i'm gonna try that, sorry for the late response...
Also, the dealership said there were 3 parts to look out for... the bulb, the ballast, and some ignitor... they said it could be any one of those 3
2003 BMW 330i M-Package (E46)
Smoked Tail Lights, Corners and Side Markers for my 2003 BMW 330i
BMW = Bad Man Wagon!!!