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      05-08-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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Trying to install new LUX angel eyes - 09 335i

Anyone have any issues getting the original H8 bulb out of their E90 LCI? Holy crap, my hands are not that big and I cannot seem to get a good enough leverage to unscrew the H8 as the LUX instructions say to do. The passengers side is even worse.

Anyone have any tips/tricks? My hands are butchered already from attempting this.

Thanks in advance. Really wanna get these things installed.
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      05-08-2015, 12:56 PM   #2
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Ah changing those bulbs is the biggest pain in the ass. There's no real easy method to do it, you kinda just have to fiddle until you feel that it's right. Getting the new ones in is even harder.

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      05-08-2015, 01:07 PM   #3
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Yeah those are a PITA.. try a long needle nose plier?
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      05-08-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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removing the protector in the tire well and going in from that angle may be better i'm thinking?
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      05-08-2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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If you have a E90 LCI its best to go in from the top, not from the wheel well. It is pretty tight inside, for the stock bulb you can use pliers or a screw driver to help untwist it if necessary.
When you install the LUX make sure you remove the small clip in the back thats shown in the install guide. As well just be careful not to hit the LED's when installing as well.
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If you have a E90 LCI its best to go in from the top, not from the wheel well. It is pretty tight inside, for the stock bulb you can use pliers or a screw driver to help untwist it if necessary.
When you install the LUX make sure you remove the small clip in the back thats shown in the install guide. As well just be careful not to hit the LED's when installing as well.
I thought only passenger side could be done from top?
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I thought only passenger side could be done from top?
for the LCI Both go in from the top. only the Pre-LCI ( 2006-2008) need to go in through the wheel well
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      05-08-2015, 02:39 PM   #8
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They are a PITA to install and expect some cuts... Just make sure to line up the grooves correctly, they are each differnt sizes, and also make sure they "click" in once they're properly installed.
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      05-08-2015, 02:55 PM   #9
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I got them out - was unscrewing it the wrong way....i was going under the impression that it was lefty-loosey, but this is not the case with these bulbs...
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      05-08-2015, 03:14 PM   #10
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Installed. They look great!
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      05-08-2015, 03:47 PM   #11
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Installed. They look great!
Great. Post a picture when you get a chance
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Replaced both of mine yesterday , scraped my thumb up lol.
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i've read that someone had success using one of these:
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Thanks for the pics, its such a difference!
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