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      06-30-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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How to install PY24W BMW Front LED Turn Signal Lights

I have a 2007 E92 and I had seen videos that showed that there should be a door where you can gain access to the head light from the wheel well. So the lights show up I go to install it and I don't see any door. So how can I install it? What tools do I need, is it a DIY?

Here are the lights : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PY24W...spagenameZWDVW

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      06-30-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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e92 is different you have to turn the wheel on the and pull the wheel arch liner outthen you can see the housing for the bulb it helps to have someone to hold the liner up while ypu do the bulb i used the weisslicht ones and found them quite stiff but a small amount of thin spray grease on the bulb holder helps
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      06-30-2011, 03:26 AM   #3
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E92 you need to remove the 8mm bolts on the wheel well liners to gain access to the back. E90s are the one with the on the liners.
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      06-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Ok so what tool would I need to unbolt the liner in the wheel well?
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      06-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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I think it's a 10mm socket would work... Just make sure you don't force the bulb... it should be pretty easy to replace, i made the mistake of forcing it and bending one of the tiny metal contacts for the bulbs... works now, but it was a lesson learned...
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      06-30-2011, 11:35 AM   #6
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It's 8mm, not 10.
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      06-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #7
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Took me damn near 2 hours I had to take off both front wheels to have good access to the wheel well so I can peel it back to gain access to the headlight housing. Man that was some hard work. Will post some pics later of the results.
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      07-07-2011, 08:46 PM   #8
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I got it done today on my E92 335i without taking the wheels off; it was still a pain in the ass and took about an hour and a half (would've taken less time if I had better sockets), but it was worth it in the end:



Pictures don't do it justice. Just need to remove enough bolts to peel the liner back to get to the bulb holder.
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      07-08-2011, 12:25 AM   #9
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I did mine in about half an hour.

Just jacked up car real quick. Pop off the wheels. Couple bolts on the fender liner.

Pop the bulb in and done.

Got them from here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530835

From Highperformancebulbs.com

I dont trust ebay stuff plus these guys have great customer service.
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      07-08-2011, 01:51 AM   #10
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If you guys have any other trouble I can run you through it. Its not too bad of an install once you've done it once
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      07-12-2011, 03:14 AM   #11
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Man...I thought I could do this pretty easy...boy was I wrong...

First I had a hell of a time getting the damn thing out. So then I start trying to get the new one in and I just can't get it straight.....even though it felt like it was lining up right. Now neither one (OEM or LED will work) AND the fucking LED bulb came off the holder and fell into my fucking light. Now I'm gonna have to take the whole assembly off to get it out. I wish I would have never done this now. I guess I bent one of those damn metal things on the socket in the light assembly or something...cause OEM won't work. I've been working on this for hours now and am about to start breaking shit I'm so mad.

I don't know what to do now....anyone take the light assembly off before? I really wish I could get someone to come over here and help me with this. I don't even know if I can get the LED bulb to work again if I ever get all this straigtened out!!
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I'm about to install these tonight on my E92, anything I should know before going in? How many bolts do I need to take out of the wheel well and where are they located?

I'll post befores and afters.
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I took 4 out...which is enough to get to it...but if you take the wheel off and take more bolts out so you can really fold it back..that would make it much easier. Getting the damn things in straight and lining up the little metal pieces on the inside of the socket is the key. So just put it in slowly and try to line those up...you should feel it kind of pop in. And getting the OEM bulb carrier out and in is not so easy either. Just have some patience when you start...and some energy...it takes some time...
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I just did another install on our new PY24w -23 LED option.

Took me exactly 8 minutes to do this install on one side.

That included jacking up the car and removing the wheel and liner.




I can tell you installing the bulb itself is the hardest part but be gentle and take your time.
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Hi folks,

I picked up some of these a while back, but I'm not interested in trying the install - is there anyone in Nor Cal that wouldn't mind giving me a hand? I'll gladly pay for the help

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I just did another install on our new PY24w -23 LED option.

Took me exactly 8 minutes to do this install on one side.

That included jacking up the car and removing the wheel and liner.




I can tell you installing the bulb itself is the hardest part but be gentle and take your time.
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It's a pain in the ass - but the hyper white LED looks amazing!
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Well that was a pain in the ass. But they're in! I did the side markers too.

Check it out.
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I'm about to install these tonight on my E92, anything I should know before going in? How many bolts do I need to take out of the wheel well and where are they located?

I'll post befores and afters.
There are 4 8mm bolts on either side you have to take uout to be apply to peel back the lining.
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There are 4 8mm bolts on either side you have to take uout to be apply to peel back the lining.
Thanks, I got it. See above.
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I cant believe how much brighter the 23 VS 18 LED is for the ambers. White is already pretty bright on the 18 and on 23 its that much better.

We just did another install today it went just as quick if not quicker then last time. Its all about the seat time!
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Well I had an awful night trying to get this done. I tried to do it at first by just turning the wheel in. I didn't have a low profile jack, so I said screw it and went and bought one.

First, I broke the grip on the bulb carrier (outside part that you use to turn it). I COULD NOT get that bastard to turn. That's something I want to verify....you are supposed to turn that, right? I know the video shows that (which it shows it like it's easy like always which is BS)...but I just want to be sure because it doesn't feel like it was supposed to turn. I just don't understand why in the living hell this has to be so hard. I've changed evey bulb in my car except these so I'm not incompetent in this department.

So once I finally got the damn OEM bulb out, I started working on the LED. Here's my next thing. WHY in the fuck was I not able to get that SOB in straight? I could not for the life of me get it straight. At one point, I had it in (somewhat) and turned the blinker on and it was working. So I started wondering if it was supposed to be crooked. Anyway, I continued working on getting it straight and the LED bulb broke off in to the light assembly. I was so mad at this point. I decided ok...I'm never getting that out and just tried to put the OEM bulb back in. But I couldn't get that to work. The damn metal things on either side (one of them was bent).

So I took a break...and a breath and thought about this. So I got a hanger and eventually got the bulb out of the assembly. That was a PITA! So I tried to connect it back to the bulb housing and try it again. It fell in there again. So I spent another 20 minutes getting it out. So after all this shit, I spent a while getting the OEM bulb back in and working. And since the grip is broken on the carrier, I don't think it's in there very tight.

The worst part of all this is that I scratched my rim to shit getting it back on. That's a whole other story.

So I sent **********s a pm asking for goodwill on this....to maybe send me one LED bulb to try all this again.

Jeff and/or joevtz if one of you guys could come do this for me I'd greatly appreciate it

I did order a new holder from tischer too....

I know this is rediculous but I needed to vent...someday I'll get this done...I think....
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