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      08-12-2007, 01:25 AM   #45
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Thanks to your awesome write up, it made the installation a breeze. I didn't even have to jack up the car.

Here are a couple of photos.

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Thanks for the instructions (and pictures...) it made a world of difference.

The only bad news is that I think I should've gone with white (regular xenons) instead of the JDM yellow.

Any suggestions which brand/type would match the HID headlight better? I know PIAA makes them? Any other brand? If so what's the best place to get them?

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There are a lot of brand that makes hyper white foglight bulbs.

Luminics also make white/purple/blue bulbs. I can now vouch for Luminics because they are durable and last pretty damn long.

You can't really go wrong with PIAA either. Search around a bit, there are 1 or 2 bulbs that matches the stock HID temperature pretty good.
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Great write up! Put in my MTEC Cosmos Blue bulbs today, I went and bought ramps, realized my car wouldnt clear them, and used a small block of wood and realized all you have to do is turn the wheel.

I unbolted all the bolts you pointed out plus one right where the top of my knuckles are in the picture with my hand/glove.

Reach your hand through here and twist off the bulb


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DC516 ---those MTEC's look good! Seem to really match the HIDS! How do they look at night on the road? Trying to decide if I want to go Cosmo Blue or the Superwhites they offer...

Bimmer335i07 --WOW what are you using for the Angel Eyes? Those are so white and would look perfect on my white 335
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nice write up! i'll use this in the future when I do this, except I don't have small hands
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS!
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didnt have to jack up the car
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Thanks for posting this - subbing as I'll be attempting this, this weekend
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NO NEED TO LIFT YOUR CAR. Removing the fogs was a cinch after removing about 6 8mm bolts. You dont even need to turn the wheels to get access to the bulbs. pull back the corner of the wheel well and the bulb is right there
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Nice writeup. My passenger side fog light came unscrewed and was just dangling on the inside of the bumper I'm not sure how it happened, but this thread definitely helped in getting it fixed like new!
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Thanks for the help! Took less than 15 mins
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fog lights as DRL

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Do you think is feasible at e90, just go to the front fog lamps each other (without status indicators, rear lights)? I'd like to present a yellow h11-h11-es instead of incandescent and LED lights, and post-use as DRL, thanks
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or another option is just reach down from the top on the pass. side and pull the air box and do the same on the driver side. WAY easier IMO.
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Do you think is feasible at e90, just go to the front fog lamps each other (without status indicators, rear lights)? I'd like to present a yellow h11-h11-es instead of incandescent and LED lights, and post-use as DRL, thanks
I couldn't fully understand what you were asking, but if I understood correctly, you asking whether you can put in LED lights instead and use it as DRL?
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or another option is just reach down from the top on the pass. side and pull the air box and do the same on the driver side. WAY easier IMO.
There are actually different ways to do it. This way was the only way I found at the time. I believe I made this like 5 years ago or something.
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How about a DIY for installing LEDs in the headlights? thanks
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Will definitely use this thanks!
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Great write up! Put in my MTEC Cosmos Blue bulbs today, I went and bought ramps, realized my car wouldnt clear them, and used a small block of wood and realized all you have to do is turn the wheel.

I unbolted all the bolts you pointed out plus one right where the top of my knuckles are in the picture with my hand/glove.

Reach your hand through here and twist off the bulb


hi there do you know if these Mtech fog lights are error free? Thanks
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hi there do you know if these Mtech fog lights are error free? Thanks
yes they are. I'm on my second set. Had to replace the first one which was running strong for 6 years just because I got in a frontal accident.
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the driver side can actually be done from the top.. you'd have to remove the airfilter housing.. you get more then enough space.. you just have to dive in a bit..
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