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      03-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Socal LUX angeleye install

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Can any reputable member or any recommendable shops located in the San Gabriel area do a LUX install on my 2008 E90 M3? Ive had some bad luck with installs lately, figure ill play it safe this time.

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      03-12-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Easy to do. If you want to come to Whittier, I can do it for you.
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LUX? The bulbs? Isn't that a DIY sort of deal?
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LUX? The bulbs? Isn't that a DIY sort of deal?
Yup.
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Easy to do. If you want to come to Whittier, I can do it for you.
I looked through some DIY videos so ill give it a shot tonight... If it doesnt work out, expect to see me with some sugar-free redbulls at your place, lol. Thanks a lot btw!
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I looked through some DIY videos so ill give it a shot tonight... If it doesnt work out, expect to see me with some sugar-free redbulls at your place, lol. Thanks a lot btw!
No problem. It's super simple. If you can change a light bulb, you should be able to do these. Either way, we'll make sure you get them installed.
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Man it's so easy to install, I did it in under 10 minutes at home. If you like PM Papethova he can guide you.
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      03-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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try bavarian workshop in west hills also...

they might be able to get those in for you...I'd offer up myself to help, but schedule is pretty hectic right now..sorry man...

have you tried this:

grip the neck of the bulb (long silver piece just under the bulb) like a cigarette, with your palm facing you along with the bulb.

insert the relay boxes into the light housing unit first

then back the lux unit into the headlight housing, so with the bulb facing you, insert the base (round circular piece) first...

now that you have the entire unit in the light housing, just pull your index and middle fingers towards you and maneuver bulb into position.

from there, just take a flat head screw driver and use the vertical groves on the heat base to twist the bulb into place, using one or two fingers with the other hand to maintain enough pressure to keep the bulb in the socket...

it just takes a little time but that process worked for me...
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10 minutes, you must have had small hands. Took me something like 20 minutes for the first side, then frusteration then I went to the other side and did it in like 5 minutes then back to the other where it went smoothly. Looks great but not exactly easy if you can't fit in the tight space.


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10 minutes, you must have had small hands. Took me something like 20 minutes for the first side, then frusteration then I went to the other side and did it in like 5 minutes then back to the other where it went smoothly. Looks great but not exactly easy if you can't fit in the tight space.
Your right it just require for smaller hands and tight squeezing.
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I just installed it... Took about 1 hour ,i had a lot of problem screwing on the bulbs. Holding it like a cigarette helped a lot, thanks Annasu?

The connectors(metal plugs inside the plastic sleeve) were a bit flimsy, the Lux would both go out or one side would go out initially, or not light up until i start the car. Is there an explanation for this?

I disconnected and made sure the male ends fully meets the female by holding on to the wires and the plastic sleeve while connecting it.

Went out for a hard drive so the box(fusebox?) seats inside the housing. Everything worked so far *fingers crossed*.

It looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for all of your help! Any additional tips welcome!
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I just installed it... Took about 1 hour ,i had a lot of problem screwing on the bulbs. Holding it like a cigarette helped a lot, thanks Annasu?

The connectors(metal plugs inside the plastic sleeve) were a bit flimsy, the Lux would both go out or one side would go out initially, or not light up until i start the car. Is there an explanation for this?

I disconnected and made sure the male ends fully meets the female by holding on to the wires and the plastic sleeve while connecting it.

Went out for a hard drive so the box(fusebox?) seats inside the housing. Everything worked so far *fingers crossed*.

It looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for all of your help! Any additional tips welcome!
Glad you got it working.
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+1 glad you got them installed. We also do have an install guide posted to our website that you could have referenced as well
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its super easy to install
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