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sillieidiot 07-26-2008 08:47 PM

DIY: Changing Xenon Bulbs on 04+ coupe
 
I made a video on how to take the bulb out and put it back in for the facelifted coupe for another member here. Figured I might as well post it. Vid is like 5 minutes so bear with me lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXqkFytdg98

TheCarLessDriven 07-27-2008 05:02 AM

Just a note, its very easy to remove the windshield washer fluid container. (You dont need to empty it either) Its just one screw holding it on, and a couple sensor plugs. It makes it 10x easier to work on the passenger side.

Also, its good practice to disconnect your battery before messing with any electronics in there.

TrippinBimmer 07-27-2008 09:44 PM

On my 05 ZHP my Ignitor looks alot different. It has a Metal Housing...I will have to take a pic of it...

carcus 07-27-2008 10:38 PM

Thanks so much. This is a great help. You would not believe the labor a dealer wants to do this. They will charge 100 bucks to change a light bulb....LOL. Plus if you buy lights from a dealer...OMG!!!! They tried to charge my friend 800 dollars for 2 new D2R bulbs on his Lexus. I imagine small fingers on the passenger side would help. Thanks again sillieidiot for taking the time to make the video. Also TheCarLessDriven....good tip on the washer fluid removal. It is tight in there without removing it.

Just to add: I just swapped my stock bulbs for 6000K ones and am very happy with them. Saved both stock ones as a backups in the toolbox. Fanatics were right as usual also....6000K bulbs are about as high as I would go.

sillieidiot 07-28-2008 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCarLessDriven (Post 8289983)
Just a note, its very easy to remove the windshield washer fluid container. (You dont need to empty it either) Its just one screw holding it on, and a couple sensor plugs. It makes it 10x easier to work on the passenger side.

Also, its good practice to disconnect your battery before messing with any electronics in there.

thanks for the info. as for removing the battery, it's not really needed to do the bulbs.

sillieidiot 07-28-2008 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrippinBimmer (Post 8292450)
On my 05 ZHP my Ignitor looks alot different. It has a Metal Housing...I will have to take a pic of it...

that's because you have a facelifted sedan. the sedan headlights are different. the ignitor for them are integrated into the headlight, so all you have is a plug with wires connected to it. i like how they separated it for the facelifted coupe as it's easier to replace.

sillieidiot 07-28-2008 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carcus (Post 8292657)
Thanks so much. This is a great help. You would not believe the labor a dealer wants to do this. They will charge 100 bucks to change a light bulb....LOL. Plus if you buy lights from a dealer...OMG!!!! They tried to charge my friend 800 dollars for 2 new D2R bulbs on his Lexus. I imagine small fingers on the passenger side would help. Thanks again sillieidiot for taking the time to make the video. Also TheCarLessDriven....good tip on the washer fluid removal. It is tight in there without removing it.

Just to add: I just swapped my stock bulbs for 6000K ones and am very happy with them. Saved both stock ones as a backups in the toolbox. Fanatics were right as usual also....6000K bulbs are about as high as I would go.

no problem man, just glad that my DIY (video) was helpful. you should really thank novare330 though. this vid was originally made for him.

mase 08-05-2008 03:06 AM

useful.. saved me some time even though it's very basic! thanks bro!

-Jay- 08-05-2008 03:17 AM

nice vid. i wish this was out about 3 months ago when i changed my lights to the 8000k. that was my first time ever changing the bulbs and it took me about an hour and a half to do it. lol. i ended up taking the whole thing apart.

sillieidiot 08-05-2008 03:27 AM

lol sorry to hear. yea no one ever asked for a vid or DIY, else i would have made one a long as time ago lol

hohowan 08-13-2008 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sillieidiot (Post 8333062)
lol sorry to hear. yea no one ever asked for a vid or DIY, else i would have made one a long as time ago lol

This wasn't for me was it...haha! I feel like an a55 after finally figuring it out...its easy and a PITA at the same time.

///M3Turk 08-29-2008 07:51 AM

:clap:

33ZeroXi 11-25-2008 07:41 PM

Hey i looked at the diy and those lights looked nothing like mine... maybe cuz im a sedan can some one help me out cuz im not understand the directions all that well either

sillieidiot 11-25-2008 08:22 PM

well if you have a sedan, then why are you on this thread? the title says 04+ coupe :slap: keep searching, i made a separate DIY for the rest of the non-m's

bigjae1976 11-28-2008 09:54 PM

Good info. Anything involving the headlights on the facelift coupe is a b1tch!

secono330ci 02-22-2009 12:50 PM

Nice, this is really helpful!

djbg726 04-07-2010 05:25 PM

Seriously thank you!!! I just switched my bulbs out and this video was a life savor. I tried doing it by trial and error see what I could come up with, but no luck. Came on here, did a search and found this. Saved me so much time.

BMW04E46 06-29-2010 10:27 PM

awesome video, much easier than i thought!

alwaysbored786 12-24-2010 12:56 PM

there is absolutely no room on the passenger side on my car. My washer fluid tank is full too, god damnit.

say_khounborind 10-30-2011 10:18 PM

hey great video! i'm gonna love this forum.


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