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      11-03-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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Bulb Warning

Ive just swapped one of my bulbs for an LED angel eye upgrade kit and i thought id test it but im getting a bulb warning message my cars a e92 on 57 plate. The ones ive got did have an extra connector which was spare but installed anyway
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these are the bulbs, see there is an extra white connector not used
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Are these error free Leds?
Check the listing again. You should not get the errors and if you do, they need to go back.
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http://************/cv5an4o these are the ones. im concerned about the extra white connector?
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Richk84, could you please do a quick summary with a couple of pics to explain the easiest method to changing the bulbs please?
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http://************/cv5an4o these are the ones. im concerned about the extra white connector?
Listing states that they are error free.
Contact the seller for support.
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I was looking at the documents in the pic, thinking they would be installation instructions, but saw Mushroom Bhaji's

You'd think the sellers would do better if they shipped comprehensive instructions, especially if extra connectors. Good luck mate.
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      11-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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Richk84, could you please do a quick summary with a couple of pics to explain the easiest method to changing the bulbs please?
I changed my H8 LEDS on my 2009 E91. Its LCI but uses H8 for the Angel eyes. Access is via the engine bay.

You unscrew, anticlockwise, the round plastic back cover from the rear of each headlight unit.
You can now see the back of the H8 bulb.
The H8 is a sort of L shape and should be in a near vertical plane with wires at the top. To unlock the H8 bulb you need to rotate the bulb unit approx 45 degrees - but each side in different directions. The drivers side bulb (RH side) rotates anti-clockwise when viewed from its rear and the passenger side (LH side) rotates clockwise to unlock it.
The LED units dont have an L shape. Compare the size and position of the 3 locking taps with those on the H8 bulb to insert the LED in the correct position to engage the tabs. Then rotate in the reverse direction for each side to lock them in place.

Sorry not pics but hope it helps. Its awkward if you have fat fingers like me. I lifted the top of the air filter box off to be able to see into the RH headlight unit. The LH side is easier.
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i think im just gonna have to send them back, thanks for your help guys
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I had the same problem with mine too.

I fitted some error free LEDs and the drivers side kept flashing and the dash was showing bulb failure - I swapped the bulbs around from driver to passenger side and the error remained on the drivers side - eventually after about a week the error just disappeared and not had any issues since.
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were yours the same ones in the pic???
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No mine were different.
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