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Old 04-16-2014, 12:07 AM
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F10 Fog lights replacement

I just recently bought a 2011 BMW 535i xdrive in Space grey!
I'm looking to do a replacement on the fog lights I found some cree h8 20w on ebay thinking about buying them. Or is there better alternative route?
Also looking for some mod recommendation my budget is around 2k.

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You will need some load resisters for the 20W LED.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:14 AM
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Would this kit work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230983862236...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:13 AM
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Assuming you don't have the M Sport package (different bulbs) it looks like it should work based on the description. Give it a try and let us know.

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:31 AM
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Just placed the order I will post the before and after result.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:21 PM
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I just replaced my fogs with Philips 5000k bulbs. 10 minutes of work. They look nice. Can't wait to see at night.


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Old 04-16-2014, 05:42 PM
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I just replaced my fogs with Philips 5000k bulbs. 10 minutes of work. They look nice. Can't wait to see at night.


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very nice, mind posting a pictures?
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:18 AM
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very nice, mind posting a pictures?
I wish I had thought of taking pics during the install process, but I'll take some night-time pics later to show the difference. I love them compared to the pale yellow OE lights. No codes thrown either so that's a plus.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:14 PM
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Just installed mine fog lights it was piece of cake! I will post some picture of it tonight if I can get a good shot!
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Just installed mine fog lights it was piece of cake! I will post some picture of it tonight if I can get a good shot!
How bright are they comparing them to the oem fog lights?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:02 AM
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install and pics of Cree bulbs on your exact same car:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843095
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:54 AM
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How bright are they comparing them to the oem fog lights?
They seem to be brighter than my Headlights lol. Definitely very happy with the purchased and it definitely made the car looks much better!
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:13 AM
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I just replaced my fogs with Philips 5000k bulbs. 10 minutes of work. They look nice. Can't wait to see at night.


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Vino - pics and links to which bulbs you picked up? How are they rated compared to OEMs - both brightness and how much they draw from the electrical system?
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:57 AM
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Vino - pics and links to which bulbs you picked up? How are they rated compared to OEMs - both brightness and how much they draw from the electrical system?
I think he said they were 20 Watt LEDs.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:08 AM
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12v 55w H11 5000k color temp. I did a search on Amazon and got them there using Prime. $42 I think. Absolute plug n play. Daytime pics:

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These are Chinese knockoffs. I was gonna return them but they work great. I'll see about longevity but the price was right.


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I just replaced my fogs with Philips 5000k bulbs. 10 minutes of work. They look nice. Can't wait to see at night.


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So for the 2013 535i M-Sport it's bulb size H11 ? VS. Non-M-Sport which is H8 as far as the fog lights are concerned?
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:56 PM
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So for the 2013 535i M-Sport it's bulb size H11 ? VS. Non-M-Sport which is H8 as far as the fog lights are concerned?

Yes. M-Sport uses H11. Non M-Sport uses H8


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Old 04-20-2014, 02:35 PM
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Yes. M-Sport uses H11. Non M-Sport uses H8


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Thanks, I'm thinking of trying these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1FNDJU9TH4EQV
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Thanks, I'm thinking of trying these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1FNDJU9TH4EQV
You can search for bulb size here:

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/appli...s/lrgmain.aspx


In my experience, those colored bulbs do not perform well and burn out quick. I have tried them several times over the years, and was never happy. At most I would get the Sylvania Silverstar or maybe the new Silverstar XE:

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/produ...rstar-zxe.aspx

We don't have fog issues here in NTx, so I installed LEDs (which have the clean look, but ZERO performance).
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:25 PM
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DATA, did you order the ones that you provided the link for ? The description suggests that the lights are not compatible with the F10!?
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:19 PM
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DATA, did you order the ones that you provided the link for ? The description suggests that the lights are not compatible with the F10!?
Yes the ebay link is the one I use for my car. But its non-msport but if you have the m sport bumper you will need to use a h11 bulbs instead.
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Yes the ebay link is the one I use for my car. But its non-msport but if you have the m sport bumper you will need to use a h11 bulbs instead.
I have the non-msport bumper unfortunately. I am ordering these bulbs though. Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:17 PM
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So idk why this picture looks so crappy lol but you can clearly see the brightness of my fog lights and they're even clearer than my headlights. So far I'm really please with the product.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:34 AM
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Those LED fog lights looks pretty bright, a bargain at $39. How did you tie down the resisters and the wire harness?
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Post #11 has a link to my Picasa album with pics of my wiring. I just bundled them and to tucked them in the bumper.
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