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      07-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Have anyone tried H11 in fog light for E92???

Reason why I ask is b/c H8 and H11 should be closely the same and H11 is available in LED. Not sure if it will throw code at 55W, fill me in guys?
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pretty sure it'll throw code at 55W... i remember i once recieved H11 by accident and didnt open it or else they wouldn't return it and i was told for the E92's they need to he size H8.
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      07-27-2008, 01:01 AM   #3
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i did a few search and a few people have gotten away with the error code with a H11 HID kit on e92 + resistor trick. I think it is do able.
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H11, 55 watts in the M-tech front for the E92 is ok. But for a stock bumper, its usually H8, 35 watts
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yes, it's the same but you won't be able to fit the H11 into the foglight due the tri-clips shape.
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H11, 55 watts in the M-tech front for the E92 is ok. But for a stock bumper, its usually H8, 35 watts
So if we are albe to manage to get H11 to fit in H8 housing it should be okay, since the car is the same, only the housing is different. I read a post where people used H11 HID kit to plug into e92 housing with a slight trim to the housing and it fit.
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      07-27-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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On the subject of foglights, I'm not sure what size socket wrench to use to remove the screws in the wheelwell? Can anyone please help?

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On the subject of foglights, I'm not sure what size socket wrench to use to remove the screws in the wheelwell? Can anyone please help?

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Most of them are 8mm, if it doesn't work tried 10m. I need to do mine too as well, but seems like so much work, and its 100degree outside. I'm lazy
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H11, 55 watts in the M-tech front for the E92 is ok. But for a stock bumper, its usually H8, 35 watts
+1 I have an M-Tech bumper and the fog lights are H11. Got Mtec H11 Super Whites and no code.
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i have h11's in the stock fogs, i modified the clips no error codes
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i have h11's in the stock fogs, i modified the clips no error codes
How hard is it on the trimming to make the H11 bulb fit in there? Please share some picture.
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+1 I have an M-Tech bumper and the fog lights are H11. Got Mtec H11 Super Whites and no code.
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H11 foglights came standard as part of my M-Tech body kit. At 55W they are brighter than H8 and no code whatsoever.
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Reason why I ask is b/c H8 and H11 should be closely the same and H11 is available in LED. Not sure if it will throw code at 55W, fill me in guys?
We hooked up some H11 LED bulbs into a friend's E92 stock front bumper. Just slightly modified the tabs on the H11 bulb, added in some $9 Autozone 25W resistors, and presto - LED foglights working in his car. They're bright & look good and match the headlights perfectly, but they don't shine worth a shit on the ground when driving compared to halogen bulbs.
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How hard is it on the trimming to make the H11 bulb fit in there? Please share some picture.
i just installed some h11 hid in the fog. No trimming needed to make it fit.
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Yeah I one time ordered some H11 LED bulbs and from what others claimed it was simillar fitment but failed. It did't fit.
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I have PIAA H11 Yellow Ion for fog.. no error at all....

As far as modifcation goes, I modify the Fog light housing.. just make one of the clip hole a little bigger using drill tool.

and so far, I have no moist in the fog housing.
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get a set of HIDs and you are set on some effective foglights.
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i just installed some h11 hid in the fog. No trimming needed to make it fit.
sorry guys.. it does require very little trimming of the bulb's tab(easier) or make the fog housing tab a little bigger(more time and not reversible).

I bought my h11 xenon kit used and after closer examination, the bulb's tab were already altered by previous owner.
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sorry guys.. it does require very little trimming of the bulb's tab(easier) or make the fog housing tab a little bigger(more time and not reversible).

I bought my h11 xenon kit used and after closer examination, the bulb's tab were already altered by previous owner.
So why couldn't you get an H8 kit to keep it OEM fit?
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