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      03-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
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What provides the illumination for the headlight rings? I assume there are separate bulbs. I'd like to match the color to the HID headlignts (~4,300K). Not interested in going super high color temp.
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Don't know if that helps, but it's the #8 here: http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...3/ill-63_0961/

H8 12V 35W


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Don't know if that helps, but it's the #8 here: http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...3/ill-63_0961/

H8 12V 35W

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Thanks, south--that does help. I assume #7 is the "flash to pass" halogen?
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Thanks, south--that does help. I assume #7 is the "flash to pass" halogen?
#7 is the bending light (right term?), "flash to pass" does the xenon/HID.


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Just ordered H8 & H3 lamps from Bimmian.com to match xenon. $96 with shipping for the two sets. They also have a LED conversion for the halo lamps, but it is a high color temp super bright look; that might be too much bling for me.

I don't know why BMW doesn't color match their lamps. It's a small detail, but makes a big difference in appearance.
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Good luck with Bimmian. I haven't read much about them recently, but I know they used to be pretty bad with messing up orders and customer service.
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Just ordered H8 & H3 lamps from Bimmian.com to match xenon. $96 with shipping for the two sets. They also have a LED conversion for the halo lamps, but it is a high color temp super bright look; that might be too much bling for me.

I don't know why BMW doesn't color match their lamps. It's a small detail, but makes a big difference in appearance.
+1 I agree it should match the xenons. But its not for everyone so we will just have to buy the aftermarket ones. Thanks for the info I will check them out for myself.
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Just ordered H8 & H3 lamps from Bimmian.com to match xenon. $96 with shipping for the two sets. They also have a LED conversion for the halo lamps, but it is a high color temp super bright look; that might be too much bling for me.

I don't know why BMW doesn't color match their lamps. It's a small detail, but makes a big difference in appearance.
I'm really interested in doing the same mod when my coupe comes in...please post pics and any installation notes...Thanks
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GP Thunder 8500K

Dont be fooled by the high temp the claim. It matches well with stock HIDs. Its white with a hint of blue. The 8500 is just a marketing gimmick.
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I'm really interested in doing the same mod when my coupe comes in...please post pics and any installation notes...Thanks
Will do next week.
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Just ordered H8 & H3 lamps from Bimmian.com to match xenon. $96 with shipping for the two sets. They also have a LED conversion for the halo lamps, but it is a high color temp super bright look; that might be too much bling for me.
Here are the bulbs I just received from Bimmian. Looks like their customer service has improved over their reputation. Halo (H8) bulbs on left and cornering (H3) bulbs on right.
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Nicee, looks just like my GP Thunders. Im wondering, do you take the bulb off that socket and place it on the OEM one or do you replace the whole socket itself?

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Nicee, looks just like my GP Thunders. Im wondering, do you take the bulb off that socket and place it on the OEM one or do you replace the whole socket itself?
You replace the whole thing. And be careful not to touch the glass of the bulb with your fingers. Wear gloves.
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You replace the whole thing. And be careful not to touch the glass of the bulb with your fingers. Wear gloves.
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FifthStreetz I was wondering where you got yours??? Bimmian would not sell me anything since I have a P.O Box and international credit card,
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What GP Thunder did you buy??
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FifthStreetz I was wondering where you got yours??? Bimmian would not sell me anything since I have a P.O Box and international credit card, thanks man
Do you have access to PayPal in Guatemala? That's an option.
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Yes, I think a friend already has a paypal account, thanks, hey gregw what are the h3 for and where do they go?
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Yes, I think a friend already has a paypal account, thanks, hey gregw what are the h3 for and where do they go?
Look at the diagram in the link southlight provided: http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...3/ill-63_0961/. they are part #7, which are for the "cornering lights"
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they ship quick and good stuff. my $0.03
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they ship quick and good stuff. my $0.03
I heard horror stories about them. Alot of people that bought the H8 for AE took forever to ship, some never got it...

http://hidlightsusa.com/ is where i got mine, got them in 4 days.
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GP THunder 8500K from

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GP-Th...spagenameZWDVW

great seller, he doesn't charge extra for out of country, i recommended him to someone in Canada and shipping was the same price as stated. Both got our bulbs in about 4-days
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