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      10-28-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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Talking DIY-xenon day time running lights !

ok guys so I finaly had the time to change the horrible hallogen day time running lights for xenon lights,the are size H7, and BTW try to get a a higher temp that the HID (4500K) because went they are use as Day Time running lights they are less bright, so try to get 5000 to 6000k so they look like HID during day light and blueish went you flash at night ( remember that at night they are only use to flash, regular high beams are the same as your low beams) you can get a set at www.eurodezigns.com I used to have them in old car and they are really good quality and they offer life time warranty I recomend this one to all of my friends but you can use any brand that you like

As most of you know your day time running lights / flashers are yellow here is my little DIY that will guide you step by step on how to change them maybe this mod is more for my canadians friends because they can't turn this lights off I did it because I hate my flashers to be yellow they look really bad

This DIY is for only cars that have HID headlights

DIY dificulty (1-10) = 6

total time = 40 min


1. locate the light housing ( see pic)

2. remove the cover (see pic)

3. jack up the car ( good luck if you try to do it with out removing the wheel is almost imposible) put a cortton tower on the jack so you don't mess up the plastic jacking points ( see pic ) i

4. remove wheel ( if the wheel does not what to come off you have to kick it out sometimes they are hard to remove) ( see pic)

5. remove all the screws to remove front wheel cover ( see pic)

6. locate the headlight housing

7. remove the plactic connector to expose the bulb (see pic)

8. with a long tool hold the bulb and remove it, just pull it off you don't need to twist it (see pic)

9. plug the plastic connector ( you can only plug it one way so don't worry about + and - ) to the new xenon bulb and tell someone to use the flashers to make sure they light work ( you need to put the car in ACC position so you can use them DO NOT turn on the car while is jack up )

10. insert the new xenon bulb intro the housing with the part that is flat facing up ( see pic) you will hear a metal click

11. put the headlight cover on before puting the wheel cover

12. put the wheel cover on and secure all the screws

13. put the wheel back on

14. lower the car

15. do the same on the other side

16. finaly enjoy your new xenon day time running lights /flashers :rocks:

ohh forgot to mention wait for your calibers, engine and headlights to cold down!! especialy the calibers it hurt like a ....
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      10-28-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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      10-28-2006, 06:26 AM   #3
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ok guys if you need any help you know how to reach me an sorry if I make some grammar mistakes you can tell me with ones so I can correct them but just don't be rude ok I'm trying my best and is also really late so I'm really tired ( is 6 AM I post it today so you have homework to do this weekend )
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So did you replace the DRLs with actual xenons are just xenon colored bulbs. The DRLs are also used for flashing, and I don't think you can "flash to pass" with actual xenons.

Also the DRL don't receive full power, so I don't think they'd look good during the day. And if they are real xenons, I don't think they'd even work. If you don't like the look, it'd be simpler to just the DRLs off. Also, if you want to flash someone, you could push the stalk forward so as to use the bi-xenons rather than pull back and flash with the halogens. Lights would first have to be on however.
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Wow, Cal, you're awesome! Does your buddy know you put a mustach on him LOL??!!
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      10-28-2006, 07:13 AM   #6
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So did you replace the DRLs with actual xenons are just xenon colored bulbs. The DRLs are also used for flashing, and I don't think you can "flash to pass" with actual xenons.

Also the DRL don't receive full power, so I don't think they'd look good during the day. And if they are real xenons, I don't think they'd even work. If you don't like the look, it'd be simpler to just the DRLs off. Also, if you want to flash someone, you could push the stalk forward so as to use the bi-xenons rather than pull back and flash with the halogens. Lights would first have to be on however.
they are they are the bimmian ones I have them turn off allready but I used them went I need to flash the HID's are not that fast and also I did the DIY for some members here that can't turn them off like the ones in Canada

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Wow, Cal, you're awesome! Does your buddy know you put a mustach on him LOL??!!
thanks Stew, nope he does not know but he owns a aud so I don't think he is going to see this DIY
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      10-28-2006, 07:21 AM   #7
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well guys good night I be back after 12 or 1 I need to get some sleep
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Good work Cal. I think i might put xenons on my car.
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great DIY again, calvino. I always enjoy your illustrations....another one for the Master DIY list?
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great DIY again, calvino. I always enjoy your illustrations....another one for the Master DIY list?
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I see me, on the pics, nice mustache

wow my garage was messy, good thing I cleaned it.
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nice DIY will change it soon
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Here's an image of the compartment that holds the high beam bulb if you have Xenons. There are 3 clip like devices that hold the bulb in which makes it difficult to remove the bulb. I was able to get my passenger side bulb off but not my driver side. I got the passenger side bulb off by pulling up on the bulb with the black stalk device attached to it. For some reason the driver side is a lot harder to remove for me and whenever I try pulling up really hard, I end up just removing the black stalk...

If anyone has any suggestions on how to get the bulb out, it would be greatly appreciated.
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do you really have to remove the tire?? You cannot get to the bulb from under the hood??
OMG... a lot of work to replace a bulb...lol
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which bulb did you use ? manufacturer and model ?

thanks
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which bulb did you use ? manufacturer and model ?

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the size is H7 you can use any brand I got mine at bimmian.com
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ok cool I'm going to change the daytime running and the log light bulbs this weekend

so just to make sure H7 for the daytime running
and H11 for the fog lights ?

thanks

BTW...great job on the write up
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I wouldnt recommend it, I just did it last night (took 3 hours) it was such a mission to change a bulb.

Removing loads of screws and than the tire (one of my tires wouldn't even come off cause of rust build up)

If you have the patience though, go for it!
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I find it easier to remove the tire that work from the top but you don't have to remove the tire, but I hope you have little hands if you don't.

if the tire does not come off you kick it.

I'm used to removing the tire one of my friends owns a car shop and I sometime help him so that's easy to do.
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haha i kicked, pushed, pulled, spinned, turned did everything to the tire, it didn't want to come off! Thx for the DIY though!
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Hey Calvino,

Do you have more pictures of your car with the DRL's on?
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