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zzzbullseye
04-01-2010
I popped in a pair of MTEC 4350k Fog Lights the other day and thought I would write up a quick DIY to show the process in case others might be interested.

The MTECs are truly plug...
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By zzzbullseye on 05-14-2011, 07:12 PM
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Thanks, and you're welcome!
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By 98005xi on 07-23-2011, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the detailed writeup. I just installed a 9006 HID 4300K conversion from HighPerformanceBulbs.com on my 2010 e90 msport today. Taking my time in the afternoon heat, I was able to finish in just over an hour.

Thx again!
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By zzzbullseye on 07-24-2011, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for the detailed writeup. I just installed a 9006 HID 4300K conversion from HighPerformanceBulbs.com on my 2010 e90 msport today. Taking my time in the afternoon heat, I was able to finish in just over an hour.

Thx again!
My pleasure, glad I could help!
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By MFitz_NH on 07-31-2011, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the write up. Swapped out my bulbs for yellow fogs within 20 minutes. Wasn't even necessary to jack up the car.

Fitz
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By zzzbullseye on 08-01-2011, 09:35 AM
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Thanks for the write up. Swapped out my bulbs for yellow fogs within 20 minutes. Wasn't even necessary to jack up the car.

Fitz
You're welcome!
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By DAKn2 on 10-11-2011, 07:39 PM
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Bulb life?

Just curious about the bulb life -

Are the original bulbs still working?
How often do you use your fog lights?

Thanks!
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By zzzbullseye on 10-11-2011, 07:46 PM
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Bulbs are still working. I use them pretty much whenever it's dark. I'm on the road to work just after 5, so I definitely use them every morning.
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By DAKn2 on 10-11-2011, 07:56 PM
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Bulbs are still working. I use them pretty much whenever it's dark. I'm on the road to work just after 5, so I definitely use them every morning.
Thanks; looks like I'll be buying them shortly.

Thanks also for the DIY Guide.
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By zzzbullseye on 10-11-2011, 08:00 PM
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Thanks; looks like I'll be buying them shortly.

Thanks also for the DIY Guide.
You're welcome, and good luck!
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By Col Mustard on 03-22-2012, 09:02 PM
THanks for this. I was able to simply remove the two screws from the wheel well, and work my hand in. The MTEC 4350K bulbs match very well with the new LUX 5000K AE.
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By zzzbullseye on 03-24-2012, 08:25 AM
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THanks for this. I was able to simply remove the two screws from the wheel well, and work my hand in. The MTEC 4350K bulbs match very well with the new LUX 5000K AE.
You're welcome!
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By SF E90 on 05-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Used this guide yesterday, thanks.
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By zzzbullseye on 05-03-2012, 06:27 AM
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Used this guide yesterday, thanks.
Glad to help!
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By PR3CI5N on 05-23-2012, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the write up!
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By zzzbullseye on 05-24-2012, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the write up!
You're welcome.
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By Noncom23 on 05-29-2012, 09:47 PM
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A little new at this, so don't flame me.
So these should work for a 2011 335i Coupe, right?
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A little new at this, so don't flame me.
So these should work for a 2011 335i Coupe, right?
As long as the fogs in an '11 are still H8's they'll fit. I did a quick check on the Sylvania fitment website and it looks like they're the same.
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As long as the fogs in an '11 are still H8's they'll fit. I did a quick check on the Sylvania fitment website and it looks like they're the same.
Thx for the quick and kind response!
I will check into it. I assume the
conversion kit is needed and
attaches somehow to the exterior
of the fixture. Thx again!
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By tchung on 05-30-2012, 01:44 PM
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THanks for this. I was able to simply remove the two screws from the wheel well, and work my hand in. The MTEC 4350K bulbs match very well with the new LUX 5000K AE.
Thanks. I did the same thing to change the fog light bulbs. I only removed the two screws from the wheel well, pull back the plastic liner and work my hand in to change the bulbs. I do have small hands though and that helps!
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Thanks. I did the same thing to change the fog light bulbs. I only removed the two screws from the wheel well, pull back the plastic liner and work my hand in to change the bulbs. I do have small hands though and that helps!
You're welcome. Congrats on your small hands!


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Thx for the quick and kind response!
I will check into it. I assume the
conversion kit is needed and
attaches somehow to the exterior
of the fixture. Thx again!
Noncom23 - you lost me on the conversion kit...you should be able to just swap the bulb out without the need for a conversion kit. You do currently have fog lights right?

I didn't include a pic of the bulbs in the DIY, but below is just a generic shot of an H8 bulb I grabbed off the web. This is what you should be swapping out. Pull the wiring harness off old bulbs, twist counter-clockwise, then pull out. Reverse the steps to replace with the new bulbs.
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By Str8Blck328I on 03-27-2013, 08:46 PM
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are they suppose to be extremely hard to take the harness off? I tried to no avail ><
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are they suppose to be extremely hard to take the harness off? I tried to no avail ><
The wiring harness should fit snug, but shouldn't be extremely difficult to remove. Are you depressing the plastic keepers on the sides while you pull down? If not, it will be extremely difficult remove the harness...
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