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Old 10-02-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Fog Light Help

I have ran searches in the DIY and General forum and haven't found what I have wanted so far, so that is why I am posting this question: I want to replace my FOG LIGHT BULBS with HID LOOKING ones, not a HID kit. so from http://www.supremepowerparts.com/ which bulbs should I get for my 02 m3? 9006 55w or 9006 80 w. Ive seen other light bulbs fo for like 60 on m3motorwerks.com any other m3 owner do this? which bulbs and where did you buy them form?
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Old 10-02-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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I know that there's several folks that run the bulbs from SPP and are happy with them. I don't have any first-hand knowledge, as I am a yellow fog light kinda guy. As far as the wattage, the car is wired for 55W bulbs. If you insert 80W bulbs you are drawing more current through the lines than the car was designed for, one of the by-products of drawing more current is: heat! That's right, higher wattage bulbs = hot ass wires = can/will melt the wiring in your car. Now if you only use your fog lights for a little bit at a time then you might be okay as the lines will not have sufficient time to heat up to the point of melting... Hope I was able to help you out some, and remember, yellow works better in the fog.
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I know that there's several folks that run the bulbs from SPP and are happy with them. I don't have any first-hand knowledge, as I am a yellow fog light kinda guy. As far as the wattage, the car is wired for 55W bulbs. If you insert 80W bulbs you are drawing more current through the lines than the car was designed for, one of the by-products of drawing more current is: heat! That's right, higher wattage bulbs = hot ass wires = can/will melt the wiring in your car. Now if you only use your fog lights for a little bit at a time then you might be okay as the lines will not have sufficient time to heat up to the point of melting... Hope I was able to help you out some, and remember, yellow works better in the fog.
I dont get much fog around here. So you advise the 50 w bulb?
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Yup, 50W is the safer route.
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