Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)

7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 12-07-2009, 08:37 AM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Update; while my car has not tripped a code yet, my buddy's has. It said: "Left Lamp", Then "Right Lamp". It went away and hasn't come back. I will let you all know if anything comes up on mine or his again.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-25-2010, 08:59 AM
E92-Lighting's Avatar
E92-Lighting E92-Lighting is offline
info@e92-lighting.com
Location: Walnut CA
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,572
Send a message via AIM to E92-Lighting Send a message via MSN to E92-Lighting Send a message via Yahoo to E92-Lighting Send a message via Skype™ to E92-Lighting
Mein Auto: 335i
sweet, these are the V2's bulbs, we are fully stocked for these
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-25-2010, 09:00 AM
E92-Lighting's Avatar
E92-Lighting E92-Lighting is offline
info@e92-lighting.com
Location: Walnut CA
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,572
Send a message via AIM to E92-Lighting Send a message via MSN to E92-Lighting Send a message via Yahoo to E92-Lighting Send a message via Skype™ to E92-Lighting
Mein Auto: 335i
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno787 View Post
i think piaa makes a led angel eye kit, but it costs close to $300.

btw, with daytime angel eyes on, are the taillamps lit as well?
no point buying PIAA products, overly priced and we already dropped all of their products
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-08-2010, 09:28 AM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Bought the PIAA's for $65 and they don't trip anything and work like a champ. Sorry I haven't been back to report. Temperature is less, with less blue hue but look very bright. Photos to follow.

A great option.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-08-2010, 09:29 AM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Quote:
Originally Posted by E92-Lighting View Post
no point buying PIAA products, overly priced and we already dropped all of their products
Perhaps you can post temperature and cost, for comparison sake.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 03-08-2010, 12:57 PM
bruno787 bruno787 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philippines
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 526
Mein Auto: 740Li (F02)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMR2009 View Post
Bought the PIAA's for $65 and they don't trip anything and work like a champ. Sorry I haven't been back to report. Temperature is less, with less blue hue but look very bright. Photos to follow.

A great option.
did you get PIAA extreme white H8 bulbs? ived been waiting for someone to report on this, please post pics. so did your previous white bulbs give out error codes?
__________________
10 740Li
11 Mini John Cooper Works
12 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Si4
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 03-08-2010, 06:26 PM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
The GP Thunders did give off an error message after some use. It was strange, but they did look really nice,..until they coded on me. I pulled them.

A neighbor suggested the PIAA's, not being a fan I reluctantly tried them. I am very impressed, and they've been in for a month now. I'll get pics up shortly--got the crud today.

P8, EXTREME WHITE. They look like they belong on the car. I will admit, the GP Thunders were a little blue, but I liked them anyways. I put them on my other ride with no issues.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 03-09-2010, 05:25 PM
texgeekboy texgeekboy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 340
Mein Auto: '14 750i
What did it take to replace the factory H8s with the PIAAs? I'm somewhat capable in this area, but I will admit I busted some part of the braking system in trying to replace the headlamp in my wife's S80 Volvo (stupid restraining wire!).
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 03-10-2010, 01:52 PM
bruno787 bruno787 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philippines
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 526
Mein Auto: 740Li (F02)
got pics bmr2009????
__________________
10 740Li
11 Mini John Cooper Works
12 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Si4
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 03-10-2010, 06:53 PM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Quote:
Originally Posted by texgeekboy View Post
What did it take to replace the factory H8s with the PIAAs? I'm somewhat capable in this area, but I will admit I busted some part of the braking system in trying to replace the headlamp in my wife's S80 Volvo (stupid restraining wire!).
Seriously easy. Check your owners manual as it has a very well described illustration.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruno787 View Post
got pics bmr2009????
I will soon, promise. I'm busy as heck and am taking some meds for sinusitus--really spacey stuff.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 03-12-2010, 08:31 AM
SAMLAMBO SAMLAMBO is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Singapore
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 766
Mein Auto: BMW, Mercedes, Ford
I'm tempted
__________________
2012 BMW 640i (AC Schnitzer Package)
2011 Mercedes E250
2007 Ford Mondeo

"Age is but a statistic that has no relevance to enjoyment of horsepower"
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 03-12-2010, 02:15 PM
MacDriver MacDriver is offline
Registered User
Location: Germany
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 750i from 4/1 before S500
I want to order the PIAAs from the internet. Which onesshould I order? Do you have the part number for my new F01 750i?

Is this okay: http://www******atron.com/products/p...PIA18235/353.0 ?
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 03-27-2010, 10:16 AM
hammadurb hammadurb is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Tampa, FL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 309
Mein Auto: 2009 BMW 750li
The PIAA 18235 H8 are like $60 on Amazon. Will check the manual today, if it really is this easy, might just have to do it.

edit-

Just ordered a set from amazon, should be in by Monday. My service advisor owes me so I'm gonna have them install them. Will post pics when I get them.
__________________
2013 BMW M5

Alpine White - Silverstone II Extended Merino Leather - Driver Assistance Package - Executive Package - 20" M light alloy wheels Style 343M - Bang & Olufsen Sound System - M Performance Black Kidney Grille


12 650i / 09 750li / 06 750li / 03 745li / 00 540i

Last edited by hammadurb; 03-27-2010 at 03:37 PM. Reason: update
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 03-27-2010, 10:21 AM
texgeekboy texgeekboy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 340
Mein Auto: '14 750i
I bought the PIAA H8s from Amazon for around $70. I installed them in a snap (I'm not a big mechanical guy either). They look good, but I really can't tell a big difference, but I think there is a difference. I need to see them next to one with the factory lights.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 03-27-2010, 02:09 PM
bruno787 bruno787 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philippines
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 526
Mein Auto: 740Li (F02)
post pics so we can see
__________________
10 740Li
11 Mini John Cooper Works
12 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Si4
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 03-27-2010, 04:14 PM
thebmw thebmw is offline
'Fest Advisor
Location: Illinois
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,260
Mein Auto: BMWs and other fine cars
Anyone have any idea what replacement bulbs will fit E92 for the angel eyes?
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 03-27-2010, 07:15 PM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Ok. Here are pics of the PIAA's. They are bright, and I had problems getting pictures of them without them getting blurred-out due to overexposure. I had to shoot off-center to get it down properly. Here ya' go...

Last one is the originals.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1418.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	37.1 KB
ID:	223584   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1422.jpg
Views:	406
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	223585   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1423.jpg
Views:	378
Size:	49.8 KB
ID:	223586   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1270-1.jpg
Views:	330
Size:	84.9 KB
ID:	223587  
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.

Last edited by BMR2009; 03-27-2010 at 07:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 03-27-2010, 08:04 PM
texgeekboy texgeekboy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 340
Mein Auto: '14 750i
That's pretty much how mine look too. Unfortunately I didn't think about taking before/after pictures.

For the guy that asked about the e92 replacement, I'm not sure what type of bulb you have, but if it's an H8, these should work.

As BMR2009 said, most importantly, the car doesn't complain about these being non-standard. I've had them in for about a week now.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 03-28-2010, 06:02 PM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
I have had no error codes with the PIAA's since they have been installed. While the price is higher than the GP's, they are a lot cheaper than others, and work great.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 03-29-2010, 09:11 AM
SAMLAMBO SAMLAMBO is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Singapore
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 766
Mein Auto: BMW, Mercedes, Ford
So the PIAA are white and the stock yellow?
__________________
2012 BMW 640i (AC Schnitzer Package)
2011 Mercedes E250
2007 Ford Mondeo

"Age is but a statistic that has no relevance to enjoyment of horsepower"
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 03-29-2010, 03:38 PM
hammadurb hammadurb is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Tampa, FL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 309
Mein Auto: 2009 BMW 750li
The piaa looks amazing! I just picked up my car from the dealership but the bulbs did not come in yet. Very excited to change them out!
__________________
2013 BMW M5

Alpine White - Silverstone II Extended Merino Leather - Driver Assistance Package - Executive Package - 20" M light alloy wheels Style 343M - Bang & Olufsen Sound System - M Performance Black Kidney Grille


12 650i / 09 750li / 06 750li / 03 745li / 00 540i
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 03-29-2010, 05:26 PM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMLAMBO View Post
So the PIAA are white and the stock yellow?
Yeah, the stocks are intentionally yellow. Why? I really don't know why BMW uses them, but I refuse to. The car looks dated with them.
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 04-16-2010, 10:46 PM
hammadurb hammadurb is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Tampa, FL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 309
Mein Auto: 2009 BMW 750li
Had the PIAA's on for about two weeks now and it is not as a bright white as it looks like in the pictures. Also, I compared it to my neighbors GT and the led halos look amazing! I am hoping that they will upgrade the 7er in the near future which we can use in the current model.

Also, any thoughts on these?

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0577.jpg
Views:	236
Size:	66.3 KB
ID:	226501   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0578.JPG
Views:	257
Size:	494.8 KB
ID:	226502   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0579.JPG
Views:	226
Size:	453.4 KB
ID:	226503   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0580.JPG
Views:	238
Size:	491.6 KB
ID:	226504  
__________________
2013 BMW M5

Alpine White - Silverstone II Extended Merino Leather - Driver Assistance Package - Executive Package - 20" M light alloy wheels Style 343M - Bang & Olufsen Sound System - M Performance Black Kidney Grille


12 650i / 09 750li / 06 750li / 03 745li / 00 540i
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 04-17-2010, 07:49 AM
BMR2009's Avatar
BMR2009 BMR2009 is offline
Munchen bound
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,116
Mein Auto: Ferrari
Interesting. I have seen those before on-line-- I'd love to see them in person. I'm happy with my PIAA's, but if there is something better, I'm happy to consider. Send me any links you have. thx
__________________
2009 750Li
400bhp! Milano/Saddle / Lux seating / camera / prem sound / sports pkg / convenience pkg / rear entertainment / heads-up display / iphone integration / 9.14 ED
Dropped in Munich on 9/18, Redelivered in Brunswick, GA on 10/12 by ELEKTRA. Delivered to my home on 11/2.

Last edited by BMR2009; 04-17-2010 at 05:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 04-17-2010, 01:20 PM
texgeekboy texgeekboy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 340
Mein Auto: '14 750i
For me, the PIAAs helped out enough without having to do any heavy lifting so to speak. I compared them next to my kiddo's factory angel eyes, and there was definitely a difference. But, back in my younger days I may have been up for the challenge.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms