Happiness (Replacement of DRL/Angeleye Bulb)

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Happiness (Replacement of DRL/Angeleye Bulb)

Post by Kap'nZ4 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:26 pm

So one morning about a month ago, I got in and started up to go to work and saw this...... :(

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After I got home I looked around the car to see which bulb was out and found this....

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A lot of research on line about this bulb that's out and looked for a replacement. $40 for this...... and it's just a holder for gods sake.

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However I feel I have to add this and this info was not anywhere. Of coarse after getting access to the removable hatch, (which is best to take the wheel off as I seriously find it near impossible to reach or see with it on,) is that the screws holding it in are Torx 20. No need to remove the screws as a couple turns to loosen is enough to give a left hand twist to free the holder up. T20 Friends.

Research led to me to posts about hacking the holder to replace the bulb as it does press down and turn to release. Mind you stuff like that normally makes me shy away and replace the whole bit, but seeing as it did indeed push down and turn to release after I had gotten mine out, and I had a dremal tool that had a proper bit, and being able to see where I needed to make the hole and knowing if I flubbed it up I could easily buy the whole bit. I decided to go for it.
Dremal out and 10 minutes latter the bulb was free. Joy JOY :D

Thought about slapping LED's in but the local store had nothing in a 12v 10w. Fine, ordered four new Halogen bulbs. Took a week to get here.

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Got back into the wheel well, mounted the holder back in place and....

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:D Wooohoooo! Success.
Best part it was cheap, only took me 20 mins to get the holder out, 10 mins to drill the holes and 20 mins to put it back.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Does the bulb not simply twist out of the holder? What a stupid idea!

Need to replace mine, as they are too dim, will put some 200 lumen LEDS in that I have left from my Sonar lamps. Where did you "dremmel" any pics?

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Post by Kap'nZ4 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:46 pm

Check this thread in the how to section....
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=36896

LEDS however will need to be codded out for light checks so as not to toss the warning up.
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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:57 pm

Kap'nZ4 wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:46 pm Check this thread in the how to section....
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=36896

LEDS however will need to be codded out for light checks so as not to toss the warning up.
:thumbsup: No probs with the coding :)

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Post by Darkangelv2 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm

Which OEM headlights had the angel eyes? Is it standard on the bi-xenon?

I thought they were all after market! :roll:
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Post by RyanB88 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:04 pm

Came stabdard on my e85, assumed all xenon cars had them!
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Post by dans6490 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm

Darkangelv2 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm Which OEM headlights had the angel eyes? Is it standard on the bi-xenon?

I thought they were all after market! :roll:

I thought it was just me, I've never seen / never knew any oem lights came with halos. On my last zed, I looked for a long time for some facelift lights, before installing angel eyes.

These must be really rare

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Post by Buckz » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm

dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Darkangelv2 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm Which OEM headlights had the angel eyes? Is it standard on the bi-xenon?

I thought they were all after market! :roll:

I thought it was just me, I've never seen / never knew any oem lights came with halos. On my last zed, I looked for a long time for some facelift lights, before installing angel eyes.

These must be really rare
All xenon facelifts come with a single ring angel eye as far as I know. Mine has the double lens setup and no halo and an angel eye like op.
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Post by Darkangelv2 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:53 pm

dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Darkangelv2 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm Which OEM headlights had the angel eyes? Is it standard on the bi-xenon?

I thought they were all after market! :roll:

I thought it was just me, I've never seen / never knew any oem lights came with halos. On my last zed, I looked for a long time for some facelift lights, before installing angel eyes.

These must be really rare

:rofl:
So glad it wasn't just me!
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Post by dans6490 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:57 pm

Buckz wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm
dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Darkangelv2 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm Which OEM headlights had the angel eyes? Is it standard on the bi-xenon?

I thought they were all after market! :roll:

I thought it was just me, I've never seen / never knew any oem lights came with halos. On my last zed, I looked for a long time for some facelift lights, before installing angel eyes.

These must be really rare
All xenon facelifts come with a single ring angel eye as far as I know. Mine has the double lens setup and no halo and an angel eye like op.
It's a strange one as I've got facelift xenon lights but they haven't got any angel eyes/halos.

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Post by Darkangelv2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm

dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:57 pm
Buckz wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm
dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:20 pm


I thought it was just me, I've never seen / never knew any oem lights came with halos. On my last zed, I looked for a long time for some facelift lights, before installing angel eyes.

These must be really rare
All xenon facelifts come with a single ring angel eye as far as I know. Mine has the double lens setup and no halo and an angel eye like op.
It's a strange one as I've got facelift xenon lights but they haven't got any angel eyes/halos.
Are yours silver or black inners?
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Post by dans6490 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm

Darkangelv2 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:57 pm
Buckz wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm

All xenon facelifts come with a single ring angel eye as far as I know. Mine has the double lens setup and no halo and an angel eye like op.
It's a strange one as I've got facelift xenon lights but they haven't got any angel eyes/halos.
Are yours silver or black inners?
Mine are black inners

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Post by rally-chris » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:28 pm

dans6490 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Darkangelv2 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
dans6490 wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:57 pm

It's a strange one as I've got facelift xenon lights but they haven't got any angel eyes/halos.
Are yours silver or black inners?
Mine are black inners
Your lights are aftermarket then, not original BMW and hence no angel eyes. Are you sure they are actually Xenon/HID?

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Post by dhobbs » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:59 pm

Mine has a single halo and xenons. OEM as far as I know.
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Post by dans6490 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:03 pm

rally-chris wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:28 pm
dans6490 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Darkangelv2 wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Are yours silver or black inners?
Mine are black inners
Your lights are aftermarket then, not original BMW and hence no angel eyes. Are you sure they are actually Xenon/HID?

Chris
They are original BMW and defo Xenon

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