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All I know is that I don't like the YELLOW on my 09, its ugle and doesn't look classy. Too bad it seems so difficult to change out.
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All I know is that I don't like the YELLOW on my 09, its ugle and doesn't look classy. Too bad it seems so difficult to change out.
Not that hard to change. It's been done by many. That's what this thread is all about.
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Bump from a century ago because I too ordered the LUX V3 H8's. Can't wait to get them installed!
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Bump from a century ago because I too ordered the LUX V3 H8's. Can't wait to get them installed!
LOL, Hot Ice! It seems likes a century ago that I started this.
I think you will be very happy with the purchase.

Install tip: Have some pliers handy to hold on where your hand is too big to fit into that space where little bavarian elves that live in trees assembled the headlight units. Of course, you work at a dealership where you already know all the secrets. Please share!
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LOL, Hot Ice! It seems likes a century ago that I started this.
I think you will be very happy with the purchase.

Install tip: Have some pliers handy to hold on where your hand is too big to fit into that space where little bavarian elves that live in trees assembled the headlight units. Of course, you work at a dealership where you already know all the secrets. Please share!
Thanks for the tip, Kat! I will keep that in mind! You haven't had any issues, have you? I will spill some secrets once I get to installing them. I may have a tech buddy of mine just do it for me while I am at work.
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Ok, the tech who put my lights in said the secret to putting in the lights is to not do it by hand. You grab wrench or prong of some kind and position it and turning it. He was done in five minutes. Pics to come soon!
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Question for those of you who DIYed the H8 bulbs.

The video posted earlier shows the right hand bulb being released by turning clockwise when viewed from the front.

Does the left hand bulb also rotate towards the interior I.e. counter clockwise, or does it rotate in the same direction as the right hand bulb?

I have a set of lux H8 5000k on order. Thanks.
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Question for those of you who DIYed the H8 bulbs.

The video posted earlier shows the right hand bulb being released by turning clockwise when viewed from the front.

Does the left hand bulb also rotate towards the interior I.e. counter clockwise, or does it rotate in the same direction as the right hand bulb?

I have a set of lux H8 5000k on order. Thanks.
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Ok, I have pics comparing my sisters OEM Angel eyes and my LUX. Problem is, pictures are huge. How should I size them?
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Question for those of you who DIYed the H8 bulbs.

The video posted earlier shows the right hand bulb being released by turning clockwise when viewed from the front.

Does the left hand bulb also rotate towards the interior I.e. counter clockwise, or does it rotate in the same direction as the right hand bulb?

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Yes, that video.

It does not show the left side bulb removal, hence the question.

Anybody know?
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Question for those of you who DIYed the H8 bulbs.

The video posted earlier shows the right hand bulb being released by turning clockwise when viewed from the front.

Does the left hand bulb also rotate towards the interior I.e. counter clockwise, or does it rotate in the same direction as the right hand bulb?

I have a set of lux H8 5000k on order. Thanks.
If memory serves correctly, the bulbs turn the same way (clockwise) on both the left and right side of the car. The key to the entire operation is when you pull the original bulb out, look very carefully at the orientation of the little "ears". Each ear is different. When you get ready to put the LUX H8 in, make sure the correct ear is pointed the way you pulled the original out. The LUX H8s have great big thick o-rings on them which makes them a little tougher to seat than the OEM bulbs, and due to the larger heat sink on them there isn't a whole lot of wiggle room. Getting them correctly positioned before trying to wiggle them into the reflector socket helps tremendously.
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Great comparison pics, HI. One of the biggest differences between the pre-LCI and post LCI angel eyes is the actual design of the halo, which in the post LCI distributes the light very effectively. I still maintain that as far as aftermarket choices go, the LUX H8 does a pretty respectable job when stacked against the OEM version, and your pics should help future researchers on the topic.
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If memory serves correctly, the bulbs turn the same way (clockwise) on both the left and right side of the car. The key to the entire operation is when you pull the original bulb out, look very carefully at the orientation of the little "ears". Each ear is different. When you get ready to put the LUX H8 in, make sure the correct ear is pointed the way you pulled the original out. The LUX H8s have great big thick o-rings on them which makes them a little tougher to seat than the OEM bulbs, and due to the larger heat sink on them there isn't a whole lot of wiggle room. Getting them correctly positioned before trying to wiggle them into the reflector socket helps tremendously.
Thanks...should have them soon, will confirm.

I also have pair of soft-jawed cable pliers to coax them into place once the lugs align, if I need to.
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Great comparison pics, HI. One of the biggest differences between the pre-LCI and post LCI angel eyes is the actual design of the halo, which in the post LCI distributes the light very effectively. I still maintain that as far as aftermarket choices go, the LUX H8 does a pretty respectable job when stacked against the OEM version, and your pics should help future researchers on the topic.
The LCI lights distribute light very effectively. Another huge difference is the color of the bulbs. The LUX are bluish white, while the LCI OEM headlights are almost purple.
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Thanks...should have them soon, will confirm.

I also have pair of soft-jawed cable pliers to coax them into place once the lugs align, if I need to.
Thanks to the help in this thread, I put them in today. I ordered Lux H8 5000k; car is a January 2009 build E92.

Not much to add to the DIY but they are PITB to install. I took the time to scribe a line with a black sharpie at the "top" of the fitting lugs on each of the finned area of the Lux so I could see how to align them. Yes, both halogen H8 bulbs released after rotating a quarter turn clockwise when viewed from the front of the car.

I was worried the 5000K would not be "white" enough but I am well pleased with the result. It may be because of the huge change over the yellow halogen color too lol.

Overall despite the difficulty of the install (and I've rebuilt ZHP headlights, so I know what I'm talking about when I say it was a PITB ) I would definitely recommend Lux H8.

Much appreciate all the helpful suggestions, and to Kat for keeping all this in one place.
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Thanks to the help in this thread, I put them in today. I ordered Lux H8 5000k; car is a January 2009 build E92.

Not much to add to the DIY but they are PITB to install. I took the time to scribe a line with a black sharpie at the "top" of the fitting lugs on each of the finned area of the Lux so I could see how to align them. Yes, both halogen H8 bulbs released after rotating a quarter turn clockwise when viewed from the front of the car.

I was worried the 5000K would not be "white" enough but I am well pleased with the result. It may be because of the huge change over the yellow halogen color too lol.

Overall despite the difficulty of the install (and I've rebuilt ZHP headlights, so I know what I'm talking about when I say it was a PITB ) I would definitely recommend Lux H8.

Much appreciate all the helpful suggestions, and to Kat for keeping all this in one place.
Need some pics!
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