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      05-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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LUX H8 V3 Installation?

Just got my lights. Should i bring it to a shop to install? Or should i do it myself? I'm not technically inclined or anything but i am not stupid. If you do suggest that I install it myself, are there any useful tips? Let me know.
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      05-03-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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it's cake dude. if u have hands u can do it. it's plug and play. go YouTube it
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There are instructions listed on our website under the product section.
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There are instructions listed on our website under the product section.
i am aware, i'm just wondering if this is do-able by someone who is not technically inclined.
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      05-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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i am aware, i'm just wondering if this is do-able by someone who is not technically inclined.
Ok I would try it yourself first. The install is easy however there is limited space to work in
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Extremely easy to install if you have small hands. I couldn't get in there, so my wife installed them. That's how easy it is.
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+1, just dive into it, or what ever the shops are charging, i'll give you $10 off!
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There are instructions listed on our website under the product section.
following the instructions provided is the best bet, and just have some patience since it's your first time in the small "pit of hell" that bmw provided. once installed you will not be disappointed
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just finished the drivers side. passenger side is being a bitch! can't get it into the actual lightbulb hole without it falling.
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just finished the drivers side. passenger side is being a bitch! can't get it into the actual lightbulb hole without it falling.
try lowering the the bulb into the housing first, with the LED's facing up. once the unit is in the housing and in place, gently pull the wires to help in fall into place. Hope that helps
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try lowering the the bulb into the housing first, with the LED's facing up. once the unit is in the housing and in place, gently pull the wires to help in fall into place. Hope that helps
YOU sir, are the man. I was trying to get them in there for like 1 hour. I came online after many events of frustration, read your suggestion, and they were in within 5 minutes! Pics coming in 10!
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Looks good. Now you make me wanna go buy some.
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Installing these headlights will not void the warranty in any way?
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Looks good. Now you make me wanna go buy some.
dont think just do it!

..and i believe that installing these will void the headlight warranty, but apparently most dealers don't mind.
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we already have the installation guides via website
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i just tried installing one for 45 mins and can't get it, so frustrating, my hands are way too big for such a small opening to work with
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removing the front fender liner is a bit more work, but your knuckles will thank you in the end
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i just tried installing one for 45 mins and can't get it, so frustrating, my hands are way too big for such a small opening to work with
try tying a string around the the light, drop it down, and push it in with one finger.
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^ good idea, i might try that
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try tying a string around the the light, drop it down, and push it in with one finger.
You can also try the lower the light into the headlight housing with the LED's facing upwards. once in place, use the wires to GENTLY guide it into the reflector housing.
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