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      11-30-2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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headlight / bulb question

sorry, i know this has probally been covered to death, but i can't seem to find the answer.

I have a pre LCI E91 330d with non Xenon lights

What i want to know is there any bulbs that i can put in to brighten up and make whiter.

Not looking to change wiring ETC just straight replacemnts. A link to ones to buy or what to buy would be great.

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      11-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Yes it has been done to death. Philips Extreme Vision H7 bulbs are what you need. Simple replacement and the best conventional bulb on the market.
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Yes it has been done to death. Philips Extreme Vision H7 bulbs are what you need. Simple replacement and the best conventional bulb on the market.
Ditto

I've just bought some from here.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-EX...item35be065228
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      11-30-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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+1 but if you've got hands like shovels ask the Mrs to fit them for you
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I recently got some Halfords +120% H7's, they were buy one get one free (29.99 each) and they're a massive improvement on the ones that were in and aren't at all yellow. If I'd have searched on here before hand I would probably have bought the Philips ones recomended by the forum members but I was in a rush. I also adjusted the headlights up a little as I felt they were too low. If you do this, don't go 3 full turns, it looks fine lined up against a garage door but on the road it's far too high as I found out . I went back down 1.25 turns on each light and it still probably could do with another 0.25 - 0.5 turns down (CW turn to dip CCW to raise).
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+1 for the Phillips bulbs.

Though I went for the Osram Nightbreakers.
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thanks for the help.

i brought these for the wifes new DS3. however they made no difference at all. Crap before and crap after fitting

http://www.wilcodirect.co.uk/index.p...ducts_id=10013
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Osram Nightbreaker II for me. Great bulbs.
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Which give out the whitest light
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      11-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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As an aside as long as OP does not mind..The 2006 330d m sport with xenons..does anyone know if i look for d1S or d2s as replacements ?
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As an aside as long as OP does not mind..The 2006 330d m sport with xenons..does anyone know if i look for d1S or d2s as replacements ?
have a look at this thread mate over in the UK tech forum - xenons are the D1S type

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13078911
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Hi, can you tell me which you feel is best? Osram or phillips and where did you buy them from? i have a LCI E90 2012 and hope they will fit.

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+1 for the Phillips bulbs.

Though I went for the Osram Nightbreakers.
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      12-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #13
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Hi, can you tell me which you feel is best? Osram or phillips and where did you buy them from? i have a LCI E90 2012 and hope they will fit.
Bought via Amazon, reviews for both bulbs are great there's not much difference between the two.
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