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Post by mc5 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:38 pm

Can anyone confirm the parking/angel eye bulb in the headlight. Everywhere I look lists the 5W5 (blade type) but I had Halfords change it and they said they swapped it with what was in there and put in a T4W (screw in). It now lights up but I still have a lamp warning light on the dash. All other bulbs are working so I'm a little confused.

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Post by mmm-five » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:53 pm

The angel-eye bulb is a 5W5, but it's encased in a holder that you can only buy from BMW.

A T4W is a bayonet fitting, so maybe they've just replaced the indicator bulb (which i think should be a H21W).

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Post by mc5 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:04 pm

But the angel eye is now working whereas it wasn't before using the t4w but still have the warning light.

All i can imagine is that they managed to put t4w bulb in there somehow. Looks like i'll have order the whole holder from bmw and do it myself

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Post by dhobbs » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:09 pm

The angel eye bulb holder can be easily modified to replace the bulb on its own. I replaced mine recently with BA9s led bulbs. I'm sure they have different codes other than BA9s though
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Post by mc5 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:20 pm

Yes I've read up on that maybe the previous owner did it. Guess halfords weren't to know. Ill probably just replace with the oem bulb holder or could I just slip a 5w5 in there? If it wasn't such a pita to remove I'd just have a look.

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Post by dhobbs » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:01 pm

I don't think it's a 5w5, it's a push and twist style bulb, although one forum member completely redesigned his holder so he could fit a different style bulb.
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Post by mc5 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:38 pm

All sorted with the oem bulb/holder from bmw. Lesson learnt never use halfrauds

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