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      11-21-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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Angel Eye on E70?

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Just a quick question...
Been trying to search for the right bulb size for my E70 which my E70 does not have Xenon Option... (E70 with Xenon option use H8?)

just wondering would anyone know what sort of bulb does it use for my angel eye?
would it be the bulb that look like the E90???

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      11-28-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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none of the above. its a bulb like the 5 series.
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none of the above. its a bulb like the 5 series.
So whats sort of bulb is it?is it hard to install?

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Its an H8 Bulb not to many options yet out there for the Angel Eyes..
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Its an H8 Bulb not to many options yet out there for the Angel Eyes..
Thanks for your reply...
H8 is for angel eyes with Xenon option...apparently E70 with and without Xenon option use different bulb for angel eyes...as i have tried to look for the angel eye bulb on my car, and it looks like it doesn't use H8...does the bulb locate next too the high beam bulb...?if so...there isn't any bulb under the high beam cover, only the high beam bulb...

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      12-17-2008, 08:21 PM   #6
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The owner's manual should explain how to replace the bulb and what type of bulb it is. I just replaced by H8's with superwhites. They make the spot quite tight to work around. There should be a twist cap behind each headlamp assembly and that's where you would remove the bulb (assuming non-xenon is the same set up).

Here's a link to the bulbs.

http://www.hid-lights.com/cat/hid-kits.htm

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      12-18-2008, 01:07 PM   #7
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The owner's manual should explain how to replace the bulb and what type of bulb it is. I just replaced by H8's with superwhites. They make the spot quite tight to work around. There should be a twist cap behind each headlamp assembly and that's where you would remove the bulb (assuming non-xenon is the same set up).

Here's a link to the bulbs.

http://www.hid-lights.com/cat/hid-kits.htm

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I don't think the set up for xenon and non-xenon set up are the same...as most of the people from the forum said that the bulb should be place under the twist cap of the headlamp, but unfortunately i can't find any bulb for angel eye...i actually open the twist cap and turn on the angel eye, and find out that the lights comes from somewhere else...

can someone please confirm that if the non xenon and xenon headlights use different bulbs?Thanks...

Would it be this kind of bulb?

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we have all your lighting upgrades in h8, at least 4 versions
Thanks for your reply,
but the thing is i believe my e70 does not use H8 for the angel eye...as from what i heard from others...it seems like a NON xenon optioned X5 use different bulb for the angel eyes...and now i am still really confuse on which bulb i use on my E70...

i tried to open the bonnet and open the high beam cover and i did not see any where i can install a bulb, and i can see the light are coming from somewhere under the low beam bulb area, which is really hard to reach if i don't remove the headlight...

would you have any idea what sort of bulb do i use for my NON xenon optioned E70?

Thanks...
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Hi Mate, I've got a x5 E70 2009 WITH OUT Xenons, if you ask the dealer for an exploded view diagram of the headlamp it shows you the location of the angel eye bulb (the diagram shows both the xenon and the non-xenon on the same diagram). But it doesn't list what type of bulb it is, just a part number. You'll will see a black rectanglier plastic cap in between the main and the dipped beam cover (at the back of the lamp, under the bonnet) held on by 3 or 4small screws. The bulb looks like a 501 sat in a small reflector but not sure, I'll be removing mine when the weather improves. The main beam is a H1, the dipped beam is a H7 and the fogs H11. I've got a Xenon kit (proper one with the ballast) for the H7 and all the others have been upgraded using the standard bulb but xenon gas. The upgrade kit in the halogen lamp is far better than the factory xenons (i've had 2 other E70 with the factory xenons). Will be posting info when it's done.
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Hi Mate, I've got a x5 E70 2009 WITH OUT Xenons, if you ask the dealer for an exploded view diagram of the headlamp it shows you the location of the angel eye bulb (the diagram shows both the xenon and the non-xenon on the same diagram). But it doesn't list what type of bulb it is, just a part number. You'll will see a black rectanglier plastic cap in between the main and the dipped beam cover (at the back of the lamp, under the bonnet) held on by 3 or 4small screws. The bulb looks like a 501 sat in a small reflector but not sure, I'll be removing mine when the weather improves. The main beam is a H1, the dipped beam is a H7 and the fogs H11. I've got a Xenon kit (proper one with the ballast) for the H7 and all the others have been upgraded using the standard bulb but xenon gas. The upgrade kit in the halogen lamp is far better than the factory xenons (i've had 2 other E70 with the factory xenons). Will be posting info when it's done.
Hi there,
Thanks for the reply...

I installed the H7 HID on my e70, and it works great...
As you said, i can see the rectangle thing behind the headlight, it looks like the same as the e90...but i just couldn't get into that part...would you have any idea how i can reach the rectangle thing?
Thanks in advance...
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      03-09-2009, 06:03 AM   #12
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Hi Mate, I've got a x5 E70 2009 WITH OUT Xenons, if you ask the dealer for an exploded view diagram of the headlamp it shows you the location of the angel eye bulb (the diagram shows both the xenon and the non-xenon on the same diagram). But it doesn't list what type of bulb it is, just a part number. You'll will see a black rectanglier plastic cap in between the main and the dipped beam cover (at the back of the lamp, under the bonnet) held on by 3 or 4small screws. The bulb looks like a 501 sat in a small reflector but not sure, I'll be removing mine when the weather improves. The main beam is a H1, the dipped beam is a H7 and the fogs H11. I've got a Xenon kit (proper one with the ballast) for the H7 and all the others have been upgraded using the standard bulb but xenon gas. The upgrade kit in the halogen lamp is far better than the factory xenons (i've had 2 other E70 with the factory xenons). Will be posting info when it's done.

Hi,

without xenon???
i never saw an X5 E70 without xenon!can u post a foto??
thx
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Hi bud, Looking at it it might be easier to remove the headlight first, its a nightmere working at the back of the headlight can't see nothing and very limited space. I will be looking at it when the weather gets better. Don't fancy rolling around in -1 and the hollowing rain. Will post has soon as i can, but if you find out in the mean time let us know.
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      03-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #14
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Hi bud, Looking at it it might be easier to remove the headlight first, its a nightmere working at the back of the headlight can't see nothing and very limited space. I will be looking at it when the weather gets better. Don't fancy rolling around in -1 and the hollowing rain. Will post has soon as i can, but if you find out in the mean time let us know.
Hi there,

Sure thing...i will try and do something on it this weekend........
but the way which bulb u think do they use?
would it be the same as the E60?
Thanks man...
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      10-16-2010, 05:19 AM   #15
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Angel eyes E70 (non xenon)

Hi,

Did you eventually have any luck with the LED replacement for the angel eyes for the non xenon headlight on the E70. I have the diagram from BMW but it only gives a part number and not the bulb type. You appear to have been trying to achieve the same thing, hope you had more luck than I am currently having.

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E70 xenon or Led

Hey guys.

I bought myself also a poor mans e70 without Xenon lights.

I want to change to Xenon or Led lights does anyone have a link where to buy them?

And also any idea wich Angelrings to buy because i am in Spain and here there is nobody that can give me good information. Yesterday i was with a car mechanic for a whole day installing a xenon kit but that did not work out at the end because the xenon lighy were flickering all the time.

Please help
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Did you eventually have any luck with the LED replacement for the angel eyes for the non xenon headlight on the E70. I have the diagram from BMW but it only gives a part number and not the bulb type. You appear to have been trying to achieve the same thing, hope you had more luck than I am currently having.

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Hey did you guys found out wich one i can use for the angel eyes that comes factory out halogene headlights anyone????
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Hey did you guys found out wich one i can use for the angel eyes that comes factory out halogene headlights anyone????
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Still no one ?

What about hid xenon for the H7 low beams I have now pilot 6000k but lights are still awfull dark in night, has anyone higher then 6000k?

Also use of long time hid looks like my headlights are turning yellow inside anyone having this problem to?
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Hi guys,

Just a quick question...
Been trying to search for the right bulb size for my E70 which my E70 does not have Xenon Option... (E70 with Xenon option use H8?)

just wondering would anyone know what sort of bulb does it use for my angel eye?
would it be the bulb that look like the E90???

Thanks guys...
If you have the 2011 or older E70, it's likely an H8. No, it's a different design compared to the E90/E92 non-M (way easier to install too, no need to remove the fender guards). Go with LUX LED. If you're on a budget, use GPThunder bulb. I had the GPThunder on my last '11 E70, it's better than stock but LUX is way brighter and cleaner. LUX is going to get the halo rings closer to the '12+ model.
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Anyone got good tips for the hid low beams ? Mines aren't giving any
Enough light to see 6000k hid I have now
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Anyone got good tips for the hid low beams ? Mines aren't giving any
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=17166
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