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  1. changed the side light bulbs for angel eyes on my E60 
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    i replaced the standard 501 cap less bulbs with these bad boys for £14 delivered they have 8 LED's, reason i changed them is because i fitted a set of HID xenon headlight bulbs and they are 6000k (very white light with a tinge of blue to them) and the standard angle eye bulds stood out like a soar thumb compared to the HID's...


    this is what it used to look like...


    and now...


    comparison...


    it was quite light out when i took these pictures but took another once it was darker and looks so much better...


    hope you like them

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    Looks good mate! Was these angel eyes just 4 little LED bulbs and you changed them for these? If so, was it a big job!? What needed to be done? Thinking of doing mine if they the same style lightbulbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M4RKY N View Post
    Looks good mate! Was these angel eyes just 4 little LED bulbs and you changed them for these? If so, was it a big job!? What needed to be done? Thinking of doing mine if they the same style lightbulbs.
    in my lights i had 501 cap less bulbs like this...
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    all four of them, the twist caps at the back of the headlight can be a bit of a pain if yo have big ish hands like me so what i did was remove the two torque bolts that hold the headlight in place and pulled it out a bit it dosnt come all the way out but enough, once the caps are off its a case of just pulling out the bulb holder, remove the 501 bulb and fit the LED ones (NOTE: WITH THE LED BULBS THEY ONLY WORK WHEN PUT IN ONE WAY SO IF THEY DONT WORK WHEN YOU PLUG THEM IN TAKE THEM OUT TURN THEM ROUND AND TRY AGAIN ALSO MAKE SURE YOU GET ERROR FREE BULB OTHERWISE YOU'LL GET BULB FAILURE ON YOUR DASH) then just push them back into the headlight and a wee tip is to feel about with the bulb holder with one hand and crouch down and look though the headlight lense to see where you are putting the bulb and to make sure its fitted correctly

    hope this helps

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    I have the same on my 06 e60, I also need to change the little angel bulbs for some of them bad boys, i have found them but not that cheep. Where did you get them from?


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    im not sure if i can post a link on here to the site but i can try PM it to you bud if the mods let me know if its ok to post link ill do so for everyone to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankypotter View Post
    im not sure if i can post a link on here to the site but i can try PM it to you bud if the mods let me know if its ok to post link ill do so for everyone to see

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    Its not a problem if you post the link on hear........

    I do it all the time if peeps are looking for stuff or want to know where i get stuff from


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    well here is the item number for the bulbs i bought 290617034689 on ebay

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    The item number will disappear soon so to helpothers search, the title is

    4 x 8 SMD LED 501 T10 W5W WEDGE CANBUS NO ERROR FREE XENON WHITE SIDE LIGHT BULB
    Currently £7.98 delivered.

    Looks a good job.

    I've had my E60 530D for just over a week having traded in my Saab 93. The Saab had Bi Xenons and going to the halogens in the 530 is awful.

    They are like tea light candles, I'm using main beam every chance I get.

    Could you clarify this?

    It looks like you had Halogens originally and have simply swapped them for these LED's, is that correct?

    If so, and it looks a simple one out, one in I will go for this first.

    Upgrading headlights is something I have never done before on a car, I've always likened it to fitting illuminated Washer Jets but these Halogens are simply awful.

    Sides first, which will give me an idea of the larger task of a HID kit.

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    is it gonna fit my facelift version with h8's ?
     
     

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    Now all what you need is to change the "eyebrow" lights from the amber colour to the same white/blue.

    Could this be done? If so I think I will change them on my 5.


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