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Old 04-05-2013, 11:57 AM
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Fog Light Dilemma

Hi Everyone!

I have an 09 750Li and I'm trying to switch from OEM fog lights to a Xenon pair to match my headlights. Not finding much out there. I found a pair that require installing a full lamp system with a separate ballast and "warning cancellers" . . .however I'm told they may cause problems like false warning notifications etc.. Has anyone tried to upgrade their fogs?
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:47 PM
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I just got white bulbs. Works pretty well. As white as my led headlights.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Bro no need to get too complicated. There are plenty of H8 bulbs that IMO will work well: PIAA, Hoen, Mtec

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for the info . . .I'll return these xenons. You're right . . .I was definitely making it too complicated. I'll try to find the brands in your post. Thanks again!
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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Try amazon. They should have nokya which is one of the best brands.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:36 AM
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Ok . . .Thanks . . .I just looked at the Hoen sight and saw a pair for $35 . . .but they don't request veh. info..
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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Bulbs are universal. If I remember correctly our fogs were h8. Check osram vehicle lighting website.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:12 PM
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Thanks my friend! As you can see I'm not mechanically inclined . . . .but I love driving my Bimmer!
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:46 PM
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BaranE,

I just ordered my h8 lamps. I want to install. I believe you remove the shielding in the front wheel wells to get to the fogs from behind . . .at least that's what it looks like. Is that correct?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:17 PM
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BaranE,

I just ordered my h8 lamps. I want to install. I believe you remove the shielding in the front wheel wells to get to the fogs from behind . . .at least that's what it looks like. Is that correct?
You just need to pull the plastic mesh next to the fogs straight out toward the front of the car. You will then have access to pull the fog light assembly out. I think there was one screw also.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:06 AM
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BaranE,

I just ordered my h8 lamps. I want to install. I believe you remove the shielding in the front wheel wells to get to the fogs from behind . . .at least that's what it looks like. Is that correct?
What wjjklj said. And yes there's a screw.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:52 AM
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Thanks BaranE . . . . . "Go Cardinals" tonight. By the way that was a sharp 745 you had. Can't wait to see your 09 when you upload. I'll be uploading on "my garage" this weekend.
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Bro no need to get too complicated. There are plenty of H8 bulbs that IMO will work well: PIAA, Hoen, Mtec

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+1, you just need H8 bulbs for fog lights at 35watts.
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Thanks BaranE . . . . . "Go Cardinals" tonight. By the way that was a sharp 745 you had. Can't wait to see your 09 when you upload. I'll be uploading on "my garage" this weekend.
Cardinals sure made it exciting this year! Great game last night and great for the state of Kentucky the last 2 years. Thanks for the props on my 745. My F01 has been in the shop for 9 weeks now. I should get it back tomorrow. My service advisor spent about 4 weeks replacing things under warranty for me but then they damaged the inside of my door and have had it for 5 weeks now repairing....pretty ridiculous. I am excited to get her back. I will post some pics this weekend.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:41 AM
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What's the difference between 4350K and 7000K? I found both in 35W and don't know which to order. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:41 AM
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Its the Kelvin of color. Basically what hue the bulb is gonna be.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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Which ones would be closer to the headlights?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:12 AM
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Which ones would be closer to the headlights?
If you haven't changed your OEM Xenon bulb with a better one (like Osram Cool Blue Intense) it should be 4100 K. Standard halogen would be 3200K. Osram CBI is 5500K.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:57 AM
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You just need to pull the plastic mesh next to the fogs straight out toward the front of the car. You will then have access to pull the fog light assembly out. I think there was one screw also.
OK,I put the 4350K fog lights in and they do look nicer, but they also don't seem to be as bright at night as the stock bulbs. I tried driving at night with just the fog lights and could barely tell I had them on. Anyone else have these lights? Thanks.
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