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      04-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #24

Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yardley PA

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Originally Posted by RBB View Post
I've never been so frustrated with such an easy task or install. I absolutely cannot get the LED light locked into the socket. I've tried every pair of pliers I have with no luck. Any pair with jaws wide enough to fit around the circular base of the light leaves me with no room to rotate them to lock the light in. Any tips? Any particular pair of pliers I must use for this?
I have the same problem. I managed to get them in only slightly holding, and then put the heat sink on and tightened it. I used the heat sink to provide a bit of leverage to twist the light source. I don't think its very solid though. Is there a particular orientation that the source needs to be in? I notice that one of the locking tabs is slightly smaller than the other 2...should this be in a certain position before trying to lock it in? Another thing I'm noticing is that the outer ring of my drivers headlight looks like it isn't illuminated when standing in front of the car, but when I crouch down it looks alright. I'm suspecting that the source needs to be properly lined up with the light tubes for uniform distribution at any angle?