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      08-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #89
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I broke one of my bulbs trying to modify it. Would someone sell me one(1) bulb they ended up not using as part of failed attempts to install? I have the 18 LED version.

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If it's white, pm me, you can have it for free, well might pay for ship.
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      08-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #90
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If it's white, pm me, you can have it for free, well might pay for ship.
Dang it! Mine are amber....
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      08-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #91
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Dang it! Mine are amber....
I've got an amber one you can have (replaced my 18 LED with 23). Where do you live?
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      08-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #92
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I've got an amber one you can have (replaced my 18 LED with 23). Where do you live?


I'm in Saint Louis so it would have to be shipped. I'll send you a PM.
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      09-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #93
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Any hints for getting the actual plastic bulb housing out? I can turn it (towards the outside) about 45 degrees but it won't budge or loosen to remove it outwards. I even cracked one of the twist holds trying to turn it further. Is there a clip or something on some models?

I've done exhaust mods, reflectors, angel eye upgrades, aluminum pedals, etc. but can't get a darn bulb housing out....

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      09-02-2011, 11:26 PM   #94
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After twisting the bulb base counterclockwise to unlock it, it can take a good bit of effort to pull out sometimes. Make sure you're pulling perpendicular to the bulb base, not straight back (i.e. not perpendicular to the ground) because I think the the base is on a slight incline. If you still can't pull it out after turning the base as far as you can counterclockwise, twist it clockwise just a smidgen and try removing it again.
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      09-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #95
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Thanks DavidZ. I'll give that a try but after the new socket covers I ordered come in. I may have to use a few self tapping screws to get some leverage on the one that cracked the tab on!

Geez, I thought this would be the easiest mod ever...it's starting to be near putting shorty headers on a GT 500 mustang pita (not really but still, a darn light bulb...).
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      09-11-2011, 07:45 PM   #96
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so which vendors carry the 23 led version? is it just the ebay vendor (909_bmw)?
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      09-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #97
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Installed mine a few days ago, the 23 led amber version, no need for sanding, just a bit of muscle strength to twist it on and off a few time. Noticed the flickering on start up and coded that off. Very happy with the outcome. Thank you to Madders and Chrisk for the clarification and videos!!
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      09-22-2011, 03:06 PM   #98
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Ohh I'd like to code that off Where are you?

This is truly a great mod to the car.
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      09-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #99
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^I would help you np if you are local. I am in the west coast bay area. pm me.
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      09-23-2011, 07:27 AM   #100
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^I would help you np if you are local. I am in the west coast bay area. pm me.

Illinois here - oh well thanks for the offer!
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      10-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #101
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when shaving the bottom, did y'all shave that plastic piece flat or kept that small curve of it? also what exactly did y'all use to shave them down?

I ordered mine last night from Jlevisw, without knowing of this thread and other vendors. I feel some dumb right now, oh well.
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when shaving the bottom, did y'all shave that plastic piece flat or kept that small curve of it? also what exactly did y'all use to shave them down?

I ordered mine last night from Jlevisw, without knowing of this thread and other vendors. I feel some dumb right now, oh well.
Made mine flat.
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what exactly did y'all use? any specific type of sandpaper grit any of you guys recommend?
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      11-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #104
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So the one's that Jlevisw sells are the 18 or 23?
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ok just finish mine. Put the bulb in FIRST then the cover. No sanding.
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      11-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #106
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Last time I attempted this mod, I could not remove the damn plastic cover. Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.
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      12-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #107
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I messed up on the right side. Anyone have an extra white 23led bulb that they would like to sell me?
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      12-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #108
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I messed up on the right side. Anyone have an extra white 23led bulb that they would like to sell me?
I'd sell you a 23 LED but mine are amber. I replaced my 23 LED with these and couldn't be happier.
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      12-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #109
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I messed up on the right side. Anyone have an extra white 23led bulb that they would like to sell me?
Hey. I got a set. I am in San Jose as well. It's brand new. PM me if you want it.
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      12-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #110
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