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Old 08-19-2016, 06:25 AM
Ed Naretto Ed Naretto is offline
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Angel eyes colour questions

Hi all,

I recently bought a 2009 F02 and quickly noticed the angel eyes were yellow, instead of the modern white.

After some research, I opted for changing the H8 halogen bulb for a new whiter one, 4750k (which was the best I could find for a good price).

Questions are:

1) inner ring is now white, which is great, but outer ring still looks yellowish. Is that to be expected? Is there any way to change this dimmed colour?

2) when I turn on the xenon low bean, the inner ring colour gets dimmed and turns yellow. Is there a way to prevent that and keep it white? (Not dimmed)

3) the bulbs came with a free pair of T10 w5w. Is that used for the F02? If so, where?

I know I could have gone the Mtech solution and change for LEDs, but the can't afford it right away (I am string the colour painting all all... Maybe in the future)

Any input is appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:01 AM
Poncherello Poncherello is offline
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Changing just the bulb is not going to make those angel eyes appear as bright as the factory 2013+ lights....you need to add the whole kit. There is no way to keep them from dimming when the headlights are on because they are designed to dim like that. Even the 2013+ lights dim when the headlights come on....they stay basically the same color but just dimmer. Unfortunately bulbs alone will not give you the desired result you are looking for.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:49 PM
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search this forum, there was a ton of discussion of this
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:16 AM
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BMW tech here,,,your problem might be the headlight,,,,the contact where the bulb and the halo ring meet,,,,might be burnt causing a yellow color,,,,I have seen this,,,check out my blog bmwtechnician . com
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:21 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback.

Think I will end up buying the Mtec and then using the new halogen for the fog lights (they apparently use the same H8).

Any tips on the T10 w5w?
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:23 PM
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BMW tech here,,,your problem might be the headlight,,,,the contact where the bulb and the halo ring meet,,,,might be burnt causing a yellow color,,,,I have seen this,,,check out my blog bmwtechnician . com
Thanks. Both sides are the same, so don't think it is a problem.

Nice blog by the way.
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