the original part for this (XBC502100L2N) is no longer made and is replaced by XBC502090LN. I am in the process of validating this with several Land Rover dealers in California Land Rover San Jose, Redwood city and BMCD in San Francisco where I purchased the vehicle. Has anyone experienced this or can anyone shed some light if any of this is true? I really don't want to be stuck with non matching headlights and I prefer the original headlight that came with the sport.

Any help or advise would be appreciated!
 

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Thanks Umberto! But this is going through Insurance as I was rear-ended into another vehicle. Ive also been skeptical of buying things on ebay and don't want to deal with the what if's? Just wondering if what the body shop is advising me is fact and if anyone else experience this.
 

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I guess you will get your answer from a dealer's parts dept (or a LR indy shop with a Microcat subscription...) I was not aware of a change - I only recall that the rear lamp assemblies did change when they removed the amber - but the GTR has no info on part numbers so it's definitely possible... If the light output is different in any way between the two, the insurance will have no choice but to pay for replacement of the right cluster as well. Then you can sell the old one on eBay. :twisted:
 

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It sounds to me like you may just have 2 different bulbs in there. Whoever the body shop got the light from may have just thrown in a 4300k bulb instead of the 6500k that i believe comes stock. If they are indeed the same temp(k) than you prolly just need to get 2 of the same bulb which is D2s bulb which i believe can be had on ebay for around $20. If you try to get the bulbs from the dealer it will be some ridiculous amount, i think in the multiple hundreds. Heres what im talking about. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/D2C-D2S-6000K-HID-Light-Bulb-BMW-323ci-328i-328ci-2000_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem414a6b4f75QQitemZ280421420917QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
Even though it says bmw it will fit ours, and they are very easy to swap out and change. If you still arent sure PM me i may have some spare bulbs lying around i can send you.
 

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Alboogie7 said:
Land Rover stated that the original part for this (XBC502100L2N) is no longer made and is replaced by XBC502090LN.
My invoice dated September 4, 2008:

XBC502090LZN Headlamp Assy.
XBC502100LZN Headlamp Assy.

So, one if for the left and one is for the right. Don't know what's going on with your part numbers, but I think the "2" in your original part number may be a typo, since it looks like a "Z".
 

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Light temps have nothing to do with "phasing" out models of headlamps. They simply have a different bulb in there. Tell them to pull out the blueish bulb and provide a replacement. It should really be that simple

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Umberto, I'm no lamp expert, but MH aka HID will color shift over time. I had a small saltwater reef tank and new MH bulbs would take about 100 hrs to fully color adjust and then they will degrade over time. That's why its best to change both bulbs at the same time on your headlights.

Also in this case, a change in the ballast could produce a slightly different color light w the same bulb.

I would try switching the left and right bulb on the headlights to see if its a ballast issue before just assuming its a bulb issue.
 

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I agree...this should be a simple replacement of the bulb...but the person at the parts department @ Land Rover stated this could not done ...he was adamant that a replacement would cause damage.. couldn't give me a clear explanation as to why though....
 
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