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Old 05-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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Ummm...pass on that.
I wouldn't do that either .
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:58 PM
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I would personally wait until used LCI LED headlamps pop up on eBay and do the LCI LED retrofit.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:27 PM
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Just installed the GP Thunder 8500 kit.

Dimmer than stock? Yes. Close enough to LED color for me to scratch this mod off the list once and for all? Yes, for $10, I'll settle for these.

Very happy so far.

Pics below, first two compare stock to the GP Thunders, second two are both GP Thunder 8500k.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:01 PM
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Just installed the GP Thunder 8500 kit.

Dimmer than stock? Yes. Close enough to LED color for me to scratch this mod off the list once and for all? Yes, for $10, I'll settle for these.

Very happy so far.

Pics below, first two compare stock to the GP Thunders, second two are both GP Thunder 8500k.
I like that, shoot me the link from where you purchased them ?
Thanks
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:23 PM
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Wow! Angel eyes gone modern... full report no bs

Update: 4 hours later.

No codes thrown, but too purple for me. I'll be trying the 7500k, but after reading about temp on these bulbs I'm hesitant.

Maybe I'll go the other way and embrace the amber and get amber H8 bulbs..... Hmmmm.


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Old 07-20-2013, 06:04 PM
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Came up with the same results unfortunately , thanks for the update .
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:00 PM
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Just installed the GP Thunder 8500 kit.

Dimmer than stock? Yes. Close enough to LED color for me to scratch this mod off the list once and for all? Yes, for $10, I'll settle for these.

Very happy so far.

Pics below, first two compare stock to the GP Thunders, second two are both GP Thunder 8500k.
I just got a pair of the GP Thunders 7500s and am a bit puzzled. I have a 2011 7er and #1 they're the same yellow as stock, #2 they shut off after a minute and throw an error code onto the dash. Am I blind or what o_O?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:00 PM
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I just got a pair of the GP Thunders 7500s and am a bit puzzled. I have a 2011 7er and #1 they're the same yellow as stock, #2 they shut off after a minute and throw an error code onto the dash. Am I blind or what o_O?
I can only speak for the 8500k kit, which I personally found to be too purplish.

If you're getting an error code, the bulbs are most likely 55w instead of the stock 35w. Check your packaging.


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Old 08-27-2013, 04:21 AM
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I can only speak for the 8500k kit, which I personally found to be too purplish.

If you're getting an error code, the bulbs are most likely 55w instead of the stock 35w. Check your packaging.


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They are 35w, that's why I'm so puzzled haha. They flicker too when the car is disarmed, plus there is barely any difference in the yellowish tint of the rings as compared to just the stock bulbs that were in there in the first place (judging from the 30 seconds that they're actually on before cutting off and throwing an error). It seemed to me like people were not complaining about errors on the GP bulbs, just premature burning. But mine won't even let me burn em haha
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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OK, I am reviving this dead thread one more time. Before you flame me, I HAVE searched, this and other forums and I am curious. If you have an 11 or 12 7 series with active Zenon lights, how hard could it be to swap in a set of 13 active Zenon headlights with the new style rings. I know the '13 LEDs are cool, but there are 13 with zenon and I would think swapping to these would be fairly easy. Surely someone has done this by now. I wouldnt mind spending the money on new housings and maybe even modules if I knew for sure it could be done without rewiring the whole car. LOL! Then sell the old stuff on fleabay to recoupe a little.... anyone....
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:01 AM
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OK, I am reviving this dead thread one more time. Before you flame me, I HAVE searched, this and other forums and I am curious. If you have an 11 or 12 7 series with active Zenon lights, how hard could it be to swap in a set of 13 active Zenon headlights with the new style rings. I know the '13 LEDs are cool, but there are 13 with zenon and I would think swapping to these would be fairly easy. Surely someone has done this by now. I wouldnt mind spending the money on new housings and maybe even modules if I knew for sure it could be done without rewiring the whole car. LOL! Then sell the old stuff on fleabay to recoupe a little.... anyone....
It's been done, just search for the thread. It will cost you tons of money, you're looking at over $5,000 for components and go knows how much for install. It's not worth it unless you can find a salvage car and basically get the parts for nothing.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:41 AM
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It's been done, just search for the thread. It will cost you tons of money, you're looking at over $5,000 for components and go knows how much for install. It's not worth it unless you can find a salvage car and basically get the parts for nothing.
I searched until I have become cross eyed. I have seen a thread on the new LED swap, I can understand that being very involved, but I have seen the 2013 zenon lights fairly reasonable and if I had those, I can't see it being that tough. I am just hoping someone has already went this route for some actual info. It seems the only difference would be the wiring to the halo rings, the other lights should be the same, or at least it would seem....
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:59 AM
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Here's the thread;

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...light=headlamp
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Hi all... I'm interested to purchase Philips diamond vision... May I know why it will turn back to yellowish once power on the xenon?

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:22 AM
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Hi all... I'm interested to purchase Philips diamond vision... May I know why it will turn back to yellowish once power on the xenon?

Thx in advance
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:40 PM
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just ordered a pair of these! About how long did they take to get in? im getting anxious
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:20 AM
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They are regular H8 bulbs. Buying an HID kit for parking lights is redundant to me, not to mention finding proper placement for the unit. I don't care for the bulbs to be a lot brighter as, again, they are parking lights and not headlights. They are plenty white, and bright for me.

Have you installed any in your car? Please post pics and the bulbs you used as it would be nice to have something to compare.
i tried those before but didnt get results like yours so had to spend about $400 by time i found decent ones. got Mtec but got codes. and bulb went out vendor never got back to me.
so got some from Vegas HID .com
anyways $17 is mucher better.
i will tell my brother for his 2009
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We have an F01 coming here in 2-3 days, we'll be trying out the ICETEC 200W, plug and play, hopefully it won't cause errors.

We have already solved the errors with the ICETEC 128W with 2 sets of resistors that we carry, but would prefer to not have to use those.
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