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      10-28-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
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Drivers side angel eyes out

Bought my e90 330d yesterday what an amazing car!!! Took a 2 hour drive to London in my e46 318i with the wife an I drove the 330d back and she drove the 318i. Now I've got one problem. Before I bought it and and struck a deal everything was fine but when I was about an hour and half home with only half an hour left a bulb warning flashed up on the dash and the drivers side indicators were giving me the sign of one being out (flashing fast) it wasn't until I got home that I noticed the drivers side angle eyes are also out?

Does this happen when you have a indicator out or is this a common fault

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      10-28-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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An angel eye being out will not affect the indicators so sounds like you have two faults. Replacing angel eye is an easy job, bulbs are stupidly dear from dealer.
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An angel eye being out will not affect the indicators so sounds like you have two faults. Replacing angel eye is an easy job, bulbs are stupidly dear from dealer.
It's oem angel eyes as it has xenon headlights. Is changing the bulb way or beat to buy new angel eyes?
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      10-28-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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What year is your car? It should be just a standard H8 bulb if its a pre-LCI. Couple of quid for a new one.
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I had to change mine yesterday.

Cost me 12 for a replacement H8 bulb from the local motor factors.

It didn't have any affect on the indicator though.
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What year is your car? It should be just a standard H8 bulb if its a pre-LCI. Couple of quid for a new one.
It's a 56 plate. Are they easy to replace.

Sorted the indicator today and the angel eyes on drivers side is still out so obviously not related just a coincidence they went at the same time.
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I had to change mine yesterday.

Cost me 12 for a replacement H8 bulb from the local motor factors.

It didn't have any affect on the indicator though.
Was it easy to fit the bulb? As I've read online that getting to the bulb can be a right pita?!
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It's a 56 plate. Are they easy to replace.

Sorted the indicator today and the angel eyes on drivers side is still out so obviously not related just a coincidence they went at the same time.
They are pretty easy on the coupe. Not too sure on the E90. IIRC, you have to access it via the wheel arch. May mean a wheel/arch-liner partial removal job!
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They are pretty easy on the coupe. Not too sure on the E90. IIRC, you have to access it via the wheel arch. May mean a wheel/arch-liner partial removal job!
Thanks for the info. Will give my local dealer a call in the morning and see what I need.
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Thanks for the info. Will give my local dealer a call in the morning and see what I need.
To be honest bud, you may be better going to a local independant garage. I'd hazard a guess that you'd get charged minimum hours labour (if not half hour) for that. At 120 (my dealer rate anyway) thats gonna be one expensive light bulb.
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My main dealer charged 15 mins labour to replace this bulb. Apparently it's a BMW specific part too as it comes with a part number or something.
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It isn't a BMW specific part, you can get same from halfords or similar. I chose to get mine from dealer to make sure it's light was exactly the same as other side.
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I did my angel light bulb when I bought my car, I decided to upgrade to some LED ones from eBay, loom much much better.

Fitting wise it took me about an to do both sides. You can struggle around using the little hatch in the wheel arch but I decided to take the wheel liner out and made the job 1000 times easier.
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My main dealer charged 15 mins labour to replace this bulb. Apparently it's a BMW specific part too as it comes with a part number or something.
Your dealer must be really nice. Most usually charge a minimum hours labour
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both sides went on mine, (not at the same time though) I literally tapped the headlight and it stated working both times lol

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I have the halogen headlights with angel eyes and was told that they are a dealer part ..
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