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Old 11-14-2008, 08:28 PM
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Right parking headlight malfunction? Angel Eye problem?

Hi I have a 02 745i 80k miles and today I just turned the car on and it had shown that the "right headlight parking lamp malfunction!" I had checked the front lights and HID bulb were both on but only one side of the angel eyes were functioning meaning the other 2 halo ring lights were off. So it was only 2 /4 rings on How do I go about fixing this or know how seirious the problem is. Let me know, Thanks
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:35 PM
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Hi I have a 02 745i 80k miles and today I just turned the car on and it had shown that the "right headlight parking lamp malfunction!" I had checked the front lights and HID bulb were both on but only one side of the angel eyes were functioning meaning the other 2 halo ring lights were off. So it was only 2 /4 rings on How do I go about fixing this or know how seirious the problem is. Let me know, Thanks

This is not a serious problem at all. All you have to do is replace the halo bulb. Each headlight has one halo bulb in it. A set can be had on ebay for under 50 bucks. Do a search and you will find posts about it as well as a walkthru install.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:41 PM
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Thank You I will probably be buying the bulbs on ebay. If someone could find the step by step instructions of how to do it that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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Here you go little buddy. Hope this helps out.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=287035
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:57 PM
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Thanks so can anyone recommend me some bulbs for a good price on eBay or somethin? I dont want anything crazy like blue or red just white. Let me know where to find them or which ones are good thanks
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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did you get an answer to your question cause i'm having the same problem.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:32 AM
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Hi I have a 02 745i 80k miles and today I just turned the car on and it had shown that the "right headlight parking lamp malfunction!" I had checked the front lights and HID bulb were both on but only one side of the angel eyes were functioning meaning the other 2 halo ring lights were off. So it was only 2 /4 rings on How do I go about fixing this or know how seirious the problem is. Let me know, Thanks
i had this problem right after i bought my car, i took it to the dealer since i had a warranty and they just replaced the entire unit lol so idk i guess u could just replace the bulb
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:34 AM
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aftermarket angel eyes, good and not expensive are Rdash and Mtech, efx. they are atleast 3x brighter than stock
they have them on ebay. rdash = $40 something shipped
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:55 AM
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For '06 and newer you HAVE to remove the front bumper cover due to a structural steel upright to the rear of the light assembly that is not there on the 745's. I tried going thru the engine compartment only - no joy! I had a smaller independent european auto shop do it and it took them 1hour. (Local BMW dealer quoted me 2.5hrs labor.)
As far as the actual LED's - I bought off Ebay from euroefx (efx) for $50, and they are high quality and great in appearance.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:50 AM
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you can just simply replace your halos and you should be all set


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Old 09-15-2009, 10:51 AM
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For '06 and newer you HAVE to remove the front bumper cover due to a structural steel upright to the rear of the light assembly that is not there on the 745's. I tried going thru the engine compartment only - no joy! I had a smaller independent european auto shop do it and it took them 1hour. (Local BMW dealer quoted me 2.5hrs labor.)
As far as the actual LED's - I bought off Ebay from euroefx (efx) for $50, and they are high quality and great in appearance.
please trust me on this we "used" to carry efx products, but they sucked much crap we took it completely off the website


if you want quality go with mtec hands down
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:15 PM
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So let me get this right- I have to pay $400 in labor to have a $60 bulb replaced because the front bumper has to be removed? Please tell me there is another way! I'm having the same issue right front parking lamp malfunction. 2006 750LI
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:52 PM
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Hey Mate,

There is one bulb per set of lights. Therefore one bulb will light the two angel eyes.

The bulb at the top around the centre headlight

Two ways to do this.

A) Take off the bumper.

B) Take off the screws and wiggle your hand in there. ( if u have not done this before I would say go with taken off the bumper, which does not take that long). As there a few odd angles etc

It cost 50 bucks for a set of 2, or buy it from BMW for $$$$$$$.

Well worth the upgrade if you do it and looks awesome. Much sure you buy the bulb that say no error warning . (They have a small resistor so u dont get "error error) ". As per subject heading.

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Old 09-08-2010, 08:29 PM
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Thanks. Error error? Shouldn't I get the lights that DO give me an error message when they are out? Please explain. Also what upgrade are you referring to? Appreciate it!
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:48 PM
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Thanks. Error error? Shouldn't I get the lights that DO give me an error message when they are out? Please explain. Also what upgrade are you referring to? Appreciate it!
Hey

when you put the non OEM bulb in and you are using LED, the LED do not carry enough load and the BMW thinks ths is blown bulb. when it working. Hence you have to get LED bulb that say in the desciption- no error message etc. ( they have a small resisitor that builds up the load).

The upgrade is : yucky BMW yellow lights to nice "white", "blue or "red" angel eyes.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:07 AM
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Can i just buy a regular replacement bulb from advanced auto parts or pepboys?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:45 PM
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any website as i need to replace my lamplight. i really don't like the yellow ring. i HAVE A 05 745LI
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:35 PM
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Easy Job

Just completed this repair on an 03 E66. Took all of 15 minutes for the admittedly easier left front.

Member 3.5g's instruction where great:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=287035

I was initially a bit confused as another poster in the above thread very emphatically discredited the procedure by stating the bumper absolutely had to be removed to do this. That may be the case for 05+ face-lifted 7's but NOT necessary for my pre-facelifted E66.
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