E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Halfrauds bulbs



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-11-2013, 05:57 AM   #1
Russ.C
Private First Class
 
Russ.C's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 330D M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Berkshire

Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

Halfrauds bulbs

Has anyone used the halfrauds xenon bulb at all or know anyone that has, not my car but an Audi A5 has the xenon gone and needs replacement, with my trade card it's the cheapest place 47 and apparently made by Bosch?

Recommendations would be good!
Russ.C is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
dubdemand
First Lieutenant
 
dubdemand's Avatar
 
Drives: 320d M Sport Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Guildford, UK

Posts: 353
iTrader: (2)

Don't do it! We have an A4 as well and needed to replace a Xenon lamp earlier in the year. Helfrauds listed a replacement and we went down and asked them to fit it too... Long and short they made a right mess of the car when removing the headlight only to discover it wasn't the right lamp (D2S) and we needed a D1S which they don't stock and can't supply! Shortly followed buy more man handling and damage to our car as they forced the headlight back in!

I'm fairly certain the A5 will use the same lamp as the A4 so strongly suggest you avoid Helfrauds!

We ended up paying 120 (heavily discounted due to other issues) with Audi and Halfords gave me a 50 gift voucher and sorted the paint damage at their cost.
__________________
LCI E92 320d 6AT M Sport Coupe: space grey, coral red leather, sun roof. BMWP grills, DTUK, M3 spoiler, Bluetooth, L7 tweeters and USB
dubdemand is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
Russ.C
Private First Class
 
Russ.C's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 330D M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Berkshire

Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dubdemand View Post
Don't do it! We have an A4 as well and needed to replace a Xenon lamp earlier in the year. Helfrauds listed a replacement and we went down and asked them to fit it too... Long and short they made a right mess of the car when removing the headlight only to discover it wasn't the right lamp (D2S) and we needed a D1S which they don't stock and can't supply! Shortly followed buy more man handling and damage to our car as they forced the headlight back in!

I'm fairly certain the A5 will use the same lamp as the A4 so strongly suggest you avoid Helfrauds!

We ended up paying 120 (heavily discounted due to other issues) with Audi and Halfords gave me a 50 gift voucher and sorted the paint damage at their cost.
Thanks, I feared the worst, I would never ever ever trust those bunch to touch my car or anyone I knows car, so your a4 needed a D1s... Hmm I have been told I need a D3S for the A5, guess I just wait till I have the car delivered to me and I can check? Thanks for the info!
Russ.C is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
Kerr
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen

Posts: 3,507
iTrader: (0)

I bought D1S headlamps from halfords earlier this year.

They were reduced from 110 to 55 each. They are made by GE so a good brand.

It was a hassle to get them as stock levels were always wrong.

At 10 per light to fit, I did choose that option, but they refused to do so.

Ended up doing it myself and the E92 isn't the easiest car to fit the bulbs. By the time you jack the car up and remove the inner wheel arch, you should set aside 2 hours to do it.
Kerr is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      09-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
Kerr
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen

Posts: 3,507
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ.C View Post
Thanks, I feared the worst, I would never ever ever trust those bunch to touch my car or anyone I knows car, so your a4 needed a D1s... Hmm I have been told I need a D3S for the A5, guess I just wait till I have the car delivered to me and I can check? Thanks for the info!
Eurocarparts show up the A5 as using D3S bulbs.

They are 140 each though for Phillips.
Kerr is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      09-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
dubdemand
First Lieutenant
 
dubdemand's Avatar
 
Drives: 320d M Sport Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Guildford, UK

Posts: 353
iTrader: (2)

Sorry my mistake - ours is also D3S bulb in the A4...

You might find this thread useful if you want to have a go yourself

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=2720065
__________________
LCI E92 320d 6AT M Sport Coupe: space grey, coral red leather, sun roof. BMWP grills, DTUK, M3 spoiler, Bluetooth, L7 tweeters and USB
dubdemand is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST