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Old 04-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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2010 335 coupe want to change angel eye bulbs

I want to swap out the yellowish color bulbs for some hyper white blue bulbs, any suggestions as to if it will void the warrenty or cause electrical problems?
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:48 PM
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here is a checkout link for CREE H8 led angel eyes for all E92 coupes

http://www.e92-lighting.com/products...W-1072-20.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! It's is a pretty common question and although I'm not well-enough versed in angel eyes to give you advice directly, I can point you to the search bar at the top right of the screen. Loads 'o info, especially if you tweak your search criteria. Happy hunting.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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Thanks guys, do you know if putting in these aftermarket bulbs can lead to electrical problems?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 PM
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It may. It may not. Depends on the bulb and probably some other random factors. Read people's reports via search button, you'll get a sense of which ones work and which don't.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:44 PM
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Cool, thanks everyone
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:19 PM
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I replaced mine with LUX led bulbs. It's an easy plug and play installation and will not throw any codes. They are bright white and look great. Price about $250.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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I replaced mine with LUX led bulbs. It's an easy plug and play installation and will not throw any codes. They are bright white and look great. Price about $250.
Don't you have to take the damn wheels off
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:17 AM
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Don't you have to take the damn wheels off
Not on the coupes. Bulb is accessible from the top. But you need hands the size of cat paws to do it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:21 AM
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Not on the coupes. Bulb is accessible from the top. But you need hands the size of cat paws to do it.
Lucky
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:23 AM
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I know what you mean though. Swapped the headlight bulbs on the sedan. Somehow managed to drop both of the retaining springy clips for the bulbs down into the plastic pan.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:28 AM
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I know what you mean though. Swapped the headlight bulbs on the sedan. Somehow managed to drop both of the retaining springy clips for the bulbs down into the plastic pan.
Yeah I mean my bulb just died and I wanted to do Mtechs and basically just stuck the suspension kit on the sedan and paid for an alignment and now I'm going to mess it all up lol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:15 AM
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Don't you have to take the damn wheels off
Not on a coupe.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:16 AM
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Not on a coupe.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:57 AM
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So coupe you can do it from the engine bay and sedan you need to take off the wheels?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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Correct. It's a tight space to work but doable. Drivers side took about 10 min. the passenger side about 20 min.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:26 AM
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So what about the dealer saying it could fry your electrical system, he may just be trying to s are but that would suck
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:14 AM
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So what about the dealer saying it could fry your electrical system
And I could get a call from my CA this afternoon with the news that my dealer had an unadvertised customer appreciation sweepstakes and I should come pick up my new M3 convertible. That definitely could happen. I better not make any plans this evening so I'll be free to drive over there.

Next time you need to ask the following questions:
  • Has this actually happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Did he see it himself?
  • Did someone he knows personally see it themselves?
  • What brand of light was used that fried the electrical system?
  • What specifically happened with the light that caused damage; how did it "fry" anything?

I bet you'll quickly realize a few things about what the person is telling you.

Also, when you say "dealer" what do you mean? What level of knowledge does the person have?

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:46 AM
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Good point, I just got the car and asked the service tech at the dealership and that's what he told me, but I agree with you he could say anything. Well I appreciate all of your responses and will look into either getting the LUX OR CREE H8
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:11 PM
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Could it happen? Sure. I've had an aftermarket LED bulb start smoldering in my trunk. This was probably a rare anomaly.

Will your dealer make a stink? Honestly it depends on the dealer.
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Could it happen? Sure. I've had an aftermarket LED bulb start smoldering in my trunk. This was probably a rare anomaly.

Will your dealer make a stink? Honestly it depends on the dealer.
Dude there are so many guys using lux/ cree that you'd have seen a massive amount of thread work on the various sites. Could you potentially develop a problem of course but I think you have a better shot of getting a defective light that dies in a few months than it hurting the car.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:07 AM
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