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lux.sh
10-27-2005
Before you do this:

1. Do it at your OWN risk.
2. MAKE SURE TO USE JACK-STANDS when you lift up your car.
I didn't use it this time because I already did this before and
it took me few minutes to complete. I did use extra support jacks
when I...
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By Bimmer335i07 on 08-12-2007, 12:25 AM
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.

Thanks again!









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By E90330iS on 08-12-2007, 05:14 PM
Nice!
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By add1cted2 on 04-10-2008, 02:20 AM
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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?

Thanks!!!
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By lux.sh on 04-10-2008, 03:49 AM
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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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By DC516 on 09-21-2008, 05:06 PM
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Nonjacking FOG DIY Pics

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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By booyah on 09-21-2008, 11:36 PM
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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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By darkphantom on 09-22-2008, 12:35 PM
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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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By Joker330i on 02-08-2009, 07:30 PM
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS!
just did it
didnt have to jack up the car
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By yashart_330 on 06-26-2009, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for posting this - subbing as I'll be attempting this, this weekend
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By ckossl325xi on 07-12-2009, 10:23 PM
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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By ryonwheat on 02-19-2011, 03:40 PM
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Thumbs up

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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By E92ML on 05-31-2011, 02:40 AM
Thanks for the help! Took less than 15 mins
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By vessy21 on 07-07-2011, 06:17 AM
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fog lights as DRL

Hi,
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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By 3erdriver on 07-28-2011, 07:05 PM
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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By lux.sh on 07-28-2011, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by vessy21 View Post
Hi,
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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By lux.sh on 07-28-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jimH6 View Post
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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By Amini77 on 11-26-2011, 09:09 PM
How about a DIY for installing LEDs in the headlights? thanks
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By Bingobimmer on 01-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Will definitely use this thanks!
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By GoRomeo on 03-07-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by DC516 View Post
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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By CUTigers on 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM
Works great
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By lux.sh on 03-22-2012, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by GoRomeo View Post
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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By phvxoui on 05-04-2012, 03:45 PM
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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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