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      10-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #23
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Aahh so it's the H7 then.

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oops - sorry, I mean H8.
H7, ..... I think the H8 has a right angle block at the base to bring the connector off the side
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      10-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #24
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Is it an easy diy job to swap them???
It's fairly easy, just fiddly because there isn't much room to get your hands in, try removing the access hatch hatch under the front wrong to give extra room
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OP have you got a link to the bulbs you have please?

What bulbs would be best for side lights? guess there 501?
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Has anybody done a Step by step DIY fitment guide for these by any chance?? i have googled and can not find, anybody help??

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OP have you got a link to the bulbs you have please?

What bulbs would be best for side lights? guess there 501?
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There's not a lot to photograph, you take the old bulbs out & put the new ones in, simples
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Has anybody done a Step by step DIY fitment guide for these by any chance?? i have googled and can not find, anybody help??
Here you go mate
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      10-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #29
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Has anybody done a Step by step DIY fitment guide for these by any chance?? i have googled and can not find, anybody help??
Mate, I'm in Wrexham too, PM me and I'll show you how easy it is to do, done them on my E90
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H7, ..... I think the H8 has a right angle block at the base to bring the connector off the side
Halogen cars use 2 x H7 bulbs (for high and low beam); xenon equipped cars use 1 x D2S (HID tube) and 1 x H8 bulb for the corona rings and adaptive lighting if so equipped. Current models use LED for the corona rings and retain the H8 for adaptive lighting.
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Halogen cars use 2 x H7 bulbs (for high and low beam); xenon equipped cars use 1 x D2S (HID tube) and 1 x H8 bulb for the corona rings and adaptive lighting if so equipped. Current models use LED for the corona rings and retain the H8 for adaptive lighting.
Aaah Iv'e been waiting for you to post could of pm'd you I guess.

So just to confirm - is there just the 'one' H8 bulb that works corona rings & Adaptive lighting (read per headlamp).

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Yes. Your car may be new enough to use LEDs for the corona rings but the adaptive light is an H8 bulb.
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Thank you kind sir.
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I actually have done the h8 swaps on my last e90... write up here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558077 - dead easy.

As for a how to guide on replacing E90 H7 dipped.... put your wheel on full lock and in the inner arch you'll see a plastic panel that sits behind your headlights, they have two large flat head style grommets at the top of the flap, I used some plastic trim to turn these 180 degrees, remove the flap. push to remove metal clip and remove the rear cover, remove the connector from the bulb, push the clip toward the headlight lens and down to release the h7 bulb and reverse to put it all back together.

The ones I bought were http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906484507...#ht_1549wt_906 took about a week for delivery
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