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      09-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Replacing D1S Bulb

Does anyone know how to replace the D1S HIB bulb on an 08' E92 M3? Any advice or DIY would be great. i found one on e90 post but the instructions seemed not to be applicable towards the m3. Thanks in advance!

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Oh lord. I took the photos necessary for a DIY last time I did it. Let me write it up. It's annoying, but not hard at all. Basically remove the wheel, take off the front portion of the fender liner, then complete access to the rear cover panel of the headlamp assembly is open.
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Oh lord. I took the photos necessary for a DIY last time I did it. Let me write it up. It's annoying, but not hard at all. Basically remove the wheel, take off the front portion of the fender liner, then complete access to the rear cover panel of the headlamp assembly is open.
hmm, ok the DIY i found was the same instructions. i'll give it a go
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dont try to shortcut it just remove the whole damn liner in front of the wheel..
your hands will thank you
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Oh lord. I took the photos necessary for a DIY last time I did it. Let me write it up. It's annoying, but not hard at all. Basically remove the wheel, take off the front portion of the fender liner, then complete access to the rear cover panel of the headlamp assembly is open.
but if you end up posting a DIY, lmk!!
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I've done this many times and got it down to about 15 minutes per side. Removal of the wheel is not necessary. Jacking up the car helps if your car is lowered. Basically remove the entire liner, remove the back cover of the headlight (several torx screws), and switch out the bulb. It could be done without removing the entire liner, but as mentioned above you'll cut up your hand trying to do the install.
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I've done this many times and got it down to about 15 minutes per side. Removal of the wheel is not necessary. Jacking up the car helps if your car is lowered. Basically remove the entire liner, remove the back cover of the headlight (several torx screws), and switch out the bulb. It could be done without removing the entire liner, but as mentioned above you'll cut up your hand trying to do the install.
how do you remove the liner? what is holding it the car?
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The opening in the fender liner is a joke. It's not even large enough to give proper access to change the bulb. Removing the whole fender liner may be a bit excessive. I just undid the front portion of it to access the backside of headlight housing.

Maybe I was being overly conservative, but I ended up taking off the air box to access one of the torx screws.
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