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      12-28-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb E92 DIY D1S bulb Swap - 6000K

I just finish installing the new D1C bulb i received from ebay. They are McCulloch 6000K D1C bulb.

The new Bulb has a nice bluish tint to it.. but not as blue as my friend's 8000K.

Here are the tools needed:

8mm and 10mm socket wrench
t-20 Torex driver
new Xenon bulb

as any DIY... I'm not resposible for any breakage.... and make sure u remove the key from ignition. and light at off position.

1 Park the car at level place... and remove the front wheel...
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      12-28-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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2. Start removing screws as i circle them in red.. there are quite alot of them you have to removed.. I took the pic in different angles...
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3. More screws to remove under the fender...

notice that the small rubber piece is secure by 3 screws. 2 in front and 1 behind.

there are also few more under the fender not show in the pic.. on the left...
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4. Use the t-20 Torex screw driver and remove the 5 screws on the Head light housing...

5. Carefully remove the cover.
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6. Unplug the power from the bulb.. by wiggle it and gentally pull it downward.

7. Unhook the 2 clips holding the HID D1S bulb in place.. by carefully push it down and slide them inward..

8. Remove the OEM bulb and replace it with new bulb.

9. Re-secure the bulb with the clips

10. make sure again the power plug is secure plug back in.. as far as it go.. you should able to feel the click it it goes in.

11. start up the enging to make sure the new bulb can be lit up.

12. Remove the key from the car.. to make sure no power goes to HID.

13. Reverse all instruction... and put the fender back in. (Start the fender by the top... slide the top in first.. then when you are very close to fit in the buttom, you will need to slide them in in an angle...)

14. Admire your accomplishment....
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Here are 2 pictures...
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AS far as some questions goes.. did i loose some brightness?

Hard to tell.. coz.. I also re-adjust the angle of the HID by counter-clock 2 full turn to make them aim a bit higher.. so I can't tell if the light dim abit.. but that 2 full turn make some nice distance on HID.

and its also a bit bluer then my other car... (Phillips D2S 6000K bulb in my FX35)
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So since you say there's blue light do you think they would look better with the Mtec Cosmos Blue or the Mtec Super White?
I am trying to get some sort of contrast between the two...
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can someone post their Cosmo BLue angel here? so we can compare?
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Looks good! Very impressive.....
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Stock Xenon w/ Cosmos Blue angel eyes.
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Those angels don't look nearly as bright as my Super Whites--are they on in this pic? Or am I nuts?
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look at all his light source.. he took the pic with fast shutter... so its much dimmer..
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Yes, 1/100, F/2.8. In person they are very bright.
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I'm sure they are very bright--it is just hard to see the blue--but regardless, they do look nice.
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Ya i see no blue whatsoever...
And i was set on buying these now i'm more confused then i was before...
Cosmos Blue or Super White
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They are not a strong blue by any means. The container says 4750k which is still in the white arena. For a real blue color you'll have to go a lot higher, like what Shinchan is trying to do to match the 6000k xenon.

So if you are looking for blue angel eyes, these are not your answer. And the Cosmos should be more blue than the Super White.
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They are not a strong blue by any means. The container says 4750k which is still in the white arena. For a real blue color you'll have to go a lot higher, like what Shinchan is trying to do to match the 6000k xenon.

So if you are looking for blue angel eyes, these are not your answer. And the Cosmos should be more blue than the Super White.
Good info!
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