Premium Xenon Fogs Installed!
I was not really happy with the "look" of the lighting on my beast with the fog lights on. I feel the stock setup actually detracts from the appearance as the fogs produce a much warmer light than the xenons. I was obviously interested in a better colour temperature match between the fog lights and the AE xenons.
I looked around a bit, and decided I would try the "Premium Xenon" fog lights bulbs from www.bimmerxenon.com/
. I recently received my order and installed them. I am very happy with the results!
- Original OEM foglights
- New "Premium Xenon" foglights
I would have to say that the colour temperature match seems almost perfect to me! Because there has been a little bit written on removing and reinstalling the foglights, but no pictures (that I could find) I thought I would throw in two pics which I felt might be useful.
Removing the foglights is really straightforward. About the trickiest (and scariest) part is pushing in a screwdriver to depress the plastic retaining tab on the outside of the black plastic trim ring. I used a small flat blade screwdriver wraped in electrical tape. Once it is worked in between the paintwork and the trim, pry it out carefully.
(No idea why the foglights look like this in the photo, actually they were reasonably clean)
After removal of the ring (there are two more tabs on the opposite side of the black plastic housing, but they pull out fairly easily) you remove the retaining screw with a 8mm socket and out it comes. The only possible trick to reinstalling them, is making sure the plastic tab is correctly inserted in the metal retaining tab (circled in red below) or the foglight wont seat properly. The white plastic screw immediately above is for adjusting the aim. It is accessible through the hole in the trim (see above). Do not mistakenly think you need to turn this to remove/reinstall your fog lights - you dont.
2002 LeMans Blue ///M5
OPTIONS: two-tone LMB sport leather, aluminum trim , rear sunshades, ski pass-through, M audio with DSP, split fold down rear seats
MODS: , concealed V1 & S1, Stoptech stainless steel brake lines, UUC ssk with DSSR, UUC black transmision mounts, UUC clutch stop, Mk. IV navigation, ice>link plus, bluetooth with RAZR, 35% tint, clear corner angel eyes
CONSUMABLES: fronts PS rears PS2, Axxis deluxe plus pads, RP Syncromax MTF
THE OTHER WOMAN: 2000 Speed Yellow Porsche Boxster