E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > DIY Guides > DIY: Replacing Foglight Bulbs(aftermarket or OEM). 56k death.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-27-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
DIY: Replacing Foglight Bulbs(aftermarket or OEM). 56k death.

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 did it the first time.
3. DO NOT touch the bulb with your barehand. Hold the base, never the bulb itself.
4. You might need to do extra work if you have big hands.


Instruction:

1. Tools I used. 8mm socket, wrench, 2-ton jack, extra light support, aftermarket yellow foglight bulbs.

Oh yeah, and small hands required.


2. Lift your car. You don't have to lift it alot if you don't have big head.


3. Get under the car, Take off all the bolts that the red arrows are indicating.

Close-up pic of the 3 bolts you can't see.

One of the "bolt" in the middle is actually a clip. Pull out the middle piece with minus screw driver. real easy.

Close-up pic of the bolt you have to take off by the fender area.



4. Pull the air-splitter thingy off.


5. Pull the whole plastic panel off.


6. Now you'll see the foglight bulb in place.


7. Reach for it, and twist the bulb socket off the foglight housing.


8. Take the socket out, take the bulb out, replace it with new ones.


9. Place the bulbs you've taken out in a safe place if you plan on using them in the future.


10. Put the new bulb in. Put the bulb socket back in, the exact same way you took it out but reverse twist.


11. Reverse process, put everything back in, screw the bolts/clips back in. Enjoy the new bulbs.




For comparison between the Luminics JDM Yellow bulbs vs OEM bulbs,
please refer to this thread.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2005, 10:15 PM   #2
Mark
Administrator
Mark's Avatar
United_States
3314
Rep
4,085
Posts

Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
great writeup ! thanks, i'm putting this is the ultimate compilation thread

__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
Thanks mark.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
tiga901
Second Lieutenant
tiga901's Avatar
5
Rep
244
Posts

Drives: e90 330i, mt pp sp
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Millbrae, CA

iTrader: (0)

Great pictures...very informative!!!!

I bow to you!!!!!
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2005, 11:49 AM   #5
RedStripe
Captain
RedStripe's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
649
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to RedStripe
great post. Thanks very much
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
chris
Second Lieutenant
chris's Avatar
2
Rep
280
Posts

Drives: Jet Black e90 330i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to chris
nice! thanks for the wonderful DIY!
Appreciate 0
      10-31-2005, 11:28 AM   #7
thd13
Major
thd13's Avatar
18
Rep
1,418
Posts

Drives: A07 330i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murrland

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to thd13
Great write-up!!! Now for the Angel eyes...
__________________
My other ride is your mom.
Appreciate 0
      10-31-2005, 12:08 PM   #8
afocoryw20
Lieutenant
afocoryw20's Avatar
7
Rep
456
Posts

Drives: X3 + 325xi
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jerz

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325XI  [0.00]
2005 X3  [0.00]
1990 Mercedes Benz ...  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to afocoryw20
This is why this forum is the best!
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2006, 08:45 PM   #9
JNg1
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

HIHI
Thaks your photo help me a lot. can u tell me what model is your FOG light
Many thanks!!
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2006, 02:30 AM   #10
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
No problem.

What model is my foglight? I don't quite understand that question..
Its Luminics JDM Yellow bulbs for H11 application.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2006, 07:52 PM   #11
JNg1
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lux.sh
No problem.

What model is my foglight? I don't quite understand that question..
Its Luminics JDM Yellow bulbs for H11 application.
hihi
I WANT ASK HID FOGLIGHT FOR E90 IS H7 OR H11???
THANKS YOUR HELP
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2006, 09:06 PM   #12
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
JNg1, H11 works perfectly fine.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2006, 12:40 AM   #13
HRC
MAUI BUILT
HRC's Avatar
United_States
167
Rep
7,772
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i MT
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NORCAL

iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to HRC
Nice wright up Lux! I may end up replacing with some ION yellows again.

Danny
__________________
Arctic/Blk Leather/Alum.Trim/MT/ZSP/Sunshades/Blk Lines/M3 Illuminated Knob/Alcantara Performance Wheel/M-E-Brake Handle/Euro Fog Switch/Koni Yellows/H&R Sport Springs/19" VMR V718's w/PS2 Tires/M-Tech Body Kit/Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Bimmian Interior Bulbs/OEM Eye Glass Tray/SSK/Alcantara Boot/Split Armrest/OEM Dual Rear Power Outlets/Rear Ashtray Delete/OEM Alum. Pedals/Osram 6000K/Brex Rings/LED Side Markers/BMS Power Box
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2006, 12:42 AM   #14
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRC
Nice wright up Lux! I may end up replacing with some ION yellows again.

Danny
no problem danny!
Post some pics when you do. Ion Yellows look great from what i've seen so far.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2006, 01:41 AM   #15
DILLIGAF
Lieutenant
Canada
5
Rep
432
Posts

Drives: 2006 SG 330i ZSP MT CA
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Whitby, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to DILLIGAF
Looks good...thanks for the DYI pics
__________________
2006 330i
Sparkling Graphite/Sport pkg/Comfort Access/Aluminum Pedals/35% LLumar tint/Blacklines/OEM Shortshift knob
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #16
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
poldim's Avatar
Russian Federation
115
Rep
3,146
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Nice how to....


while crawling around in that fog light space, did you see any open spaces where an HID ballast could be mounted next to the bulb?
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Black Line Tail Lights | Hardwired V1
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 05:36 PM   #17
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by poldim
Nice how to....


while crawling around in that fog light space, did you see any open spaces where an HID ballast could be mounted next to the bulb?
Thanks poldim. You know, if you look at the 2nd pic from the bottom, there is a huge space in there. I should've looked more carefully to see more about angel eye/HID connection. I totally forgot about it. Perhaps maybe someone can post a pic of the inside when they do this DIY?
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 06:46 PM   #18
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
poldim's Avatar
Russian Federation
115
Rep
3,146
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Im going to be ordering the chepo HID's for the fogs. I figure since its only 225 bucks shipped, if they break in a few years I wont care. But I need some place to mount them.






Its probably a 3x4x1 inch brick. Hopefully there is something I can either zip tie the thing to or screw it to some hidden plastic pieces.
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Black Line Tail Lights | Hardwired V1
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 07:13 PM   #19
db17k
Chicketeh china the chinese chicken, you have?
db17k's Avatar
14
Rep
790
Posts

Drives: 335ci hold out
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 S2000  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by poldim
Im going to be ordering the chepo HID's for the fogs. I figure since its only 225 bucks shipped, if they break in a few years I wont care. But I need some place to mount them.






Its probably a 3x4x1 inch brick. Hopefully there is something I can either zip tie the thing to or screw it to some hidden plastic pieces.

will that bulb fit in the OEM foglight socket? If they offered that kit with 5k bulbs it'd be sick.
__________________
"In Soviet Russia car forks you!"

Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 07:48 PM   #20
lux.sh
missing two turbos.
lux.sh's Avatar
United_States
235
Rep
4,860
Posts

Drives: fast around corners.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Curves

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by poldim
Im going to be ordering the chepo HID's for the fogs. I figure since its only 225 bucks shipped, if they break in a few years I wont care. But I need some place to mount them.


Its probably a 3x4x1 inch brick. Hopefully there is something I can either zip tie the thing to or screw it to some hidden plastic pieces.
poldim, I am pretty certain that there are PLENTY of room to mount that in there. As you can see in pics, there are alot of room to do so. After I saw that, I thought about getting HID kit for the fogs also. I previously thought it'd be tough install cause of minimal space available under there, but it seems like it will be a easy process.
If you can't "hang" around them there, try building a custom mount for it or use 3m double sided tape to stick it somewhere.

Let us know if you go on with this install.
__________________
06 AW E90 330i ZPP/ZSP/Step/Expired Warranty

: Prior Design Front : ACS Rear : ACS Roof : BlackLines : Simota Intake : Carbon Fiber Interior Trim :
: MTEC V3 : 24% Charcoal : V1 Hardwired : Solaris Invisibulbs/LED interior :
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 09:00 PM   #21
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
poldim's Avatar
Russian Federation
115
Rep
3,146
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Quote:
Originally Posted by db17k
will that bulb fit in the OEM foglight socket? If they offered that kit with 5k bulbs it'd be sick.

Here is my 3000K HID Fog Lights Thread


This is the Honda Tech thread that is selling my 3000k kit for $225 shipped.

Quote:
Originally Posted by
INFINITUDE USA from Honda Tech
Fitment: H1, H3, H7, H8, H11, H13, H4-Low, H4 Hi/Lo, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, D2R, D2S, D2C
Temperature: 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 6000k, 8000k, 10000k, 12000k, 14000k, 15000K

Low Beam: $210 Shipped
H4 Hi/Lo: $260 Shipped
D2R, D2S, D2C: $220 Shipped
For 3000K JDM Golden Globes, add $15
You can get any of those colors in the H11's.

I will probably place my order tomorrow and they should arrive in a few weeks.


Since you're in Cali, you can order from the first thread for 240 and get them the next day probably.
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Black Line Tail Lights | Hardwired V1
Appreciate 0
      01-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #22
db17k
Chicketeh china the chinese chicken, you have?
db17k's Avatar
14
Rep
790
Posts

Drives: 335ci hold out
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2003 S2000  [0.00]
Thanks man! that's hot!
__________________
"In Soviet Russia car forks you!"

Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST