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Old 11-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation Projector Issues

I just got my projectors today!
They look great. Here are a few pics along with a problem I hope you guys can help me out with.

Now here is the B!TCH:

Rather than be a simple task to change bulbs, it is something I look forward to removing my ENTIRE HEADLIGHT UNIT if Lord-forbid any of my bulbs where to burn out . Hopefully the pics are clear enough, but it's like the bulb is directly connected into an H7 socket being held in by a demented piece of metal from the paperclip family with support of 2 screws on each side. Now, as I mentioned in my last post, I purchased Luminics Krypton bulbs and purchased plug-n-play harnesses for each. BMW is OEM with 9006 sockets for our headlights and fogs, so I have an H7 harness laying around I'll most likely sell. I have the 9006 harnesses on their way for my headlights; so tell me:

I will need to figure out how to remove the oem bulbs that are in the housing and replace them with the new ones, (a simple task that takes me a min is going to take me forever), and will also will it still be ok for me to plug the 9006 harness up to the unit and my factory wiring?? It's a mess!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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They're eagle eyes so I thought they'd have super quality like my tails but apparently they've faulted with their headlight units...anyone else have experience with these? Is there a retrofit kit I could purchase so I can twist and pop them in and out like oem?
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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From the looks of it, you might be able to remove the bulbs buy un-doing that screw (philllps) and the metal prong should fold down.

Some clear shots would help.
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