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      12-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Cornering Lights to Match Lux Angel Eyes

I've searched this, but due to me being uncertain that I'm using the right terminology, and perhaps simple general incompetence, I am not confident I have found all the info I need to make my decision.

I have a 2007 328i coupe with Lux H8 V3 angel eyes. When I turn my steering wheel or even put the car in reverse, the inner bulbs on both sides of the front headlights fill in with an orange light. I believe these are called cornering bulbs (H3 is the part name I think). I want to replace these bulbs with a set that will be white - as close a match to my white Lux angel eyes as possible.

Can you please recommend some bulbs? I have seen references to MTEC 4500K, which won't be a perfect match I'm told, but that set is allegedly the best I can get.

A few questions. First, is a halogen set of bulbs my only option? Second, assuming the answer to the first question is yes, is the MTEC 4500K set the best match for me? If so, is the bulb set I want H3? I've tried finding these online, but no luck. Can someone please link me directly to a website selling the exact set of bulbs I need?

Thank you very much. Greatly appreciated.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531107

Pretty sure only LCI euro's have cornering bulb feature and Pre LCI's use those as DRL's
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Pretty sure only LCI euro's have cornering bulb feature and Pre LCI's use those as DRL's
my 07 e92 has cornering bulbs?

Thanks for this diy I might give this a try next weekend
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Pretty sure only LCI euro's have cornering bulb feature and Pre LCI's use those as DRL's
Thank you. I ended up finding this link after I posted. It is definitely helpful. My remaining question is whether the MTEC H3 4350k bulbs are the best white match. I have also seen people using the GP Thunder 7500k H3 bulbs. Any word on which is a better match for my Lux?
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my 07 e92 has cornering bulbs?

Thanks for this diy I might give this a try next weekend
Maybe the guy who posted in a thread like that who had a Pre LCI did not have xenons because for some reason he said he did not have them.
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Thank you. I ended up finding this link after I posted. It is definitely helpful. My remaining question is whether the MTEC H3 4350k bulbs are the best white match. I have also seen people using the GP Thunder 7500k H3 bulbs. Any word on which is a better match for my Lux?
I have heard they pretty much both the same. I would go with the GP Thunders
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The beginning of that DIY is misleading and, frankly, makes no sense.

"Here's a DIY I threw together demonstrating how to swap out the adaptive headlight bulbs. These are the H3 bulbs for the headlights that engage and swivel when the steering wheel is turned."

Cornering bulbs (the inside pair) do not swivel anywhere. Only the primary projectors (the outside pair) can swivel when the steering wheel is turned. Meanwhile the DIY at the link is actually for the cornering bulbs.
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The beginning of that DIY is misleading and, frankly, makes no sense.

"Here's a DIY I threw together demonstrating how to swap out the adaptive headlight bulbs. These are the H3 bulbs for the headlights that engage and swivel when the steering wheel is turned."

Cornering bulbs (the inside pair) do not swivel anywhere. Only the primary projectors (the outside pair) can swivel when the steering wheel is turned. Meanwhile the DIY at the link is actually for the cornering bulbs.
Guess the guy does not know the correct terminology, but who cares, everything else is right and accurate.
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I think LUX V3 are closer to 6000K light temp. I would look for something closer to that range.
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The beginning of that DIY is misleading and, frankly, makes no sense.

"Here's a DIY I threw together demonstrating how to swap out the adaptive headlight bulbs. These are the H3 bulbs for the headlights that engage and swivel when the steering wheel is turned."

Cornering bulbs (the inside pair) do not swivel anywhere. Only the primary projectors (the outside pair) can swivel when the steering wheel is turned. Meanwhile the DIY at the link is actually for the cornering bulbs.
You're correct, the inboard headlights (the ones for which the bulb swap DIY is written) do not swivel. I'll reword.
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I think LUX V3 are closer to 6000K light temp. I would look for something closer to that range.
Thank you for the recommendation.
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